Software developer MakerOS has announced that it has made the comprehensive 3D printing business management software free for use. This is to democratize product development; the company has made the software easier for designers and digital manufacturing. This free 3D printing software will also be used by large businesses.
Mike Moceri, CEO and founder of MakerOS, states, “There is a good opportunity for new businesses to get involved in the industry, and for existing medium and larger-sized businesses to grow and increase their margins, with the MakerOS platform. We’ve already proven that with a few of our clients.”
MakerOS is a software platform that comprises of multiple tools designed to help 3D printing companies for better management of manufacturing workflows. This is an all-in-one product designed to address whole host of functionality like job casting, client relations, 3D file viewer. The software comprises of easy-to-use project management along with the job submission system.
This software also features Autoquoter, designed to automate the part quoting process. This feature is compatible with all 3D printers and syncs well with the company’s current inventory.
MakerOS also has its own custom online invoicing system allowing user to create and send invoices, along with tracking payment statuses.
John Kray, founder and CEO of Hydra Research, a MakerOS client, adds, “MakerOS has really streamlined our project management for our 3D services. The biggest benefit we have seen is the ability to have all communication, CAD/reference files, and invoices accessible in one easy to use online portal.”
Workflow Management software in 3D Printing
MakerOS is also targeting to smaller customers with limited funding. Customers using free MakerOS package will have 10 employee licenses, 30 GB file storage and other benefits. Large business can also go for the Business Package priced at $239 for a month allowing 20 employee licenses and 300 GB storage option.
Other companies including Gravity Pull Systems has launched workflow optimization system that are worth 3D printing. Named as the Dubbed Synoptik, this software is designed for service bureaus and manufacturing companies.
3D Control Systems, another software developer, the parent company of 3DPrinterOS launched additive manufacturing workflow management software named ZAP. This AI-Powered platform is designed to help manufacturers cut operational costs. Furthermore, it helps in improving the efficiency of production management functionality.