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Experience Autodesk at Future Mobility Asia 2022

Detlev Reicheneder, Senior Director of Industry Strategy at Autodesk

From 20 – 22 July, Autodesk will be participating in Future Mobility Asia, an exhibition and conference with a comprehensive showcase of future road mobility concepts, solutions, technologies, and innovations. 

By 2030, 1 out of 3 vehicles will likely be electric. Aggressive sustainable policies set by governments in the region means that Asia will be playing a major role in the global shift to clean mobility. Together with Tech Data Advanced Solutions (Thailand), Autodesk is working to empower the industry to Reimagine What's Possible on their digital transformation journeys. Trends and technologies such as generative design, AI, advanced manufacturing and connected data are transforming the automotive industry. 

However digital transformation is more than employing software, it’s about creating a completely connected digital pipeline across your product development process.​ This is the next phase of digitisation – platforms and digital resources created today will communicate with each other, while humans and machines work together more harmoniously and effectively. However, for this to work, connected data and intelligent automation processes are needed. 

Examples of how these technologies can help to accelerate innovation, improve collaboration, and drive sustainability for a better world will be exhibited at Future Mobility Asia.


PIX Moving: Disrupting automotive with digitalisation

The newly released smart vehicle chassis platform - Ultra-SkateboardTM is the world's first AI chassis designed to lower the innovation barrier of autonomous driving. It is also reducing product development lead times, which has big sustainability benefits.

PIX Moving uses AI-powered generative design to optimize the chassis design to best suit the application. This allows both the part’s shape and physical properties to be modified agilely to suit different requirements based on the customer’s application. By combining this approach with metal 3D printing and other digital manufacturing technologies, PIX Moving can produce a near-unlimited variety of customized platforms and vehicles within a much shorter lead time than the normal mode of single OEM plus long supply chain.

Visit our booth to learn more from Matteo Barale, Chief Product Officer, PIX Moving on how PIX uses artificial intelligence (AI) and digital tools including generative design, 3D printing, and robotics to create a decentralized, distributed, and user-participated way of manufacturing with Autodesk technologies.

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC): Mono wheel – one of the lightest wheels in the world

How do you get the most out of a race car? Quite easily, as demonstrated by British sports car manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) with its Mono model. Among other things, a redesign of the rims using generative design ensures that the race car weighs just 570 kg in total - and can accelerate to 100 km/h in under three seconds. 

By using generative design technology to reinvent the wheel, BAC was able to shed an additional 4.8 kg for the latest iteration of the car. While about 40 parts of the car have been 3D-printed, the wheels have been fabricated on a conventional 5-axis mill. To do this, the designer set the boundary conditions for the design, and algorithms based on machine learning and cloud computing simulate iterative options, which then only need to be evaluated. This means not only are the technical and production-specific requirements considered right from the start, but also the aesthetic ones – brand-typical features complemented the high demands on materials and functions in the BAC Mono. 3D printing processes were also used for the sports car, including for headlights, side mirrors and taillight housings. 

With a weight of only 2.2 kg, BAC produced a wheel that was an impressive 35% lighter than the previous version, and could be manufactured traditionally on a CNC (computer numerical control) mill. But even more important, the new wheel is not just lighter but also met the structural requirements for approval and certification in Europe.


© Image courtesy of Briggs Automotive Company Ltd. 

MJK Performance: Harley-Davidson replacement parts 

Lightweight, strong, and high-performing is what Canadian company MJK Performance is all about when it comes to manufacturing custom Harley-Davidson replacement parts. The Calgary-based manufacturer has provided custom Harley parts since 2007—always at the bleeding edge of new technologies. Adopting generative design was a natural next step for MJK, and it has resulted in a unique marriage of lightweight, high-performance parts that emulate the singular Harley Davidson visual philosophy.

For their first foray into the technology, the team fixed their attention on the triple clamp. These parts are usually big and bulky, so they focused on redesigning it to be as light as possible while still retaining the aesthetics the company is known for. Generative design enabled the team to select from a range of designs suggested by the algorithm and go from a computer-generated model to reality in just a couple of hours.

Learn more here on the Autodesk blog.

Your way to the Autodesk booth: Booth MF13

Date: 20 July
Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Innovation Stage

The global disruption to the manufacturing industry has forced us all to rapidly adjust to new ways of working remotely, disrupted supply chains, and sudden shifts in consumer demand. But it has also created an amazing opportunity to reimagine what’s possible. 

Join Detlev Reicheneder, Senior Director of Industry Strategy at Autodesk, and discover executive insights for taking advantage of these opportunities for innovation and digital transformation. He will showcase how PixMoving is using technology to build resilience, improve collaboration, and automate their processes, enabling them to thrive through the dramatic changes faced by our industry.


The Industrial Metaverse

The future of design and manufacturing is the industrial metaverse. Driven by automation and cloud technologies, the metaverse is helping us redesign design and manufacturing processes. Industries such as architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing are being re-imagined, if not overhauled, as designs are brought to life in the industrial metaverse come to life. This enables immersive collaboration so designers, builders and manufacturers can make more informed decisions faster.

Autodesk Impact Report 2022

On May 3, 2022, Autodesk released this year's Impact Report, outlining progress made toward improved business processes, even closer customer collaboration and advancing industries. The report highlights how Autodesk is deepening partnerships with customers and enabling them to develop faster, more connected solutions.

Autodesk Impact Report 2022 Highlights:

  • Approximately 19% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from the manufacturing industry, and by 2050 the growth in population and associated demand for consumer goods will require at least twice the energy and materials currently used.

  • Reducing materials use and waste (through lightweighting and additive manufacturing) and using lower impact and more sustainable materials (such as recycled and renewable content) are important objectives for many of our customers.

  • New and improved product and platform capabilities help diverse Autodesk customers achieve their sustainability goals, optimise their resource use, and increase overall efficiency

  • Neutralized greenhouse gas emissions for the second consecutive year through the use of Autodesk Carbon Fund - throughout operations across the value chain

  • One billion U.S. dollars in total proceeds from first sustainability bond will fund a variety of sustainable measures, including eco-efficient products and production technologies, water and energy management, and socioeconomic advancement

  • Donations of $18.5 million from Autodesk and the Autodesk Foundation and $2.9 million from employees for community benefit 



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