11/3/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Autodesk Introduces Portfolio for Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing

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The portfolio integrates software products previously offered from a number of different developers.


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Autodesk now offers a portfolio of software for additive and subtractive manufacturing, bringing together products previously offered from Autodesk, Delcam, Netfabb, Pan Computing and Magestic Systems, including HSMWorks, Inventor HSM, Fusion 360, FeatureCAM, PowerMill, PartMaker (now included in FeatureCAM), PowerShape, PowerInspect and Netfabb. Taken together, these products comprise CAM, additive manufacturing, composites, robotics fabrication, factory layout, inspection and modeling.

For additive manufacturing, the Autodesk manufacturing portfolio offers Autodesk Netfabb for increasing efficiency and improving part performance, plus Fusion 360, a cloud-based platform that combines CAD, CAM and CAE and includes 3D printing capability. Fusion 360 also includes HSM-powered toolpath technology for two through five-axis milling machines, turning centers and waterjets.

For subtractive manufacturing, the portfolio includes Autodesk HSMWorks, a fully integrated CAM solution for Solidworks; Inventor HSM, which helps CNC programmers, designers and engineers rapidly produce machined parts designed in virtually any CAD system; and Autodesk 2017 CAM products including software from Delcam such as FeatureCAM for automating CNC programming and PowerInspect for part inspection.

This integrated portfolio is intended to provide a modular and scalable platform for manufacturers of all sizes. Within the portfolio offerings are cloud-connected capabilities designed to promote a more cohesive workflow and enables users to spend more time in product development. Cloud-supported functions include improved support with universal access to software and data as well as fast and frequent software upgrades.