Fusion 360 Community Spotlight – August 2023

Annaka Ketterer Annaka Ketterer September 20, 2023

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Welcome to the Fusion 360 Community Spotlight, a series where we highlight fantastic projects, conversations, and events happening throughout the global Fusion 360 community. Let’s get started!

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As summer comes to a close we want to take some time to highlight all the amazing work we have been seeing throughout our community. From innovative new projects to creative solutions for difficult issues we cannot help but be impressed by all the work we have seen. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite projects from the past few months:

Customer Stories

Termobrasa Increases Efficiency and Removes Paper Trail with Prodsmart and Fusion 360

Termobrasa was founded 50 years ago in a small warehouse in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The company’s humble beginning was the manufacturing of a novel water heater design, which later expanded to include an array of energy-efficient solutions, including heat pumps. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic prompted a substantial shift in its operating methods, accelerating digitalization beyond what the team could have ever imagined.  

Read more here.

Metals for Electric Vehicle Batteries Remain a Challenge; Nth Cycle Delivers a Domestic Recycling Solution

Image courtesy of Nth Cycle.

Nth Cycle believes all the critical metals needed for the energy transition are already in circulation today. With support from the Autodesk Foundation and Autodesk’s Technology Impact Program, Nth Cycle is taking an innovative, sustainable, and scientific approach with Fusion 360 at the core of its development process. They’ve created a new solution that allows miners to be more sustainable and provides a reliable domestic source of metals to fuel the growth of a clean energy transition.  

Read more here.

Kawai Plastic Industry Uses the Fusion 360 Simulation Extension to Prevent Short Shots in Injection Molding

Kawai Plastic Industry is a Japan-based company focused on the manufacture and processing of plastic injection molded products, such as automobile parts. As the manufacturing industry evolves, the team enthusiastically absorbs new knowledge and adapts new technology when necessary. With the help of the Fusion 360 Simulation Extension, Kawai Plastic Industry was able to reduce trial injection runs by 25% and improve cost efficiency.

Read more here.

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Join us at Autodesk University 2023

For three decades, Autodesk University has been at the heart of the Design and Make industries. It brings together innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment, to share ideas, advance industry practices, and explore opportunities for the future. It’s the conference for those who make anything.

At AU, you’ll find many Fusion 360 specific events and classes that will be sure to help you develop skills, grow your community, and deepen your knowledge. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out these classes and add them to your itinerary:

We can’t wait to see you there!

Register today.

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