There are currently a wide number of 3D printer management programs out there to control a variety of 3D printers and handle 3D printable files. These range from manufacturer-specific and open source pieces of software all the way to universal 3D printer networking services. BrewEngine, however, is the first company I’ve encountered that rewards users for printing with their software.
Currently in beta testing, BrewPrint is meant to be an easy-to-use 3D printer management program that can handle 3D printers from “your smartphone, tablet, or computer no matter if you prefer Android or Apple.” At the same time as you manage print jobs, viewing your models in various colors and detecting print jams, BrewPrint rewards users with the company’s own currency, BrewCoins.
As people print with BrewEngine’s software, they earn BrewCoins to spend at the company’s filament shop, which sells ABS, PLA, and HIPS filament. In addition to the BrewShop, BrewEngine is in the process of developing a model library, where users would have access to a catalog of objects that can be printed with the company’s management software. … (Read more)