What Program Is Used For 3-D Printing?

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  1. Glenn Holland

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    What is the program used for 3-D printing?

    That would include generating the file for the original object, transmitting it, and sending it to a printer. If I already have an object I want to copy, is there a 3-D scanner and what is the program?
     
  2. strantor

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    depends on the printer. I used a reprap printer. Drew my models in Sketchup, used slicer to turn it into gcode, and pronterface to send it to the printer. Arduino to flash the firmware.
     
  3. Glenn Holland

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    Have you tried using Rhemaframitz -Version 2.0 to compress and decompress the file?
     
  4. strantor

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    No
     
  5. nerdegutta

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    I'm using Freecad, to construct my models.

    Then I'm using Cura, to slice the model.

    Then I use Pronterface to print it.

    On the hardware side, I have a Raspberry Pi 2 connected to an Arduino with RAMPS 1.4, which controls the hot-end, hot-bed and stepper motors. Whe the Raspberry Pi boots, it mounts the dir folder where my gcode is. The RPi is running Rasbian and pronterface.

    I tried to have focus on open-source. :)

    I have not tried Rhemaframitz.
     
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