10 new apps that will change the way you 3D print
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Formerly Modio, Tinkerplay was an app acquired and improved upon by Autodesk. The app lets you design and customize your own 3D designs using Autodesk software. It’s available for free for iOs and Android.
Control your 3D printer from your Android device with this app. It supports wireless printing with Bluetooth and you can easily load your own GCode via USB or SD card from your smartphone or tablet too. Price: $4.13.
Autodesk has a plethora of mobile apps, but one of the more popular ones is AutoCAD 360. Available for iOS and Android, it is a drawing and drafting tool that allows users to work offline and online. It has in-app purchases ranging from $4.99 to $99.99.
Sculpteo has an app for iPad, iPod, and iPhone where you can design your own 3D objects. All your designs can then be sent to and printed by Sculpteo if you don’t have your own 3D printer. It’s free.
With Cubify Draw, simply draw on your iOS device with your finger and then turn it into a 3D design that you can print with a Cube desktop 3D printer. Available for free.
Blokify is 3D modeling software for kids that enables them to create toys. All the models are block-based, but you can print anything from castles to spaceships, depending on what you build. Blokify was made to expose children to 3D printing at an early age. Available for free for iOS.
Sculpteo launched a special app for 3D printing phone cases because they are such popular objects to print at home and through its service. Design and customize the cases and then place your order. Available for iOS for free.
Print3D is an iOS app that allows people with a 3D Systems printer to print from anywhere. Start prints, prioritize the order, and view how it’s going as it prints. Available for free.