Not only is the hardware within the 3D printing space seeing rapid change and innovation, but so are the various ecosystems, and software that run the processes required by the hardware. Just like when the personal computer began making its way into people’s homes in the early ’80s and it was the software which actually convinced them that the hardware was needed, the same thing is bound to happen within the 3D printing space.
Intuitive software will eventually streamline the entire 3D printing process from design to accessibility to sharing and ultimately printing amazing items. One company working tirelessly to try to achieve just that is San Francisco-based 3DPrinterOS.
3DPrinterOS is an online cloud-based operating system for your 3D printer, which we’ve been following. Users are able to simply connect their 3D printer to the 3DPrinterOS system via Windows, Ubuntu, Mac, Raspberry Pi, etc., and then edit, slice, and print their designs from whatever device they choose, whether it be a phone, tablet, PC, or laptop.
This last week the company was the part of a major announcement which should help extend their reach and make their cloud-based service even more appealing. At the Box Dev Conference in San Francisco, where Box, the file sharing and personal cloud content management company, gave presentations in front of 1,500+ developers who were looking to work with the company, they announced that 3DprinterOS was now an integration partner.
“Today, Box gives developers the opportunity to create meaningful applications on the enterprise content platform trusted by half of the Fortune 500. We’ve gone way beyond commodity cloud storage by constantly investing in new technology to support our more than 45,000 customers globally, and making those innovations available to developers,” said Chris Yeh, Senior Vice President of Product and Platform at Box. “Our APIs and new Developer Edition fundamentally change how a new generation of developers will shape the world’s leading digital enterprises.”
Multiple integration partners were announced at the conference, but 3DPrinterOS of course is the one that stands out to us. Through the new integration, users of 3DPrinterOS will now be able to select ‘Box’ as an option from their upload screen and then quickly link their accounts. Once linked, any of the 3D printable files from their Box account can be accessed and printed easily via the cloud.
3DPrinterOS, which officially launched only last month, seems to be expanding rapidly, integrating new features and reaching out to their customer base in order to gain feedback and ensure continued growth within the industry. This is certainly a nice step in the right direction for the startup.
Let us know if you are a 3DPrinterOS user. What do you think of their Box integration? Discuss in the 3DPrinterOS & Box forum thread on 3DPB.com.