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What I use to slice my 3D print files

 Don’t know what slicing is? Read this article all about it!


Now to the beef of this tiny but very important article.. 


To slice my 3D prints I use a software on my laptop. I buy/download my STL files online from other designers, and to slice them I use Cura! What is cura you may ask? 


-Cura is an open source slicing application for 3D printers-


So basically, you import your STL file to cura, look at the basic settings, change them a little (you don’t even have to know how to do this, you just look at the description of the design your downloading and the designer will tell you the settings to use!) and you get your GCODE.


Put that GCODE onto your SD card, eject it from your laptop, put it into the 3D printer and click start on your 3D print. And I mean I would say watch the magic but uh let’s just say it takes a little bit of time…!

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