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Xida dives into 3D Printing

Posted By Zach Correa on Aug 21, 2014 | 0 comments

XIDA, developers of Windows and mobile applications, recently extends their services into the 3D printing world.

Since 2003, XIDA has been offering solutions for windows and mobile applications. Based out of Germany, the company creates software that can help further refined to a particular project’s needs.

This past year, they were commissioned to develop a program which functioned with powerpoint to create a light show. In short, as the slides changed, the lighting on-stage was to function accordingly. (See video below.)

The creation of the program was no problem for the company, but they ran into a problem for the hardware’s casing. At first they had explored laser-cut acrylic, “but it would not have allowed us to 100% customize the shape,” explains Benjamin Kobjolke, a lead developer on the project.

Kobjolke explained that 3D printing offered a solution like none other for their project. They were able to create the hardware casing at a very particular size, complete with the company’s logo, at a price much more reasonable than injection molding. The small batch manufacturing techniques available through Sculpteo were the best and only means of production.


If you’re looking for some IT solutions, be sure to check out their website – or if you’re looking to start or enhance your business through small batch manufacturing, be sure to contact us using the form at the bottom right!

Check out the video below for some of the other capabilities of their powerpoint light controller.

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