Autodesk to offer open platform software for 3D printing

Spark 3D printing

This week, Autodesk president and CEO Carl Bass wrote a blog post about accelerating the future of 3D printing, commenting that for years he has "been fascinated by the promise and frustrated by the reality of 3D printing".

So, addressing both issues, Autodesk has annouced Spark, an open platform software for 3D printing, which Bass comments will "make it more reliable yet simpler to print 3D models". Autodesk will also be introducing a 3D printer to serve as a reference implementation for Spark.

The software will be open and freely licensable to hardware manufacturers and others who are interested. The design of the 3D printer will also be made publicly available to allow further development.

Want to know more? Visit the dedicated Spark section of the Autodesk website.

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.