Aleph Objects announces new software at CES 2017

Thursday January 5, 2017 0 comments Tags: Loveland, Aleph Objects, Harris Kenny, Blender Institute , Cura 2 Lulzbot Edition

 

LOVELAND -- Aleph Objects, Inc., recently named the No. 1 fastest-growing privately held U.S. computer hardware company by Inc. Magazine, announced new software products at CES 2017.Aleph_Objects_logoUSE

The company published the alpha release of Cura 2 (LulzBot Edition), an update to its current software, and announced 3D software development projects for 3D modeling and resin-based 3D printing.

“While our company is known for hardware products like LulzBot 3D printers, Aleph Objects is both a Free Software and a Open Source Hardware company,” said Harris Kenny, Aleph Objects president.

“We are investing to improve the user’s experience with our own software and to advance the large and growing 3D modeling/design/printing ecosystem that respects user freedom.” Aleph Objects published the alpha release of Cura 2 (LulzBot Edition), the company’s popular Free Software for 3D printers branched from work by Ultimaker, David Braam, and the Free Software 3D printing community.

Aleph Objects said it has spent years adding features and fixing bugs in the Cura platform and is excited about the progress made in this new version.

The current Cura LulzBot Edition software was also updated (now in version 21.03) and can be downloaded at LulzBot.com/cura. See the alpha release of Cura 2 (LulzBot Edition): https://code.alephobjects.com/project/profile/10/

Aleph Objects said it is partnering with the Blender Institute to offer a streamlined version of the Blender 3D creation suite to make 3D modeling and design more accessible while respecting user freedom.

“The Blender 101 project is about making Blender usable for everyone,” said Mike Pan, Blender developer. “Even as 3D printing is gaining popularity, preparing a model for printing is still a complex and highly technical process.

“Together with Aleph Objects, we want to make this process as simple as possible.

Aleph Objects said it is partnering with the monkeyprint community to advance Free Software in resin-based 3D printing. Aleph Objects is working alongside the monkeyprint community to add new features and fix bugs.

“That’s how open source can work: People working together from all around the world to make better software,” said Paul Bomke, monkeyprint developer Paul Bomke.

“I’ve learned that shared development can simply lead to better software faster.”