3D Printing Industry News and Updates | 3DPrinterOS - Part 2
July 15, 2021

3D Control Systems Introducing New UI for 3DPrinterOS Platform

After receiving users feedback, 3DPrinterOS sports a fresh, new design that looks even more professional and user friendly. We’ve reorganized information in a clearer format, updated the color palette, and designed processes that use fewer clicks. The ultimate goal for 3DPrinterOS is to give a superior customer experience.

What we’ve improved

We’ve used cutting-edge technologies to decrease page loading speeds by more than three times which helps our customers innovate faster! Our aspiration is to continue to be the #1 3Dprinter management platform in the industry.

Our main focus is to keep the core functionality consistent, while giving the platform a cleaner look. We’ve decreased the number of buttons significantly, which will streamline your workflow.

 

 

We’ve also developed a smart system for choosing the right slicer for your 3D printer. The system will now know which slicer you’ll need, based on your current 3D printers and the last used application (Magic Fix or STL Editor).

We’re also happy to announce the Analyze feature in the STL Editor (Layout). This will help you analyze if the model’s first layer is touching the build plate, if supports are needed, infill recommendations and if there are any mesh holes.

You can now toggle ‘’Show hosts’’ in the Printers tab. This will help you by clearing the extra information from your screen, when it’s necessary.


More improvements:

  • Quick printer selection
  • Simpler filtering and searching on the History page
  • Uploading files by dragging and dropping
  • UI/UX improvements for the Slicers, STL Editor and various other applications
  • You can now undo Delete, if needed
  • Improved mobile performance 
  • Organization Admin panel is categorized and greatly improved for a better experience
  • You can now Report the Problem with ‘’verbose mode ’’ enabled, from the Printer Settings, so we could get all the necessary information from the printers.

 

Go check out the new experience and don’t forget to leave us feedback through the snippet on the right side of the screen.

Here’s some feedback from one of our longtime customers Chip Bobbert, the Digital Fabrication Architect at Duke University:

 

‘‘It’s extremely important to our lab and the industry at large that 3D printing be easy and accessible.  The new 3DprinterOS user interface simplifies access and removes clutter.  Users can now access printing resources with fewer steps.” 


If you have any questions on how to run your organization like Harvard, Columbia University or Google does on 3DPrinterOS, then feel free to reach out to us from HERE.


3DPrinterOS, a 3D Control Systems Solution


October 16, 2020

How to run socially distant 3D print projects

While there are plenty of subjects that are easily adaptable to remote learning, when it comes to more practical subjects – engineering, art and design, for instance – things can get a little bit tricky. 3D printing has been adopted by many educators, because it allows students to prototype, iterate, and prepare themselves for the future of manufacturing.

So, Covid or not, there’s still learning to be done. Students are heading back to school and perhaps now more than ever it’s vital that we practice social distancing and wear the right PPE gear, to try and keep a lid on infection rates.

But how can educators remotely manage 3D printers and stick to social distancing guidelines?

Managing 3D Print Projects: The Pre-Covid Way

Before we dive into the solution, let’s take a look at how things have happened in the “before times” and why it’s not really a viable solution, at least not for the immediate future.

People in a room together: 3D printers are, typically, clustered together in a class, meaning not only are students and educators having to be in a room together, they might be forced within 6 feet of one another.

Now, you could maybe get around this by having students and educators interact with the 3D printers individually, but this quickly becomes impractical and time consuming. Maybe you could spread the 3D printers further around the faculty? But then that presents another set of challenges and makes managing and maintaining them less practical.

Communal surfaces: Like any practical subject, 3D printing involves a lot of touching. Touching computers for slicing and setup. Touching SD cards and handing them to one another. Touching panels and build plates on the printers themselves.

So, not only is everyone in a confined space together, they’re forced to get hands-on and touch a lot of shared surfaces. While providing every student with their own computer is certainly a viable solution to get around the risks of shared computers, providing everyone with their own 3D printer is less so. You could also enforce rigorous disinfection procedures, to make sure every surface gets cleaned between uses, but as we know, it’s perilously easy for someone to get complacent or simply forget.

