Autodesk recently orgnaised its Moldflow Users’ Conference 2017 in Pune. With Moldflow experts from Autodesk and its’ user industry, the event brought together the professionals from automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers, tool makers and engineering service providers. The conference kicked-off with the welcome address by Pradeep Nair, Managing Director—India and SAARC, Autodesk. Nair spoke on the company’s strategy of ‘The Future of Making Things’, where he highlighted the innovations happening with the design tools across architecture, construction and manufacturing industry that delivers the project in advance within the allotted budget cost. He further stated with the coming in of new technologies like Virtual Reality, machine learning, etc, the industry will witness fundamental changes in the design process that can further improve the quality and reduce the time-to-market. He also briefed about the Autodesk Fusion 360 and how it enables designers to perform scanning to simulation in a single platform without any loss of data.
Moving on, the next session was addressed by Dr Nanda Santhanam, Senior Software Architect, Simulation & Material Science, Autodesk, on the topic ‘Generative Design in Autodesk Simulation’. Dr Santhanam noted that generative design allows creating complex forms that would otherwise be impossible to make using traditional manufacturing methods. “With machine learning, Internet of Things and Additive Manufacturing capabilities incorporated in the Generative Design in Autodesk Simulation, it will be a disruptive innovation in the field of design, analysis and optimisation.”
This was followed by the major highlight of the event – a series of case studies from Autodesk customers, including Bosch, Tata Technologies, Mann+Hummel, ARAI, Mutual Industries, etc. In addition, there were presentations on the new enhancements in Autodesk Moldflow 2018 by the company’s Moldflow experts. The event witnessed over 500 delegates who gained in-depth knowledge in the areas of moldflow simulation for the injection moulding design process.