Autodesk has announced both an open software platform for 3D printing called Spark and their very own 3D Printer. The hardware is to serve as a reference point for the new Spark software which they hope will bring a new level of user experience to 3D Printing.
As with many of Autodesk’s newest products Spark will be open and freely licensable to hardware manufacturers and other interested parties. Autodesk is hoping that by making the system available to product designers, hardware manufacturers, software developers and materials scientists it will be used to explore the limits of 3D Printing technology.
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