3D printing is becoming more accessible to the general public, and its use will be further facilitated as OctoPrint and 3DPrinterOS have announced that they will be partnering up.
Customers now can easily log into 3DPrinterOS.com and the Octoprint Plug is easy to install and connect your 3D printer online, for remote control and easier access.
This is exciting news as more homes and companies are using 3D printers for different purposes, and this integration brings with it the expectation of a more streamlined use.
A 3D Printer creates three-dimensional objects from different materials like powder or plastic by using computer-aided design (CAD). These printers are very flexible and can print a variety of different things. The printing works in layers where they are piled up on top of each other, bottom to top, until the finished object is complete.
OctoPrint is a Web interface for printers. This application is used to control your 3D printer remotely.
This open-source solution first launched in 2012, with the more stable version that came out early this year. It is a globally popular product available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, and it is all being developed by a lone German software engineer – Gina Häußge.
3DPrinterOS is an operating system for 3D printers, and it offers complete software packages such as Firmware, Cloud Platforms, etc. It covers all the aspects of 3D printing, as well as advanced manufacturing workflows.
3DPrinterOS has made its mission to ease 3D printer management, and this partnership is aimed to help ease integration processes.
A 3D printer can be used in many different industries for multiple purposes. Some of which are:
3D printing is used in a few particular fields of medicine – namely bioprinting and prosthetics.
Bioprinting is where cells and growth factors are joined together to make structures similar to tissue where they can mimic their natural counterparts.
Prosthetics made via 3D printing are modifiable to a patient’s particular measurements and requirements, which are a cheaper alternative to normal prosthetics.
These are especially useful in children, as their size is constantly changing, so it would be expensive to purchase new prosthetics as soon as the old one is outgrown, but this is not an issue with 3D printable prosthetics as these can be changed multiple times a year at much lower cost points.
3D printing allows students to easily create inexpensive prototypes without the need for advanced and heavy-duty tools. It gives the students a way to turn ideas from a page to a physical item that they can see and hold, and it brings their creativity to life.
3D printed objects can get completed within a few hours, depending on the particular size, design, and complexity. This is still considered faster than traditional methods, which could easily take more hours, or even days to complete.
The designing process of the objects can also be quicker as creating CAD or STL files is relatively quick, and when these files are created, they are ready to be printed.
3D printing enables the construction industry to fabricate buildings and components inexpensively. The construction rate can be faster, the labor costs are significantly lower, the level of waste produced is also lower, and the construction is more accurate and complex.
Jewellery makers can experiment with different designs and try out more innovative and creative styles that would be difficult and waste resources in the normal jewellery-making methods. The jewellery can also be customized to the customers’ preferences and uniquely catered to their demands at cheaper costs when using certain 3D printing materials.
By 3DPrinterOS teaming up with OctoPrint to become its corporate sponsor, it will open up a new avenue for the future of 3D printing. This promising integration will only benefit the 3D printing market and further normalize its personal and commercial use.
The main issue with these integrations is that it is expensive and difficult to integrate 3D printers and build software.
You need to have a great level of experience and expertise, as well as a hefty chunk of change – easily in the millions. The programmer-level skill required is not easy to come by. This is where many companies seem to lack such resources, as in-house programming teams are needed to integrate OctoPrint fully.
Due to the companies falling short on these requirements, integrations have not been as successful in the past.
3DPrinterOS brings with it its new 3D Printer Software Development Kit, where they aim to provide solutions to companies that have machines. This is not only catered to those working up to a new installation type. It also works for something new being offered to the market.
Whatever the case may be, 3DPrinterOS wants to facilitate these companies and help them get their products or services to the market.
3DPrinterOS strives to provide cost-friendly and less time-consuming 3D printing software solutions for you and your company’s FFF 3D printers.
When working with high-end customers such as FFF 3D printer manufacturers, users, makers, etc., 3DPrinterOS tries to find the best and easiest solutions for 3D printing integration. They offer this as a software service, where you get everything in a single place instead of needing to hire an entire team.
The 3DPrinterOS SDK comes in two versions – free and paid. The free version is packed with features, but the paid version is for the premium consumers that desire access to more advanced features.
To begin your integration, speak to one of our 3DPrinterOS experts, such as our CTO and Co-Founder Anton Vedeshin, to find timely and affordable solutions with guaranteed effectiveness.
Due to our financial sponsorship of OctoPrint, 3D printers sold with our license are a way to bring financial support to a community.
We are 3DPrinterOS’s parent company, known for pioneering the computer 3D printing market with their OS platform that brought forth “one-click” manufacturing.
3D Control Systems brings you an automated workflow platform meant for advanced manufacturing to increase efficiency and provide more simple solutions.
Check us out now at:
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.
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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