San Francisco, California – 3D Control Systems officials announced the upcoming release of an open-source operating system – 3DPrinterOS – for securely controlling a wide variety of 3D printers from around the world.
With many manufacturers offering complicated machine specific operating systems, 3D Control Systems’ cloud interface will allow users to access slicing, workflows, and manage multiple printers, through one single standardized platform. Users will also be able to stream designs directly to 3D printers without exposing source files to 3rd parties. Building a platform compatible with the majority of design tools and 3D printers allows users to collaborate, communicate and create in a universal language for the first time.
“Software is the key to widespread adoption of the 3D Printing movement,” said CEO John Dogru. “Our plan is for the cloud to be the spinal cord connecting minds and machines.”
The founding members of 3D Control Systems include former Dell lead engineer John Dogru, cloud computing, cyber security and 3D printing Ph.D candidate Anton Vedeshin and a team of robotics and cyber defense engineers. While working with a wide variety of designers and 3D printing manufacturers, they realized there was a clear need for a single, easy-to-use interface that supported a wide range of desktop and industrial 3D printers.
The 3D printer drivers are free and will also connect to Secured3D, a cloud-based encryption platform. This gives users online control with live video from any web browser including mobile handsets. The initial release of 3DPrinterOS is slated for August 2014 and will eventually support 100’s of 3D printers including new manufacturers entering the market.
Register and test for free at 3DprinterOS.
Source: 3D Control Systems