Leading additive manufacturing supplier Optomec are hosting a training class this week at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. The session is titled “Autodesk is to Additive Manufacturing as Stratocaster is to ‘Stairway to Heaven” and will take place on Thursday at The Venetian as part of Autodesk’s largest conference. The class will be focused on additive manufacturing and how Autodesk’s products can be best utilized for 3D printing.
Dave Gleason, Optomec’s software development manager said this about the session:
Additive manufacturing presents new opportunities and challenges that require a tightly connected ecosystem between design tools and 3D printing hardware to spur innovation and collaboration. We’re excited to share our knowledge with Autodesk users on how additive manufacturing technology can extend boundaries to advance the overall design and development of whatever can be imagined.
The two companies have a history of collaborating together, with Autodesk making an investment into Optomec in December last year. Optomec is a global supplier of additive manufacturing technology, particularly in the use of metals, while Autodesk is a leader in 3D printing software and learning resources. The partnership therefore makes sense and the two seem keen to develop in unison with one another. Optomec are expected to talk about how they develop CAD designs into 3D printed objects and how Autodesk’s software can be best used in order to do so. This means that those in attendance can expect to learn more about the 3D printing production process from both hardware and software points of view.
In addition to Optomec, Autodesk University also showcases many of Autodesks’s plans for the future which include cloud based technologies and the latest trends and technologies. The conference will be hosting an array of classes and interactive exhibits. There will be live industrial robotic 3D printing, a brick laying robot, a 3D printed drone and a virtual reality experience configuring a full scale Ford Mustang. This year’s event in Las Vegas concludes on Thursday with actor and comedian Rob Corddry expected to make an appearance. Another event that is happening this week is Formnext which 3DPI will be covering in full detail.
Featured image of Optomec logo via Optomic.