The Best 3d Printing Software On One Platform – The vision of John Dogru, the CEO of 3DPrinterOS. Microsoft interview with John Dogru.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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…”
On this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday, from the 18th till 19th of November, the annual 3D Printing Live 2015 sponsored by IDTechEx is being held in Santa Clara, California. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, this event will bring together the current and future markets and technologies of 3D Printing.
We’re proud to announce that 3DprinterOS CEO John Dogru will be sharing his vision with a speech about “Envisioning the Virtual Factory of the Future”. John’s talk starts just before the noon on Thursday, 11:40 am in Room 210. More and detailed information can be found here.
This year the conference spans over 2 consecutive days where full range of state-of-the-art technologies will be covered, including many world first announcements. With over 200 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees expected under one roof, this is the largest event on emerging technologies in additive manufacturing.
Right now, Charles from 3DPrinterOS is at the Fab11 conference in Boston, MA. The Fab11 conference brings together 450 labs+ from more than 55 countries to explore the principles, applications and implications of digital fabrication. Attendees are gathered to explore how the ability to “Make (almost) Anything” is impacting individuals, communities, businesses and collaborative research and projects.
We are honored to be at this years conference to discuss with attendees how our software can help fablabs and schools manage their 3d printers and users. This years hosts include: Neil Gershenfeld, Director, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and Sherry Lassiter, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms; President, Fab Foundation.
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