Stratasys integration lets 3D models be ordered directly from Adobe Photoshop

    LOS ANGELES – 3D printing and manufacturing solutions company Stratasys Inc. used the recent Adobe MAX conference to launch a new partnership with the vendor that allows for 3D models to be ordered from directly within Adobe Photoshop.

    The broader goal of the partnership is to eliminate some of the workflow and product barriers that make it difficult for creative professionals to easily transform their designs into vibrant and durable color 3D printed models. The first fruits of their partnership is the integration with Photoshop Creative Cloud, which allows users to send 3D files for production through Stratasys Direct Express via the print menu.

    The process creates a file that meets all the specifications for Stratasys Direct Express, which prints the model to spec with the latest additive and conventional manufacturing technologies and ships it to the user.

    “Stratasys is poised to help product designers, artists, engineers and makers push the boundaries of color 3D printing. Partnering with Adobe is a major step in achieving this goal,” said Dan Yalon, executive vice-president, business development, marketing and vertical solutions with Stratasys, in a statement. “We are confident that together we will introduce more creative professionals to the world of additive manufacturing and provide them with all the tools they need to effortlessly turn their visions into colorful, beautiful reality.”

    ITBusiness.ca got a demo from Stratsys and Adobe of the new integration on the show floor at Adobe MAX. For more, watch the video above.

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    Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.