3D Builder: Free 3D printing app for Windows

3D Builder by Microsoft

3D Builder by Microsoft

Still weighing your options on whether to buy that Windows 8.1 tablet? Perhaps this would be a good excuse.

Microsoft has launched a free 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 users. This enables you to create a wide array of three-dimensional objects from toy trains to evening gowns. A Microsoft representative said in the company blog that the 3D Builder app exploits Windows 8.1’s native support for 3D printing, as it “offers plug-and-play support for printers, understand 3D file formats, and connects lots of apps with lots of hardware”.

The app’s library is already preloaded with items ranging from money clips to snowflake ornaments. Microsoft adds that users can also create their own items straight from the app, such as jewelry, buttons, and cookie cutters. The 3D Builder can be used both on tablet and desktop.

3D Builder by Microsoft

With a 3D printing app, of course you need a 3D printer. Microsoft has that as well, offering the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer for $2,199 via its online store. Yes, the printer’s cost seems hefty but the items you could create with it could save you a lot of money in the long run.

The 3D Builder is now available for free at the Microsoft Windows Store.

Source: Latino Post

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