Maker Meeting February 23, 2021

3D PRINTING – Slicers

Slicer – the software that generates the G-Code that is sent to the 3D printer.

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Introduction

The 3D Printing process involves

  1. obtaining an .stl file (custom design or downloaded)
  2. preparing that file for the specific 3D printer to be used (slicer software)
    1. Tonight’s focus is G-Code
  3. 3D printing

Slicer Clarification

There are many old web links that still work. But that doesn’t mean it’s the most current version of software. The Prusa Printer software is based on the open source Slic3r. But the latest edition (as of this writing) of Prusa Slicer Software is available on the Prusa3D.com website and it is called PrusaSlicer 2.3.

Slic3r.org – opensource, last release (2018-05-10)

Versions from Prusa (still free and OpenSource): Slic3r Prusa Edition, PrusaSlicer 2.0

Automated Bed Level Hardware Add-On

Demo of BLTouch including what is required for installation on an Ender 3 printer.

Moving from Slic3rPE to PrusaSlicer 2.3.0

  • have a working example
  • compare G-Codes
  • import what you can

Moving from MakerBot Desktop to PrusaSlicer 2.3.0

  • custom settings
  • build on success
  • know what you need and your machine can handle

General Discussion/Mentions

Bed Weld product for adhering 3D printed objects to bed while printing.

Additional Links


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Maker Meeting February 16, 2021

Open-Source CAM / CNC Software

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Special Guest

This week we had a great conversation with our special guest, Brad Collette, one of the core developers on FreeCAD – focusing on Path Workbench.

Sliptonic

General Discussion/Mentions

Additional Links


Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

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Maker Meeting February 9, 2021

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CAD Software – Designing 3D Printable Objects

Introduction Overview

TinkerCAD

  • Web based software that includes 3 levels of design including circuit design and code blocks.

FreeCAD

  • A perfect middle level interface that allows for easy changes and keeping a history of objects created with an interface to manage the variables.
  • Chamfer capabilities with ease.

OpenSCAD

  • Pure scripting/programming interface with supplemental graphics and supporting library of modules to work from.

Software Links

Additional Links Mentioned


Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

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