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Taking Generative Design to the Next Level on a Large Jet Engine Component

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    Project MOnACO (Manufacturing Of a large-scale AM Component) is a $1.1 million research collaboration with GE Aviation et al. funded by the Clean Sky 2 program. The focus is to cut noise and emissions from the civil aerospace market using disruptive technologies. The aim is to converge design and manufacturing using the A.T.L.A.S. machine that’s currently the largest metal powder additive manufacturing of its kind (build size >1m). Autodesk is leading the design of the turbine center frame assembly using multiphysics Generative Design in Autodesk Fusion 360, the new product design extension for lattices and manufacturing simulation (Netfabb et al.) workflows geared toward large-scale additive manufacturing. The latest design is 34% lighter than its predecessor, and the components have been consolidated from 150 parts to a single part. In this talk, we’ll discuss how we applied Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) workflows using Autodesk design and make tools to solve tomorrow's problems.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about solving sustainability challenges in the aviation industry using Autodesk “design and learn how to make” tools.
    • Learn how to apply generative design for lightweight structures.
    • Learn about implementing Generative Design on multiphysics problems.
    • Learn about how to apply design rules and guidelines for large-scale additive manufacturing.