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March 27, 2019, at 04:37 AM by Mel Zouzoulas - Updated to mention the support web form
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* Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email us at support@papercut.com with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket PC-4237 in the subject if you contact us via email.
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* Please feel free to leave any comments below or log a ticket via (http://support.papercut.com) with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket PC-4237 in the subject if you contact us via email.
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This article has some great information in it, however it's a little dated now. In PaperCut MF v18.0, we released an awesome new feature called Job Ticketing. Job Ticketing is perfect for 3D print rooms and Fabrication Labs who need a simple way to manage the submitting, costing and tracking of jobs. You can find out more about Job Ticketing [[https://www.papercut.com/products/mf/job-ticketing | here]], and if you are on the latest version of PaperCut MF, you can start trialing it today. 
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This article has some great information in it, however it's a little dated now. In PaperCut MF v18.0, we released an awesome new feature called Job Ticketing. Job Ticketing is perfect for 3D print rooms and Fabrication Labs who need a simple way to manage the submitting, costing and tracking of jobs. You can find out more about Job Ticketing [[https://www.papercut.com/products/mf/job-ticketing | here]], and if you're on the latest version of PaperCut MF, you can start trialing it today. 
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This article has some great information in it, however it's a little dated now. In PaperCut MF v18.0, we released an awesome new feature called Job Ticketing. Job Ticketing is perfect for 3D print rooms and Fabrication Labs (FabLabs) who need a simple way to manage the submitting, costing and tracking of jobs. You can find out more about Job Ticketing [[https://www.papercut.com/products/mf/job-ticketing | here]], and if you are on the latest version of PaperCut MF, you can start trialing it today. 
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This article has some great information in it, however it's a little dated now. In PaperCut MF v18.0, we released an awesome new feature called Job Ticketing. Job Ticketing is perfect for 3D print rooms and Fabrication Labs who need a simple way to manage the submitting, costing and tracking of jobs. You can find out more about Job Ticketing [[https://www.papercut.com/products/mf/job-ticketing | here]], and if you are on the latest version of PaperCut MF, you can start trialing it today. 
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This article has some great information in it, however it's a little dated now. In PaperCut MF v18.0, we released an awesome new feature called Job Ticketing. Job Ticketing is perfect for 3D print rooms and Fabrication Labs (FabLabs) who need a simple way to manage the submitting, costing and tracking of jobs. You can find out more about Job Ticketing [[https://www.papercut.com/products/mf/job-ticketing | here]], and if you are on the latest version of PaperCut MF, you can start trialing it today. 

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December 20, 2016, at 06:55 PM by Alan Morris - replaced the TRAC work item number with the Jira ported number
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* Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email us at support@papercut.com with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket 3112 in the subject if you contact us via email.
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* Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email us at support@papercut.com with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket PC-4237 in the subject if you contact us via email.
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The commercial and educational benefits of the technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.
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The commercial and educational benefits of the 3D printer technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.
April 27, 2015, at 05:22 AM by Alec - Removed dates and softened messages
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The development team is hard at work adding 3D printing to PaperCut. The commercial and educational benefits of the technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.

Were planning to release support for 3D printing in 2015
, being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible, particularly for our education customers. In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.
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The commercial and educational benefits of the technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.

Were planning to release support for 3D printing
in PaperCut, being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible, particularly for our education customers. In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.
December 31, 2014, at 12:31 AM by 203.222.91.204 -
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3D printing is an area that our development team are working hard on. The commercial and educational benefits of the technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.
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The development team is hard at work adding 3D printing to PaperCut. The commercial and educational benefits of the technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.
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* Would you use a single dedicated workstation to manage each individual 3D printer?
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* Will you use a single dedicated workstation to manage each individual 3D printer?
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* Would your users log in to the workstation/PC to commence a print job?
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* Will your users log in to the workstation/PC to commence a print job?
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#. Give the 3D print operator access to web cashier
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# Give the 3D print operator access to web cashier
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Were planning to release support for 3D printing in 2015, being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible particularly for our education customers. In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.
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Were planning to release support for 3D printing in 2015, being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible, particularly for our education customers. In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.
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If you have any feedback or thoughts for us on tracking 3D printing wed be interested to hear them and to learn which features would be most important to you and how you would expect the tracking to work.
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If you have any feedback or thoughts for us on tracking 3D printing we’d be interested to hear them and to learn which features would be most important to you and how you would expect the tracking to work.
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Were planning to release support for 3D printing in 2015, and being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible (particularly for our education customers). In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.
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Were planning to release support for 3D printing in 2015, being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible particularly for our education customers. In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.
December 22, 2014, at 04:29 AM by Alec - Updated with webcashier approach to 3D printing
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3D printing is an area that our development team are actively investigating. The commercial benefits of the technology are huge and it is having a big impact in education. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.
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3D printing is an area that our development team are working hard on. The commercial and educational benefits of the technology are huge and it is becoming of increasing interest to our customers and partners. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.

