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Introducing Spark

Spark is an open 3D printing software platform that will make it easier for hardware manufacturers, software developers, materials scientists, product designers, and others to participate in and benefit from this technology.

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Ignite the next industrial revolution

3D printing has the potential to fundamentally change how things are designed and made, but the industry is still in its infancy. Spark will enable the acceleration of innovation in 3D printing, and make it accessible and relevant to millions, if not billions, of people.

The current 3D printing market is fragmented between multiple models and price points… Despite significant hype and promise, 3D printing has not made headway into the consumer market due to the combination of design and technical constraints
~ Rakesh Sharma, Forbes


What is Spark


Spark connects digital information to 3D printers in a new and streamlined way, making it easier to visualize and optimize prints without trial and error, while broadening the range of materials used for printing.

Spark’s software platform for 3D printing is a positive step toward improving the interoperability of software, hardware and material suppliers.
~ Gartner



Because the Spark platform is open, everyone -- from hardware manufacturers, to app developers, to product designers -- can use its building blocks to further push the limits of 3D printing and drive fresh innovation.

The open nature of the platform is undeniably one of the key interesting things about Spark.
~ Katie Collins, Wired



To encourage any and all members of the 3D printing industry to not only participate in Spark, but also to fuel it forward, Spark will be free to license.  Together, we can accelerate the new industrial revolution.

Autodesk has the opportunity to create an ecosystem around the Spark platform.
~ Al Hilwa, IDC