Spark is open & connected
While additive manufacturing offers unprecedented opportunities, it is still complex, expensive and not always reliable. Until now, proprietary technologies and fragmented processes have limited innovation and adoption in 3D printing. To address these challenges, Autodesk developed Spark. Spark is an open 3D printing platform that any company can build on. Together, we can not just make 3D printing work, we can shape the future of making things.
Spark provides extensible APIs for each stage of the 3D printing workflow. These enable any business to quickly add 3D printing functionality to applications. With Spark, any application can prepare, optimize and deliver 3D models for any 3D printer or service bureau.
Spark will offer a set of industry standards for all aspects of the 3D printing ecosystem: software, hardware, materials and services. Together, this community of innovators can improve how things are made and even change the very nature of what we create.