SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug 5, 2015 – Autodesk 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 Spark 3D printing platform will provide an optimized 3D printing experience directly within Windows 10. This helps streamline the additive manufacturing process from design to fabrication. 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.
“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,” said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of developer platform & evangelism and chief evangelist for Microsoft. “Teaming up with Autodesk will help fully unlock the capabilities of 3D printing, streamlining the end-to-end process.”
“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,” said Samir Hanna, vice president and general manager, consumer and 3D printing, Autodesk. “By optimizing the Spark 3D printing platform for Windows 10, we are empowering both Windows users and Microsoft developers to tap the potential of additive manufacturing.”
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