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Towards Sustainable ‘Biofriendly’ Materials for Additive Manufacturing (Part 3 of 3)

Though SLA’s underlying process has changed little over the years, 3D printing has begun to revolutionize modern manufacturing. Read more

Spark's Raphael Stargrove to present at AMUG 2016

On Tuesday, April 5, Spark's Materials Program Senior Product Manager will give a talk on "Designing for Additive Manufacturing" at the AMUG2016 conference. Read more

New Advancements in 3D Printing to Improve Speed and Scale

Spark is driving innovation across the industry to unlock the potential for our customers to develop more advanced products, parts and components. Read more

Liquid metal 3D printing company XJet secures funding from Autodesk's Spark Investment Fund

XJet is bringing to market the first inkjet-based 3D printing system for metal parts. Read more

Towards Sustainable 'Biofriendly' Materials for Additive Manufacturing (Part 2 of 3)

Equipped with 11 bio-inspired design strategies borrowed from the natural world, the class spent the fall semester developing promising avenues for the development of high performance 3D printing... Read more

How Nature Makes Things: Relevant Bio-Inspired Approaches

Additive manufacturing shows great promise for making things in a way that more closely resembles natural form, but some of the below strategies are worth investigating to reduce or eliminate... Read more

Metal 3D printer shipments grew 51% in 2015

Preliminary findings show that shipments of metal 3D printers have grown a staggering 51% in 2015. Read more

Autodesk adds Optomec to the Spark Investment Fund portfolio to spur innovation in industrial 3D printing

Together with GE Ventures, Autodesk's Spark investment Fund has made a strategic investment in production-grade Additive Manufacturing solutions leader Optomec. Read more

Towards Sustainable ‘Biofriendly’ Materials for Additive Manufacturing (Part 1 of 3)

As the additive manufacturing industry grows and extends its reach, it becomes important to ask a number of related health, safety, and environmental questions. Read more

Understanding The 3D Printing Ecosystem

Why isn’t 3D printing better? Why are failure rates so high and why is reproducibility so difficult? It’s clear that it’s not due to working with exotic materials or advanced motion control. Read more