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Autodesk Aims to Accelerate 3D Printing with both Software and Hardware Offering

Matt Ball on May 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling, Products

Autodesk is aiming squarely at improving the pace of 3D printer adoption with both an open software platform for 3D printing called Spark, and a 3D printer of their own. The software aims at making it easier to control what gets printed with a tight integration with hardware. The hardware comes as a means to escalate that integration with control over both the platform and the software that drives it.

The goal is to make it more reliable yet simpler to print 3D models, and easier to control how that model is actually printed. Autodesk’s own 3D printer  will serve as a reference implementation for Spark. It will demonstrate the power of the Spark platform and set a new benchmark for the 3D printing user experience. Together, these will provide the building blocks that product designers, hardware manufacturers, software developers and materials scientists can use to continue to explore the limits of 3D printing technology.

Read Autodesk CEO and President Carl Bass’ thoughts here:
http://inthefold.autodesk.com/in_the_fold/2014/05/accelerating-the-future-of-3d-printing.html

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