3DPrinterOS, which bills itself as a universal 3D printing software, has been adding more and more new features as it grows that enable it, not just to control multiple networked 3D printers from the web, but also to be an all-in-one package for accessing 3D printable models across the web, which it can then repair and and 3D print from the cloud. And the fact that it recently went open source will only increase its features through open source development. The latest news that it has partnered with 3D model community Sketchfab, then, is definitely worth taking note of.
Building off of its Pinshape partnership, 3DPrinterOS’s deal with Sketchfab sees users able to directly access Sketchfab’s growing library of 300k+ models for 3D printing. And, because Sketchfab’s platform is embeddable into Facebook, users can also share 3D models directly from 3DPrinterOS onto the world’s largest social media site. And, due to Sketchfab’s built-in 3D Hubs feature, these models may also be 3D printable through the 3D Hubs network.
Corentin Metgy, Head of Business Development at Sketchfab, says of the partnership, “We had the chance to try 3DPrinterOS at the NYC 3D Print Show and we were amazed by the quality of their solution and their fast growth. They are building the first 3D printing operating system and we’re excited that they have chosen Sketchfab to bring a social dimension to their platform.” John Dogru, CEO of 3DPrinterOS, added, “The ability for users to access and share 3D printable content is essential for widespread adoption of 3D printing. Adding Sketchfab’s leading content database and viewing engine into 3DPrinterOS makes it easier for someone of any skill level to turn an idea into a physical object and share it with the world.”