Managing 3D Print Projects: The Post-Covid Approach

Socially distant 3D printing: With a cloud-based 3D printing solution, students don’t have to be in the same room to print their projects. They don’t even need to be in the same country. Students simply log in to their dashboard, upload and prepare their designs, and when they’re ready, add them to the print queue.

An on-site print lab technician can then monitor and manage the student’s print projects. And once the print jobs are completed, the technician can retrieve the parts so they can be delivered to students or, more practically, have students come and collect them from a safe location – much like  going to collect a food order from a restaurant.

This means students get the valuable, practical experience of creating designs and testing out prototypes using 3D printers, but they also get to do it from the safety of their own residence. The students themselves stay safe and educators and technicians are also protected from potential risks.

Implementing Socially Distant 3D Printer Management

3DPrinterOS enables educators to continue guiding their students, and manage 3D print projects while keeping everyone involved safe.

To get started, all you need to do is create an account and connect your lab’s 3D printers (3DPrinterOS supports an extensive list of 3D printing hardware, but if you don’t see your hardware on there, you can request an integration).

Students can then create their accounts, while educators and admins retain full control over permissions, like print quotas for example. With their accounts setup and permissions set, students can now securely upload their designs to 3DPrinterOS. All of this can happen from any machine, anywhere in the world. Your students only need access to a web browser and an internet connection.

Once successfully uploaded, the designs are stored safe and sound ready for the next step: slicing. Again, the students don’t need to be on-site to slice and set up their prints, everything happens from the safety of the cloud, within the 3DPrinterOS dashboard.

Since 2015, 3DPrinterOS has been helping educators around the world manage large-scale 3D printing projects safely and cost effectively, by giving them powerful, simple tools to take the hassle and expense out of 3D printer management, so they can focus on doing what they do best: educating future generations of engineers, designers, and creators.

If you want to see how easily 3DPrinterOS can integrate with your faculties 3D printing lab, book a demo today and we’ll show you how to run 3D printing projects while maintaining safe, social distancing practices.


January 10, 2019 3d printing for schools

Robo 3D adopts 3DPrinterOS to expand 3D printing software for schools and educators.

Robo 3D recently acquired the 3DPrinterOS app, MystemKits, the world’s largest online library of STEM curriculum that includes 3D printable models for K-12 schools.

San Francisco – January 17, 2019 – Robo 3D announces the integration of 3DPrinterOS across all their models of 3D printers. With Robo 3D’s recent acquisition of MyStemKits, this move instantly expands access of educational 3D printable models and curriculum of MyStemKits across 75+ desktop 3D printers.

This platform switch to 3DPrinterOS, standardizes and makes it easier for 3d printing educators to use MyStemKits, the world’s largest online library of STEM curriculum, across exponentially more types of 3d printers.

“3DPrinterOS is the closest thing to an interoperability standard for 3d printing which makes it easy for our business to expand to all educational institutions, printer manufacturers, and continue to build innovative applications,” said Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo 3D.


October 8, 2018

How to manage students, 3D printers and data at scale

Aaron from our team had the chance to speak at and attend the Construct 3D conference this past weekend in Atlanta, GA. Here is the presentation from his talk on “How to manage students, 3d printers and data at scale“. We will be posting more content from this event over the next few days on the 3DPrinterOS blog.


August 1, 2018

Thoughts on 3D Printing and Guns

A few quick thoughts on 3D Printed (3DP) guns, now that Defense Distributed is on the precipice of being able to distribute gun designs on their site, although as of August 1, 2018, they were halted from distribution by a temporary restraining order from a federal judge.

  • These files have been available for at least a few years and despite their availability, very few users have actually been able to successfully print and shoot a 3DP gun. To be specific, these files allow users to print the receivers for guns, not a ready-to-fire weapon. They still require further resources to be used as weapons. Here is a great explanation of what those files actually enable.
  • The machines needed to print these gun designs are prohibitively expensive, thus it’s still much cheaper to purchase an actual gun at a pawn shop or some other reseller. For reference, one manufacturer of machines that can handle these files, MarkForged, has a starting price point of $3500+.

May 18, 2018

The Best 3D Printing Software On One Platform – 3DPrinterOS

The Best 3d Printing Software On One Platform – The vision of John Dogru, the CEO of 3DPrinterOS. Microsoft interview with John Dogru.