Were planning to release support for 3D printing in 2015, and being careful to be as flexible and extensible as possible (particularly for our education customers). In the meantime it is still possible to support charging for 3D printing in PaperCut. Here is a simple suggestion that should work for a number of organisations.

# Enable PaperCut Web Cashier as explained in the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-web-cashier.html | documentation]]
#. Give the 3D print operator access to web cashier
# Create Web Cashier item for sale that corresponds to 10g of printing filament.
## The choice of 10g is arbitrary -- choose whatever makes sense for you
## When deciding on a cost dont just consider the basic cost of the filament, also decide if you want to add additional charges for 3D operator time, machine wear and tear etc.
# Ask users to provide their models on a USB drive or via email to a generic 3D operator account, as suites you. You can choose if users must submit their models in pre or post slice format (e.g. as STL or `GCode files)
# The operator then prints the model and weighs the final model
# Using the Web Cahier interface the user is charged for the amount of printing via their PaperCut account

The benefit of this workflow is
* Simplicity
* It will work well with the PaperCut solution when it comes out

Obviously the PaperCut 3D solution will have much better workflow support and support multiple charging models.
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* How will you bill -  On time taken, coverage, weight of material,  per item,  materials used, something else or a mix?
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* How will you bill - On time taken, coverage, weight of material, per item, materials used, something else or a mix?
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* Are there any special controls or filters you would need in place?

Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email us at mailto:support@papercut.com with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket 3112 in the subject if you contact us via email.

'''Please note:''' At this time there is no commitment to develop this feature, although we are actively investigating and scoping the work. Your feedback will help us gauge the level of interest in the market, and help determine which features should be a priority. 
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* Are there any special controls or filters you would need in place?
* Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email us at support@papercut.com with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket 3112 in the subject if you contact us via email.

'''Please note''': At this time there is no commitment to develop features in response to specific requests, but we will consider your needs as we improve 3D printing support.
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Please note: At this time there is no commitment to develop this feature, although we are actively investigating and scoping the work. Your feedback will help us gauge the level of interest in the market, and help determine which features should be a priority.
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'''Please note:''' At this time there is no commitment to develop this feature, although we are actively investigating and scoping the work. Your feedback will help us gauge the level of interest in the market, and help determine which features should be a priority.
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Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email our support address with your thoughts. Please quote Internal ticket 3112 in the subject if you contact us via email.
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Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email us at mailto:support@papercut.com with your thoughts. Please quote Internal Ticket 3112 in the subject if you contact us via email.
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(:title Tracking and Controlling 3D Printers :)

3D printing is an area that our development team are actively investigating. The commercial benefits of the technology are huge and it is having a big impact in education. Each day you see more articles about plans to put 3D printers into schools. As a rapid prototyping technology 3D printing has massive potential in education, in industry, and ultimately in every facet of 21st century life.

If you have any feedback or thoughts for us on tracking 3D printing wed be interested to hear them and to learn which features would be most important to you and how you would expect the tracking to work.

For example:
* How will you bill -  On time taken, coverage, weight of material,  per item,  materials used, something else or a mix?
* Would you use a single dedicated workstation to manage each individual 3D printer?
* Would you need 3D print tracking on multiple platforms (Windows/Mac etc) ?
* Would your users log in to the workstation/PC to commence a print job?
* Are there any special controls or filters you would need in place?

Please feel free to leave any comments below or to email our support address with your thoughts. Please quote Internal ticket 3112 in the subject if you contact us via email.

Please note: At this time there is no commitment to develop this feature, although we are actively investigating and scoping the work. Your feedback will help us gauge the level of interest in the market, and help determine which features should be a priority.

It promises to be an interesting topic!

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''Categories:'' [[!Printers]]
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[-Keywords: 3D Printing, 3D Printer, digital model-]

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