AstroPrint, the cloud 3D printing software platform and 3D Slash, the fun and easy-to-use 3D modeling app, announced their partnership today. The combination of these two user-friendly services will provide all users with an engaging and efficient 3D experience.
Free your mind from complex 3D parameters: AstroPrint and 3D Slash collaborate to offer a simple and intuitive 3D experience, accessible both from PC and mobile devices. Users can now easily create, remix, slice, monitor and 3D print anything, anytime, from anywhere.
A great 3D experience for all users
AstroPrint and 3D Slash both offer smart plug & play tools to anyone wishing to work in 3D trouble-free. With this partnership, users can directly access the 3D Slash modeling app from the AstroPrint dashboard.
- 1-click operation: users can either remix existing design files (.stl) from their AstroPrint File Manager, or create new ones from scratch. Once the new design is finished, the file can be stored online or sent for printing with a single click.
- No log-in barrier: the 3D Slash app can be used with an AstroPrint ID, no need to sign in twice. For existing 3Dslashers, every design made within the AstroPrint platform will be saved in their 3D Slash portofolio as well.
- Accessibility: the platform can be accessed from any wireless device (phone, tablet, computer). This means users can effortlessly go from modeling to 3D printing, regardless of whether they prefer a mouse or a touchscreen.
- A user-friendly environment : thanks to the 3D Slash intuitive Minecraft-like modeling app and AstroPrint’s intelligent auto-settings, there is no need for users to understand highly technical programs to create designs, then 3D print their creations.
With the AstroPrint and 3D Slash combination, any user with Internet access and a compliant 3D printer (80% of desktop 3D printers) can bring a 3D project to life.
AstroPrint: an all-in-one 3D environment
AstroPrint’s cloud based operating system incorporates an app interface similar to Google Play, but for the 3D printing industry. In June 2015 the San Diego based team decided to increase the scope of the AstroPrint platform by opening it to third-parties. « It is our primary focus at AstroPrint to allow anyone to 3D print anywhere, anytime, and from any device. » said Drew Taylor, CEO of AstroPrint. Daniel Arroyo, AstroPrint’s CTO goes on to say « By combining the easy-to-get design editing features of 3D Slash with AstroPrint’s simple 3D printing workflow, we can finally empower anyone to create objects then print those objects, without the need for any technical training. »
3D Slash: the 3D modeling app for all
For Sylvain Huet, 3D Slash CEO, the opportunity to make 3D more accessible to a mainstream audience is key. « AstroPrint takes complexity out of the 3D printing experience, especially for beginners. Our API offers extra fun creative features to the AstroPrint community, consistent with AstroPrint’s Cloud-based strategy. » The API will contribute to reaching a new audience and lets users try 3D modeling in a single click. « Combining our know-how, we offer mainstream users an engaging and complete 3D experience, from modeling to printing. »