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Author : admin | Friday, 17 May 2019

Printer Working Group (PWG) to Address 3D Printing Standards

Author : admin | Friday, 17 May 2019

A subgroup centered on 3D printing has extended IPP to incorporate the specifications of 3D printing to assist data exchange and embedding within typical 3D file formats including 3MF and 3D PDF documents, so that user intent is protected regardless of the transport or workflow use.

 

PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 17, 2019 - The Printer Working Group (PWG) will speak May 21, 2019 at the RAPID+TCT event, Detroit, Mich. Paul Tykodi, PWG IPP Working Group co-chair, will address the work of PWG to standardize and simplify additive (3D) printing across devices.

 

With printer industry members, PWG has created and marketed the widely implemented Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). A subgroup concentrated on 3D printing has extended IPP to incorporate the requirements of 3D printing to support data exchange and embedding within common 3D file formats including 3MF and 3D PDF documents, so that user intent is stored regardless of the transport or workflow use.

 

Tykodi's session at 3:55 p.m. Eastern will identify the possible improvement in the efficiency of the additive manufacturing landscape, which could be obtained by having 3D printing equipment implement support for an industry standard way of declaring capabilities and receiving jobs.

 

Prior to the widespread use of PWG's IPP Everywhere™ standards, users had to install and continuously update software to their computers and other devices to print. Printer makers had to build, update and distribute a stream of driver updates. IPP Everywhere offers a single universal driver, and the group is working to port the same capabilities to 3D printing.



This article is originally posted on manufacturingglobal.com

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