Building a Simple 3D Print Experience via Partnerships

We’ve seen some buzz around big things happening at this year’s Collision Conference in Las Vegas, running from May 5 to 6. It’s a massive conference, America’s counterpart to Europe’s largest tech conference and it promises plenty of excitement.

Pinshape, a next generation 3D printing community marketplace, is one of the many companies participating in the conference by way of announcing and demonstrating a strategic partnership with 3DPrinterOS. In fact, Pinshape is one of 60 startups selected from 600 applicants to compete in the PITCH competition at the Collision Conference as well as being, according to the team, the only 3D printing marketplace being represented at the two day event.

“Collision showcases some of the best innovative companies and ideas. We’re glad to be a part of that, and to be able to feature the latest in consumer 3D printing,” says Lucas Matheson, CEO and cofounder of Pinshape.

Outside of the competition, the partnership with 3DPrinterOS will make it possible for users to stream designs from the Pinshape marketplace direct to print for the majority of today’s desktop 3D printers. As the team says, it’ll bring unprecedented compatibility to the 3D printing community and simplify the click-to-print experience for consumers.

“3DPrinterOS was able to provide the missing link to streamline the printing experience for our users,” says Matheson. “This integration is an important and much needed step in expanding the value of printable models on our platform. Now, companies and brands can market 3D models securely, at the same time, we can can deliver a simple print experience straight from the cloud to the 3D printer.”

John Dogru, the CEO of 3DPrinterOS, sees this partnership as a step forward for designers, who are now able to finally unleash their work to the world in a secure and compatible way across multiple platforms. His goal, he says, is to radically increase adoption of 3D printing, and that means a future where 3D printing simple means clicking print.

For the rest of the crew at Pinshape, this partnership means that the doors will be blown open for even more companies and brands to enter the 3D printing industry.

“We’re making this really simple,” finishes Matheson.

Image Credit: Flickr / Creative Tools page / cropped


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