Autodesk Names Ponderosa Roasting as Inventor of the Month for January 2009

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ponderosa Roasting (Ponderosa), a specialty manufacturer of coffee roasting machines, has been named as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for January 2009.

Ponderosa used Autodesk Inventor software to design and manufacture coffee roasting machines that give greater control over various aspects of the roasting process, ensuring that each coffee bean is optimally roasted. Using Digital Prototyping to create an accurate 3D model with Inventor has already helped Ponderosa significantly streamline its design-to-manufacturing process. Ponderosa recently developed a custom, 15-kilogram roaster in just four weeks — a process that previously would have taken nearly six months.

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