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The PWG has defined an IPP extension for 3D printing using standard file formats and an associated XML print job ticket format.
Support multiple network protocols and job ticket formats using our abstract model.
PWG Standards define all of the common network protocols used by your printer.
The IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group (PWG) has released IPP 3D Printing Extensions v1.1 (PWG 5100.21-2019) and PWG Safe G-Code Subset for 3D Printing v1.0 Best Practices (PWG 5199.7-2019). These documents build on previously defined extensions to the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Internet Standard (IETF STD92) that combine existing high-level 3D file formats with the IPP network printing protocol and Job Ticket formats to describe the printer‘s capabilities, the objects to print, and the status of submitted jobs to better and more portably produce physical objects with additive manufacturing devices, also known as 3D printers.
The IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group (PWG) and the Mopria® Alliance have renewed their collaboration. The two groups have been working together since 2017 to develop and promote standards for full-featured printing that do not require drivers or added software.
Candidate Standard 5100.20-2020: IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.1 (SELFCERT) has been approved. This document defines IPP Everywhere™ v1.1 Printer self-certification test procedures and the process required for PWG Members to register the test results on the PWG web site in order to use the “IPP Everywhere™” logo.
Candidate Standard 5100.14-2020: IPP Everywhere™ v1.1 has been approved. This specification defines an IPP profile that supports network printing without vendor-specific driver software, including the transport, various discovery protocols, and standard document formats.
The PWG held its May 2020 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on May 5-8, 2020 via WebEx teleconferences. This event was held in collaboration with Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Workgroup. Sessions were presented by both organizations over the event‘s 3 days. Representatives from Apple, Artifex, Canon, Canonical, Google, Gutenprint, High North, HP Inc., Kyocera, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings, as well as several independent individuals. Attendees reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications, and discussed liaisons with partner groups. Here is a summary of the proceedings.