Over the last two years the DMF lab have been partnering with Autodesk to apply their cutting-edge design tools to real world case studies. The team have now successfully applied the Generative Design capability to a wide range of industry cases. In the process, we have developed significant expertise and know-how and provided extensive early adopter feedback to the Autodesk technical team. Examples of our work have featured at Autodesk’s exhibitions, on the radio and in movies (kind of)!

If you have a real design challenge involving light-weighting, part consolidation or a disruptive design then please get in touch with us to see how we can help you. Check out some of our recent work below.

This year we have also designed and delivered an undergraduate course in Generative Design. The 10-lecture course covers the history and key advances in parametric design, design optimisation and knowledge-based engineering before covering the fundamentals of Generative Design and a review of the emerging tools in architecture and product design. The second part of the course involves a series of practical sessions with Excel and, of course, Autodesk’s Generative Design tool on Fusion 360. If you would like more info please get in touch with Ben or one of the team.

Case Study 1: The Aether space station modelled to showcase capability (overlay shows the Living Pod supports, created using Generative Design). Hear the podcast interview with Ben on the (The Cosmic Shed) podcast and local radio.

Case Study 2: The Gen Des shoe – we are still looking for someone famous to wear this on the red carpet!
Case Study 3: Design of a next gen swingarm for a local bike manufacturer in Bristol – Starling Cycles.

Case Study 4: Can Generative Design match the Moulton? What do you think? Project was conducted with MOULTON Bicycle Company (moultonbicycles.co.uk)

Case Study 5: Lightweight a Formula X racing car – Game changing mass reduction of 2kg per upright!
Case Study 6: Take a seat on a structurally optimised designer chair.

If you have a real design challenge involving light-weighting, part consolidation or a disruptive design then please get in touch with Ben, Harry, Ric or Chris.