What do 3D-printed concrete homes, floating solar panels, and race cars have in common? A team of designers and engineers working hard behind the scenes to make them each a reality. In this article, we cover how each of these projects and more came to life with the help of the leading cloud product development tool, Autodesk Fusion 360.
BBi Autosport Pushes Racing Limits at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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BBi Autosport modifies Porsches for races like Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and they rely on Autodesk Fusion 360 to help them do it. Check out the above video to see their process in action.
What would you do if you were asked to develop a solar power solution with limited space? Tokyo-based design studio Triple Bottom Line looked seaward with the help of generative design in Fusion 360 to develop a floating solar power generating system. That's right — the system floats atop water, generating solar power without destroying its nearby forested landscape.
Concrete Collective's Concrete Furniture Reinvisions the Industrial Material
Australia-based company Concrete Collective produces handcrafted, bespoke concrete designs, from kitchens to bars to furniture. The Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension helps founders Michael Mitris and Scott Henderson cut material accurately and cost-effectively, saving them time and resources.
Habitat for Humanity's First 3D Printed Home Offers Opportunity to the Housing Market
Speaking of concrete, Habitat for Humanity, alongside PERI 3D Construction, recently built the organization's first 3D printed home with — you guessed it — concrete! The home is a single-family, three-bedroom, two-bath structure measuring 1,738 square feet of livable space. 70 – 80% of the home is 3D printed using concrete, and the home's concrete foundation and walls took 42 hours to 3D print.
When Swiss company Gaudio Labs set out to design durable in-ear headphones for audiophiles, the team analyzed hundreds of ear scans, tested different geometries in Fusion 360, and employed a 5-axis CNC machine to manufacture parts from solid aluminum blocks. The result? A luxurious fit that feels custom for most wearers.