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3D Printing Dictionary

Glow Filament

3D printing is becoming more popular to the general public. As we talk to friends and family about what we 3D print, they may not understand some of the terms that we use. To address this, I have developed a short lexicon of terms used in 3D printing. As a teacher I like teaching with analogies, so when possible I’ll…

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Craftware Slicer Overview & Showdown

So there are many slicers on the web these days : Cura, Slic3r, KISSlicer and the ‘new’ kid on the block : CraftWare. CraftWare is a free slicer made by CraftUnique primarily for their Craftbot Plus printer range however (just like the others ) it works with just about any printer that accepts G-Code. So I will be doing a…

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Slicers: Which one to use?

A few minutes ago I was rolling into my fb timeline and found this post about a comparison made between the most common slicers: Slic3r – http://slic3r.org/ Cura – https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ Simplify3D – https://www.simplify3d.com/ Craftware – https://craftunique.com/craftware To evaluate these slicers, Angus (the guy in the video) choose these topics: – STL Loading Speed – Usability – Undo/Redo – Gcode Preview…

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Laying out 3D Prints in Cura Slicer

comparison of test pieces.

Laying out 3D Prints in Cura Slicer When it comes to laying out 3D prints in our slicing program, one of the most important things to consider is how overhangs and bridges will be supported. In all slicer programs, there is a way to control the amount and geometry of the support material used. On the flip side, the support…

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