3D Printing Software

When selecting your 3D Printer, an often overlooked area is the software that drives the printer. A good indicator for the credibility of the 3D Printing company you are looking at is their software. Have they designed it in house. 

The software take an STL model and slices this into many layers created G-Code for the machine. Options typically include:

  • Layer thickness
  • Infill %
  • Infill type
  • Skin thickness
  • Nozzle temperature
  • Feed speed
  • Bed Temperature
  • Support Structure

 

Ultimaker Cura

Ultimaker Cura prepares your model for 3D printing. Optimized, expert-tested profiles for 3D printers and materials mean you can start printing reliably in no time. And with industry-standard software integration, you can streamline your workflow for maximum efficiency.

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Formlabs Preform

PreForm prepares your 3D models for printing on your Formlabs printer, giving you the freedom to focus on creating. Get your model ready in minutes, upload to your printer, and let it build.

PreForm’s One-Click Print offers an option for automatically orienting, supporting, and laying out your models. Sending your print is quick and convenient. You can select multiple printers and easily upload your print with PreForm’s wireless connectivity feature.

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Sindoh 3DWOX

3DWOX software can be installed as a standalone application or as a plugin to SOLIDWORKS offering you the ability to print directly from 3D CAD rather than going though the STL import/ export step.

You can print directly over wifi and 3DWOX is very easy to use whilst retaining in depth features for more complicated prints.

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Raise3d ideaMaker

Prepare files for printing with ideaMaker; Raise3D’s unique slicing software. It’s user friendly interface can prepare .STL, .OBJ and .3MF files in as little as 4 clicks, while it’s powerful settings provide limitless customization for advanced users. Designed specifically for Raise3D printers, slicing with ideaMaker is fast, efficient, and completely free.

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