Digital Reality Announces Pro-Quote

Digital Factory announced a new plug-in service, Pro-Quote that can handle the preparation of cost estimates for 3D printing. Who can use this service? If you have a commercial 3D printer available and a website you can place Pro-Quote on your site and immediately accept 3D print requests. 
 
The Pro-Quote software presents a web interface where customers can upload a ZIP or RAR file containing a 3D model. In addition to showing a 3D view of the model, Pro-Quote checks and repairs the model to ensure printability and then prepares an instant quote based on the print parameters. Pro-Quote also provides pre-printed shipping labels for you to slap on completed prints. 
 
For those owning expensive 3D printers that are sometimes idle, this could be a very quick way to generate some income for your machine. If you are a small 3D print shop it could be a way to vastly simplify your current "email the STL and we'll figure it out" method. 
 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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