While 3D printing offers several benefits, especially in the fields of medicine, engineering, business and education, you may be among those who have not yet adopted this mode of printing due to a few common challenges. The good news is that Wi-Fi can streamline wireless printing process in the 3D format.
Wireless 3D printing allows you to keep an eye on long prints while you are away from the printer. You can also run long prints without leaving a computer connected to your printer. You can simply control your printer from your smartphone wherever you are. If a print is failing you can simply select ‘cancel’ to stop the print. That means you don’t need to rush back to the office to check up on a print.
Manage your printer from any device of your choice
When you have a wireless printing service, you can control your 3D printer from any Wi-Fi enabled device such as a phone, tablet, or computer. AstroPrint software, for example, allows you to control your 3D printer wirelessly. You can do this by loading the software onto your printer which can then be accessed via Wi-Fi. You can then manage the printer by accessing a certain webpage, depending on the software you’re using.
Manage a print farm from one tablet
A print farm – also called a print cell – is a facility of multiple 3D printers. Through wireless printing you can control several printers from a single wireless device. This means you can manage all your printers at the same time.
General benefits of 3D printing
3D printing is an exciting and innovative technology with many benefits, depending on your industry. In schools for example, the educational benefits of include improved learning methods. 3D printing makes it possible to bring any subject matter to life. This engages learners for a longer period of time which can boost their critical thinking skills. Schools can also afford new learning materials that may have been difficult to budget for. With a 3D printer schools can make these resources themselves, which saves the school money in the long run. Not only is printing your own educational material normally cheaper, but it is also a quicker process.
The success of any business involves keeping up with the latest trends and technologies. Wireless 3D printing is an outstanding technology as it makes it possible for small businesses to compete with the already established. As the demand is increasing, you can earn extra cash flow for your small business by offering 3D printing services. And if you already offer 3D printing, you can boost your business’s printing speed by switching to a wireless service that you can access from a wireless internet device.