Windows 8.1 will include 3D printing APIs meant to ease the process of building apps that...

|By:, SA News Editor

Windows 8.1 will include 3D printing APIs meant to ease the process of building apps that support the technology, Microsoft (MSFT) announces at its BUILD conference. Among the APIs is a 3D printing dialog menu similar to the standard print dialog found in many Windows apps. 3D Systems (DDD +0.9%), Stratasys (SSYS +1.3%) acquisition target MakerBot, and CAD software giant Autodesk (ADSK +1.4%) plan to support the APIs.