STANLEY BLACK & DECKER AND ASTROPRINT PARTNER TO CREATE 3D PRINTING NETWORK

3D Printing Industry | 3/14/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Stanley Black & Decker, an American manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware, has partnered with AstroPrint, a San Diego-based provider of cloud software, to control and optimize its fleet of 3D printers.

As Stanley Black & Decker continues to invest and develop 3D printing ventures, particularly through the STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator, the company will utilize AstroPrint’s Enterprise Cloud platform to automate and manage additive manufacturing systems from multiple facilities. Martin Guay, VP of Business Development at Stanley Black & Decker, said:

Thanks - Partnership - Visibility - ROI - Value

“Thanks to this partnership, we will gain visibility into ROI, uptime, value, resource optimization, and competence development in regards to 3D printer usage at Stanley Black and Decker.”

“THESE ARE CRITICAL DRIVERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SUCCESS FOR EVERY ENTERPRISE. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE ASTROPRINT SOFTWARE SOLUTION HAS A GREAT DEAL OF PROMISE FOR US AND FOR THE INDUSTRY.”

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AstroPrint’s cloud-enabled app. Image via AstroPrint.

Dubbed “the Android of the 3D Printing Industry,” AstroPrint develops cloud-enabled software that simplifies the operation of desktop 3D printers through a 3D Printing App Marketplace. Most recently, AstroPrint, launched the AstroBox Touch control pad with this software.

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This device, when connected to a desktop 3D printer, provides an intuitive interface specifically designed for“non-technical” users. 3D printing related apps from 3rd parties can be installed on the AstroBox which synchronizes across 3D printer desktop software, and web portals.

Once connected, engineers can gain data from a fleet of 3D printers from one dashboard, i.e., the Enterprise Cloud platform. This enables shareable resources from a...
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