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3D Printing with MatterControl by Rich Cameron, Joan Horvath

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CHAPTER 2

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What Is MatterControl?

MatterControl is a computer program that allows you to control a large part of the 3D-printing workflow. Using a 3D printer is still a little complex. In some ways, the word printing is a little unfortunate, because analogies with 2D paper printing are a little misleading and can lead to assumptions that somehow you just click a Print button somewhere and get a physical object out. The reality is that it is more similar to cooking, and that you need to do a bit of tweaking and know what you are doing, at least a little. MatterControl tries to hide some of the idiosyncrasies of the different printers by having ...

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