3D printers are now becoming common. In fact, they are becoming a great helpful to us. But not all the 3D printers run on the same OS and there are some 3D printers that are quite complex to run. Hence, many people become disinterested using them. But lately, engineers have built 3DPrinterOS, the world’s first open 3D Printing OS that is able to rule all other 3D printers.
A San Francisco, California-based company has introduced 3DPrinterOS. The 3DPrinterOS is a standalone software system that connects to a number of popular printers.
Using this software, your printer turns into a networked “black box.” Users can simply send over files and print them. It works on Mac and Windows as well as Linux and Raspberry Pi. The service is compatible with Makerbot, Ultimaker, and some RepRap models (essentially a few of the most popular printer models) and also allows you to control and submit print jobs over the Internet.
John Dogru, who is the CEO of that San Francisco, California-based company said, “It’s incredibly exciting how fast the 3D Printing world is growing but without a platform that’s able to communicate across printers, softwares and applications users are unable to truly enjoy and unleash the full potential of 3D Printing. Our goal is a platform compatible with the majority of design tools and 3D printers so dreamers, designers and first time makers can collaborate, communicate and create in a universal language for the first time. … many of the current operating systems require complicated 20+ click workflows before a design could be printed. The ability to 3D Print is incredibly exciting. We still get blown away watching a 3D Printer whir to life to create a physical object out of something that was just an idea a few moments ago. We want to share that excitement and sense of wonder with the entire world.”
The apps have just left beta and are now available for all and sundry. If you own a MakerBot 2, 2x, Ultimaker 1, 2 or Duplicator 3, 4, then this is your chance to download the driver now for Windows XP/7/8, Mac. Test it out and really have your feedback incorporated into future versions.