Lars Brubaker, CEO of MatterHackers states, “this is a huge deal in the open source 3D printer community. Other companies, like MakerBot, are moving from open systems to closed systems, restricting innovation and ignoring the community that made them great. We want to be going the other way. We are working hard to ensure that the ecosystem around open source and independent 3D printers remains vibrant and competitive.”
The Desktop 3D Printing market is full of amazing new printers coming to market. But most of those printers do not provide a friendly user interface to enable the consumer to easily create & print their designs.
MatterHackers (http://www.matterhackers.com) located in Irvine CA, sells 3D printers and 3D printing consumables. 3D printer manufacturers use their "MatterControl"