Microsoft today announced that Windows 8.1 will add native support for 3D printing. Even though not all of us will get excited about this news, this is a step in right direction for Microsoft. This will please many industrial designers and other people who work with 3D printers everyday.
a built-in API will let developers weave 3D printing into their own apps. While the experience will be slightly more complicated than firing up an old-fashioned inkjet, it should include familiar-looking printing dialogs and persistent settings.