Nov.15, 2013

A new Windows 8.1 app released by Microsoft this morning aims to introduce 3D printing to mass market.

Meet 3D Builder: it is a free app that allows users to make slight modifications to a library of 3D objects including simple toys, household items, miniatures and seasonal objects.

It has clean, simple user interface and you can scale, rotate and adjust what you want to print. You can import any design or exisiting CAD project, but cannot create object from scratch. It also lets you add multiple objects to a single print – even stack or push objects into one another to create new ones.

Images: Microsoft

A few months ago, Microsoft announced it is adding in native 3D printer support to Windows 8.1. That means the OS offers plug-and-play support for printers, understands 3D file formats, and you can 3D print an item directly from third-party applications by click "print". Microsoft hopes with Windows 8.1 and the 3D Builder app, everyone will be able to create and print objects in 3D.

"The main focus here was having success quickly with 3D printing," explained Shanen Boettcher, general manager at Microsoft's Startup Business Group.

The app is available for download in the Windows Store here.

Via: Geekwire


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Jonathan M. wrote at 7/1/2016 7:22:39 AM:

How much do prints cost? It would be amazing if theyre free

pnis wrote at 11/17/2013 6:34:06 PM:

i cant download it, man this appstore sucks

Pamela Waterman wrote at 11/16/2013 1:34:50 AM:

I wondered when custom cookie-cutters would become a fun and easy option. Very cool.

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