3-D Printers Are Cameras, Not Printers

Autodesk clearly recognizes that, for all the anticipation, 3D printing hasn’t exactly taken off.

Autodesk Inc. has established a $100 million investment fund "to spur innovation and collaboration in the 3D printing industry." The goal is to "develop in the fastest possible way the 3-D printing ecosystem," the company's consumer group vice president Samir Hanna told Gigaom. The Spark Investment Fund will support not only new hardware and software but also "materials, marketplaces and maker spaces."

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