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Tuesday 27th July 2021 01:12 PM

Printer Working Group (PWG) and 3MF Consortium


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The Printer Working Group (PWG) and 3MF Consortium, an industry consortium to establish a high fidelity standards-based 3D printing file format, have agreed formally to collaborate to simplify 3D printing across devices.

 

With printer industry members, PWG has produced and marketed the widely implemented Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). A subgroup aimed on 3D printing has lengthened IPP to incorporate the requirements of 3D printing to support data exchange and embedding within common 3D file formats such as 3MF so that user intent is preserved regardless of the transport or workflow use.

 

The 3MF file format permits design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models with all necessary information in a single file to a mix of applications, platforms, services and printers. 3MF is extensible, free and natively recognized in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.

 

The two groups will work with each other to confirm and enable standards-based solutions to simpler 3D printing to any capable device, without demanding the addition of vendor-specific software or drivers.

 

"Until the development of IPP Everywhere™, users had to install and continuously update software to their computers and other devices to print. Printer makers had to create, update and distribute a stream of driver updates. With IPP Everywhere, a single universal driver supports all IPP Everywhere accredited printers. We are working with the 3MF Consortium to bring that same efficiency and simplicity to 3D printing," said Smith Kennedy, PWG chairman.

 

"Our work here at 3MF has focused on making 3D printing convenient and more streamlined for manufacturers, users and service providers, and the PWG relationship reflects that mission," noted Adrian Lannin, executive director of the 3MF Consortium. "Supporting widely used existing IPP Everywhere standards will make it easier for users to install and use 3D printers."



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Printer Working Group (PWG) and 3MF Consortium


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The Printer Working Group (PWG) and 3MF Consortium, an industry consortium to establish a high fidelity standards-based 3D printing file format, have agreed formally to collaborate to simplify 3D printing across devices.

 

With printer industry members, PWG has produced and marketed the widely implemented Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). A subgroup aimed on 3D printing has lengthened IPP to incorporate the requirements of 3D printing to support data exchange and embedding within common 3D file formats such as 3MF so that user intent is preserved regardless of the transport or workflow use.

 

The 3MF file format permits design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models with all necessary information in a single file to a mix of applications, platforms, services and printers. 3MF is extensible, free and natively recognized in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.

 

The two groups will work with each other to confirm and enable standards-based solutions to simpler 3D printing to any capable device, without demanding the addition of vendor-specific software or drivers.

 

"Until the development of IPP Everywhere™, users had to install and continuously update software to their computers and other devices to print. Printer makers had to create, update and distribute a stream of driver updates. With IPP Everywhere, a single universal driver supports all IPP Everywhere accredited printers. We are working with the 3MF Consortium to bring that same efficiency and simplicity to 3D printing," said Smith Kennedy, PWG chairman.

 

"Our work here at 3MF has focused on making 3D printing convenient and more streamlined for manufacturers, users and service providers, and the PWG relationship reflects that mission," noted Adrian Lannin, executive director of the 3MF Consortium. "Supporting widely used existing IPP Everywhere standards will make it easier for users to install and use 3D printers."



This article is originally posted on manufacturingtomorrow.com

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