Autodesk opens advanced manufacturing technology centre in Birmingham
February 16, 2018 / Laura Griffiths
Autodesk officially opened its UK Technology Centre in Birmingham yesterday, which aims to "help people solve the world's most advanced high-value manufacturing challenges".
The software company has spent the last 12 months turning the former Delcam site into an Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) which houses a range of tools from subtractive to additive manufacturing (AM) and robotics and is already benefiting customers like BMW and GKN Aerospace. The ribbon cutting complements Autodesk's recent manifesto launch which calls for more support for small manufacturers to drive the UK to the forefront of Industry 4.0.
"Autodesk believes in the convergence of design to manufacturing," Steve Hobbs, VP of CAM and Hybrid Manufacturing at Autodesk explained to the group of industry leads, media, and engineers inside a rather blustery marquee in Small Heath. However, the winds of change were a welcome force as Autodesk outlined its aspirations t...