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GE Ventures, Autodesk Invest in Optomec

Optomec, a provider of additive manufacturing production systems, has received strategic investments from GE Ventures and Autodesk. The funds, according to the company, will further development, promotion and deployment of Optomec’s proprietary solution for production applications.

Optomec supports additive manufacturing in areas such as 3D-printed sensors, advanced electronics packaging and 3D-printed metal. The goal of the company’s collaborations with GE and Autodesk is to reduce barriers of additive manufacturing adoption.

“The Spark Investment Fund aims to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing and we believe a connected ecosystem between hardware and software is key in spurring innovation and collaboration,” said Samir Hanna, vice president and general manager, Consumer and 3D Printing, Autodesk. “We’re excited to have a shared vision with Optomec in enabling additive manufacturing technology to be seamlessly integrated into conventional production platforms to advance the overall design and fabrication process.”

For more information, visit Optomec.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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