Owners of 3D printers that have experienced problems sharing or scheduling workflows to print objects, might be interested in a new service called Skyforge which utilises the cloud to help you manage your 3D printing workload more effectively.
Skyforge allows you to wirelessly connect your 3D printer to a powerful yet intuitive online interface allowing you to print wirelessly and automatically send models via the Skyforge service and online marketplace.
Skyforge consists of a wireless adapter (pictured below) that can be attached to your 3D printer enabling you to wirelessly connect via the web service. Skyforge has been created by Element Robot who explains a little more about their new 3D printing management service that is looking to raise $30,000 over on the Kickstarter Crowd funding website.
“We believe 3D printing is more than prototyping. It’s a new mindset for creating structured matter. This new way of thinking about design is addictive, and we’re never gonna give it up. The creative freedom of 3D printing is worth sharing effectively, and this project is our contribution to that goal.”
If you want to use a 3D printer today, you will probably install and carefully configure a lot of desktop software. After setting things up, 3D printing is still a very manual process. Find and organize 3D files, choose detailed print settings, create manufacturing instructions, put the instructions on an SD card, transfer instructions to the printer, watch the print. This process is a waste of time.
Skyforge enables you to use a great online 3D printing workflow with your 3D printer. The benefits start as soon as you upload a design: Skyforge renders and archives it for easy access.”
For more information on the new Skyforge 3D printing online service jump over to the Kickstarter website for details.
Source: Kickstarter : Fabbaloo