You can listen HERE or on iTunes

The vision is simple, one 3d printing platform that brings all the fragmented and disparate software together, allowing users to easily print to many different manufacturers, from one easy-to-use 3d printing software interface.

From the time he was a child, John Dogru had always shown interest in technology, often accompanying his parents to their Computer Science lectures at age five.  An entrepreneur since he was studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas, he was fascinated with the idea that 3D printing could one day transform traditional manufacturing and be available to masses.

“I quickly realized (as a child) this mechanical world had a lot of restrictions,” he tells host Jim Brisimitzis in the latest edition of Series A-The Podcast.

Dogru offers valuable insights into founding a business in a still budding field, where technology is just beginning to catch up to the overall vision. He compares it to when IBM DOS first came on the scene. “You need a platform that’s agnostic to whatever printer manufacturer and design tools they’re using,” he says.

3DPrinterOS aims to do just that. 

Show Notes:

  • Why John wanted to design a platform to close the gap from design to manufacturing
  • The shift we’re making right now is where this digital fabrication is not for prototyping anymore. It’s for made for end users.
  • How Enterprises could improve 3D printer workflow management 
  • How 3DPrinterOS is democratizing digital manufacturing
  • How 3DPrinterOS platform produced 420,000 parts across 120 countries in real time with zero delays
  • What partnering with Microsoft did for 3DPrinterOS
  • Why true passion and competence are two traits he looks for in hires
  • Why the mortality rate is so high in tech startups and what made 3DPrinterOS stick around

 

 


May 17, 2017

3D printing farm software helps to automate 3D print shops operations

What market is looking for?

The world of 3D printing continuously grows and businesses that provide 3D printing services need new specific tools like selection and providing of necessary materials, creation of unique 3D models, price counting, delivery, and much more.

Once the chess legend Garry Kasparov said,

“The main thing is not how many steps forward you think, but how well you analyze the current situation.”

These words are also relevant for the rapidly developing 3D printing industry.

The fact is that 3D printing is not an everyday routine for many people yet. On this occasion, 3Design was the first to enter the New Zealand 3D printing market, they pointed out a missing service for those who wanted to try it out but did not want to pay for an expensive 3D printer or did not know how to use one.

Today, their new 3D printing farm, powered by 3DPrinterOS 3rd generation API, allows users to create the models they want in a timesaving and cost-effective way without having to have any 3D printing knowledge or experience, just access to the internet.

In this case, over the last year a few companies like OnShape, MyStemKits, Pinshape, FormTap, PlanetReplicas, ZdravPrint, and iMcustom did a test pilot of the previous API versions. We have identified a very smooth user experience flow for one-click-printing. The new version has several smart fault identifications and troubleshooting mechanisms built in.”, says Anton Vedeshin, CTO of 3DPrinterOS.

 

Picture 1

 

One-window-print

In general, the printing process via 3DPrinterOS API starts with connecting the 3D printer, selecting the printer type, positioning of the object on the build tray and scaling, selecting best slicing profile and payment. Ending with 3D printing and tracking the progress status.

 

Picture 2

 

The main thing is all these manipulations take place in a single window on the 3D printing service’s web page. There is no forwarding to external services.

 

One-click-print

 

Picture 3

Education platform MyStemKits provides a large library of 3D printing projects for STEAM teachers. Users can print any 3D model kit directly from the site on more than 50 types of supported 3D printers by 3DPrinterOS. Businesses like MyStemKits has a goal to take a difficult subject and make it simple. In support of this philosophy, the third generation API provides the opportunity to select a one-click-print mode and all the settings will be produced automatically by internal algorithms. All of this is done immediately.

 

What is under the hood?

You can hardly surprise anyone with a cross-platform, multi-language support or working code examples with today’s technology.

3DPrinterOS application programming interface has some specific features that include:

  • Virtual 3D printer cloud driver;
  • Collection of payment plugins;
  • Smart 3D printer detection;
  • Pay per print, one click print and print business model subscription support.

