This month 3DPrinterOS, the world’s first operating system for 3D printers launched the industry's first cloud-based operating system for 3D printing and design collaboration.
With mainstream software and 3D design tools moving to the cloud, 3DPrinterOS aims to accelerate mass adoption of this emerging technology by allowing free, unprecedented access to a vast network of 3D manufacturing hubs worldwide.
Through a single platform, users can quickly and efficiently manage and share available printers in real-time, while also searching for or uploading design files formatted in CAD, STL, AMF, PLY, OBJ, STL or Gcodes.
Powering an era of remote access to 3D printable resources, tools and hardware, 3DPrinterOS hopes to make the technology more accessible to novice users as well as more seasoned 3D users.
Currently, the majority of 3D printers operate on systems that are not built to work together which can result in a restricted workflow. With 3DPrinterOS, printer manufacturers can easily streamline the entire printing process for the end user by embedding future proof system software that is compatible with any 3D printer.
File view on 3DprinterOS cloud software.
"Much as the current era of modern computing was revolutionized by the standardization delivered by Microsoft's DOS operating system, we're ushering in the next phase of 3D printing with our advanced networked operating system," said John Dogru, chief executive officer at 3DPrinterOS. "We've designed 3DPrinterOS to deliver a standard interface that puts simple tools in the hands of users at all skill levels. Now anyone with a 3D printer can connect it to our platform so that it can be accessed from any Web-enabled device, anywhere in the world."
3DPrinterOS is free for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi users and supports nearly all major desktop 3D printers, including Makerbot Replicator, Ultimaker and LeapFrog through plug and play connectivity. The software enables cloud slicing, real-time file and printer sharing, multi-printer support and management and cloud rendering of STL and Gcodes
"The user benefits are enormous in terms of agility, speed and cost. While current desktop 3D printing software is slow and cumbersome, our cloud-based solution cuts the time to slice a 3D file from 15 minutes to 15 seconds," said Anton Vedesin, chief technology officer at 3DPrinterOS. "We're excited to see how these advancements change the trajectory of mass adoption of 3D printing."
Live View 3D Printing.