Following the initial announcement of the collaboration between Materialise and Microsoft in May this year, Windows 10 users are now able to order 3D prints directly through i.materialise from 3D printing platform applications such as 3D Builder.
“As a preferred supplier of Microsoft, we are really looking forward to realizing the designs of the Windows community and to working with the Microsoft team to further improve how people experience 3D printing,” i.materialise explains in their blog.
With 3D Builder, Microsoft offers a free Windows app that allows for viewing, personalising, repairing and printing 3D designs. While users can design 3D models from scratch, they are also able to import models for editing. The 3D Builder app additionally includes a feature to turn webcam photos into 3D models and supports common file formats such as STL, OBJ, PLY, WRL and 3MF. As of beginning of this week, users can also order 3D prints through i.materialise from inside the app, choosing from 20 different materials and over 100 possible colour and finish combinations.