Headquartered in Boston and founded by MIT engineers, New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) has a mission to make 3D printing as easy as 2D paper printing. The company’s NVPro 3D printer, which features patented, automated part ejection capabilities that users have called “a game-changer,” fully launched in April 2016, though it was used in schools and STEM camps well before it was available to the general public.
Earlier this summer, NVBOTS revealed that it would be expanding its desktop 3D printing options with the launch of its Certified Material Developer Program, and the company just announced that it will also be expanding its 3D printing offerings to incubator spaces. NVBOTS has long worked to promote the use of 3D printing technology in Citizen Schools, and is now focused on enabling incubator spaces and other shared workspaces to offer their residents 3D printing capabilities. These types of environments can be crucial in helping startups to hit the ground running by offering a place that’s conducive to creating 3D printed prototype products.
“We are excited to help residents of shared workspaces and incubators leverage 3D printing for their growing businesses,” said Chris Haid, General Manager and Co-Founder of NVBOTS. “We are proud that our solution is so uniquely capable of empowering these entrepreneurs to leverage additive manufacturing capabilities to help develop their business.”
Typically, managing 3D printers during the printing process is a lot of work. But the NVPro is paired with the NVCloud software interface, which makes it possible for multiple users to submit print jobs and track the progress from any device, while administrators still maintain full workflow control. The printer is well-suited to environments like incubators and co-working spaces, where several people may need to submit print jobs but don’t operate under the same central company authority.
“The NVPro has been a great asset in our shared lab space. In particular, the NVCloud interface, allowing multiple users to work with the printer from anywhere in the lab space and to queue up print jobs gives our residents great flexibility in working on their 3D printing efforts. It is a great fit for a multi-user environment like ours,” said Thomas Ryden, the Executive Director for nonprofit organization MassRobotics, which serves as an innovation hub for connected devices and robotics.
Now that NVBOTS is helping incubators leverage its Built to Share NVPro solution, no 3D printing user in the participating shared workspace environments will have to wait for another person to remove their completed print before starting their own job. In addition, users can submit a print job from any device that is internet-enabled, which helps make the NVPro ideal for continuous use in multi-user environments 24/7. Discuss in the NVBOTS forum at 3DPB.com.[Images: NVBOTS]