Autodesk has today announced that Spark - its open 3D printing platform - has been embedded into Windows 10.
To make 3D printing more accessible to Windows users worldwide, the company says that its Spark 3D printing platform will provide “an optimised 3D printing experience directly within Windows 10.” This aims to streamline the additive manufacturing process from design to fabrication.
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Autodesk will also make the free* Spark APIs available to the Microsoft developer community, further extending the reach and growth of the 3D printing industry.
Corporate vice president of developer platform & evangelism and chief evangelist for Microsoft, Steve Guggenheimer commented: “There’s a crucial need to align software and 3D printing hardware to support the needs of modern 3D printing for our global community of users and developers.
“Teaming up with Autodesk will help fully unlock the capabilities of 3D printing, streamlining the end-to-end process.”
Autodesk’s vice president and general manager, consumer and 3D printing, Samir Hanna added: “Autodesk is dedicated to improving the 3D printing industry in a collaborative way, making the technology easier and more accessible to businesses and individuals alike.
“By optimising the Spark 3D printing platform for Windows 10, we are empowering both Windows users and Microsoft developers to tap the potential of additive manufacturing.”
*Subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software.