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Microsoft and netfabb to Target Commercial Users for 3D Printing Cloud Services

Microsoft Corp. and netfabb GmbH, the Germany based supplier of 3D printing software, have concluded an agreement under which they will jointly offer 3D printing cloud services for commercial users.

This commercial service will be marketed by netfabb with Microsoft operating the backend and netfabb providing the software based on its widely used 3D-Printing desktop product called netfabb Professional 6.0. It will initially include netfabb’s file repair software, but will be extended to include other functions such as wall thickness detection and buildability checks, as well as offline rendering options.

Using netfabb software and the Azure cloud, Microsoft has already made a 3D file repair service available to non-commercial users for more than one year. Under the label “Microsoft 3D Printing – powered by netfabb”, this cloud has become the most widely used 3D printing cloud service boasting more than more 60,000 users, 1.2 million files submitted for processing since its inception in May 2014 and currently processing more than 4,000 files per day.

“Providing easy low cost access to essential 3D printing tools to the world has been netfabb’s mission since it was founded. Moving towards offering the wide functionality of our 3D printing software on a cloud is just the logical next step. Microsoft Azure has provided us an ideal platform to achieve this in a fast, scalable and stable way”, says Alexander Oster, CEO of netfabb.

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