Stanley, AstroPrint team up to co-ordinate 3D printing

HARTFORD, Conn. — Stanley Black & Decker and AstroPrint have announced a partnership to automate Stanley’s 3D printers across the world on a single platform. Once they are connected, Stanley Black & Decker’s engineers will gain a commanding view of all the 3D printers in the fleet from one dashboard. They will be able to share resources, using any available 3D printer at any office around the world, or control fleets of 3D printers from a single system for larger scale projects. “We’ve been in the 3D Printing industry for a long time now and we are proud to have pioneered one of the first (and best) software systems to manage 3D Printers through the cloud,” AstroPrint CEO Drew Taylor said in a release. “It’s now time for us to anticipate the needs and bottlenecks that large, multi-location companies such as Stanley Black & Decker will face as they invest significantly to grow their additive manufacturing programs.”