Slic3r Alternatives

    Slic3r is described as 'STL-to-GCODE translator for RepRap printers' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Slic3r for Windows, Mac, Linux and Steam. The best alternative is Cura, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Slic3r are PrusaSlicer (Free, Open Source), MatterControl (Free, Open Source), Simplify3D (Paid) and IceSL (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
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    1. 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.
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      Professional 3D printing software streamlines the process of 3D printing, leading to better results. -The fastest slicer on the market -Customizable support structures -Support for dual extrusion and multi-part printing -Robust yet user-friendly.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      IceSL aims at making our latest research in modeling and slicing available as quickly as possible, in powerful yet accessible software.


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      This is the software that will drive your MakerBot Replicator, Thing-O-Matic, CupCake CNC, RepRap machine, or generic CNC machine. You can give it a GCode or STL file to process, and it takes it from there.
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      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.
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    2. View, capture, personalize, and print 3D models. Download many kinds of 3D files and edit them using the 3D modeling space. Take a picture with your webcam and make it 3D.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      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.
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      SuperSlicer takes 3D models (STL, OBJ, AMF) and converts them into G-code instructions for FFF printers or PNG layers for mSLA 3D printers. It's compatible with any modern printer based on the RepRap toolchain which is running a firmware based on Marlin, Prusa, Klipper, etc.
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