3DPrinterOS is a Silicon Valley based company building the largest and fastest growing virtual factory in the world, enabling real-time web to direct 3D printing. Their cloud infrastructure helps businesses and universities of all sizes securely access and manage their analytics, users, files and manufacturing machines from a single interface. Trusted by companies such as Ford and Cisco, and Universities such as Duke, Yale, Purdue, UTEP, CalTech, UMD and UC Davis; 3DPrinterOS has manufactured over 62,000 parts in 100+ countries in the past 8 months.
Vizua’s high-performance server-based platform is a 3D image viewing, sharing and printing solution for professionals and consumers. Vizua is a Seattle, Washington-based company founded by veteran executives in technologies that store, manage and display high-definition, 3D images for work and play. Vizua’s server technology shatters performance and collaboration limitations of other systems, and provides a full set of tools to integrate 3D features into any product or service. A full range of tools can be used to view and manipulate 3D data. Vizua's unique approach reveals levels of detail within an object by giving tools to filter structures in an object by density. Data can be viewed from anywhere in the browser-based client. Data and bookmarks can be securely shared with care providers and others. 3D movie fly-throughs and other tools allow Vizua to be used in educational applications or presentations. Vizua has the ability to converd DICOM data into geometry and a 3D view suitable for printing. Print quotes can be provided before printed 3D objects are comissioned.
"OctoPrint is a so called host software for 3D printers that controls your 3D printer and sends it the actual commands to do its job. Other tools for this task include Printrun, Repetier Host and also Cura.
OctoPrint differs from existing host solutions in that its major focus is to provide a web interface that allows controlling the printer remotely from anywhere on the network or even the internet while offering the same responsiveness and feedback options available on native host applications like the ones listed above. In order to achieve this, OctoPrint makes heavy use of current web technologies and frameworks, such as AJAX and HTML5 web sockets.
OctoPrint was developed to be run on small embedded devices such as the popular Raspberry Pi. It allows you to turn your existing 3D printer into a WiFi enabled one and untether it from your laptop or work station."
Authentise helps companies to get their designs ready to be 3D printed. Our technology optimize designs and securely stream them directly to printers, monitoring production and ensuring its quality. Streaming is the cornerstone to unlocking the full potential for 3D printing. Pushing services into the cloud provides greater speed, interoperability, security, SaaS businesses models, and access to data usually locked up in machines. The result is an enhanced user experience, improved print quality, and integration into mainstream business ecosystems. Authentise believes distributed manufacturing techniques can provide fully automated production of objects closer to the point of use.
Disrupting Supply Chains – Authentise believes distributed manufacturing techniques can provide fully automated production of objects closer to the point of use. Imagine spare parts printed where they’re needed. It’s a real opportunity to disrupt supply chains – but it will not come to bear without the power of streaming.
Streaming is the cornerstone to unlocking the full potential for 3D printing. Pushing services into the cloud provides greater speed, interoperability, security, SaaS businesses models, and access to data usually locked up in machines. The result is an enhanced user experience, improved print quality, and integration into mainstream business ecosystems.
Why Does It Matter?
IP Protection Ensures File Integrity – Intellectual property protection is not only about file sharing. It’s about design integrity and liability. “There are situations where a protected distribution chain can be really helpful. Think of a person that wants a verified replacement part for something that is broken. A person in that situation would want to know that the design they were getting was the real thing.” ~ Michael Weinberg, staff attorney of Public Knowledge
3DPrintCloud, launched this summer, is Materialise’s file-fixing wizard. Users can upload a model, riddled with errors, and download a fixed file converted to .stl and ready to be 3D-printed. Why spend ages fixing subtle problems when Materialise’s 25 years of experience can pre-empt most of them? A lot of 3D printing software is designed by engineers for engineers.