3D Printing

Sneak Peak: MatterControl 1.1 | MatterHackers


On Might 14, 2014, 3D printing fanatics all over the place will have the ability to obtain the most recent model of MatterControl – MatterHackers’ software program answer for desktop 3D printing. Our intent with MatterControl has been to offer an intuitive, skilled grade software program expertise made particularly for open customary 3D printers.  Model 1.1 continues to ship on that intent. Under is a preview of a few of our favourite new options.

Versatile Consumer Interface

One of the crucial seen modifications to MatterControl 1.1 is the newly revamped responsive Consumer Interface. Whereas many facets of the intuitive structure have stayed the identical, a fast press of the ‘maximize’ window button will reveal that MatterControl is now completely happy to take full benefit of your accessible display actual property.  Whereas the unique ‘compact mode’ continues to be accessible (and actually the default view) customers will discover that they now have considerably extra management over what instruments and screens they wish to see.

View all the things directly with the brand new Widescreen mode


MatterControl now additionally is available in a lighter selection


For the aesthetically discerning, MatterControl 1.1 additionally consists of a variety of new theme choices, together with a light-weight theme (proven above).

Customizable Presets – Materials and High quality Settings

Managing a number of slice settings grew to become simpler in MatterControl 1.1.  With the brand new presets software, you may simply toggle between predetermined printer-specific settings for various supplies and totally different qualities.

Slice presets make it straightforward to modify between supplies


Superior customers can view and customise presets


For starting customers, presets make it straightforward to get what you need with out the trouble of diving into particular person settings.  For superior customers, presets present the final word in handy customization.

Print Historical past

The brand new Print Historical past retains report of what you printed and when, offering a handy solution to discover and re-print previous objects.  It is also a good way to reply the query – “How lengthy did that print take final time?” 

View a report of your printing exploits


New Software – The Picture Converter

Along with different nice options, MatterControl 1.1 will even embrace its first optionally available paid addon – the brand new Picture Converter software which permits anybody to transform a 2D picture right into a 3D print. With this software, anybody could make 3D printable designs just by dropping in a picture file.

Entry the optionally available new Picture Converter plugin through the ‘Create’ button


The Picture Converter means that you can 3D print any black & white picture


An image body design created with the Cutout Creator


Powered by MatterSlice – Sooner, Smarter Slicing

The most recent model of MatterControl will now embrace MatterSlice, a quicker, extra correct slicing engine that makes use of an intuitive layer-based settings and gives extra clever suggestions through the slicing course of.  MatterSlice’s improved path discount algorithms ship higher outcomes, quicker.

Slicing elements with MatterSlice


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