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Fusion 360: Manufacturing Made Easy

by Alex Alvarez on Feb 7, 2017

Manufacturing has always been interesting to me. The fact that you can design a part within CAD software and then physically watch it get built is something that will forever intrigue me and motivate me to design. Growing up, I loved taking things apart, seeing what was inside, and learning how it functioned. Granted, I wasn’t always able to put things back together. But I was learning. And that was exciting to me.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Fusion 360, Fusion 360 CAM

Say Goodbye to "You Can't Make This"

by Anthony Rodriguez on Dec 20, 2016

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.

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Topics: Future of Making Things, Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Generative Design, The Future of Making Things

What's Next in Manufacturing Forum

by Anthony Rodriguez on Oct 5, 2016

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. 

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Topics: Future of Making Things, Manufacturing, Autodesk, Future of Making, Fusion Lifecycle, Amar Hanspal

Additive Manufacturing In Space: 3D Printing In Zero-G

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Sep 11, 2015

SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies Corp

You are on the the International Space Station (ISS) and it's time for the required routine filter replacement, but there's a slight issue - "houston we have a problem we can't find the filter cap". No problem you think, just order another right? Here's the stats on that: Estimated time of arrival is six (6) months on the next supply from Earth costing around $10,000 for every pound of items transported. You know you can fire up the 3D printer back at NASA and have this part completed in 45 minutes, but what about space?

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Topics: Innovation, Real World Experiences, Manufacturing, Autodesk Fusion 360, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing

Your Parts Made to Order with Autodesk Fusion 360 and Proto Labs

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Aug 10, 2015

Free quote and design analysis in a matter of hours and custom parts manufactured to your specifications in three days standard? All driven for a single CAD program? Sounds unbelievable, but that's exactly what Autodesk Fusion 360 is offering through Proto Labs.

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Topics: Innovation, Manufacturing, Autodesk Fusion 360, Made to Order, Push-button Manufacturing, Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS)

Updating Custom Content to Autodesk Inventor 2016 From a Previous Version

by Jonathan Landeros on Jul 27, 2015

If you've created your own content in Inventor's content center, you'll have to update it when you move to your next version of Inventor. Fortunately, this isn't really that difficult, but it's good to know the steps.

So in the interest of sharing, here are the steps that I used to update my own content center from Inventor 2015 to Inventor 2016.

In my setup, I'm using Desktop Content Libraries, which means they're not stored in Vault. These libraries are databases stored on my local drive. These steps are particular to that setup.

Also, I've already copied the files to their new locations. So really all that's left to do is update the libraries. This will make sure they're ready to be used by Inventor 2016.

Without further delay here's how I did it. I hope this can help you too!

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, v2016, Manufacturing

Compelling Use Case for Autodesk Design Web Format (DWF) on the manufacturing floor

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Jul 10, 2015

It's no secret that despite all the technology in Engineering your shop floor most likely still uses paper drawings. Engineering has Autodesk Vault PDM ensuring you get the latest revision, Non-CAD users can retrieve the drawings from the Vault web client, and there's integrated ERP and Autodesk PLM360 to keep the rest of the organization abreast of the most up to date information about those designs, but ultimately you still see a stack of paper drawings being distributed in the shop to various centers complete with weld slag, grease, and hand written notes.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Innovation, Autodesk A360, Autodesk Vault, Real World Experiences, Autodesk AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk DWF, 3D Visualization

The Future of Making Things

by Kanwar Anand on Jun 17, 2015

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.

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Topics: Future of Making Things, California Science Center, Manufacturing

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