To meet the demands of an increasingly competitive global market, manufacturing firms face intense pressure to constantly innovate, reduce development cycles and time to market, and avoid in-field failures while staying profitable. There are powerful benefits that a CAD-embedded FEA technology can bring to your product development process. Advanced analysis empowers engineers to subject their designs to real-world behaviour and
optimize product quality for performance before manufacturing. This translates into innovation, better quality, lower costs, and minimal field failure. So how do you achieve this? Simulate.
But First, What is Simulation?
At its core, manufacturing simulation is an inexpensive, risk-free way to test anything from simple revisions to complete redesigns, always to meet production goals at the lowest possible cost. Simulation allows organizations in the manufacturing industry to analyse and experiment with their processes in a virtual setting, reducing the time and cost requirements associated with physical testing.
How does it work?
The Autodesk Simulation family of products delivers a comprehensive set of finite element analysis and simulation software tools that are easy to integrate into each phase of the product development process. From mechanical stress, vibration, and motion to computational fluid dynamics, plastic injection moulding, and Multiphysics, finite element analysis and simulation software from Autodesk provides a fast, accurate, and innovative approach to solving your most challenging design problems.
Simulation in your software
Autodesk simulation software helps you to predict, validate and optimize your products using accurate analyses that you can trust. Autodesk offers a comprehensive simulation portfolio that offers software for mechanical simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), plastic injection moulding, composite materials, structural and manufacturing
Here are some handy ways simulation can work for you using Autodesk Inventor:
• You can use comprehensive finite element analysis (FEA) to predict product performance through linear, non-linear, thermal, and dynamic analyses. Optimize designs and validate product behaviour before manufacturing.
• Computational Fluid Dynamics: Use accurate and flexible software for fluid dynamics, thermal management, and airflow analysis. Solve, analyse and make decisions earlier in the product development process.
• You can simulate your complete plastic injection moulding process. Optimize your part design, mould design, and manufacturing process. Create high-quality plastic products and avoid potential manufacturing defects.
• You can design laminates and reduce testing and weight through the simulation of composite materials. Simulate laminate and component behaviour using simple structural solutions.
Put the power of simulation to work today. Contact us to show you how.
Written By Andile Sikhakhane