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Automotive manufacturing software

From printing, to milling, to moulding. Across additive, subtractive, generative and simulation. Autodesk offers software to help OEMs and automotive suppliers design and manufacture component parts, and the moulds, tools and dies that go into making them.

See how you can use automotive manufacturing software

Learn more about streamlining manufacturing workflows to improve process efficiency, embrace automation and reduce costs.

  • Automated Manufacturing In the Automotive Industry

    Learn how automation tools can help manufacturers shorten delivery times and enable parts to be delivered to the supply chain on time. (video: 2:20 min.)

  • Mould Simulation and CAM in the Automotive Industry

    Simulation plays a central role in validating and optimising mould designs to ensure they are fit for purpose and ready for CNC machining. (video: 2:40 min.)

  • Generative Design, Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing in Automotive

    Combine high-rate additive and subtractive processes to enable the rapid production of lighter, more energy efficient components. (video: 2:38 min.)

  • Factory Planning for the Automotive Supply Chain

    See how our digital manufacturing toolset can help lead you to an agile manufacturing process, enabling delivery on Industry 4.0. (video 2:46 min.)

Immerse yourself in our interactive experience for the automotive industry

Navigate to the interactive experience using the categories below to easily find the information that is most relevant to you.

  • Trends

    Learn about the biggest trends affecting the automotive parts manufacturing supply chain.

  • Technology

    See how successful manufacturers are embracing technology to overcome their biggest challenges.

  • Job Role

    Access personalised learning content designed for engineers, managers and senior executives.

Complete portfolio of automotive manufacturing solutions

Staying competitive is no longer just a matter of having the latest hardware in your shop. You need software and plant solutions to bring advanced manufacturing technology to its full potential and stay ahead of the curve.

  • Use CAM software to rapidly produce safe and efficient 2-, 3- and 5-axis machining NC code. Drive CNC machine tools, multitasking centres and wire EDMs.

  • Combine the versatility of high-rate, additive manufacturing with the precision of CNC machining to produce new components or repair damaged moulds and tools.

  • Rapidly convert digital concepts into physical prototypes. Use customisable templates to automate the inspection, marking out and milling of entire vehicles or local sections.

  • Discover how industrial robots can automate manufacturing processes such as polishing and trimming of metals and composites, releasing workers to focus on higher value tasks.

  • Control quality and repeatability of manufacturing processes. Use in-cycle inspection to identify non-conformance, answer critical questions and improve productivity.

  • Automate your workflow from design to NC code. Reduce programming time, and produce consistent results for CNC milling, turning and wire applications.

  • Simulate manufacturing processes and plastic injection moulding to improve plastic part and mould designs.

  • Visualise and optimise your factory designs for efficient equipment placement to improve production performance.

  • Simultaneously generate multiple CAD-ready solutions based on real-world manufacturing constraints and product performance requirements.

Automotive manufacturing in action

  • General motors

    Disruptive design and manufacturing

    Global automaker takes a big leap forward in automotive design and manufacture to imagine a future of lighter, more efficient and customisable cars. Using generative design, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing, the company can affordably and efficiently make components that deliver better performance and more options to customers.

    Image courtesy of General Motors

  • Paragon D&E

    Partnering for mouldmaking success

    Large mould and die company invests in Autodesk CAM software to replace five different systems, improving part quality and reducing turnaround times by 50%.

  • 3-Dimensional services group

    Rapid manufacturing of high-quality parts

    Rapid manufacturing services provider reduces errors by delivering consistent information across the company – from the design stage to the shop floor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced manufacturing in the automotive industry is complex and continues to evolve. Driven by data, connectivity and new modes of working, the need for advanced manufacturing is expanding.

Automotive manufacturing is the process of converting materials into components that are used to create vehicles. Digitisation and automation have emerged as the leading technologies to raise efficiency and build competitive advantage.

Automotive manufacturing software is used to machine, print, inspect, simulate and fabricate parts. The software will virtually simulate the manufacturing processes and then control the machines for the actual fabrication process.

Social, political and environmental pressures are redefining the automotive sector. Electrification, mass customization, robotics, automation and additive manufacturing are changing the cars we want and the processes that are used to make them.

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