3DPrinterOS is an operating system available for 3D printing. The service allows users to manage, edit, fix, slice, share, and print objects from any web-enabled device, and since it was launched earlier this year, the OS has been used to take on more than 4,500 hours of printing through 1,300 printers in a total of 68 different countries.
Now 3DPrinterOS says they’re releasing their groundbreaking cloud client for 3D printers through open source.
The CEO of 3DPrinterOS, John Dogru, says this release makes it possible to potentially connect any 3D printer to the cloud. He adds that it’s his hope that contributors will add features, fix bugs, and further customize the cloud client to fit their printers and unique user requirements.
If you’re that kind of development monster, you can now find the source code for the cloud client here on GitHub.
This cloud client already sports support for the majority of desktop 3D printers, and through the GNU Affero General Public License, it’s being shared.
Developers will now have access to the set of tools available in the 3DPrinterOS cloud platform, and the access is meant to allow 3D printer developers, educators, tinkerers, and manufacturers to access – and hopefully expand and contribute to — the current array of 3DPrinterOS features and functionality.
“Our goal is to radically reduce the latency between design, manufacturing and distribution of physical products, at the point of need and time of need,” Dogru says. “Connecting 3D Printers to the cloud is an essential step towards the connected factory of the future. We are excited about the opportunities this release creates for our industry and beyond.”
He says this release of the cloud client grants the ability to access support for Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi, and Ubuntu GNU/Linux, auto-detection and auto-connection via USB and Ethernet ports, and features for multi-printer management to connect multiple printers to a single machine. The open source release also includes access to a large number of 3D printer drivers; three separate web camera control modules that can monitor the printing process; and tools for visualizing, editing, slicing, model, and Gcode repair tools and the sharing functionality already available in the 3DPrinterOS cloud.
“This open source release makes it simple for every user and manufacturer to access the power of 3D printing through the cloud. Now any manufacturer – large or small – can modify, customize and build on top of this release to extend their functionality and make 3d printing easier for their users,” Dogru said.
He adds that 3DPrinterOS is actively encouraging developers to push any changes or modifications they might create to the repository on Github.
Will you contribute modifications to the 3DPrinterOS Cloud Client project on Github? Let us know in the 3DPrinterOS Releases Open Source forum thread on 3DPB.com.
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