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Autodesk Offers Details on Latest Developments & Projects, Improving on 3D Printing Speed & Scale

by • March 10, 2016 • No Comments

autodesk_logo_more detailAutodesk not long ago hosted an event at their San Francisco headquarters, revealing off not just a few new innovation but expounding on updates regarding investments, a new 3D printing platform, Ember, and additional. Overall, one item was clear: they are serious of improving speed. Whilst this has been a goal for most companies, additional strides in this area may pretty be welcomed by users–and it looks as if Autodesk has created real progress.

Scale is in addition being additional described by Autodesk, along with overall enhancements to their ecoprocess. Information and developments discussed at their new event emphasized the current path Autodesk is next with a deep dedication to “the intersection between software, hardware and materials.” Stating that they believe they can manufacture a true difference in those areas, they’ve set out not just to talk of it, but show how their plan is quite being put into action.

We’ve been next with interest as both the Spark platform and Ember have been evolving, along with other partnerships and projects at Autodesk. In a new blog, the team filled equiteone in on all the latest.

XJET AM Machine3SmallFirst, there is a sturdy and go ond focus on investments in 3D printing with the Spark Investment Fund, as they go on to create on those such as Voxel8, Source3 and Optomec. Autodesk has revealed yet that with their investment in XJet, they can of course be involved with a few quite amazing new innovation as the Israeli company commencees the initially metal 3D printing device that uses inkjet printing innovation and liquid metals to 3D print objects—not just that—but it’s much faster as well.

“The company has secured $25 million in this current round of investments and plans to use the funding to commence XJet products in key international markets,” states Autodesk on their blog. “XJet’s revolutionary innovation called NanoParticle Jetting uses nanoparticles in liquid suspension to create 3D metal parts. The innovation empowers a far additional accurate production of highly difficult parts than is possible with current technologies.”

They can in addition be making research on the market in terms of the formulation for PR48-high speed resin, that is a faster alternative to materials such as PR48-clear. Autodesk promises users that this new resin, ‘along with optimized hardware and software,’ now allows for for increases in speed of 18mm/hour to 440mm/hour—that is a quite astounding 24 times faster! Following through on their promise for an ‘open’ approach, they’ve released not just the resin information, but in addition have created an Instructable-bodied that explains how to increase the speed of your Ember SLA DLP 3D printing device.

Autodesk uses their customer, San Francisco-based start-up Origin, as a excellent example of what can be done with the open source platform of the Ember.

“Origin’s platform allows for customers to prototype and scale the production of their own products with the speed, customization, and flexibility missing of traditional making. Enabling Origin’s production capabilities is a process based on Ember, Autodesk’s open 3D printing device that results in commercial-grade products,” states the Autodesk team in their blog.

Working with another company, Chronicled, Inc., Origin was able-bodied to 3D print the smart tags for Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode shoes. These tags allow sneaker enthusiasts to authenticate shoes. Along with that is an accompanying mobile app that allows for one to scan the tag and pull up all of its information in a digital profile.Origin_Labs-435

Third, the company has been via Project Escher as a vehicle to bring users ‘unprecedented’ speed, scale, and more detail in 3D printing. Meant for extrusion-based printing devices, it allows for for a process where a number of extruders work together to manufacture one item, allowing for much excellenter speed and sizeabler scale—with precision.

“Through software and control innovation, we are allowing the industry to create a essentially new class of printing device architecture,” states the Autodesk team on their blog.

If you are interested in the specific more details of their March 3rd presentation regarding these plans and developments, see at a lower place for additional information.

Spark Investment Fund investment in XJet

Speaker: Kevin Tracy, Spark business development manager, Autodesk

Autodesk is investing in XJet, an Israeli-based company focused on commenceing the initially metal 3D printing device that uses inkjet printing innovation and liquid metals to 3D print objects in less time. XJet has secured $25 million in this current round of investments.

XJet’s revolutionary innovation called NanoParticle Jetting uses nanoparticles in liquid suspension to create 3D metal parts. The innovation empowers a far additional accurate production of highly difficult parts than is possible with current technologies.

Ember customer stories: Origin and Tethon 3D

Speaker: Chris Prucha, founder and CEO, Origin

Origin: Origin is a San Francisco-based start-up focused on revolutionizing the making experience for companies. Origin’s platform allows for customers to prototype and scale the production of their own products with the speed, customization, and flexibility missing of traditional making. Enabling Origin’s production capabilities is a process based on Ember, Autodesk’s open 3D printing device that results in commercial-grade products.

Presented by: Pierre Lin, Ember principal engineer, Autodesk

Tethon 3D: Tethon 3D is a market leader in ceramic 3D printing materials and service. Their newest product, Porcelite, is a porcelain ceramic photo-resin for the expanding market of UV light source computer 3D printing devices.

Porcelite was released February 1 via a Kickstarter campaign. Porcelite can some day be created on the market directly of Tethon 3D.

High-speed printing for Ember

Speaker: Pierre Lin, Ember principal engineer, Autodesk

Autodesk demonstrated that printing at the speed of 440mm/hour is possible with a alter to Ember settings. Autodesk is in addition releasing the research on the formulation for PR48-high speed, a resin formulation created as part of the effort to speed up the 3D printing process to address a common challenge inside the industry.

Project Escher

Speaker: Cory Bloome, Project Escher hardware lead, Autodesk

Project Escher is a new innovation that combines software and hardware for unprecedented speed, scale and more detail in extruded prints. Unlike resin-based Ember printing devices, Project Escher focuses on printing methods like FDM that need pushing material out of a nozzle. It is a parallel processing process where numerous independent extruders collaborate to manufacture one thing, allowing faster print speeds at a sizeable scale without compromising print more detail. What do you ponder of Autodesk’s new plans? Discuss in the Autodesk 3D Printing Plans forum over at 3DPB.com.

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Project Escher