Robo 3D, a California-based 3D printer manufacturer, today announced the integration of 3DPrinterOS, a widespread cloud 3D printer management and infrastructure software, across all of its 3D printer models. The company says that—in combination with its recent acquisition of MyStemKits—the integration will increase access to MyStemKits curriculum across more types of 3D printers.
In other words, by switching to 3DPrinterOS, Robo 3D aims to standardize its various 3D printer models and facilitate the use of MyStemKits, which consists of the world’s largest online collection of STEM curriculum for 3D printing, among educators. The MyStemKits platform is built upon 3DPrinterOS.
“3DPrinterOS is the closest thing to an interoperability standard for 3D printing which makes it easy for our business to expand to all educational institutions, printer manufacturers, and continue to build innovative applications,” explained Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo 3D.
MyStemKits, acquired by Robo 3D in June 2018, is a platform that offers one-click 3D printable models designed for STEM applications in the context of K-12 schools. Notably, the platform’s curriculum meets various educational standards, including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCS). The ultimate goal of the platform is to offer a fun and tactile way to bring science, technology, engineering and math education into the classroom.
“What we have seen is that with 3D printing and MyStemKits, student engagement increases because you are teaching students math, science, and STEM subjects in a unique and exciting way, added Moreno. “This natural introduction to the technology inspires students to want to design in 3D and create 3D printed things on their own.”
Though Robo 3D owns MyStemKits, the educational 3D printing platform is not limited to its 3D printer hardware; educators can use MyStemKits with a wide range of 3D printer models utilizing 3DPrinterOS, including Ultimaker, Dremel and more.
In addition to the benefits brought about by MyStemKits compatibility, Robo 3D says its integration of 3DPrinterOS across all of its 3D printers (including legacy and future models) will give its customers access to the software’s other features, including data analytics, filament tracking and SSO compatibility.
“It’s exciting to see applications built on 3DPrinterOS, be successful, get acquired, and expand globally,” said 3DPrinterOS CEO John Dogru. “Solving interoperability for the 3D printing community is in our company DNA, and we are looking forward to reaching more educators with the Robo 3D Partnership.”