After creating a cloud-based operating system for 3D printer networks, 3DPrinterOS went on to launch ZAP in September of last year.
ZAP would make it possible to network and control not only 3D printers from one online interface, but also CNC machines, laser cutters, water jets, industrial robotic arms and basically any robot that thinks in terms of X-Y-Z motion.
Today, the startup announced a partnership that could go a long way to controlling the robots of the world from a single cloud-based software: Dremel will now be using 3DPrinterOS as the standard operating system for managing its Idea Builder series of 3D printers.
Head of Sales for Dremel Education George Velez said of the software integration, “3DPrinterOS allows real-time central management of users, printers and designs with any Web browser in a platform-agnostic solution. This will bring a better solution for classrooms and industrial applications because the cloud-based software has a versatile device use, including Chromebooks and iPads.”
The Idea Builder series is a rebranded version of the popular FlashForge Dreamer, but brings with it the Dremel name, warranty and customer support. Previously, the Idea Builder relied on Autodesk’s Spark as a management software. Autodesk has since transitioned Spark into the larger Forge platform, dedicated to all manufacturing processes. By adopting 3DPrinterOS to manage the Idea Builder, Dremel has just about given 3DPrinterOS name brand status, suggesting that the startup’s cloud-based software is just as good if not better than Autodesk Spark.
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