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3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot by Matthew B. Stokes

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Summary

We broke down the process of 3D printing into simple motor responses that coordinate to the intricate cross-sectional pattern created by the slicing engine. The MakerWare software package has improved to a level superior than it's open source counterpart, ReplicatorG, and has been optimized for printing using MakerBot. Therefore, we decided on the MakerWare (v2.3.1) software package for our printing needs. We went on to discuss some of the default and advanced options in detail before getting our hands wet, learning how to add and orient a model on our build plate. This chapter ended by printing our roof truss from the previous chapter and covering two different methods to avoid warping.

In the next chapter we will be adding multiple colors ...

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