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Printrun Alternatives

Printrun is described as 'full suite of host interfaces for 3D printers and CNC, consisting of:' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Printrun for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Cura, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Printrun are PrusaSlicer, OctoPrint, MatterControl and Simplify3D.

Printrun alternatives are mainly 3D Printing Tools but may also be Prototyping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Printrun.
This page was last updated Apr 12, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Printrun is a full suite of host interfaces for 3D printers and CNC, consisting of:

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  1. Cura

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cura aims to be a end solution for personal 3D printing with RepRap based machines. It is tuned toward the Ultimaker, but can be used on any RepRap based design.

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    both are for 3d printing but cura is a slicer

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  2. PrusaSlicer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PrusaSlicer (formerly known as Slic3r Prusa Edition or Slic3r PE) is our own in-house developed slicer software based on the open-source project Slic3r. It's open-source and you can get it in our Drivers & Apps Package.



  3. OctoPrint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Connect your printer to a small embedded and WiFi enabled device such as the popular Raspberry Pi, install OctoPrint on it and you have an instant wireless printer.

  4. MatterControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MatterControl is a free, open source app that lets you organize and manage your 3D prints. It's designed to help you get the most out of your 3D printer - making it easy to track, preview, and print your 3D parts.

  5. Simplify3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Professional 3D printing software streamlines the process of 3D printing, leading to better results.



  6. IceSL

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    IceSL aims at making our latest research in modeling and slicing available as quickly as possible, in powerful yet accessible software.

  7. ideaMaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Prepare files for printing with ideaMaker, Raise3D’s powerful slicing software. The user friendly interface can prepare STL, OBJ and 3MF files within 2 clicks, while defined settings provide limitless customization for advanced users.

  8. Repetier

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Software for controlling RepRap style 3D-printer like Mendel, Darwin or Prusa mendel. Works with most firmware types. It is optimized to work with Repetier-Firmware Other working firmware is Sprinter, Teacup, Marlin and all compatible firmwares.

  9. BuildBee

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • OctoPrint

    A cloud-based slice and control software with an integrated block coding environment, basic modelling features like cookie cutter generator and lithophane generator, and a streamlined workflow.

  10. CUR3D

    • Windows
    • Steam

    CUR3D, the first real 3D printing prepress, will revolutionize your workflow with 3D printers. No matter what type of vision models you want to print, CUR3D will revolutionize, accelerate and simplify your work with 3D printers.

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