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The Israeli office of Autodesk Inc. has been collaborating with Massivit, an Israeli startup company, to 3D print elements of a car, the Strati. They have been working on a 3D model of the “Strati” – a car created and developed by Local Motors.
The collaboration will be displayed Monday during the main event of EcoMotion, a gathering of Smart Transportation innovators that will take place at the Peres Center for Peace in Tel Aviv. Parts of the printed car will be introduced for the first time in Israel.
Autodesk developed “Spark,” a complete, open and free platform for 3D printing that will connect digital information to 3D printers in a new way. It provided Massivit with support on the software aspect in order to print the 3D model of the Strati.
Autodesk believes the 3D Printing revolution will transform industries, drastically reducing waste and the cost of assembly.
Eitan Tsarfati, the head of Autodesk’s 3D printing platform, told Israel’s Channel 10 that the Spark platform will provide the building blocks for innovation that product designers, hardware manufacturers, software developers and materials companies can use to push the boundaries of 3D printing technology. “3D Printing of an entire car consists of multiple materials, like the one developed by Local Motors,” Tsarfati told Channel 10 TV on Thursday.
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