January 2011: Valiant Designs Manufacturing Equipment 20 Percent Faster with Autodesk Software
Valiant Corporation, a global provider of manufacturing solutions, uses the advanced dynamic simulation functionality in Autodesk Inventor to increase load capacity while reducing cost, and minimize design weight while meeting customer performance requirements. In a recent project for The Boeing Company, Valiant designed and engineered a portable cargo loader 30 percent more efficiently.
February 2011: Creating Playground Rides That Are Safe and Fun with Autodesk Inventor Software
Nitto Sangyo, a Japanese playground equipment manufacturer, uses Autodesk Inventor to develop “Link Mini” rocking toys that are safer and more durable than standard commercial playground equipment. Eliminating reliance on physical prototyping shortened Link Mini development time by about two months, reducing overall costs by nearly US$6,000 (500,000 yen) per product.
March 2011: Weatherhaven Deploys Portable Shelters with Help from Autodesk Inventor Software
Weatherhaven provides portable shelters, camps and systems for remote sites around the world. Using Digital Prototyping in Autodesk Inventor, Weatherhaven has significantly shortened product development time from concept to manufacturing and reduced the number of expensive physical prototypes required to explore and validate designs.
April 2011: Autodesk Software Helps U.S. Navy Go Ropeless
Federal Equipment Company, a supplier of specialized military replacement parts, used Autodesk Inventor to design an advanced elevator system for the U.S. Navy that enables efficient transport of munitions on board new aircraft carriers. Testing is costly, but with Autodesk, FEC can simulate the elevator’s shock response in just one $400,000 test, allowing the company to immediately identify and fix potential problems to avoid costly retesting.
May 2011: Hawkes Ocean Technologies Makes Underwater Airplanes with Autodesk Inventor Software
Hawkes Ocean Technologies designs and builds state-of-the art manned and remote vehicles for deep-ocean exploration. Autodesk Inventor enables HOT to create entirely new ideas and change the way submersibles operate, transforming them from “underwater balloons” to underwater crafts capable of flight.
June 2011: Autodesk Software Helps Carousel Works Bring Back Magic of Wooden Carousels
Carousel Works is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom wooden carousels for zoos, parks and the world’s largest cruise ships, including Royal Caribbean’s “Oasis of the Seas” and “Allure of the Seas.” With Autodesk Inventor, Carousel Works marries old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge 3D design, and creates its custom wooden carousels up to 50 percent faster.
July 2011: Helicopter Designs Take Flight With Autodesk Software
Pankl Aerospace Systems uses Autodesk Inventor LT software to more effectively manufacture helicopter rotary systems, increasing performance and reliability of critical components, while improving pilot and passenger safety. With Autodesk, Pankl is saving time, reducing manufacturing costs and increasing customer quality while operating at optimal performance.
August 2011: Nonprofit Turns to Autodesk Software to Help Amputees in Developing Nations
Illini Prosthetic Technologies, a non-profit organization, uses Autodesk Inventor to develop more affordable and more easily fitted prosthetic arms for below-elbow amputees in developing nations. Digitally exploring and refining ideas, IPT provides access to affordable prosthetic care, helping amputees around the world regain use of their limbs, return to work and better care for themselves and their families.
September 2011: Malaysia Company Transforms Ideas into Iconic Architecture With Autodesk Software
PMB Façade, a Malaysia-based company, uses Autodesk Inventor to develop architectural facades for some of the world’s most astonishing buildings, including Qatar’s 43-story Al-Bidda Tower, also known as Tornado Tower. The ability to digitally simulate and predict real-world performance before construction has helped PMB Façade reduce material cost and waste by as much as 15 percent, and deliver projects up to 30 percent faster.
October 2011: Kelly Racing Uses Autodesk Software to Accelerate Design of Faster, Lighter Cars
Kelly Racing, an Australia-based racing team, uses Autodesk Inventor to precisely design and validate new car components that give the team a racing edge. After a race weekend, designers modify existing car parts with Inventor, increasing traction and grip by 8 percent, which leads to faster lap times and increased performance.
November 2011: A-dec Revolutionizes Dental Equipment With Help From Autodesk Software
A-dec, a leading manufacturer of dental chairs and equipment, uses Autodesk Inventor to more effectively design and develop products, cutting time to market. A-dec also uses Autodesk software to generate user manuals and service guides for its popular dentistry products, improving usability and reducing translation costs.
December 2011: Autodesk Inventor Helps Bring Greater Energy Efficiency for Building Retrofits
Green Structures, a UK-based clean technology company, uses Autodesk Inventor and a range of other Autodesk Digital Prototyping technology to create award-winning energy efficiency systems. The firm’s latest innovation, a heat recovery ventilation system called Ventive, provides a faster and less expensive alternative for retrofitting buildings with the latest green technologies.