Optomec to Present at Autodesk University

Optomec Class Will Highlight Opportunities to Utilize Autodesk Software to Drive 3D Additive Manufacturing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and 3D printed metals, today announced it will conduct a training session at Autodesk University (AU) 2016, the world's largest gathering of Autodesk users, which will take place from November 14-17 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"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," said Dave Gleason, Software Development Manager at Optomec. "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 Optomec class, titled "Autodesk is to Additive Manufacturing as Stratocaster is to 'Stairway to Heaven,'" will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in Zeno 4701, level 4.

This class will describe the workflows that Optomec uses to translate CAD designs into printed features on existing parts or surfaces. It will cover specific additive-manufacturing challenges that are related to 3D printing and how Autodesk software can be used to tackle them. It will also further explore the subtle differences between additive and subtractive manufacturing and how Autodesk addresses these. Attendees will develop a deeper knowledge of the use of Autodesk products for additive manufacturing and how they can be adapted to suit their specific additive requirements. Attendees will also learn about the differences between additive and subtractive methodologies and how they apply to CAD and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) development as a whole. This session features AutoCAD FeatureCAM software and how it has been extended to enable additive manufacturing workflows for 5-axis tool path generation.

Optomec and Autodesk have a history of working collaboratively in developing software tools that optimize 3D print solutions. In December 2015 Autodesk made a strategic investment in Optomec; click here to read more.

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec's patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit optomec.com.

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