San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014
Earlier this year, Autodesk announced Spark, a new open platform for 3D printing, aimed at making it simpler and more reliable to print 3D models and easier to control how that model is printed. Now, Autodesk has established a strategic partnership with MatterFab, an innovator in affordable industrial metal 3D printing, to utilize the Spark platform as MatterFab continues to develop new manufacturing platforms.
“The Spark platform is poised to make additive manufacturing easy to use and accessible to everyone,” said Matt Burris, CEO of MatterFab. “The current tools used in the industry are often limited, difficult to use, incredibly expensive, and prevent engineers, designers, researchers, and consumers from making the parts they want, the way they want.”
MatterFab has focused on lowering the total cost of ownership for industrial metal 3D printing, pioneering affordable machine, support, and material costs. This means that every industry can take advantage of the strengths and freedom of metal 3D printing.
“Autodesk and MatterFab share a common goal, to speed and increase innovation in 3D printing” said Dave Warren, CTO of MatterFab. “We look forward to bringing the same speed of innovation to metal as seen in the plastic printer market and Spark’s open platform is a key part of speeding innovation in this area.”
MatterFab significantly increases productivity in metal 3D printing and complements existing CNC solutions. Metal 3D printing can deliver injection molds that double productivity for no additional cost, create custom medical implants, and save airlines billions in fuel costs by printing light weight parts that can only be made with 3D printers.
“Making 3D printing of metals and other industrial materials more accessible to a wider audience is perfectly in line with our goal for Spark and will be a huge milestone for the industry,” said Samir Hanna, general manager and vice president, 3D Printing at Autodesk. “Autodesk is excited to be working with MatterFab to solve this challenge for the 3D printing industry.”
MatterFab (http://www.matterfab.com) was founded by Matt Burris and Dave Warren, two engineers with deep experience developing complex systems for the military. Matt’s passion for revolutionizing manufacturing comes from growing up in his family’s aerospace machine shop in Indianapolis. He has personally seen work from his family’s shop moved to 3D printing and is determined to lead this technology into the machine shops of tomorrow. MatterFab’s team is experienced in lasers, optics, industrial systems and manufacturing.
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