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3D printing software process

The 3D printing process begins with a 3D model of the object, usually created by computer-aided design (CAD) software.

The CAD software outputs an STL file of the model. 

Slicing software, like our Easy-Print Software, then slices the design into into cross-sectional layers, creating a computer G codefile that is sent to the 3D printer.

The 3D printer then creates the object by forming each layer via the selective placement (or forming) of the material.

To get started printing with your new 3D Stuffmaker, you will need to use a CAD program to either make or print CAD files. There are many professional CAD programs available that you can use with your new 3D printer, as well as helpful tools and websites for the CAD beginner. In order to help you get started, we have compiled a list of links.

 

Professional CAD Software links:

 

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Beginner CAD SoftwareLinks:

TinkerCAD

With Tinkercad you can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer using a series of tutorials, programs and easy-to-learn online software.With Tinkercad you can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer using a series of tutorials, programs and easy-to-learn online software.