Element Robot Brings 3D Printing to the Cloud

The interface allows for collaborative prototyping through a web browser.

Start-up company Element Robot has created the Skyforge 3D printing interface that lets users turn math into prototypes via a web browser. The company has created a Kickstarter to raise funds for this virtual-based device.

Skyforge is ideal for makerspaces, libraries and schools to bring accessible 3D printing to a large number of users, the company states. It does not require software, users can collaborate from any location and share multiple printers. The cloud interface is also simple to learn.

Printers are connected through the Skyhook hardware module, which is equipped with a touchscreen and simple user interface. Users can create designs through a web-browser based community and send it to the Skyhook. After the design is received, it will start printing on a selected Skyforge printer.

“Skyforge is the best interface you can get for the 3D printing process. We leverage existing 3D printer hardware and we combine it with a wonderful online workflow and a simple cloud management system,” says Chris Walker, CEO of Skyforge.

For more information, visit Element Robot.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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