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Formlabs integrates with Autodesk’s generative design software, Netfabb

Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of 3D printing systems, is to streamline its user integration with Autodesk’s Netfabb Software.

Users in Netfabb will be able to connect directly to PreForm, Formlabs’ print preparation software, create and modify their own support strategy to optimize parts for the Form 2 and easily hollow and add lattice structures and perforation holes to their models to save print time and materials use.

Users of Netfabb within PreForm will be able to use Netfabb mesh repair, and, for the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, 2D and 3D packing algorithms will optimally place parts within the build volume.

“Formlabs has been working closely with Autodesk on strategic collaborations for a few years now,” said Grant Thomas-Lepore, head of software product management at Formlabs.

“We’re excited to be streamlining the benefits of Netfabb to our users and look forward to future collaborations together.”

“Autodesk is excited to connect to, and enable PreForm with Netfabb,” said Duann Scott, business development and strategy at Autodesk.

“Formlabs has been disruptive in democratizing professional 3D printing, just as Autodesk is working to provide professional additive manufacturing design software to every designer, engineer and researcher.”