As the 3D printing process becomes much more understandable and easy to use for a non-professional end user, 3DPrinterOS CEO, John Dogru notes,

“Decades ago, world was moving from physical and analog to digital – creating CAD designs, engineering products using computers, today we move from Digital to physical. Just imagine…”


May 9, 2017

3DPrinterOS helped more than a thousand Duke University students to realize their ideas with 3D printing

Managing a large number of hardware devices at the same time is not a simple task. Even in Harry Potter’s world, only experienced magicians like Hermione or Ron Weasley’s mom could cope with this.

In the world of Duke University, there is no magic at all, but the need to manage a large number of units, up to 50x 3D printers, still remains. Every hour, every day, every week more than 250 students regularly use these printers for their scientific work. They create both prototypes and final products. These important developments already surround us today in everyday life: prostheses of body parts, based on X-ray models of human organs, details of various electronic devices and much more. It is important that the students’ inspirations and dreams are not hampered by technical limitations.

Co-Lab_3D_printer_farm_3DPrinterOS

Today, the number of their 3D-printed jobs can reach 3500 per month. Such incredible results would have been impossible to achieve without 3DPrinterOS – a cloud 3D printer management system. It solves important problems like the exclusion of printer downtime, print queues and file management, calculation of printing time and the filament used. For such a large network of printers and users like the Duke University’s lab, this is a critical issue.

The printing process can be controlled from anywhere in the world. The user-friendly interface shows at what stage the printing process is and the live stream will show the actual state of the model. Thus, students do not need to be in the laboratory constantly.

3DPrinterOS includes unique tools that allow the user to upload, fix and prepare files for printing on a particular printer model without using other software.

In addition, direct upload to the cloud and direct print plugins for popular CAD systems like SolidWorks, Fusion 360, SolidEdge, Inventor, Catia, and Rhinoceros greatly facilitate and accelerate the work with models.

All these tools allowed Duke University’s 3D printing lab to increase the number of printers involved in the work by almost seven times and to spend more than 1000 kg of material in the last 20 months. Impressive results for the team, whose limit was 8x printers and 150 print jobs per month before the 3DPrinterOS.

Is this not magical?..


August 16, 2016

Controlling All of Manufacturing with 3DPrinterOS

 

engineering.com

Article originally published here on Engineering.com 15.08.2016

 

Interview with Michael Molitch-Hou 

The effect of the Internet on global civilization is only just beginning to take shape. Whereas social media is having a huge social impact by enabling people worldwide to share ideas and cat memes, cloud computing is changing the way that businesses do business.

The importance of cloud computing goes way beyond the ability to cooperate on word processing documents and spreadsheets. In fact, it will become the primary method for controlling entire manufacturing operations. In other words, the trillion dollar industry responsible for making all of the products around us is moving to the cloud, offering a ripe opportunity to any company ready to take the reins.

In an interview with ENGINEERING.com, CEO of 3D Control Systems, John Dogru, painted a vision for the future in which all of the distributed manufacturing around the globe might be controlled from a centralized software platform. Dogru believes that his cloud software, 3DPrinterOS, may very well become that centralized platform.

Manufacturing in the Cloud

3D Control Systems boasts investors and advisers from numerous successful tech companies, including Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and members of Google, Box, AngelList, SAP, Salesforce, DocuSign and more. According to Dogru, these experts impressed upon him the fact that one of the biggest megatrends currently taking place is the shift of businesses to the cloud.

A strong indicator of this trend is the fact that 124-year-old industrial giant General Electric is shifting 9,000 of its apps over to the cloud. The conglomerate’s $1 billion industrial cloud-based platform, Predix, is now running on Microsoft Azure, allowing those using Azure to build apps from data running on Predix. GE has already begun connecting such operations as power plants and railroads to the Industrial Internet and suggests that over 20 billion devices will be connected to the Industrial Internet by 2020.

When Dogru launched 3D Control Systems with his partner Anton Vedeshin, the company’s CTO, the goal was to create a “one-click manufacturing” solution. To do so, he reasoned, would mean decreasing the latency that occurs between the designer, production and distribution, which would ultimately mean creating a centralized and efficient hub for managing every facet of this process from the cloud.

This led to the creation of the firm’s first product, 3DPrinterOS, a universal, cloud-based operating system for managing entire networks of 3D printers from design all the way through production and distribution.

