Autodesk Acquires Instructables

By on August 3rd, 2011 in Corporate


3D software giant Autodesk, makers of Maya, Revit, 3DS Max and AutoCAD announced they’ve acquired Instructables. Instructables provides do-it-yourself instructions for a wide variety of projects, some of which involve 3D printing. Instructables chief Eric J. Wilhelm says: 
Autodesk gives us the scale and support to grow and improve Instructables, build some great apps, and continue our mission of creating a positive impact on the world..  Autodesk is a great cultural fit for Instructables.  They make tools for creative people:  they’re the world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. 
We suspect that’s the key element here: Autodesk provides products for creative people and Instructables is a place where you’ll find lots of them. Probably a good strategic move by Autodesk – but will this have any effect on the Maker movement? We suspect not so much; Instructables will continue doing their thing, now backed by Autodesk. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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