Best 3D Printing Apps for Android

Android application is famous now a days, reason is simple These days people do not want to carry their laptop or heavy machine for doing their work and the most important factor of getting hit of android app there are lots of application available in the Google Play Store.

3D printing is one of the new technology these days. My question is “What is 3D Printing?

The answer is simple. 3D printing is one of additive manufacturing in which three dimensional object turns in real life. 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional object from the mean of digitalization. In this design is printed layer by layer in 3d printers.

Best 3D Printing Apps

There are lots of apps available in Google Play store for doing 3d printing .Following 3D printing app available in play store are-

Thingiverse :

A thriving community for discovering and sharing 3D printable things

  • Rating:   4.1
  • Offered By:    MakerBot’s Industries, LLC
  • Download Size: 4.27 MB
  • Latest Version – 1.5.2
  • Developer Email[email protected]
  • Downloads: More than 100,000 downloads

MakerBot’s thingiverses is a thriving community for discovering making and sharing 3d printable things. This app is associated with MakerBot’s technology. Maker’sBot believe that everyone should be getting their attention toward 3D printing so they make an app called Thingiverses in the Sprit of maintaining an open platform, all designs are encouraged to be licensed under a Creative Commons License. A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.

Since photos are so easily uploaded to Thingiverse from the app, it’s super simple to share images of your prints with the community. Update your profile and cover images from your phone, too.

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  • Great place to find everything printable.
  • Great app for browsing 3D models.
  • Great for browsing the 3D printable object.

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  • Many connection errors, links don’t work.
  • Does not have a download file button to download stuff.
  • Website is better than app.

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GCodeSimulator

Simulate 3D prints and control real 3D printers.

  1. Rating : 3.6
  2. Offered By:  MDCode
  3. Download Size : 7.37MB
  4. Latest Version : 2.51
  5. Developer Email: [email protected]
  6. Downloads: More than 50,000 downloads.

This application is basically use for printing 3D printing object. This application is for those people who have a 3D printers or work with 3D printer control files. It can visualize Gcode and simulate the 3D print process. The App is able to show how your print will look like, allowing you to check how your print should turn out, making it easier to spot errors and fix them instead of wasting filament. Its also good to learn and understand how 3D Printing works. See how perimeters, infill or support is printed layer by layer.

Developed for reprap printers but should work with other printers (e.g. printrbot,ultimaker) as well, tested with Slic3r and skeinforge generated Gcodes. MakerBot firmware talks using a proprietary protocol called S3G where as others use raw G-Code, therefore only the gcode simulation is supported.

GCodeSimulator analyses the Gcode file and prints additional information like:

  1. print time
  2. used filament
  3. y x move distance
  4. print object dimension
  5. average print speeds
  6. number of layers
  7. layer details
  8. speed distribution / Acceleration
  9. weight and price of the printed object

The GCode Print simulator allows the following actions:

  1. Load a Gcode file
  2. Show details about the loaded Gcode
  3. Speed up/down
  4. Jump to next Layer
  5. Jump to previous Layer
  6. Restart from first Layer
  7. Pause
  8. Quit

The Printer Control Features requires an android device with a USB-OTG support

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  • Can work with Tricolor Mendel
  • Printrbot should work well.
  • Reprap printer setup and controller excellent.
  • Completely replaces the dedicate computer.

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  • Didn’t work on Prussa i3.

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OctoDroid – 3D Printer Control

Control your OctoPrint sever with your Android Device.Open Source and Free..

  1. Rating : 3.8
  2. Offered by : mariogrip
  3. Download Size: 2.79MB
  4. Latest version : 0.5.2
  5. Developer Email: [email protected]
  6. Downloads: more than 10,000

the main advantage of OctoDroid is you can manage and montor your 3D printing work with your smartphones.It is designed to work with Octoprint Serverwith your mobile phone With OctoDroid you can-

  • read the  overall staus of your printer
  • Strat , stop and pause prints with your phone
  • Recieve notification when your print is done
  • Set the temperature of the heartbed and the hotend
  • Watch the webcam to your phone

OctoDroid is still in development mode and lots of new features will be released soon.

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  • Good app ,could be better.
  • Pretty good .
  • Would be better.
  • Beta Version is good .

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  • User Interface of this app is not properly designed and complicated also.

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There are lots of  other app available in Google Play Store Such as.

  • 3D Print Cost Calculator
  • Printoid for OctoPrint [LITE]
  • ModelAN3DPro: Easy 3D modeling
  • 3D fox Printer/CMC
  • Partcloud new 3D Print.

Hope you loved reviews about these 3d printing apps. Do share to others who needs it.

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