All-in-One 3D Print Management

Over the course of the past four years, 3DPrinterOS has grown from a cloud-based slicer and printer management tool to an extremely robust platform for controlling, monitoring and auditing large swaths of 3D printers connected over a public or private network. In a demo of the software, Dogru showcased a long list of features that, altogether, make 3DPrinterOS unlike just about any tool currently on the market, including those from much larger and more established software giants.

The 3DPrinterOS dashboard displays a series of tabs representing various steps in the 3D printing process, from uploading designs through monitoring prints via webcam and creating printer log reports. All that is necessary to connect a printer to the 3DPrinterOS cloud, which is hosted on Microsoft Azure servers, is for the machine be connected to a computer, Raspberry Pi or some other Wi-Fi-enabling device.

With a free personal 3DPrinterOS account, users can access apps like Netfabb and the Toolpath Viewer.

With a free personal 3DPrinterOS account, users can access apps like Netfabb and the Toolpath Viewer.

Once a printer is connected, 3DPrinterOS has a number of built-in apps that can be used to optimize printing, including a simple “Magic Fix” app, as well as industry-standard tools like Netfabb. There are also several different slicers, STL editors, and even the Toolpath Viewer, which allows users to actually visualize how the printer will move during operation.

The free basic Netfabb app automatically repairs damaged files, without using computer processing power or even leaving the 3DPrinterOS dashboard.

The free basic Netfabb app automatically repairs damaged files, without using computer processing power or even leaving the 3DPrinterOS dashboard.

Mesh repair and slicing are performed in the cloud, saving your computer precious processing power. Moreover, for those looking for basic quick fixes to damaged files, mesh repair is performed automatically, without the need to open up a separate piece of software before sending a file to be sliced.

The Toolpath Viewer makes it possible to determine optimal support structure placement and, as Dogru pointed out, could be a great learning tool for students just becoming familiar with 3D printing to see how the printing is performed.

More powerful is the actual performance of the software. Familiar desktop print management tools like Cura or Repetier-Host might lag when a model is moved, scaled and rotated, while other cloud-based tools will even crash when used by multiple people. 3DPrinterOS, in contrast, manipulates even complex models in real time.

Dogru demonstrated this by manipulating a scale model of a mountain side, with all of its dips, divots and protrusions, but I was able to achieve the same performance with my own model at home. 3DPrinterOS can also be controlled from an iPhone or Android smartphone with equally high performance. However, I am only running a single printer. Dogru suggested that this same power can be achieved across an entire network with many users on many machines, including industrial 3D printers.

The cloud slicing app enables the same functionality as standard slicers and includes profiles for countless 3D printers.

The cloud slicing app enables the same functionality as standard slicers and includes profiles for countless 3D printers.

Dogru credits this capability to the skill of his partner, Vedeshin, who is currently studying to obtain his PhD in cloud computing. “Most people who try to migrate slicers into the cloud and perform 3D visualization usually crash their platform after 10 to 20 users. Anton has designed 3DPrinterOS’s architecture to be able to digest thousands of CAD files in the same computing time frame window—whether it’s one user or one million users. He has created a truly elastic cloud environment that is ready to scale worldwide to the masses. This took over four years of trial and error to develop,” Dogru said.

3D Printing for Education

This power is essential when running a network of 3D printers. One of Dogru’s prime examples of how 3DPrinterOS could be used to run an entire fleet of 3D printers is that of Duke University, which had a stunted 3D printing program due to a lack of infinite scalability and efficiency to manage more than 10 students.

“Duke began with just 10 printers, 10 students and three administrators. It was difficult to scale campus wide without adding more administrative headcount to manage the process manually,” Dogru said. According to Dogru, students had to rely on the administrators to slice and prep files to their personal standards. In turn, there would be a greater number of failed prints, more printer downtime, and more time in which administrators were occupied providing one-on-one aid to students. In other words, the latency between design and production was needlessly increased.

With 3DPrinterOS, students can auto repair files and load them into the queue, and admins can monitor them remotely. Webcams record every print onto the private server, allowing both live monitoring and the ability to examine past prints for issues. On top of that, admins are able to track filament usage and print duration, and then generate CSV reports containing all of this information, making it possible to charge students for prints and audit lab usage.

