My dad was a machinist by trade, so my interest in manufacturing started young. He would often come home at night and talk about what he’d made that day, the challenges of making it, why it was important. I remember holding parts for the STS-26 Space Shuttle in my hands. Landing gear from the Boeing 757 and the F-15. I started wondering: who invents these designs and how does all this stuff happen? I thought, maybe this is what I want to do.
Join KETIV and Autodesk on October 19th for 'What's Next in Manufacturing,' a live event at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. Amar Hanspal, Senior VP of Products at Autodesk, will share his perspective on the latest trends in manufacturing and what your business needs to do to stay ahead of competition.
Last week at the Design Now: Digital Conference, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass hosted a presentation on The Future of Making Things and the latest advances in technologies surrounding 3D design and engineering. He explored updates to the Autodesk software, walked us through his personal journey, and discussed how technology is changing and innovating into the future.
Now that 2015 has come and gone let's take a look back before we break in the new year. We've covered all the new features from the 2016 Autodesk lineup, talked about the state of manufacturing, the future of 3d printing, and of course, tips and tricks to help get you faster at day to day operations. We've put together our top 5 posts.
Most of the core knowledge I've learned over the years as been self-taught. I love the challenge of picking up a new programming language or software and simply learning it inside and out, but not everyone is able to extract this knowledge as easily.
Today, in the information age, with rapidly growing technology connecting everyone, we can learn almost anything on the internet. But there is a lot to be said for information that simply can't be learned from an online pre-recorded video, electronic book, web help page, or even blog - things like troubleshooting that only come through experience, for example. We can document common issues, provide known solutions, and dump our knowledge into it, but often it's all missing a key element.
Topics: Future of Making Things, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk University 2015, KETIV AVA, Autodesk Entrepreneur Impact Program, Autodesk Foundation, Autodesk Clean Tech, AU 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max, Mentoring, Future of Learning
Why? I was supposed to be there! But more importantly, I was excited to be there. I was more excited than I've been in a while. The concept of the Future of Making Things is something I not only find appealing, but invigorating.
First of all, the event was held at the California Science Center. Just the location was enough to make me want to start building something!
In the parking lot was a Lockheed A-12. What a way to be greeted!
Join KETIV and Autodesk on July 21st for The Future of Making Things, a live event at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Andrew Anagnost, Senior VP of Autodesk, will share his perspective on how companies are competing while navigating the opportunities and threats presented by the trends shaping 21st century manufacturing.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a crystal ball to predict the future? If we knew which of the many world-wide trends in manufacturing were guaranteed to take off, we’d invest and prepare before anyone else did.
There is no crystal ball. What we know is that today’s consumer is more informed and connected to purchase options than ever before, forcing the traditional supply chain to undergo a business transformation. We must stay on top of the trends redefining customer expectations for time to market, responsiveness, and collaboration and plan and execute accordingly. Let’s take a look at the key factors influencing the change and start a conversation about how we will thrive.
There is an idea that echoes in the hearts and minds of many best in class executives and decision makers in the world of manufacturing… The Maker Movement. What does it all mean? And how do things like virtual testing and digital prototyping play into this idea? Well for that answer you’ll have to peel back the onion a bit.
The first piece of machinery I took apart was my dad’s Favre-Leuba. I never did put it back together. He was an engineer himself and encouraged me to explore how things worked. He spent his professional career proposing and commissioning utility and industrial boilers for a subsidiary of Babcock and Wilcox in India. From him, I learned how mechanisms functioned, how things broke, and how energy was transferred. With a love for Physics and Math deeply instilled in me, I thought I could address life’s most perplexing questions.
Engineering college in India was theoretical. Less emphasis was put on real world applications. But it gave me the foundation I needed. And much of this changed for me when I came to the US, as a young Grad student at SUNY, Stony Brook. Professor Fu-pen Chiang opened my eyes to the real world application of experimental methods for stress analysis, fracture, and fatigue. Professor Moez Mayourian taught me how to predict the range of motion for a complex robotic arm. A mysterious Russian punch-card gobbling computer in a large building in India, was replaced by an air conditioned lab on Long Island with three dimensional graphics powered by a VAX. Still, my most rewarding experience was teaching math to a class full of kids from the Bronx. I haven’t looked back since.
Topics: Future of Making Things