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Meet our partners from

across the ecosystem

The Spark platform is being developed with the help of our growing network of hardware and materials manufacturers, 3D printing service bureaus and product designers. These early Spark adopters are helping make additive manufacturing more accessible, simple, and reliable. The Future of Making Things has begun with a bevy of bright ideas that clear the way for innovation.

3D Hubs

3D Hubs’s mission is to make 3D printing accessible to everyone by unlocking the world’s idle 3D printers, facilitating transactions between 3D printer owners (Hubs) and people that want to make 3D prints. In partnering on the Spark platform, 3D Hubs is working with Autodesk on creating seamless connections between 3D designs and the world’s largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers.

3D Industri.es

3D Industri.es is on a mission to democratize 3D content access by making every online 3D model searchable and traceable by form and shape. They will use the Spark platform to help everyone, from consumers to industrial users, easily find and successfully 3D print the parts they need.

Authentise

Authentise is a leader and strategic partner for intellectual property publishing. Its streaming technology reassures rights holders that they can safely engage in 3D printing and be compensated for their work. By collaborating Authentise and Autodesk can make 3D printing a more secure, reliable and accessible opportunity for rights holders and their customers.

BigRep

BigRep believes that while big is beautiful, it doesn’t have to be expensive. The print volume of their ONE.2 3D printer is 27 times that of a large desktop 3D printer (1.3m3), yet costs only about 5 times as much. They will use Spark to more seamlessly integrate their software and hardware, creating a better experience for anyone who wants to bring big ideas to reality.

Dremel

Dremel recently launched a 3D printer, the 3D Idea Builder, aimed at providing a user-friendly 3D printing experience. The partnership with Autodesk will allow Dremel to bring together hardware and software to better address the needs of their community as the Spark open platform better connects digital content and the hardware for fabrication.

Emerging Objects

Emerging Objects is an independent, creatively driven, 3D Printing MAKE-tank that uses 3D printing to reimagine how exterior and interior environments are made. They are adopting the Spark platform to more easily create unique 3D printable materials and streamline the processes that allow them to print large-scale architectural assemblies and structures.

ExOne

The ExOne Company partners with customers to facilitate the transition from conventional to additive manufacturing. Their unique binder jetting technology enables parts to be 3D printed using industrial strength materials with unlimited design complexity. The Spark platform will aid the transformation of their customer's digital models directly into fully functional parts.

Francis Bitonti Studio

Francis Bitonti Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio. They use next generation manufacturing practices and algorithmically driven design to create novel experiences for consumers and innovative 3D printable materials for a wide range of industries. The Studio will use Spark to create user-driven product customizers and new design tools for generating complex geometries and material properties.

HP

The Spark platform will help open the innovation potential of HP¹s Multi Jet Fusion printer by allowing users to access a rich palette of sophisticated tools such as constraint-based design to create and produce items with many types of materials and properties at once. This partnership provides an opportunity to ultimately deliver a faster, more reliable, quality experience for HP's customers.

Local Motors

To provide an example of the power of the Spark software platform, Autodesk is partnering with Local Motors to leverage Spark for large format manufacturing as they continue to develop the Strati, the world’s first 3D printed car. The implementation of Spark will help address issues encountered during the 3D printing process including the toolpath optimization, delamination issues and support structures.

MatterFab

MatterFab, an innovator in affordable industrial metal 3D printing, is partnering with the Spark platform to help speed innovation as they continue to develop new manufacturing platforms that focus on lowering the total cost of ownership for industrial metal 3D printing, pioneering affordable machine, support, and material costs.

Microsoft

Microsoft is partnering with Autodesk to incorporate the Spark platform into Windows 10, accelerating the future of digital and physical 3D creation, making 3D printing a more useful and reliable experience for businesses and individuals alike.

Mosaic Manufacturing

Mosaic’s new multi-color, multi-material technology enables desktop printers to create a wider variety of objects. They will use Spark to provide their users with an even richer multi-material 3D printing experience.

Nervous System

Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. They will employ the spark platform in their creation of user-friendly, web-based product design apps for 3d-printing. Additionally, Nervous System’s place at the leading edge of digital fabrication can provide insight into new Spark platform enhancements.

Occipital

Occipital develops state-of-the-art computer vision software and hardware. Their Structure Sensor accessory turns an iPad into a powerful 3D scanner. Structure Sensor and its available apps will give users of Spark Powered apps the ability to capture and incorporate scale-accurate, full-color 3D content, with no CAD experience at all.

Rinkak

Based in Tokyo, Rinkak is the largest 3D printing service and marketplace in Asia with a network of more than 100 service bureaus around the world. We are working with Rinkak to explore how Spark can better serve the needs of the Asian 3D printing market. Additionally, Rinkak’s consultation practice is has proven valuable to major Japanese corporations looking to integrate additive manufacturing into their workflow, from internal prototyping to consumer facing, mass-customization.

Shapeways

With a community of designers creating more than 150,000 new designs each month, Shapeways is the world’s largest 3D printing marketplace and service. They will use the Spark platform to help more people quickly and affordably turn ideas from digital designs into real products.

Ultimaker

Ultimaker believes that everyone is a maker. Their open source, easy-to-use 3D printers inspire people to share, collaborate and make. Early adopters of the Spark platform, they are using Spark to optimize their products’ user experience, creating a more seamless connection between software and hardware.

Voxel8

With Voxel8’s technology, working electronic devices can be created directly from a 3D printer. Voxel8 ise collaborating with Autodesk to create Wire, a Spark Powered app for designing and printing 3D printed electronics using the Voxel8 3D printing platform. Together, Wire and Voxel8 will make the design and fabrication of three-dimensional circuits a reality.

Xjet

XJet is creating the first direct 3D metal jetting system. Their NanoParticle™ Jetting technology uses solid metal nanoparticles suspended in liquid to produce high quality metal parts with a high-level of detail, surface finish and accuracy with little or no compromise on speed or build time.