On Friday, Microsoft released a 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 that has shaken up the world of Windows 8.1. The free app was released to help developers and users build their own 3D designs and projects using the built-in support of Windows 8.1, and makes printing more exciting.
As this was released, now users of any age or skill can make their own 3D models using Windows 8.1. The latest operating system from Microsoft is exciting, and gives anyone the capability to create their own money clips, caboose car, toys, or snowflakes in all their 3D glory.
3D Builder From Microsoft
The free app from Microsoft is available on the Windows Store, and the latest operating system just introduced 3D printing support a few months ago. The 3D Builder app is full of fun and exciting objects to print using 3D printers, and will give a lot of people new and exciting things to enjoy in 3D. The app features a unique user experience that is much different than any other.
The user interface allows users to scale, adjust what they wish to print, rotate their items, and build out their design. Users can add multiple objects to a single print, stock or push objects, and integrate objects from the web into their 3D printings. The app is simple to use and gives Windows 8.1 a leg up over other operating systems with this support.
Wide Support From Third Parties
The 3D object support is supported by a wide variety of third party applications and programs. Programs like 3D Systems, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, MakerBot, netfabb, Materialise, Stratasys, Tiertime, and their products make 3D printing a reality. This wide number of support from third parties should make 3D printing widely used.
The ability to print will be available from Makerbot for example at Microsoft retail stores, and the $2199 3D printer will enable anyone to design their own 3D designs. Users can go into the Microsoft Retail Stores and visit the Makerbot Replicator 2 machines and see the app in use. The printers are still somewhat expensive but should decrease over time.
I love the future of 3D printing and am glad to see Microsoft offering apps for it. I’ve seen 3D printing in action, and the future of 3D printing is thrilling.