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Slicing software takes a 3-dimensional model and "slices" it into an array of two dimensional layers.  These layers are communicated to a [[3d printer]] in order to tell the print head where to travel as it extrudes each layer of the print.   
 
Slicing software takes a 3-dimensional model and "slices" it into an array of two dimensional layers.  These layers are communicated to a [[3d printer]] in order to tell the print head where to travel as it extrudes each layer of the print.   
  
Most slicing software starts with an [[.stl]] file and outputs the [[g-code]] file which contains the necessary instructions for the 3d printer.
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Most slicing software starts with an [[.stl]] file and outputs the [[G-code]] file which contains the necessary instructions for the 3d printer.
  
Examples of slicing software include [[Cura]] and [[Slicer]].
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Examples of slicing software include [[Cura]] and [[Slic3r]].

Latest revision as of 02:57, 29 September 2015

Slicing software takes a 3-dimensional model and "slices" it into an array of two dimensional layers. These layers are communicated to a 3d printer in order to tell the print head where to travel as it extrudes each layer of the print.

Most slicing software starts with an .stl file and outputs the G-code file which contains the necessary instructions for the 3d printer.

Examples of slicing software include Cura and Slic3r.