Microsoft has announced it has released an app for Windows 10 IoT Core that adds more support for using 3D printers, including accessing them over a wired or Wi-Fi network.

Windows 10 IoT

The sample app is called Network 3D Printer. Microsoft says:

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use this solution starting today to network enable their 3D printers and we invite device manufacturers to evaluate the experience that this enables and the benefits of being able to easily Wi-Fi enable their devices and connect them to Windows.

The 3D printers that are supported by the app include

  • Lulzbot Taz 6
  • Makergear M2
  • Printrbot Play, Plus and Simple
  • Prusa i3 and i3 Mk2
  • Ultimaker Original and Original+
  • Ultimaker 2 and 2+
  • Ultimaker 2 Extended and Extended+

After the Network 3D Printer app finds a compatible device, Windows 10 Iot Core users can then print 3D objects from apps like Microsoft's own 3D Builder.