Dutch company Printr has this month unveiled a new dongle called The Element they have created to transform any 3D printer into a plug-n-play device as well as adding a range of new features.
Once connected to a 3D printer The Element is capable of adding wireless connectivity together with a powerful cloud enabled slicing application ,as well as easy and intuitive modelling, says creators.
Other features of the new 3D printer dongle including the ability to control and monitor your 3D printer as its printing, together with automating the process of repairing and healing 3D print files when required.
Element is also capable of being used as a queueing system for multiple users accessing one 3D printer and will come supplied with an extensive material and printer database to provide users with perfect slicing profiles. As well as the ability to share 3D print files with others via the community. Printr explains :
“Combine the power of the Element with our online platform “Formide.com” and you truly unlock a seamless 3D printing experience. The platform has been build from the ground up to enable you to turn your imagination into a physical product with only a few clicks.
Whether you own a 3D printer or not, formide.com is the platform for you. Stream your designs straight to your 3D printer or use one of our print facilitator partners.
The app system enables you to use or remodel one of the pre-made templates and in addition gives you the option to start with your own designs from scratch. Our built-in repair technology will make sure that your designs are always 100% printable.”
The Element dongle will soon be launching over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website, for more information on the new Element 3D printing dongle before it launches, jump over to the Printr website for details.
Source: 3DPIndustryFiled Under: Technology News