ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Together, let's make a better future

You need advanced manufacturing software that lets you make anything. Whatever you make and however you want to make it — Autodesk has the solution.

Advanced manufacturing software that delivers

With 40 years of serving diverse markets with CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software solutions – Autodesk Fusion is a fully extensible cloud solution that covers all your manufacturing needs from quick design iterations to validation with simulation, all the way to manufacturing on your shop or factory floors.

Key trends in design and manufacturing

76%

Believe future growth will depend on digital tools


71%

Plan to make technology investments over the next three years


30%

Report that their company is “more digitally mature” 



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Autodesk, 2023 State of Design & Make report and study data

Advanced manufacturing leads to extraordinary outcomes

Pembree employee using a CNC machine

Maximize profitability

Increase your manufacturing throughput through automation, collaboration, and interoperability to reduce non-value-add processes.

 

Autodesk provides manufacturing software that helps optimize your manufacturing processes to increase productivity while reducing material costs, engineering costs, and fixed overhead costs.

 

"We use Autodesk Fusion to automate production and improve quality, meaning we can ship better quality products to our customers faster."

 

Phil Law, Pembree Ltd

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Win more business

Siloed working practices are a thing of the past. Bring together data, teams, functions, and departments to create the best products possible.

 

Autodesk advanced manufacturing software connects your design, engineering, and manufacturing teams using a single tool to ensure performance, end-user requirements, and manufacturability are all met. 

 

"Our business has grown by 400% in just over a year. We can attribute a lot of this growth to Fusion 360"

 

Konrad Nerc, Nerc Precision Engineering Ltd.

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Eliminate defects

Easily iterate, prototype, and simulate with automated, connected workflows that can improve product performance throughout your product development cycle.

 

Autodesk manufacturing software utilizes automation, simulation, data management, and quality management to help you reduce costly non-conformities and defects.

 

"Fusion 360 has reduced our non-conformance reporting by 34% and helped us double our shop revenue."

 

Paul Bourne, Brown & Holmes (Tamworth) Ltd.

PulPac employee using Autodesk manufacturing software

Change the world

Empowering people to design, collaborate, build, and fabricate in ways that improve productivity–while also reducing waste, saving money, and staying competitive–is the goal behind our sustainable design technology.

 

Autodesk software harnesses the power of automation to achieve business and sustainability goals.

 

"The advanced nesting capabilities in Fusion 360 have helped us reduce our scrap rates from 25% to under 5%."

 

Richard Ganas, Ganas Manufacturing

See Autodesk Fusion in action

Customers all over the world use Autodesk Fusion to connect with their teams, grow their businesses, and continue to make anything.

Engineers holding a bionic partition produced by Airbus

Making Aircraft Lighter

Airbus

Aerospace giant uses generative design and additive manufacturing to create large airplane cabin parts using 95% less material.


Engineers programming a mold component using Autodesk software

Making prototypes faster

Conturo Prototyping

Specialist prototyping shop uses integrated design and manufacturing software to automate machining and shorten project delivery times.


Pembree mountain bike pedals designed and made by Pembree

Making bikes more sustainable

Pembree

Mountain bike component manufacturer uses advanced 5-axis CNC machining to produce quality parts that don't cost the Earth.


A mold tool manufactured by Precise Tooling

Making molds more accurately

Precise Tooling

Mold manufacturer streamlines the production of molds, tools, dies, and electrodes with automated and integrated CAD/CAM software.


Gana Manufacturing Engineer using Autodesk software to produce furniture parts

Making furniture with less waste

Ganas Manufacturing

Furniture maker uses cloud-based collaboration and automated nesting to improve consistency and reduce scrap rates to 5%.


Coral Maker restoring coral reefs

Making coral grow and thrive

Coral Maker

Global team partners to scale coral reef restoration, giving marine life a new place to call home for generations to come.


Integrated design and manufacturing software

Autodesk Fusion connects capabilities, data, and people across the entire product development lifecycle.

CAD, CAM, CAE, PCB and more, all in a single platform

Autodesk Fusion connects your entire manufacturing process by integrating CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB into a single solution allowing you to design and make anything.

Choose Autodesk Fusion for integrated design and manufacturing

Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design


Unlock additional capabilities for 3 to 5-axis CNC machining, sheet-based nesting and fabrication, and metals-based additive manufacturing.


Optimize part design and performance with unlimited cloud solves for generative design, FEA, electronic cooling, injection molding, and more.


Specialized solutions for advanced manufacturing

Build on Autodesk Fusion by accessing additional capabilities in the extended family of Fusion products.

Technical partnerships deliver extra value

We've teamed up with leading hardware, software, and tooling companies to leverage partner technologies. Learn more about Autodesk partnerships.

Autodesk Technology Centers

A safe space for you to explore the emerging technologies that are changing the world of manufacturing.

Behind the scenes at the Autodesk Technology Center, Birmingham UK (video: 1:48 min)

Your manufacturing innovation partner

With ongoing pressures to make parts today and meet your customers’ deadlines, we recognize it’s difficult to test, learn, and implement new manufacturing processes.

Our global network of technology centers help you expand your R&D capabilities to drive manufacturing innovation, using Autodesk advanced manufacturing software to push the limits of the latest hardware available today.

