Autodesk’s 3D printer make and comes with open 3D printing platform




Autodesk announced that it has its own 3D printer will market later this year. The company also comes with Spark, an open software platform for 3D printing. The design of the printer is also openly available.

In a blog posting Autodesk outlines his plans to enter with their own 3D printer. market for 3D printers The still untitled design can according to the manufacturer handle various materials and Autodesk has released a render of the printer. In addition, the company reports that all designs of the 3D printer will be made, allowing other parties the 3D printer or parts thereof may develop. Freely available The price of the printer is not yet published, but is as Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about $ 5,000.

With the announcement of the arrival of their own 3D printer Autodesk comes at an even more uninhibited market, where companies like MakerBot and 3D Systems are working together with others to gain a position. Autodesk does with the announcement of its Spark platform to stand strong. According to the software company is with Spark, which is described as an open software platform for 3D printing, easier to print 3D objects and provides the user more control over the printing process. The announced 3D printer should therefore, according to Autodesk also seen as a reference platform for the further development of Spark.

Developers can now sign up to start participating in the Spark program. Autodesk is also just a collaboration agreement with the Dutch company 3D Hubs. The software developer has the 3D printer 3D Network Hubs 123D integrated into its platform.

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