Table of contents:
- Picture gallery
- Generative design in use for space research
- Generative design makes 40% lighter seat console at General Motors
- Tradition meets innovation: Claudius Peters optimizes clinker production
- The Smart Factory ensures greater efficiency for the automotive supplier Magna Steyr
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As an official partner of the Science Year, Autodesk supports the federal government's initiative. The aim of the initiative is to sharpen the view of the opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) and to address the challenges of this trend. With joint publications, Autodesk helps make AI more “tangible”.
At the Hannover Messe 2019, Autodesk shows how new technologies can be used to optimize constructions in the heavy metal industry, the automotive industry and as part of space research. Virtual Reality also shows how digital factory planning can make processes more efficient.
Generative design in use for space research
Within a research project to explore planets, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Autodesk are using the generative design approach to construct a new space lander. Thanks to the innovative approach, the mass of the outer structure of the lander was reduced by 35%.
The design of the lander is one of the most complicated designs ever created with generative design, Autodesk says.
Nasa and Autodesk are developing countries for the trip to Jupiter and Saturn
Generative design makes 40% lighter seat console at General Motors
One of the focus topics in the automotive industry is the increasing demand for electric vehicles. The weight of the car is crucial to guarantee range and comfort. General Motors (GM) tackles this problem: with a disruptive approach and a generative design solution.
Together with Autodesk, GM developed the first 3D-printed and functionally optimized seat bracket. The seat bracket created by the generative design approach of the Autodesk Fusion 360 software solution is 40% lighter and 20% more stable than comparable components and can be viewed at the Hannover Messe.
Tradition meets innovation: Claudius Peters optimizes clinker production
Claudius Peters, a manufacturer of bulk material processing systems that is over a hundred years old, is getting ready for the future and is investing in generative design. The company combines the generative design approach with traditional manufacturing methods for optimized and more cost-effective products in the price-sensitive cement industry.
The resulting component, which is used in the ETA Cooler - a clinker cooler of the next generation - is significantly lighter, so that the company can save costs and thus become more competitive.
The Smart Factory ensures greater efficiency for the automotive supplier Magna Steyr
In the so-called Smart Factory, real and virtual production and work environments are growing ever closer together. This also applies to one of the pioneers in Industry 4.0 - Magna Steyr. The company is a brand-independent development and manufacturing partner for automobile manufacturers and designs a digital, integrated factory model based on building information modeling.
With the use of various Autodesk tools - such as BIM 360, Revit and Inventor - the company was able to record enormous time savings in the production lines. A digital twin of a part of the plant from the production line is shown using virtual reality at the Hanover Fair. (mz)