3Deviser

3Deviser is half of what makes PLUTO print (the other half is obviously the machine itself).

3Deviser

It enables you to take your downloaded or self made 3D file (in .stl format) and generate a printing job directly from it. You can arrange multiple objects in the build volume of the printer, rotate and scale them freely, and even hollow them out.

As with most 3D printing processes, the top-down SLA technology used by PLUTO imposes some constraints on what kind of geometry can be printed in itself. Overhanging faces, edges and points (above a critical angle) need to be supported, otherwise you would run into a situation where on one layer there will be a completely unsupported area exposed, which then happily drifts away ruining your print.

3Deviser

3Deviser can automatically detect the parts of your model which need to be supported and generates a material efficient and easy to remove support structure for you. It even places a thin sacrificial base below your object which makes removing the part from the build platform much easier.

It automatically discovers every PLUTO connected to the WiFi network, so you don't need to worry about manual IP address assigmnents or remembering them. You can manage all of the running printers with ease directly from 3Deviser, you can track the progress of ongoing prints, start a new one or update the machine's settings.

3Deviser

From the beginning we designed 3Deviser to run on as many platforms as possible, so we developed it using Qt. This choice ensures that we can make it available with the less effort (and the least possible errors) on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

As most of PLUTO, 3Deviser is also made open source from the very beginning. It means that anyone has access to the complete source code from handling the 3D model preparation to the print job output generation and communication protocol handling part as well.

Everything we publish from PLUTO will be found on our GitHub account, as soon as Kickstarter takes off we will release everything we can.