Instant Slic3r

Unravel the mysteries behind taking a virtual model and turning it into a physical object

Instant Slic3r

David Michael Moore

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Unravel the mysteries behind taking a virtual model and turning it into a physical object
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ISBN 139781783284979
Paperback68 pages

Book Description

One of the most critical parts of 3D printing is taking a 3D model and converting it to a format that a 3D printer can print. Slic3r is one of the best pieces of software out there. It gives great control over how an object is converted, and can save you hours upon hours of frustration by producing great prints. This book will show you how.

Instant Slic3r strives to give you a good foundation for what Slic3r can do. It offers a hands-on way to learn about how Slic3r works, and how you can use its powerful features to produce great prints. It takes you from the beginning setup, through advanced features such as post processing the G-Code that it produces. You will get a good grasp on how Slic3r works, and ways to troubleshoot your prints to make the best objects your printer can produce.

Instant Slic3r covers where to get Slic3r and how to install it on a variety of platforms, and helps lead you through the setup and tweaking your personal printer settings. The book is clearly laid out and easy to follow, but with information that even experienced users of Slic3r will find useful. You will learn how Slic3r converts your model into G-Code. Then, you will learn how to not only read that G-Code, but how you can write scripts for post-processing the output, before it is sent to the printer. You will also learn what things can go wrong with printing, and how you can use Slic3r to troubleshoot the issue and then fix it. Along with this, you will learn how to improve your printing by delving into Slic3r’s expert settings.

The book is filled with examples, leading you through not only how to do things, but why they need to be done. After you are finished with this book, you will have a deeper understanding of Slic3r and 3D printing.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Slic3r
Getting and installing Slic3r (Must know)
Calibrating Slic3r to your printer (Must know)
Using Slic3r with other printer software (Should know)
Layer height, fill settings, and perimeters in our objects (Should know)
Print speed, cooling, support material, and more... (Should know)
Troubleshooting your prints (Should know)
Running Slic3r from the command line (Become an expert)
The basics of G-code (Should know)
Post processing with Slic3r (Become an expert)

What You Will Learn

  • Learn what Slic3r does and how it works
  • Set up and calibrate Slic3r to your printer and plastics
  • Use Slic3r with different printers and software
  • Understand advanced setup techniques and profiles for various printing scenarios
  • Change settings to correct model issues while printing
  • Run Slic3r from the command line for automation and greater control
  • Read the G-Code that Slic3r outputs
  • Create and use post-processing scripts to alter Slic3r’s output

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Slic3r
Getting and installing Slic3r (Must know)
Calibrating Slic3r to your printer (Must know)
Using Slic3r with other printer software (Should know)
Layer height, fill settings, and perimeters in our objects (Should know)
Print speed, cooling, support material, and more... (Should know)
Troubleshooting your prints (Should know)
Running Slic3r from the command line (Become an expert)
The basics of G-code (Should know)
Post processing with Slic3r (Become an expert)

Book Details

ISBN 139781783284979
Paperback68 pages
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