Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything, but some segments of the general public are not yet aware of that. The Autodesk Gallery can help remedy that.
The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates design — the process of taking a great idea and turning it into a reality. With about 60 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role technology plays in great design and engineering. Autodesk Gallery Ambassadors conduct gallery tours as a sideline to their day jobs. The tours provide ambassadors with opportunities to practice public speaking in front of small groups.
The Delcam exhibit is one that you can see on the 2nd floor of our One Market office in San Francisco:
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Autodesk manufacturing software helps customers machine, print, inspect, and fabricate better quality parts, faster. PowerMill helps them manufacture molds, dies, and highly complex components with maximum efficiency and quality from their 3-axis and 5-axis machines.
- 3-axis — The cutting tool can move in the x, y, and z dimensions.
- 5-axis — In addition to cutting in 3 dimensions, the cutting tool has the ability to perform 2 rotary axis movements.
In addition to PowerMill, FeatureCAM automates their workflow from design to computer numeric control (CNC) code, to minimize programming times for CNC milling, turning, and wire applications.
The Autodesk logo, fabricated at our Delcam office in the UK, was made using a variety of materials with both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.
- Additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer.
- Subtractive manufacturing is a process by which 3D objects are constructed by successively cutting material away from a solid block of material, most typically done with a CNC Machine.
The Delcam acquisition in August 2016 benefited Autodesk customers by having the Autodesk expertise in design supported by Delcam knowledge in machining and metrology. The team at Delcam has the expertise to allow Autodesk to continue to develop the amazingly strong Delcam brand and absolute world-class products.
Originally a design software company, today Autodesk offers solutions to help our customers design, make, and use places, things, and media, and our acquisition of Delcam is an integral part of that strategy.
Autodesk has always been an automation company, and today more than ever that means helping people make more things, better things, with less; more and better in terms of increasing efficiency, performance, quality, and innovation; less in terms of time, resources, and negative impacts (e.g., social, environmental). We automate our customers' design-and-make processes so they can realize the future of making things. Delcam helps Autodesk put the make in "make anything."
The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a guided tour on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm and a self-guided audio tour available anytime. Admission is free. Visit us.
Manufacturing processes are alive in the lab.