Share 3D Models with Friends or the Public

We’re always pumping out new features here at AstroPrint HQ, but we’re especially excited about this one!  It’s been highly requested and now it’s ready to roll.

As an AstroPrint user, you can now share 3D models through Facebook, Twitter, or a special link.  People that you share a model with can view it, share it, print it, or have it printed through a printing service.

Here’s how it works:

Share 3D Design on AstroPrint1) Find a sharable 3D model in your AstroPrint File Manager.  Sharable 3D models are ones that you have uploaded.  If you imported the model from a marketplace (such as WaterTight, 3DaGoGo, or MyMiniFactory) you will not be able to share the model.  (This is to protect the original designer.)  Click “Share Design.”

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3D Print Completed Notifications

It’s quite normal that a 3D Print job takes hours to complete, even days. But what’s really annoying is not knowing when the object is ready for you to take off the print bed the second it finishes. All that anticipation…

No more delays! AstroPrint has now added a “Print Job Completion” notification. You will get an email the moment your print is ready for you to marvel at. We even include the last photo taken if you had the time lapse feature enabled during printing.

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Share your 3D Printing time lapse videos

There’s nothing more mesmerizing (and time wasting) than watching a 3D Printed object come to life out of a 3D Printer. It is also a great way to show a person how additive manufacturing works.

AstroPrint has, for a long time, allowed our users to automatically capture photos of the object being printed. This was primarily for monitoring and print failure analysis. However, we thought this data can be used for something more fun.

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