Oct 20, 2016 | By Alec

Remember MakerOS? This first ever all-in-one 3D printing business management tool was first launched by Manulith back in the spring of 2015, and has since grown into a crucial platform for more than 1,000 companies. Through all that feedback and those experiences, MakerOS has now been expanded with several new features, including a Product Manager for tracking and storing 3D printing product, production and material data – making it even easier for 3D printing professionals to operate their businesses.

MakerOS itself was developed in Detroit by Mike Moceri, who also set up Manulith. In a nutshell, he developed a platform for taking client interaction, web store and payment management out of the hands of the makers. “MakerOS offers project tracking, automatic quoting, product management, 3D file viewing, invoicing, payment processing, and more, all wrapped up in a white-labeled system so businesses can promote their own branding,” he explains. “MakerOS scales digital and physical production businesses by turning prospects into customers 5X faster, reducing operational costs, and increasing the amount of new business.”

MakerOS further includes a customizable 3D component viewer, customer chat options, cloud storage and custom invoicing options. What’s more, costs are transaction-based, rather than a lump sum up front – making it ideal for fledging companies with low production volumes.

These are just some of the appealing features that made MakerOS a huge success and allowed them to bring on talent with experience from companies such as MakerBot, Double Robotics, Barracuda Networks, and The 3D Printer Experience. Right now, over 1,000 registered companies are using the system, including NYC-based Voxel Magic, and MakerOS recently expanded into NYC with a sales, marketing, bizdev, and community team in Brooklyn. They also raised $530k in seed money from Secret Sauce Capital and Invest Detroit and looking for more backers, though they are also generating revenue already.

But MakerOS’s popularity will doubtlessly only increase with these newest features, the most prominent of which is the Product Manager – which gives users the ability to completely store and track all product activity, from basic materials, to digital files and service hours. “Also available will be easy access to reordering products from preferred suppliers and being made aware when products are low or out of stock,” Moceri revealed.

But it doesn’t end there. New Overflow Services make it possible to share overflow with other MakerOS users, giving relevant businesses the opportunity to make money by splitting project fees. Alternatively, service providers can take on larger jobs and complete them by sectioning them up and sharing the profits with others. Overflow Services are coordinated by MakerOS, and start at $45 per month,” the team revealed. The new Launch Assistance feature, meanwhile, provides new users with personalized aid in the setup and configuration of their OS, as well as pricing and marketing consultation.

While thus premium services, they will certainly add a whole new dimension to 3D printing services with limited staff and will ensure that all attention will continue to go to the all-important production services. “This expansion to MakerOS signifies one of the many steps we plan to take in the coming months,” says CEO Mike Moceri. “In the past year, we’ve worked with over 1,000 businesses through our public beta, and the feedback they’ve provided has lead us to develop these new offerings. We’re really excited for the next few months, which will feature bigger improvements and the announcement of strategic partnerships that will further expand the appeal of running your business on MakerOS.”

 

 

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