Microsoft Launches Free 3D Printing App for Windows 8
Microsoft Continues 3D Printing Initiative with Free Windows 8 App
In June, Microsoft announced that 3D printing would be supported natively in Windows 8.1, promising that 3D printing will be “just as easy and seamless as printing in 2D.”
Today, Microsoft expanded on their support for 3D printing by launching a Windows 8 app called 3D Builder.
“3D Builder has a catalog of objects you can create from ornaments to toys and more,” said Kristina Libby, Global Consumer PR Lead for Microsoft. “The clean, simple user interface lets you scale, rotate and adjust what you want to print. Add multiple objects to a single print – even stack or push objects into one another to create new ones. Printing 3D objects created in other applications or ones that are downloaded from the Internet is really easy with the 3D Builder app and touch as well.”
Microsoft has been building partnerships in the 3D printing ecosystem. According to Libby, 3D Systems, MakerBot and TierTime will be supporting Windows 8.1 in time for the holiday season. And Microsoft retail stores are currently carrying MakerBot 3D printers.
Below are some screenshots of the new app. Go to the Windows Store to get a copy for yourself.