Microsoft Says Windows 8.1 Will Have 3D Printing App

The next Windows software update will feature a user-friendly 3D printing app that will make 3D printing similar to printing out a document.

It seems the “roadblock” to everyday 3D printing at home “will be the consumers’ need to learn CAD or 3D design software. Unless there’s a solution developed to make design easier and on-the-fly, many consumers may never use a 3D printer.”

Since “the company believes, as shown with Windows 8.1, that 3D printing will definitely go mainstream,” even the design software issue will be overcome. But when will it be solved and who will solve it? Is there actually money in 3D printing as an industry?

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