There are certain moments in life that stick with you more than others. Sometimes for a good reason, and then sometimes for who knows why. In 2012, while at Makerfaire NYC, I was in attendance at a presentation given by open-source 3D printer guru Josef Prusa when he suggested major limitations in 3D printing are not in hardware, but in software instead. Since then, I’ve certainly noticed getting more from my own collection of 3D printers than I originally did. This is thanks in large part to firmware and software tweaks that have been taking place behind the scenes along the way.
It seems Autodesk, a world leader in CAD software tools and a mamor proponent of 3D printing, feels the same after another software related announcement called ChronoFab.