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Brief: MatterHackers To Launch Software for Stand-Alone, Networked 3D Printers

MatterHackers has unveiled MatterControl for Android, software designed to allow users to print directly from a 3D printer without the use of a connected PC and to connect the devices via a wireless network.

"The big picture is any 3D printer can now become a Wi-Fi-enabled, stand-alone device", said Lars Brubaker, CEO of MatterHackers, in a prepared statement. "The printer will be able to download designs & print directly from the Internet. You will also be able to receive notifications from your printer via email or SMS."

MatterControl is free open-source software that provides an interface for 3D printers. "Designers will use MatterControl to create and upload their designs/models as well as monetize the models like a developer who sells their applications on Apple's App Store," according to a MatterHackers news release. "3D printer users will use MatterControl to shop, purchase and print 3D designs just as they use the App Store for mobile apps."

More information about MatterHackers is available at matterhackers.com.

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