Solutions for every manufacturing engineer

Powerful modeling tools simplify the preparation of 3D models, jigs, fixtures, electrodes, and more in readiness for manufacture.

 

Automate the creation of high-quality 2.5D, 3-, 4-, and 5-axis machine code with professional-grade tools to make better use of your CNC machines.

 

Create optimized and associative multi-sheet layouts for metal and non-sheet metal components for laser, waterjet, plasma, or CNC routing. 

 

Streamline the preparation, programming, and production of parts with 3D printing using a variety of materials and manufacturing processes.    

 

Access specialist programming and simulation tools to produce small, accurate parts using synchronous cutting on Swiss and multi-axis lathes.

 

Flexible, easy-to-use tools for the offline programming of robots help you optimize robotic paths for manufacturing cells and systems.

 

Optimize your shop-floor production with real-time insights to help schedule and manage your teams, machines, and materials.

 

Improve the quality and consistency of your manufacturing facility using offline programming tools to drive inspection hardware and processes.

 

Connect your teams and suppliers to the data and insights needed to make business-critical decisions faster and shorten delivery times.

 

Let's talk about you

Connecting design and manufacturing workflows is what we do best. Call 1-855-612-9998 Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST) or click the button below and we'll get back to you.

FAQ: Autodesk advanced manufacturing software

What's the difference between Autodesk Fusion and the Autodesk Fusion Machining Extension?

Autodesk Fusion provides all the essential tools you need for 2D, 3+2, CAM, and 3D printing, as well as cloud collaboration tools. For more advanced CNC machining, Autodesk Fusion subscribers can upgrade to include the Autodesk Fusion Machining Extension. This extension unlocks additional, advanced capabilities to make better use of 3-axis and multi-axis CNC machinery, including automated programming, multi-axis milling, and more.

Which is the right Autodesk manufacturing software for me?

Autodesk provides a range of manufacturing software products. The best option will vary based on your specific needs. In the vast majority of cases, Autodesk Fusion. It offers the tools you need for 2D and 3D CAD (design), 2.5D to 5-axis CAM (manufacturing), as well as additive manufacturing (3D printing), metrology (inspection), simulation (CAE), and much more. 

 

For the most complicated applications, Autodesk provides a suite of specialist products that can be used alongside Autodesk Fusion to access more advanced tools. These products include:

  • PowerMill CAM for advanced 3- to 5-axis machining
  • FeatureCAM CAM for turning, turn-mill, and Swiss machining
  • PowerInspect to connect with a range of inspection and metrology devices
  • PowerShape modeling for manufacture tools for mold, tool, and die
  • Netfabb preparing, slicing, and simulating additive manufacturing
  • Prodsmart production management, tracking, scheduling, and reporting
  • CAMplete NC-code post-processing and G-code simulation
  • Moldflow injection and compression molding plastic simulation

How does Autodesk Fusion compare with other CAM software?

Autodesk Fusion is the fastest-growing CAD/CAM software available today. As a professional-grade software tool, Autodesk Fusion offers powerful programming tools for 2D, 2.5D, 3-, 4-, and 5-axis milling on a growing range of CNC machine types and NC controllers. What makes Autodesk Fusion different is how it puts your data at the center of everything you do, allowing your team and your stakeholders to work together seamlessly.

 

Get an in-depth look at the advanced CAM capabilities in Autodesk Fusion here.

What's included with a Autodesk Fusion subscription?

A subscription to Autodesk Fusionprovides access to the core CAD/CAM/CAE tools. You can also choose to add one or more Autodesk Fusion Extensions to your subscription to unlock more advanced capabilities for an additional fee. Choose from extensions for CNC Machining, Nestig & Fabrication, Additive Manufacturing, Data Management, Simulation, and more. 

 

A subscription to the specialty products PowerMill, FeatureCAM, PowerInspect, PowerShape, CAMplete, and Netfabb also includes a subscription to Autodesk Fusion. In most cases, these also include one or more Autodesk Fusion Extensions. To learn more about what's included in each of the products listed here, use the links to visit the respective product centers.  

How can I get in contact with the Autodesk sales team to learn more?

Call 1-833-843-3437 to speak with an approved Autodesk representative about your specific manufacturing needs.

What is the adoption process after I purchase Autodesk Fusion?

Don't worry. Getting up and running with Autodesk Fusion is really easy. As soon as you subscribe, you'll receive a series of emails that guide you through the process of installing and using Autodesk Fusion. For now, check out these handy links to see for yourself.

 

Our network of approved Autodesk Fusion resellers is also available to help with additional training, post-processor support, and more.   

Is Autodesk manufacturing software compatible with my machines?

Autodesk has long-standing relationships with most of the world's biggest suppliers of CNC machinery for additive and subtractive manufacturing. In many cases, this means we can provide accurate 3D models of the machine, as supplied by the company that made it. In addition, we have a growing library of tried-and-tested post-processor option files that can be used to generate G-code files to run your specific machine. Use the following links to download the latest  CNC machines and post-processor files for use in Autodesk Fusion completely FREE.

 

If you're using products like PowerMill, FeatureCAM, or PowerInspect, you can also access a vast library of FREE 3D machine models and post-processors. Simply contact your local Autodesk reseller to find out more.

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