First Major US Auto Manufacturer Using Generative Design!
GM is the first major North American automaker to adopt Autodesk generative design software to take vehicle lightweighting to a whole new level. This AI-designed seat bracket weighs 40% less and is 20% stronger than its predecessor. https://autode.sk/2KxQsZu
“General Motors’ auto engineers have been heavyweights in vehicle lightweighting for years. Just since 2016, GM has launched 14 new vehicle models with a total mass reduction of over 5000 pounds or more than 350 pounds per vehicle. The lighter the car, the less fuel it uses, the less carbon it emits and the more money the driver saves. Pretty important stuff.
Now to push the boundaries on its next generation of lightweighting, the automaker is teaming up with Autodesk to use a combination of generative design and additive manufacturing as key technologies to develop future cars and trucks, including its alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles. As GM announced today, it is becoming the first major automaker in North America to adopt Autodesk generative design software to go beyond the weight reduction possible through traditional design optimization techniques.”
There is so much more to Generative Design than topology optimization, it is truly partnering with the computer to aid in the design process to explore design alternatives to find the best outcome considering functional, manufacturing, business requirements, and objectives.
Imagine that, Computer Aided Design.