In this session, we'll explore Generative Design for additive, casting, and CNC manufacturing. We'll discuss the different applications of this technology and apply these to a range of industry problems from automotive, aerospace, and architecture. We will cover the complete end-to-end workflow utilising Generative Design all the way through to manufacturing for each method. We will also look beyond today's Generative Design to the work we are doing to integrate this technology into the factory of the future. We will explore some of the scientific research we are undertaking to continuously improve Generative Design and some of the methodologies being considered for a digitised reconfigurable additive manufacturing facility. Attendees will leave with a familiarity of the generative design process from a basic through to an advanced level, manufacturing, and also gain insight into the work being carried out on future digitised additive manufacturing factories.
Andy Harris is a consultant engineer based in the London, UK office. He is a part of the Advanced Consulting team and leads the RandD effort for this group. He has a background in aerospace, automotive, and materials engineering with 14 years of experience in this area. Prior to joining Autodesk he has worked for Lockheed Martin and Atkins and whilst there he developed novel IP in the area of lightweight materials for vehicles. He has a master's degree in aerospace engineering and a doctorate in materials science from the University of Surrey. At Autodesk Andys role is to work directly with industrial partners in collaboration to provide innovative solutions. This not only benefits the customer, it also ensures Autodesk can continue to provide relevant leading-edge software for industrial needs. During his time he has built up a strong interest in the economical exploitation of new technologies.