Technology has advanced over the last few years and 3D printing is one of the hottest areas of technology right now. This technology is set to revolutionize the world in the near future.
Tech industry is realizing the immense faith in 3D printing technology and believes that there will be a dramatic change in the way things are done- from creating cases for our phones to doctors creating artificial body parts for the disabled. As there is an advancement in the mobile application, many Android applications are coming with Computer Aided Design and 3D printing feature. Now you can just print your model using an android application if your 3D printer is far away from your desk.
Here are the best android applications which are used by engineers, doctors and many experts to create the design of their ideas and bring them to life.
One of the most popular applications for 3D printing, especially used by the professionals. All you need for this application is an android phone and a steady Wi-Fi connection. You don’t need to sit close to your 3D printer every time, you can print the models from where ever you wanted. Using this application, professionals can easily prepare the designs and queue up for printing. Using Makarov Replicator 3D printer onboard camera, we can track the progress of our printer in every three seconds and can also see the images of the printer. This application requires Android version 4.0 or above.
It is one of the applications which is used for the kids in order to create toys or robots in whichever way you wanted. It is very simple to use and well equipped with the large library of designs and blueprints. One of the amazing features of this application is that we don’t need to have a 3D printer or Lay3r 3d drawing pen for this. After designing the model we can post it to the Blokify and they will get it print for us. Designs which are created by this application can also be shared among different social media platforms. This application is also available for IOS and uses Android version 4.0.3 or above.
It is one of the applications that is made by MakerBot. This app is fully featured to give you the best and most versatile experience of new 3D designs and noteworthy items. It makes the user flaunt their creating side by using designs that are shared by the Thingiverse community itself. Here you can find all sorts of stuff like jewelry, clothes, statues, lampshades and phone covers. Using this Application, we can share our 3D designs on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform. This Application is also available in IOS and uses Android version 4.0.3 or above.
It is an application which connects to the 3D printer using USB-OTG cable and supports wireless printing using Bluetooth only. It allows you to simulate, analyze and print 3D files directly from your tablet or android phone. Using this application we can easily load 3d files from google drive, Dropbox or even SD card which makes easy for the user to easily share their designs among users and social media platforms. It is flexible with the variety of printers like Reprap, Printrout, Makibox, Solidoodle, Robot3d, Multec Multitrap and much more. This application is recommended for the people who have knowledge of Auto-CAD software because it shows every detail like estimated time, speed, filaments usage, cost and much more.
One of the easiest application which can be used for 3D Printer because you can easily design and create funny characters, scary characters or anything you may imagine. It has drag and drop features which allow the user to simply customize and add effects to your design. After creating your design you can easily print your design with no rafts or supports. It also has multi-touch support in which user can easily flaunt their creation in front of their boss or a friend.
- Sketchup Viewer
This application allows the user to bring the 3D models to life on our android phones or tablets, also can access the design at anytime from anywhere. It has numerous designs in the warehouse from where you can download and use them according to your needs. It supports multi-touch support, layer feature as well as different camera view feature. It contains Tape Measure tool in which users can quickly measure the objects in your Sketch-up model. It is available for both Android as well as IOS.
This application is developed by SolidWorks and it is basically used by engineers and professionals because it has multiple features. It uses the Android’s camera to view the 3D models and create designs accordingly. This application has an email-enabled communication tool which easily shares the design with other viewers so that all of them can collaborate and create an effective design. It also supports multi-touch feature that let you pan, zoom and rotate the objects easily.
Apart from the above-mentioned applications, there is numerous android application which is available in the Google Play Store. Every Application has different features as well as different printer requirement, so you can choose any of the application which best suits your requirement.