German Software Start-Up Netfabb now Officially Part of the Autodesk Family
Back in September 2015, it went officially public that netfabb® would be acquired by Autodesk®. These days, it was announced that netfabb has officially joined the Autodesk family. The deal is an interesting one, and experts see it as a movement to a cloud subscription model over Autodesk’s traditional licensed software.
Exciting New Features for Additive Manufacturing
Autodesk will continue to develop, support, and sell the existing software and cloud solutions. The team is developing exciting new features to help designers to further optimize their additive manufacturing workflows, reduce production costs, and increase efficiency. Recently, they announced the launch of netfabb 7 with CAD import and other exciting updates.
Along with big players such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes, netfabb has been involved for a while in developing the new standard file format .3MF for industrial 3D print data.
As founding member of the 3MF Consortium, the company supports the standard both, for importing and exporting the 3MF file format – in order to give its users a direct access to direct printing, small file storage and 3D printing workflow control.
Accelerating the Future of Industrial Additive Manufacturing
The merge into Autodesk is a great leap forward into accelerating the future of industrial additive manufacturing. Autodesk also invested in netfabb’s previous parent company, the FIT Technology Group.
We’ll be following the further software developments with great interest!
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