Autodesk have announced they will be merging the Spark additive manufacturing and 3D printing platform into the Autodesk Forge Platform. After the transition is complete, all Autodesk additive manufacturing and 3D printing APIs, services and sample applications will be available on the Forge Platform and the Spark developer portal will eventually be closed. 3D printing APIs are already available on the Forge Developer Portal.
This change will provide Autodesk’s developer community with a greater range of connected cloud services and support under a single development platform with a common set of foundational services. Using a single platform increases overall security, reliability and scalability. Autodesk is developing its own cloud based products on top on the Autodesk Forge platform.
Autodesk are already working with their existing Spark developers closely to deliver a smooth transition. Developers will continue to receive support through the Forge platform’s developer program. Autodesk will continue to partner with other 3D printing and additive manufacturing companies to push for new innovations in hardware, materials and software and create a connected additive manufacturing ecosystem.
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