August 24, 2013

Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1 | PCWorld


With companies like MakerBot creating digitizers aimed at making 3D printing easier, Microsoft is betting that we’ll all be printing offYoda figurines and retirement gifts from our desktops soon.

To get ready for the coming 3D craze, and to cater to professionals already working with the technology, Microsoft is aiming to make 3D printing as easy as 2D printing in Windows 8.1. The easiest way to do that, Microsoft says, was to base its new 3D printing pipeline on the tried and true process of Windows document printing.

We’ve known about the new Windows feature since June when the company announced the Windows 8.1 preview. But in a recent blog post, Microsoft provided a little more detail about how 3D printing will work in the upcoming version of Windows due out October 17.

Read more...Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1 | PCWorld

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