Microsoft reveals the 3D printing features of Windows 8.1

Posted on Friday, Aug 23 2013 @ 14:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft uploaded a video that demonstrates the 3D printing support of Windows 8.1. The software giant hopes to define a standardized feature set for current and future printers and is pushing its own 3D data format (3MF) to address the shortcomings of the STL format - most notably its lack of support for different colors and materials.
In this video Gavin Gear gives an overview of 3D printing support in Windows 8.1 and a demo of printing a 3D object from a Windows Store app to a 3D Systems Cube 2 printer using Windows 8.1 Preview build.


Source: Engadget


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