Microsoft’s Build Conference, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, June 26-28, saw 3D printing giant 3D Systems showcase its Cube home 3D printer on Microsoft’s new operating system iteration, Windows 8.1, including new 3D printer plug-and-play capabilities.

3D Systems Cube 3D printer Windows 8.1“We’re thrilled that 3D Systems has implemented Windows 8.1 support so customers can easily make 3D objects on their PCs, and we look forward to being inspired by what people create when these amazing new software and hardware experiences come together,” said Shanen Boettcher, General Manager, Startup Business Group, Microsoft.

3D Systems demonstrated the first 3D printer driver using Microsoft’s 3D printer SDK for Windows 8.1 at Microsoft’s Build. This capability aims to provide constomers the same simplicity of connecting their 3D System’s Cube as a 2D printer.

“Our Cube 3D printer and Cubify consumer ecosystem create a delightful, empowering and intuitive 3D printing experience and Microsoft’s integration makes the Cube Windows 8.1 compatible, further enhancing the amazing user experience 3D Systems provides,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and General Managers Consumer Products, 3D Systems. “We look forward to introducing the new features to our users and working with Microsoft to develop an innovative suite of 3D printing design applications for Windows 8.1.”