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In 3D Printing With MatterControl, Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the team behind Mastering 3D Printing, explain step-by-step how to use the MatterControl program, which allows you to control many common types of 3D printers (including both cartesian and delta style machines). 3D Printing With MatterControl can stand alone, or it can be a companion to Mastering 3D Printing to show you how to install, configure, and use best practices with your printer and printing software. The book includes both step by step software walkthroughs and case studies with typical 3D printed objects. Whether you are a "maker" or a teacher of makers, 3D Printing with MatterControl will show you how to get the most out of your printer with the new standard for open source 3D printing software.While there are books available on 3D printers, and even a few on software to make models for printers, there are few good sources covering the software that actually controls these printers. MatterControl is emerging as the leading open source software for 3D printers, and 3D Printing With MatterControl covers this new standard in this brief book. What you’ll learn3D model basics and slicing the modelControlling the printer and using G codeWorking with different materials and different printing situations Using MatterControl plug-insUsing your 3D printer in the classroomBasic post-processing and troubleshootingWho this book is for Makers, students, teachers, hackerspace leaders, and anyone who wants step-by-step guidance on using MatterControl 3D printer software. Table of ContentsPart 1: The 3D-Printing EcosystemChapter 1. The Desktop 3D Printer Chapter 2. What is MatterControl? Chapter 3. Downloading and Configuring MatterControlPart 2: The 3D-Printing ProcessChapter 4. Making a 3D Model Chapter 5. Slicing a 3D Model Chapter 6. Controlling your 3D Printer Chapter 7. Material Considerations Chapter 8. Special Cases Part 3: Your Printer at WorkChapter 9. File and Settings Management and the Touch TabletChapter 10. Case Studies and Classroom TipsChapter 11. MatterControl PluginsChapter 12. Troubleshooting and Post-ProcessingAppendix A. Supported Printer ManufacturersAppendix B. Links
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Joan Horvath is an American astronomer, aeronautic scientist, writer, and entrepreneur. She worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for sixteen years, in the technology transfer office and on the Magellan and TOPEX/Poseidon flight projects.
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