AstroPrint Develops New Products for Marvell with KinomaJS as Driving Force, Highlighted at CES 2016

IMTS

Share this Article

UntitledKinomaJS is an open source application framework uniquely designed to build the core applications of embedded devices using JavaScript. Numerous features, from performance to ability to script applications, along with advanced support for UI design, made their product an attractive option for AstroPrint.

A leader in offering cloud-based printer solutions, Astroprint was able to develop a new 3D printer proof of concept which KinomaJS states is ‘technically significant’ due to their use of the open source applications. Due to the collaboration between the two companies, they’ve created onboard and mobile applications for comprehensive and complex management of 3D printing projects.

UntitledThe Kinoma apps are meant to interface with Astroprint as well as Thingiverse APIs for control and management of Marvell-powered 3D printers. We’ve followed Marvell previously, as they lead in many areas, from silicon solutions and mobile communications, to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment, and more. According to Kinoma, their 6270 printer processor is now another hardware platform with their support, and with KinomaJS ‘ported’ to their processor, it can used to build a wide range of products.

Currently a prominent semiconductor vendor in the 2D printer market, Marvell is entering 3D printing with their system-on-chip design to power today’s modern, cloud-connected 3D printers, and they’ve chosen AstroPrint to develop their UI and cloud functionality.

“KinomaJS was leveraged up and down the entire printer software stack,” states the company on their blog, regarding the project which allowed AstroPrint to produce a ‘successful and polished demo’ within two months.

AstroPrint-screen-1The concept was brought together just in time for their projected deadline: CES 2016 Las Vegas. With a prototype on display, they will now move on to product engineering. Regarding the industry and future ubiquity of 3D printers, expansion of apps, and this project, Daniel Arroyo, AstroPrint’s CTO said:

“Think of a major release of a family-friendly movie with appealing characters that the kids love. Families will be able to see the movie in theaters, and then go home and print out the characters for their kids. For this to happen, the 3D Printing Industry needs to be much more consumer friendly. And that’s what our apps are focused on: removing steps, streamlining the process, and making the whole experience friendly. We need to start offering content that people really want to print, and our role in the future is to connect printers with great content. We see the industry expanding beyond its current core focus on prototyping and industrial use. We see it moving forward to the consumer print space. And software is a huge part of that, which is why KinomaJS is so interesting to us.”

AstroPrint is known as a software developer intent on making 3D printing easy and accessible with their cloud infrastructure. Offering a hassle-free platform despite skill level, they allow for ‘1-click-to-print’ whether it originates from a PC or mobile device. The program is intuitive and actually gets smarter over time, helping to eliminate failed prints and offering a superior experience in 3D printing for the user.  Discuss this story in the AstroPrint / Marvel forum thread on 3DPB.com.

AstroPrint’s work with KinomaJS was showcased at CES, in Marvell’s suite in Tech West, Venetian, Level 3, Murano 3304.

Share this Article


Recent News

EOS & AMCM Join Forces with University of Wolverhampton to Establish UK Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Better Elastomers, Mailbox Keys and Origami Networks



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing Unpeeled: New Arkema Material for HP, Saddle and Macro MEMS

A new Arkema material for MJF is said to reduce costs per part by up to 25% and have an 85% reusability ratio. HP 3D HR PA 12 S has been...

3D Printing News Briefs, January 20, 2024: FDM, LPBF, Underwater 3D Printer, Racing, & More

We’re starting off with a process certification in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to research about solute trapping, laser powder bed fusion, and then moving on...

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: December 3, 2023

We’ve got plenty of events and webinars coming up for you this week! Quickparts is having a Manufacturing Roadshow, America Makes is holding a Member Town Hall, Stratafest makes two...

Featured

Intuitive Machines Debuts $40M Hub for Lunar Ambitions and 3D Printing Tech

Best known for its pioneering work in lunar exploration and its development of the Nova-C lunar lander, Intuitive Machines (Nasdaq: LUNR) has marked yet another significant milestone. The leading space...