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How Microsoft aims to bring 3D printing to the masses

How Microsoft aims to bring 3D printing to the masses | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Microsoft is introducing a 3D printing platform as part of Windows 8.1, and promises to stock the printers in its stores as well.


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Microsoft Sells 3D Printers, Adds Support to Windows 8.1

Microsoft Sells 3D Printers, Adds Support to Windows 8.1 | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


It's official.  The newest reseller for MakerBot is Microsoft.  The two companies have signed an agreement that will allow Microsoft to sell MakerBot's Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer in stores and online.


As if that weren't enough news, Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will feature native support for 3D printers. 


Our goal is to make the experience of 3D printing as easy as creating and printing a document using Microsoft Word," said Shanen Boettcher, General Manager, Startup Business Group, Microsoft.


Makerbot was quick to confirm that the newest version of Windows will work with their Replicator 2 printers.


 They put out a press release detailing the reselling agreement and acknowledging the new capability of Windows 8.1.


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Inside Microsoft's model shop, where prototypes are printed in 3D


Joshua Topolsky tours Microsoft's model shop with user experience designer Karsten Aagaard.


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Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printing Support with Windows 8.1

Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printing Support with Windows 8.1 | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


When Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 8.1 at its BUILD conference today, it revealed that the update will include native support for 3D printing.


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