3DPrinterOS, the world’s first operating system for 3D printing, has released an open source cloud client for 3D printers which makes it possible to connect just about any 3D printer to the cloud.
Now available on Github, the cloud client already supports the majority of desktop machines and is being shared under the GNU Affero General Public License. The latest release is meant for 3D printer manufacturers, developers and tinkerers to assess the standard toolset available in 3DPrinterOS and expand existing features and functionality.
“Our goal is to radically reduce the latency between design, manufacturing and distribution of physical products, at the point of need and time of need," CEO John Dogru explained. Connecting 3D printers to the cloud is an essential step towards the connected factory of the future. We are excited about the opportunities this release creates for our industry and beyond."
The cloud client is supported by Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux and and enables multi-printer management from the one machine. There are also three web camera control modules for monitoring prints and a range of visualisation, editing, slicing and fixing tools.
Dogru, added: “This open source release makes it simple for every user and manufacturer to access the power of 3D Printing through the cloud. Now any manufacturer, large or small, can modify, customize and build on top of this release to extend their functionality and make 3D printing easier for their users.”
3DPrinterOS recent partnership with Pinshape to streamline process with stream settings.
Since launching to the general public in March, 3DPrinterOS has struck up several partnerships that aim to streamline the 3D printing process. The operating system was designed to allow any to design, share and print objects via a worldwide 3D printer network. The company recently teamed with Pinshape to challenge the IP risks associated with 3D printing and ultimately provide “the missing link” in the design to print process.