LimbForge helps clinicians develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for amputees in developing countries, creating high-quality, affordable devices that are custom made to fit individual needs. LimbForge’s prosthetics improve the lives of patients, as well as their families and communities. This small nonprofit organization is using digital-design tools and 3D printing to bring prosthetic care to the poorest regions of the world as part of a wave of innovation that’s making advanced manufacturing tools accessible to anyone, anywhere.
This past August, Autodesk dramatically increased the value of the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. They added Nastran non-linear simulation and 5-Axis CAM to Inventor at no additional cost. By doing so, they made the Collection a truly robust platform for the full product development process – from concept and design to engineering and simulation to CAM and fabrication.
The manufacturing industry is experiencing unprecedented change and the convergence of design and manufacturing is creating new opportunities to reduce costs and shorten product lifecycles. Traditional supply chains are being replaced by more flexible supply networks – but only for companies that can adapt to this change. Many still struggle just to keep up with what is happening on their own shop floors. Experts at Autodesk have been working on a thoroughly modern solution that uses the power of the cloud and the Internet of Things to address the new challenge presented by what they like to refer to as the “uberization” of manufacturing.
At Accelerate 2017 conference in Boston, Autodesk was showcasing how the Fusion product innovation platform is helping solve manufacturing challenges for a company trying to brighten the future of cancer care with next-generation therapies. Also in the spotlight at the annual event is a new IoT Discovery Toolkit, developed in partnership with Electric Imp, aimed at fast-tracking Internet of Things (IoT) business transformation.
Now more than ever, educators need intuitive, easy-to-use STEAM learning tools to implement in their classrooms. MakerBot and Autodesk Tinkercad are proud to announce a new connection between Tinkercad, the widely used entry-level 3D design software in education – and MakerBot, the largest connected 3D printing solution for educators. This new collaboration between MakerBot and Autodesk marks the first step in a growing commitment to embed powerful modeling software and 3D printing into the same seamless workflow.
“Among comic book superheroes, Tony Stark is my favorite. Why? Because he doesn’t have powers from a freak accident or through an extraterrestrial birth. No, he’s an engineer who uses his brain – and technology – to solve problems.” That’s what the capabilities in Netfabb 2018, the comprehensive additive manufacturing solution, will do for customers: give them the power to combine human ingenuity and machine learning, where the two together are greater than the sum of their parts.