CHAPTER 3

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Delta Printer Software

As you discovered in Chapter 1, there are three pieces of software involved in a typical 3D printing workflow:1 software required to create the object and export it as an .stl file (CAD), another to convert it into a G-code file that a printer can read (CAM), and finally, the firmware loaded into the “brain” of the printer itself that reads and executes the .gcode file. However, there is a bit more to 3D printing software.

For example, while CAM software is responsible for slicing the object for printing, advances in 3D-printing software has resulted in the combination of CAM operations with a fourth category of ...

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