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3D Control Systems introduces the New 3DPrinterOS Version 3.0

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3D Control Systems launched the New 3DPrinterOS Version 3.0, a new evolution, to drive a new revolution. The new User Experience for the 3DPrinterOS platform has been redesigned to drive global mass adoption to networked “One Click” 3d printing. The company has the vision to give over 1 Billion people direct 3D printer access in the near future, without having to own their own printer.

“With the introduction of the new 3.0 3DPrinterOS Version, we have further improved our customer experience, and continue to make it the number one choice for Ivy League Universities and F500 Enterprises. 3DPrinterOS strives to be the leader in the industry for Desktop 3D Printer Management”, said Michelle Bockman, 3D Control Systems CEO.

3D Control Systems has over 8 years of experience in developing the user-friendly and powerful desktop 3D printer management solution, as used by a lot of universities, like MIT, Harvard, Yale, Duke, Rice, etc. and utilized by cutting edge companies like Google, Microsoft, Bosch, and John Deere. The platform can work well for all enterprises and is easy to deploy on all types of servers and cloud configurations (Amazon Cloud, Microsoft Cloud, Google Cloud, and Encrypted On-Premise Servers) within a few hours. 3D Control Systems introduces the New 3.0 3DPrinterOS ‘‘It’s extremely important to our lab and the industry at large that 3D printing is easy and accessible. The new 3DprinterOS version 3.0’s user interface simplifies access and removes clutter. Users can now access printing resources in fewer steps” said Chip Bobbert, the Digital Fabrication Architect at Duke University

The company is committed to ensuring that every user finds the platform to be extremely easy to use, easy to iterate designs, and easy to print high-quality products with “One Click”. This has proven to truly drive innovation across campuses, at the speed of light. Any engineer, in the middle of the night, can click a button and have the product ready in the morning. The company has invested in a team of usability experts dedicated to finding ways to continually improve the experience for the users.

“Today, I’m excited about a few enhancements that this team has made from our 8 years of customer feedback. We have collected a big amount of data and experience in the industry of 3d cloud printing, starting long before 3d printers were network capable”, said Michelle Bockman.

3D Control Systems’ innovations have helped companies and universities scale their operations, use resources more efficiently, and have drastically reduced the cost per print. Giving everyone in a company or university the ability to print campus-wide with just a click of a button, helps innovation flourish, while drastically reducing overhead.

Soon,3D printing service bureaus and industrial advanced manufacturing production factories will also share the same operating efficiencies in an increasingly cost-competitive environment with their new product ZAP, which was developed in stealth alongside 3DPrinterOS. The new product takes 3DPrinterOS’s hyper-fast and scalable cloud architecture and combines it with a purpose-built platform designed for manufacturing production parts.

“As a lead engineer at Dell, we developed one of the most advanced Just-in-Time manufacturing systems in the world, 20 years ago, and the vision has always been to take advantage of that same know-how and bring it to advanced manufacturing. As soon as a customer order parts, it should, in real-time, begin the production process, without any human interaction. Fully automated production is the only future we focus on”, said John Dogru Chief Architect Founder of 3D Control Systems. “First, we’ve updated the look and feel of the system to make it extremely simple with a new font, styles, and colors. These new styles are not only pleasing to the eye but are designed to make it easier and more efficient to navigate the system. We’ve decreased the number of buttons and clicks significantly, which will streamline the workflow”.

3DPrinterOS version 3.0 has also the Analyze feature in the STL Editor (Layout). This will help users analyze if the model’s first layer is touching the build plate if supports are needed, give infill recommendations, and if there are any mesh holes. Now it is also possible to toggle ‘’Show hosts’’ in the Printers tab. This will help users clear the extra information from their screen when it isn’t necessary.

“Our main focus is to keep the core functionality consistent while giving the platform a cleaner look. By improving ease-of-use and giving users more control, we keep true to our mission to always innovate and to listen to our customers’ aspirations”, said Bockman.

Other improvements include; Quick printer selection, Simpler filtering and searching on the History page, uploading files by dragging and dropping, UI/UX improvements for the Slicers, STL Editor, and various other applications which have been launched in this new version 3.0. Now it is also possible to undo Delete if needed, and report the problem with ‘’verbose mode’’ enabled, from the Printer Settings.

“We have also greatly improved 3D printer compatibility, mobile performance, server performance, printer performance, and live camera performance. The new Organization Admin panel is now categorized and greatly improved for a better experience to help manage your fleet of printers and users”, added Anton Vedeshin CTO Founder Ph.D., Cloud Computing, Robotics, CyberSecurity.

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Andrea has always loved reading and writing. He started working in an editorial office as a sports journalist in 2008, then the passion for journalism and for the world of communication in general, allowed him to greatly expand his interests, leading to several years of collaborations with several popular online newspapers. Andrea then approached 3D printing, impressed by the great potential of this new technology, which day after the day pushed him to learn more and more about what he considers a real revolution that will soon be felt in many fields of our daily life.

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