Microsoft Details 3D Printing Support in Windows 8.1, A Lot like Printing in 2D
The 3D printing process with the help of new Windows 8.1 support. Image credit: Microsoft
Right now, 3D printing typically involves several steps and may be exported multiple times. On the other hand, 2D printing is a fairly painless process for the user, thanks to the “print pipeline,” in the data is converted into a format the printer can read. Microsoft wants to use a similar print pipeline to cut down the printing steps for 3D. Pick up a 3D printing app from the Windows Store, and you can adjust printing settings and tap or click Print, just as you would with a 2D printer.