“After we began working with them, we were able to get the program up from 50 hours of use to over 500 hours, from 10 students to 2,000 students and over 35 printers—all with the same three admins.”

The print farm at Duke University. (Image courtesy of 3DPrinterOS.)

The print farm at Duke University. (Image courtesy of 3DPrinterOS.)

The productivity is one thing, but, according to Dogru, Duke Co-Lab students aren’t just printing tchotchkes. “What was more rewarding for me to see was not the fact that we had successfully reduced the latency between the designer to the actual manufacturing machines for the first time in history to as close to zero as possible, but that over 10 innovative companies came out of Duke in just two months! By giving over 500+ students campuswide access to building on demand, we realized we unlocked innovative potential for people that wanted to take a product to market like never seen before,” Dogru explained.

He continued, “The technology hit a wide range of educational disciplines. Some students were in the biomedical space: co-founders of the eNABLE 3DPrinted Prosthetic HUB, groups printing body parts, students studying biology and medical physics. Others were electrical engineers and computer scientists building device sensors. Some were creating IoT devices. Some were creating digital clocks. Whatever was in the students’ minds was able to be created instantly at anytime, at the moment of need—and  from anyplace: from inside their dorm room or during a lecture. And this is all viewable in real-time, so students can watch their inventions being made. We are extremely excited to see what happens this year with over 2000 students accessing the platform campus wide.”

3D Printing for Enterprise

Your office bureaucrat will tell you that auditing is nothing to shrug at. “If you don’t control your digital IP with just more than a badge reader,” Dogru said, “CIO’s and CTO will lose their jobs in the near future.  Every Fortune 500 company internal auditor knows you need digital controls and audit logs to manage 3D printing in your enterprise as you scale. Using a badge reader or having people scanned through metal detectors is not sustainable. When you spend that much money on R&D, you need a way to track all of this, beyond the workflow. You need a way to control this in real-time.”

As 3DPrinterOS expands from universities to enterprise solutions, such considerations are important to keep in mind. The company has already proven 3DPrinterOS at schools like Yale, Purdue and Caltech, and has more recently deployed the platform as part of pilot programs at Ford and Cisco.

Upgraded accounts have access to a range of industrial 3D printers and CNC machines with industrial management tools. (Image courtesy of 3DPrinterOS.)

Upgraded accounts have access to a range of industrial 3D printers and CNC machines with industrial management tools. (Image courtesy of 3DPrinterOS.)

In addition to tracking every print that goes through the system, from STL to actual recordings of prints, enterprise users of 3DPrinterOS are given access to an “Obfuscator” tool, which distorts the CAD file so that anyone without permissions will only be able to access a disfigured version of the model, rather than the original. Other features include project sharing across teams so that anyone on a team can monitor and access files within a common project, preventing redundancy and enhancing group communication. The 3DPrinterOS “Virtual Factory” app also enables enterprises to track files from creation to production across various manufacturing machines.

What’s particularly interesting here is that 3D Control Systems isn’t just focused on 3D printers, but on manufacturing equipment as a whole. Dogru explained, “Our vision is not just to control 3D printers. The way I look at 3D printers is that it’s a robot in a box that manufactures. Our vision is really one-click manufacturing. As you decentralize manufacturing, you need to be able to have real-time command and control of these robots in a box and facilities.”

A screenshot showing the 3DPrinterOS dashboard for enterprise users. (Image courtesy of 3DPrinterOS.)

A screenshot showing the 3DPrinterOS dashboard for enterprise users. (Image courtesy of 3DPrinterOS.)

The company is, therefore, expanding to enable the control of not just 3D printers, but industrial robotic arms, computer numerical controlled (CNC) milling machines, waterjet systems and more. In large enterprises, the ability to control the workflow from design to production to distribution can be what Dogru called “a nightmare.” Naturally, Dogru sees the solution as 3D Control Systems software in the cloud.

