As a manufacturer, you want to drive efficiency improvements across your entire operation – innovation, design, sales, purchasing, production, distribution and service. The value contained within your data can help achieve all those objectives, and then some.
Digital technology has become a core component of modern manufacturing, helping businesses to innovate, produce, sell and service more effectively. To realise the greatest gains, manufacturing executives need to safely and successfully lead their businesses through this digitalised ‘Industrial Renaissance’.
The predominant understanding manufacturers have regarding 3D printers is that they are basically a prototyping tool. This pre-conception in some cases may hold back wider adoption and the chance to leverage the transformative capabilities the technology offers.
After a tour of its recently opened Technology Centre in Birmingham, Jonny Williamson took part in a media roundtable with Autodesk's CEO Andrew Anagnost to discuss the future of design and manufacture, and where Autodesk fits into the new emerging ecosystem.