How can you make 3D Printing accessible to a wider audience? By offering them straight-forward tools … but how do you offer 3D Printing tools without having to develop the software yourself? Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel by developing every possible 3D Printing application on their own, AstroPrint created a platform that will eventually allow thousands of applications to be created by third-party developers from all over the globe.
AstroPrint started out as a Kickstarter project by the California-based startup 3DaGoGo. They created a web-based app platform for 3D Printing that allows users to connect to their printers wirelessly via the ‘AstroBox’. On the AstroPrint platform, users can organize their files, slice them, create G-codes and watch their objects grow on camera. AstroPrint also has a partnership with Airwolf3D that equips their printers with AstroPrint software.
Now, with the Materialise Cloud API, users can upload a wider range of file formats and repair their 3D models. Next to the Materialise Cloud app, users can benefit from other AstroPrint apps like Slice or Print.
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