Microsoft and 3DPrinterOS launch world’s first Enterprise IT-compliant 3D Printer Management Platform

Jim Brisimitzis.
Jim Brisimitzis.

Microsoft and 3DPrinterOS (San Francisco, California) have unveiled a 3D printing software bundle aimed at drastically reducing the effort needed to securely deploy 3D printing within enterprises. “We chose to work with 3DPrinterOS because their 3D printing software covers the widest amount of machines. Coupled with our Azure private and public clouds, this simplifies how enterprises of all sizes can manage printers and users,” said Jim Brisimitzis, Head of Startups at Microsoft. Expanding on their partnership, the new bundle offers Azure cloud users the ability to:

  • Use a pre-approved IT solution to securely manage users and 3D printers. 3DPrinterOS leverages the Azure cloud’s ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliance.
  • Share machines and files with any collaborator via a corporate intranet connection. This makes it easy for IT departments to deploy and maintain 3D printers alongside existing technology.
  • Print, manage users, and see production in real-time. Being able to produce parts on demand securely from any location in your company worldwide, allows thousands of engineers access via the corporate intranet.
John Dogru.
John Dogru.

“Our goal was to make it incredibly easy for enterprises already using Azure to share 3D printers and files across an entire company without fear of violating IT and compliance rules. Enterprises can now deploy platform-agnostic 3D printing worldwide,” said John Dogru, CEO of 3DPrinterOS. With the average company using approximately 5 – 7 public and private clouds, this bundle allows the 14% of institutions and 90% of Fortune 500 companies already using Azure to deploy the 3DPrinterOS 3D printing platform immediately. The move comes on the heels of Microsoft’s “explosive” Azure growth in 2017, along with the Azure Government Cloud earning the authority to operate for the U.S. Air Force.

About 3DPrinterOS. 3DPrinterOS created the leading operating system for 3D printing. Thousands of students at top U.S. universities (including Duke, Yale and Harvard) use 3DPrinterOS campus-wide to manufacturer parts easily in real-time from any web device. Name brands like Kodak and Bosch also use 3DPrinterOS to power their printers. 3DPrinterOS is rated #1 in cloud 3D printer management and its real-time manufacturing SaaS platform is built on Azure. 3DPrinterOS is a Silicon-Valley-backed company with offices in San Francisco, California and Tallinn, Estonia.

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