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Design Tool Creates Real Objects From Within Your Browser [Video]

Design Tool Creates Real Objects From Within Your Browser [Video]
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Easel is a free cloud-based design and fabrication software.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 17 march 2014


Product design and creation is made easy by a new cloud-based web app created by Inventables, the online store for desktop fabrication materials.

Easel is a free browser-based app that lets amateurs and pros alike design objects in their browser and manufacture them in real life with a CNC milling machine using materials such as wood, plastic, and soft metals.

The design app isn’t made for a 3D printer. Users can design objects in 2D and Easel lets them preview their design in 3D. The software works well with the Shapeko machine by Inventables, but users can choose to create the object using their own equipment or through a service.

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Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan said in a press release,

Desktop publishing software that came out in the 1980’s and 90’s put industrial strength publishing tools, that were once only accessible to large companies, in the hands of millions of people. At Inventables we believe Easel will do the same thing for desktop manufacturing.

The new software allows anyone to manufacture items in their homes beyond 3D printing.

Easel was unveiled at SXSW Interactive in Auction. The app is currently in a closed beta test. Interested users can sign up for early access at the app website.

Learn more in the video below.

Inventables // Easel
Source: Time

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