SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 3DPrinterOS today announced the industry's first cloud-based operating system for 3D printing and design collaboration. Aiming to accelerate mass adoption of this emerging technology, 3DPrinterOS gives users 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.
Remote access to 3D printable resources, tools and hardware will usher in a new era of on-demand manufacturing, giving not only tech enthusiasts, but also novice users, a chance to build their own 3D projects. The industry is growing exponentially and Gartner predicts 3D printer shipments will reach over 2.3 million per year by 2018. Currently, most printers depend on programs that are not interoperable, convoluting the idea to print workflow. With 3DPrinterOS, printer manufacturers can easily streamline the entire printing process for the end user by embedding an system software that is compatible with any 3D printer — past, present or future.
"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."
Key Features of 3DPrinterOS
- Free for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi
- Supports nearly all major desktop 3D printers, including Makerbot Replicator, Ultimaker and LeapFrog
- Enables cloud slicing, real-time file and printer sharing, multi-printer support and management and cloud rendering of STL and gcodes
- Offers customizable settings, downloadable stls and the "Magic Fix" app for repairing, converting and orienting designs
- Provides plug-and-play 3D printer connectivity to the cloud from any web-enabled device
"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."
The world's first operating system for 3d printers. 3DPrinterOS is the only platform that gives users the ability to search or upload 3d printable content, quickly and easily repair designs, customize settings, slice in the cloud and send files for printing anywhere in the world. 3D printer owners and new users alike can share CAD files and multiple 3D printers all from a single cloud interface. For the first time in history, anyone with a 3D printer can plug in, connect their 3D printer to the cloud and share printers for access from anywhere, anytime and from any web-enabled device. www.3dprinteros.com