3D printing marketplace Pinshape has announced a strategic partnership with online 3D printing software provider 3DPrinterOS, the purpose of which is to allow users to stream designs from the Pinshape marketplace directly to print for a majority of desktop 3D printers.
With a goal of bringing security, unprecedented compatibility and simplifying the click-to-print experience for consumers, the 3DPrinterOS API relieves intellectual property risks for designers and brands by providing a seamless browser-to-printer experience without the need to access the 3D model.
"This partnership is a great step forward as designers are now able to finally unleash their incredible work to the world in a secure and compatible way across multiple platforms," said John Dogru, 3DPrinterOS CEO. "Our goal is to radically increase adoption of 3D Printing and this means a future where 3D Printing simply means clicking print for any type of printer."
It's a matter of user convenience and protecting the designer.
"3DPrinterOS was able to provide the missing link to streamline the printing experience for our users," said Lucas Matheson, Pinshape CEO and Co-Founder. "This integration is an important and much needed step in expanding the value of printable models on our platform. Now, companies and brands can market 3D models securely, at the same time, we can deliver a simple print experience straight from the cloud to the 3D printer."
Ideally, implementing secure printing in a marketplace setting will reduce intellectual property concerns and open the door for more companies and brands to enter the industry.
"There are a lot of designers and brands looking for a solution that allows them to monetize their designs across multiple printer types without sharing the source files. We’re making this really simple," said Matheson.
The Pinshape/3DPrinterOS combination is being demonstrated at Collision 2015, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nev.