HP Adopts Autodesk’s Spark 3D Printing Ecosystem

Could 3D Printing upstarts HP & Autodesk really challenge the big boys of AM? A new collaboration might do just that.

3D printing, HP, Autodesk, sparkAccording to a blog post over at Autodesk’s Spark site, HP & Autodesk are set to embark on an AM collaboration that could garner some attention from competitors like 3DSystems and Stratasys.

As the individuals responsible for 3D printing in our respective companies, we wanted to reach out to the community together and share an exciting update. We’re on the verge of tapping into new developments for 3D printing, which will bring lots of positive change for many industries surrounding additive manufacturing.

Autodesk and HP have worked together for a long time. We share a vision to drive technology innovation and provide the best products and experiences to our customers. Today, Autodesk and HP expand the alignment of our offerings to push 3D printing forward and drive toward a new industrial revolution that changes the way we design and manufacture things. We have a common goal to unlock 3D printing’s full promise such as higher speeds, higher quality, and improved reliability. Thus, HP is adopting Spark to integrate it with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion platform.

Spark provides the building blocks for hardware manufacturers, software developers and materials scientists to continue to explore the limits of 3D printing technology. This helps open the innovation potential of the Multi Jet Fusion printer by allowing users to access a rich palette of sophisticated tools such as constraint based design to create and produce output with many types of materials and properties at once.

We’re just beginning to realize the potential of additive manufacturing and by integrating Spark and Multi Jet Fusion technology, we hope to make it possible for many more people to incorporate 3D printing into their design and manufacturing process. Together, we will usher in a new era of manufacturing powered by 3D printing.

Stay tuned,

Scott and Samir

Samir Hanna, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer and 3D Printing, Autodesk
Scott Schiller, WW Business Director at HP, 3D Printing

If Autodesk and HP can create a tightly knit program that take a lot of the hassle out of AM’s workflow could businesses looking to adopt AM switch over the the upstart newcomers? 

Source: Spark