Skip to main content

Hardware Dev Center

New 3D printing support for Windows 10

Build physical objects from digital 3D models on your PC using the new 3D printing support in Windows 10.

A new wave of 3D printers has arrived!

Turn your creative impulses into objects you can hold.

Find answers and ask questions.

New 3D printing features for Windows 10

  • Driver model for 3D manufacturing devices
  • Support for Windows Store apps and extensions for 3D devices
  • Job spooling and queuing support
  • Keywords for modeling device capabilities
  • API for apps to submit 3D manufacturing jobs to your 3D printer

Get the Windows 3D Printing SDK to start developing drivers for printing to a 3D printer.

Docs and samples
Learn more about the APIs that you can use when working with 3D printers.
Find out how to use the Microsoft Standard Driver to make a 3D printer compatible with Windows 10.
Send 3D content to a printer from an app in Windows 8.1.
Learn how to integrate 3D printing into your Windows Store app using DirectX with C++ or desktop app.
Get started with the 3D Printing SDK. It includes:
  • Microsoft’s 3D manufacturing file format (3MF) specification and sample 3MF files.
  • Full source code that shows 3D printing from a Windows Store and a desktop application.
  • Sample 3D printer drivers.
Add 3D print functionality to your app running in Windows 8.1 using C++ and DirectX.
3MF is an industry consortium working to define a 3D printing format that will allow design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services, and printers.
To discuss your app or device, contact us at