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At Autodesk University 2009, Autodesk, Inc. is highlighting a series of innovative real-world applications of Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software. Autodesk is also hosting an extensive ...

At Autodesk University 2009, Autodesk, Inc. is highlighting a series of innovative real-world applications of Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software. Autodesk is also hosting an extensive virtual event on AU Virtual, enabling customers around the world with limited time to participate. Check out BattleBots, First 3D-Printed Jet Engine and Commercial Spaceflight Pioneer at Autodesk University 2009.

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  • Manufacturers Mingle with BattleBots, First 3D-Printed Jet Engine and Commercial Spaceflight Pioneer at Autodesk University 2009 LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2, 2009 —At Autodesk University 2009, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is highlighting a series of innovative real-world applications of Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software to inspire its manufacturing customers with better ways to design and manufacture the world’s best products for competitive advantage. Autodesk is also hosting an extensive virtual event on AU Virtual, enabling customers around the world with limited time and travel budgets to participate. BattleBots Is Back, Brought to You by Autodesk Inventor The premier robot combat sport is back in action this December, and key participants including BattleBots co-founder and CEO Trey Roski are at AU 2009. Sponsored by Autodesk Inventor, the popular BattleBots television show will begin airing again on CBS College Sports on December 10 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. BattleBots competitors bring remote- controlled, armored and weapon-clad machines to fight for domination in an elimination tournament until one robot, or “bot,” disables the other. Student and professional competitors who designed their BattleBot entries in Inventor software are on hand to showcase their work in the AU Manufacturing Lounge, located on level three of the Mandalay Bay South Conference Center, on Tuesday, December 1. Christian Carlberg, the coach and organizer of the San Luis Obispo CalPoly Team, will show attendees CHUNK, the university’s contender in the College BattleBots competition. Carlberg and the college team used Autodesk Inventor software to quickly and correctly design CHUNK so that no time was lost with redesign or fabrication errors. Autodesk and Stratasys Unveil World’s First 3-D Print Out of Turbo Prop Plane Engine Autodesk and Stratasys unveiled the world’s first 3D print of a life-size commuter jet turbo prop engine at AU 2009. The engine, which includes some functional, moving parts such as the propellers, is designed exclusively in Autodesk Inventor software by Nino Caldarola, an aerospace designer and engineer based in Manitoba, Canada, who currently is an application engineer with Autodesk reseller IMAGINiT. The 10 foot by 10 foot engine, comprising nearly 200 ABS plastic parts, is on display in the AU Design Matters pavilion and will permanently reside in the Autodesk Gallery. In a manufacturing industry context, a 3D print of this
  • sophistication could help aerospace engineers validate the digital prototype, conduct analysis and determine how components will fit together. Manufacturing Industry Keynote Features X PRIZE Foundation Founder On Wednesday, December 2, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, level two, users will learn about the latest Autodesk Digital Prototyping technology from Robert “Buzz” Kross, Autodesk senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry Group, in the annual industry keynote. This year’s featured guest speaker is Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, founder, CEO and chairman of X PRIZE Foundation, a pioneer and leader in the commercial space arena that awarded the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Digital Prototyping YouTube Contest Throughout the week in the AU Manufacturing Lounge, customers will have an opportunity to sit with product evangelists and share their best tips and tricks for Digital Prototyping with Autodesk design and engineering software. Autodesk is also encouraging customers to record their favorite best practices on video for uploading onto the Autodesk Manufacturing YouTube Channel. The top 10 videos receiving the most views by the end of AU will be awarded prizes. Autodesk Gives First Manufacturing Community Award Autodesk has created the annual Manufacturing Community Achievement award to recognize individuals for their contributions to the Autodesk Manufacturing user community. Contributions can include innovative designs or use of software, leadership in discussion groups or user groups, and long-term participation at AU as an attendee or instructor. The 2009 award recognized Charlie Bliss for his lifetime of achievement. Bliss has been using Inventor since the software’s first alpha release, and his involvement and passion for Inventor software has been going strong ever since. Bliss’ contributions to the Inventor community have been significant, both in terms of quantity and breadth. For example, his website cbliss.com became a hub of the early Inventor community where users could find and donate Inventor part models, shaders and textures. A CAD services manager with Applied Materials for nearly 19 years, Charlie Bliss is currently consulting with green start-up companies on their design and CAD technology needs. Twitter Pitch Manufacturers@AU: BattleBots, Jet Engine Print-Out show power of Digital Prototyping & Inventor
  • News Facts • Sponsored by Autodesk Inventor, BattleBots begins airing on CBS College Sports at 9 p.m. Eastern on December 10, 2009 • BattleBots founder and CEO Trey Roski, SVP Michael Ayers and Christian Carlberg and Chad Pepmiller, BattleBots robot builders meet with AU attendees on December 1, 2009 • World’s first 3D print out of a commuter jet turbo prop engine, created by Stratasys from an Autodesk Inventor design by Nino Caldarola, is at AU 2009 • Charlie Bliss named first recipient of Autodesk Manufacturing Community Award Resource links Autodesk Manufacturing: www.autodesk.com/manufacturing Autodesk Manufacturing Community: mfgcommunity.autodesk.com Autodesk Manufacturing News: www.autodesk.com/press Autodesk Manufacturing You Tube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/AutodeskMFG BattleBots: www.battlebots.com Stratasys: www.stratasys.com X PRIZE Foundation: www.xprize.org About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Fortune 100 companies  as well as the last 14 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects  use Autodesk software tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and money, enhance quality, and foster innovation for competitive advantage. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com. Autodesk, AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2009 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.