As the region gears up for the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community this year, 3D design solutions provider, Autodesk Inc. today highlights the role of 3D design technology in driving business competitiveness and efficiency among players in the Philippines – specifically those in the manufacturing sector.
The Philippines’ manufacturing industry is consistently one of the biggest economic contributors to its gross domestic product. Moreover, the Philippine government sees that other state and economically inherent features within the country such as the Filipinos’ creative and linguistic skills set and the current inflow of foreign investments provide sufficient advantages to the country, bringing it the potential to become a manufacturing hub.
One of the local manufacturers that have leveraged Autodesk’s 3D design and simulation solutions and to drive its business is Integrated Microelectronics Inc. (IM).
In connection to pushing the boundaries in the manufacturing industry, Autodesk also showcased pioneering technologies that are changing the way customers design and make products. This includes:
Autodesk’s first 3D printer, Autodesk Ember
Autodesk Ember serves as a reference implementation for Spark, which is an open software platform for 3D printing that makes it more reliable yet simpler to print 3D models, and easier to control how that model is actually printed.
Autodesk has made Ember’s mechanical designs, schematics, firmware and even the recipe for the resin it uses are open source to help spur innovation in 3D printing industry. Together, Ember and Spark set a new benchmark for the 3D printing user experience, and form the building blocks that product designers, hardware manufacturers, software developers and materials scientists can use to continue to explore the limits of 3D printing technology.
Autodesk VRED for the automotive industry
Autodesk VRED enables the automotive industry to create high-quality visualizations for use, from conceptual design to design review to engineering. When an engineer dons a virtual reality viewer or headset after loading up the virtual environment of a vehicle in development that’s created in Autodesk VRED, they can see full-scale, 3D images of a vehicle in development in an experience almost indistinguishable from a real vehicle. This enables them to make better decisions based on realistic parameters, and significantly reduce the number of physical prototypes needed. Automakers can also leverage these virtual models to let customers see their preferred car configurations, complete with custom colors and interiors, before the vehicle has even been manufactured.
“This is the next phase of the industrial revolution and we are committed to helping accelerate adoption of advanced 3D design technology in the Philippines so that our customers can not only be more competitive locally, but also make their mark in the international arena,” concludes Tiu.