Sometimes, you need to be able to control your printer manually to either set it up for the next print or to remove the print that is currently on the bed. This article will walk you through how to do some basic controls with your printer using MatterControl.
MatterControl Overview For a while, one of the major gaps for 3D printing reaching the masses (or at least the education space), was the printer controller software. While other 3D printers were better than what MakerBot put out, the software was often lacking. That all changed when we found MatterControl. It seemed to come out of nowhere. The […]
This tutorial will teach you how to split STL files in half so that you can print them without support and then glue them together.
3D Printed vases can be quite interesting, but require a few changes to your settings to ensure good results.
Once you have your STL or mesh, you need to run it through a slicer. A slicer takes your print settings and like a deli counter slicer, it slices it into individual 2D layers that your printer will receive as commands.
There are a few different design communities where people can post their designs to share with others. This is a great way to share the things you make, but also to find other things you might want to print that someone else may have designed.
123D Design is an intermediate design tool for creating 3D designs and a great tool to move to after learning to design in Tinkercad.
OpenSCAD is a 3D modeling tool that is code-based. As you write simple commands in code, you can create your design and make adjustments as necessary. If you enjoy programming, you will likely enjoy using OpenSCAD.
Tinkercad is an easy to use, yet powerful, 3D design tool. This is the tool we suggest everyone become familiar and comfortable with using to create their 3D designs.