Formlabs and 3DPrinterOS announced a partnership that will bring “full cloud support” to the former’s line of 3D printing systems.
3DPrinterOS believes cloud is often a misnomer when it comes to additive manufacturing (AM). The company claims that “too many” players in AM spatial positioning software as a cloud-based solution, when the process involves downloading files from the website, sometimes with an option to network locally and file sharing. As a result, it has partnered with Formlabs to bring features like cloud-based slicing to its customers.
According to Formlabs and 3DPrinterOS, fully cloud-supported slicing capability removes workflow bottlenecks and potential security vulnerabilities for users looking to integrate new hardware and hardware capabilities into their printing operations. 3D printing. The companies also explain that feasible cloud support can support print farms.
“For more than five years, Formlabs cloud slicing has been the number one request from 3DPrinterOS users. We are extremely excited and proud to finally bring to the community one-click printing now available for Formlabs 3D printers, directly from the web browser, without downloading,” said John Dogru, Founder of 3DPrinterOS. “Simply upload your part, and it’s instantly sliced in the cloud or on private servers, ready to print and scale to an infinite number of users, printers, and locations.”
3DPrinterOS claims its decentralized platform has been used to build over 2 million parts in over 130 countries, with nearly a millennium of total 3D printing time. Part of the software offering is not having to leave the platform to bounce between software suites according to the company.
The creators say 3DPrinterOS brings “unity” to the industry, offering a platform that enables cutting natively in OEM software, helping to scale additive manufacturing solutions.
“Our customers, and the industry, have been waiting for cloud slicing for Formlabs printers. Very similar to the rest of the industry, until now you had to use desktop software to get everything ready. It’s not easy, you can’t, with one click, enable thousands of users in a university or a company to easily and securely send jobs to 3D printers. That’s why 3DPrinterOS exists and why we’re the #1 choice among the world’s top 100 universities like MIT, Harvard, Yaleetc., and big companies like Bosch, Google, John Deere, eaton etc said Dogru, speaking of the integration.
Dogru added, “Our powerful proprietary cloud technology allows us to host all slicers on one server and instantly give your users access to submit print jobs without having to download all manufacturers software to your desktop and to go through a complex learning curve. ”
Supported systems will include Formlabs Form 2, Form 3+, Form 3L, Form 3B, Form 3BLand Fuse 1. Both companies believe the Formlabs slicer represents a significant step forward for OEM hardware and 3DPrinterOS. Formlabs says that by offering “powerful, neutral operability”, it can push the boundaries of what its operators want to achieve.
John Dogru, CEO of 3DPrinterOS spoke to TCT in 2020 on the enterprise user base, 3D printing farms, and the “stigma” around desktop machines.
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