To expand the utility of 3DPrinterOS for the enterprise, 3D Control Systems is now collaborating with all of the leading CAD developers to integrate 3DPrinterOS plug-ins into industry-standard 3D modeling tools. Now, users of Siemens, Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk and Onshape products will have the ability to export directly to 3DPrinterOS. That way, when an industrial designer or mechanical engineer wants to prototype a part or send a part to production, they can 3D print directly from SolidEdge, SOLIDWORKS or Fusion 360.

Leading Gartner analyst Peter Basiliere likened this capability to the impact of Web-based 2D printing, “Presently users must develop their own tools, although commercially-available software may provide key modules such as APIs to an ERP system. [Web to print] has been enormously important to the 2D printing industry. There are a few providers already working on it [for 3D printing], such as 3DPrinterOS.”

Heading to the Industrial Internet

With companies like GE already working to control complex industrial systems from the cloud, 3D Control Systems would be in the company of giants. Of course, to tackle the “Industrial Internet” the way that GE plans to will take some time. However, Dogru’s company is making inroads already through its work with Ford and Cisco, the integration of 3DPrinterOS into industry CAD tools and in looking toward cloud control of manufacturing equipment beyond 3D printers.

“When I hear someone talking about 3D printing, it reminds me of someone talking about hard drives and I think, ‘So what?’ To me, a 3D printer is like a hard drive and we’re software like Oracle or SAP. The software is really what makes it possible to utilize the potential of these machines.” Dogru said.

So far, 3DPrinterOS has enabled the fabrication of over 73,000 parts in over 100 countries, enabled entrepreneurs to manage complete printer farms, increased the productivity of universities and is heading to massive enterprises. While it may be hard for hardware enthusiasts to believe, Dogru may be right.

For me, personally, seeing really was believing. After watching Dogru demo the software, it was easy to understand how the tool could reduce the latency from design to production—for the user of a solitary machine, like me, or for a school with an entire fleet of printers like Duke University. For that reason, I recommend getting a demo from the company to get a better understanding of how useful this tool could actually be.

 

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June 13, 2016

3DPrinterOS to scale its Factory of the Future 3D Printing Cloud Platform Globally utilizing Microsoft Azure

3DPrinterOS announces move to Microsoft Azure to globally expand their cloud operating platform for easily managing 1000’s of networked 3D printers, users, and designs in order to revolutionize the fragmented world of 3D printing software.

For enterprises and schools looking to manage the 3D printing process, 3DPrinterOS provides a single, centralized workflow. This makes it incredibly easy for IT managers to give access to 3D printing directly through any web browser. The 3DPrinterOS cloud platform has unleashed decentralized manufacturing and has built over 62,000 parts in 100 different countries in just the past 8 months.

3DPrinterOS - Dashboard web

“We are extremely excited to collaborate with Microsoft Azure to serve our Enterprise Clients with its highly secure, hyper-scale global cloud,” said 3DPrinterOS CEO John Dogru.

“It was a challenge to find the right company that had the cloud infrastructure, compliance, security, and reliability around the world including countries like China and Europe.”

John Dogru, CEO Chief Architect, 3DPrinterOS.

 

“The cloud is transforming entire industries and creating new opportunities for even the most innovative new businesses,” said Senior Director of Microsoft Azure, Nicole Herskowitz.

“The market leading scale and speed of Microsoft Azure helps spur global growth opportunities for companies like 3DPrinterOS who are utilizing cloud computing and IoT connected devices in a completely new model of decentralized manufacturing.”

Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp.

The move to Azure gives 3DPrinterOS customers access to the benefits of local data residency and redundancy providing customers the assurance of a data failover. Database systems and other large data repositories can also have a backup and recovery site that meets the same criteria.

Find out more and get a demo for your enterprise or school at: Sales@3DPrinterOS.com

About 3DPrinterOS:

3DPrinterOS is the largest and fastest growing virtual factory in the world, enabling real-time web to direct 3D printing. Their cloud infrastructure helps businesses and universities of all sizes securely access and manage their analytics, users, files and manufacturing machines from a single interface. Trusted by companies such as Ford and Cisco, and Universities such as Duke, Yale, Purdue, UTEP, CalTech, UMD and UC Davis; 3DPrinterOS has manufactured over 62,000 parts in 100+ countries in the past 8 months.


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