New Software For 3d Printers
Bits from Bytes, the British manufacturer of affordable 3D printers, has developed new software in-house for driving their printers.
By: Empica for Bits From Bytes
Users of the RapMan 3.1 self build kit and BFB 3000 machines can now use the Axon software to turn their 3D computer drawings into a solid object more easily.
Built on the shareware software Skeinforge which is used by many enthusiasts, the software will be supplied with all RapMan machines in future.
Bits from Bytes technical director Ian Adkins said: “Most of the users of the RapMan 3.1 are schools and colleges who use the rapid prototypers as part of their design and technology teaching. It enables students to create a solid object at a cost-effective price.
“Because they have limited funding in this economic climate we wanted to develop and provide a software solution that was based on the free shareware that people can find on the internet but which is more intuitive and works smoothly with our equipment.
“People will still use other computer packages, especially the Netfabb STL file fixing software alongside Axon, but they will find tried and tested settings in Axon and some exciting ways to see their model from every angle on screen before printing.”
The Axon software will be bundled with all future Bits from Bytes machines and anyone with an existing BFB printer should visit the download page of the BFB web site to upgrade.
The development of Axon is a major step forward to having a packaged software solution to provide the interface between all computer aided design packages and the Bits from Bytes 3D printer range.
For further information please visit www.bitsfrombytes.com or call (0)1275 873792
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