MOSCOW, Idaho, July 14, 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyforge lets users turn math to matter in their web browser. It connects 3D printers to an online interface and management system, making 3D printing simple, collaborative, and accessible. Element Robot has released Skyforge on Kickstarter, but the project remains an undiscovered gem.
Skyforge is a better way for libraries, maker spaces, and schools to bring accessible 3D printing to a large number of users. It also enables individuals who own a 3D printer to share that resource with friends.
"Skyforge is the best interface you can get for the 3D printing process. We leverage existing 3D printer hardware and we combine it with a wonderful online workflow and a simple cloud management system, " says Chris Walker, CEO of Skyforge.
Skyforge significantly improves on desktop software alternatives:
- No software installation is required
- Users can collaborate and print from any location
- Many users can share one or more 3D printers easily
- The cloud interface is simple to learn and automatically handles complex printer settings
"The bounds of your creativity are defined by the tools you have available." - Chris Walker, CEO
Most consumer-grade 3D printers can connect to Skyforge through the Skyhook hardware module, which includes a touchscreen and simple user interface for performing basic 3D printer tasks. Interested parties may find out more by viewing our Kickstarter campaign, which runs from 2014-6-30 to 2014-7-30, and aims to raise at least $30,000.
Skyforge is based on an earlier project testing an automated 3D printer kiosk at the University of Idaho described in articles on CNET and the Idaho Statesman. The trial provided an opportunity to test and refine the Skyforge software, which was subsequently turned into the cloud platform presented today.
Element Robot was formed in February of 2014 and closed a seed financing round in May. Our team consists of Chris Walker, CEO, John Feusi, CTO, and Jonathan Staab, Lead Developer. The team has a strong background in autonomous systems, software development, and mechanical engineering.
After the Kickstarter, Element Robot aims to bring Skyforge to more types of 3D printers. The company's objective is making additive manufacturing accessible and effective.
"3D printing is a culmination of the information age." - John Feusi, CTO
SOURCE Element Robot LLC