, a ‘global leader’ in 3-D printing and a subsidiary of Stratasys
, has introduced its CloudPrint software, which is designed to provide a seamless 3-D printing workflow and allow teams to collaborate around the world.
The company says that with more people working remotely, there is a greater need for teams to manage their 3-D printers and print jobs from anywhere.
MakerBot CloudPrint (formerly MakerBot Cloud) is a next-generation cloud-based 3-D printing platform that enables individuals and teams to use 3-D printing collaboratively, all from within their browser and across multiple devices.
The company says this software combines the ease of use and familiar software features of MakerBot Print with the scalability of the cloud to provide “a more efficient 3-D printing workflow management solution”.
MakerBot CloudPrint is currently offered free to use, and is planned to be updated in the future to ensure users have access to the latest features.
Nadav Goshen, the CEO of MakerBot, said: “We are experiencing a global phenomenon with more people working remotely than ever before. However, without the right tools this can lead to a disruption in work and, ultimately, a decrease in performance.
“We believe that MakerBot CloudPrint is an ideal solution for individual or team collaboration from anywhere, as it offers an all-in-one solution for users to prepare, queue, print, and manage printers.”
Marco Perry, CEO of PENSA — an industrial design and invention consulting firm that is based in New York City and uses the MakerBot Method platform for a wide range of uses in its product design and development processes — said: “Working remotely has meant a lot of changes to how we collaborate in a creative environment. While many digital tools have replaced face to face interactions, nothing can replace working with physical prototypes.
“MakerBot CloudPrint enables us to work with our 3-D printers at a distance, removing one more barrier in the process.”
More information about MakerBot CloudPrint can be found at the Web site (www.makerbot.com/3d-printers/cloudprint