3D printer software: how to print the best products
There are many 3D printer software systems available in the market of the 3D printing technology world. You need to choose yours carefully as the software you use for producing three-dimensional objects is as vital as the 3D printer itself in order to achieve high quality and detail standards. When you embark on the 3D printing adventure you should know that there is something very important you must have, which is a slicer, for the “slicing” part of the 3D process. And what’s a slicer?
A slicer, is a tool you need to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer. As the name suggests, it basically cuts the model into horizontal slices (layers) and generates toolpaths to fill them, and then calculates the amount of material to be extruded. It is a type of 3D printer software that is totally crucial for the making process of a 3D object.
CraftWare: the best 3D printer software
Craft Unique, for example, offers an excellent slicer for you to use with your 3D printer. It is called Craftware and is a fast, user-friendly slicer software that converts your object into a G-code toolpath format that you won’t understand but your 3D printer will! A slicer 3D printer software is like a mediator or even the “translator” of the 3D printing world. So, do not get confused, Craftware is not a 3D design program. You can still do your 3D modelling using any other program of your liking, for example Craft Unique recommends and easy start up program such as Google SketchUp, and then use Craftware to slice your model.
In addition to slicing the 3D model, Cratware is also a great tool to interactively manage the supports on your object and that way reduce the build time by removing unnecessary support bars. It also has other super features like the possibility of immediately pause the printing process, amongst others. Craftware 3D printer software is still in the Beta stage and you may download it, test it out and review it at Craft Unique website. It is supported by Windows 7 and above at present. Please visit us to find out more information.