$5,995 (about £4,000)
The Spark platform has huge potential and will take 3D printing into new territory
What is it? We’re big fans of Autodesk’s design software, so now they’ve got into the 3D-printing space it’s time to take notice. The Ember 3D printer will use the free and open Spark platform, allowing end users to tweak the printer however they like. Autodesk hopes Spark will prompt a flurry of innovation in 3D printing, and make it accessible and relevant to millions more people. When’s it due? Early 2015. Why are we excited? The Spark platform has huge potential and will take 3D printing into new territory. Ember may well be the lead hardware device for the platform and will be something you’ll hear a lot more about.