Autodesk, Inc.

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San Rafael, CA 94903


As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

hot runner with a QPC module

Technology Tuesday: the Latest Videos
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to see the latest video demonstrations of the latest technology and processes.

Autodesk PowerMill 2018 screen shot

Webinar Thursday: The Key to Optimal Machining Productivity
Join us this Thursday at 1 p.m. CT for an informative webinar about strategies for optimizing CNC machining using PowerMill 2018, presented by Autodesk Inc.

Example of advanced CAM software.

Software Technology Is More Versatile, Efficient and Simplified
Software suppliers are working diligently to provide moldmakers with relevant but easy-to-use solutions that speed processes and lower costs.

Apprentice learning to polish an injection mold.

2017: Gone but Not Forgotten
I wish to thank everyone I’ve worked with to write features that have appeared each month in MMT. Plus, a look at a series of features about one of my favorite topics: Workforce development.

screen shot of CAD/CAM design software

Throwback Thursday: Software Advances Push Limits of Speed and Quality
This throwback article provides interesting perspectives on software for moldmaking while also illustrating how fast software technology moves today.

Autodesk's Ladies Night Out
Autodesk launched the first-ever meet-and-greet of ADSK4womenMFG at AU.

Power of the Cloud and IIoT Makes Manufacturing Smarter
Democratizing factory management in the age of design and manufacturing convergence.

a SLA hand shown on the platform in a SLA machine

Top-Viewed Articles on MMT
Click through the slideshow to see which topics have been of particular interest to the MMT community over the years.

Creation of NC code from high-efficiency roughing

CAM Tools Automate Programming, Aid Five-Axis Machining and More
The right software tools can help a shop realize the full potential of its workforce so that it can better meet increasing customer expectations.

Partners in Educating the Next Generation of Builders
Our 2017 series on education/training and workforce development has opened the flood gates to efforts across North America focused on building our next generation of moldmakers. Here is a guest blog post on another industry supplier that has supported local mold builders by donating equipment to a Michigan high school manufacturing program.  

Ingersoll Cutting Tools Plant Tour

Cutting Tool Trends and Observations
At Ingersoll Cutting Tool’s annual Die and Mold Seminar, there were many new and different products to learn about, but as important was hearing the trends in cutting technology.

Proto Labs machines

Technology Showcase: More of What’s to Come at WESTEC
There will be so much to do and see at WESTEC 2017. If you are planning to attend, be sure to check out these products, which will be on display.

Students in Intro to Product Development class at University of California, Berkeley

Supplier-Based Training Programs Fuel Mold Industry Needs
Moldmaking industry supplier companies establish workforce development programs to increase the flow of new talent for themselves and for the industry. 

mold design tools

SLIDESHOW: Technology Tuesday, From 3D Printing to Mold Cleaning
MMT offers technical content in a variety of formats, including webinars. Here is a quick overview of some archived webinars that cover mold engineering, building and maintenance.

Moldflow plastic injection molding simulation

Amerimold 2017: Plastics Exhibitors Promoted Products, Too
Amerimold had it all this year—or should I say it had MORE than ever before. While metalworking tools, materials and systems reigned supreme, the plastics side of the equation was also well represented.

PowerMill CAM

SLIDESHOW: The Final Countdown to Amerimold
It’s Amerimold Eve! Our exhibitors are assembling and putting final touches on their booth displays today and there are so many new companies – plus familiar companies who have something new to show attendees. Amerimold 2017 is not to be missed.

Autodesk PowerMill 2018 CAM software

CAM Software Adds Simplified Interface
Autodesk will demonstrate its PowerMill CAM software and its Moldflow mold simulation product.

Unisig USC

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Amerimold Exhibitor Products
Manufacturing trends are constantly changing, and in this thriving global marketplace, it's very important that you keep up with the latest processes, techniques and applications to ensure your company can be an active part of the industry. Take a look at more of the technology to be on display next week at Amerimold.

2017 Annual Moldflow Summit
This two-day conference for plastics professionals shares the latest techniques and trends in plastics design. Whether you are an experienced Moldflow user, an executive looking to improve your plastic products or someone interested in getting started with plastics simulation, this conference has something for you.

Practical Considerations for Conformal Cooling Designs
If you are looking for a comprehensive analysis of cooling design rules for additive manufacturing, check out this webinar.

Product Categories of Autodesk, Inc.

CAD (Computer Aided Design)
CAE (Computer Aided Engineering)
CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
Data Management Software
Data Translation Software
Manufacturing Automation Software
Mold Flow and Simulation Software
NC Simulation and Verification Software
Shop Floor/Plant Layout Software