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3D Printing and Scanning: Slice

An overview of 3D Printing at LSC-North Harris Makerspace

Slicing and G-Code

Modeling software only records the coordinates of objects, it doesn't describe the internal structure of the object or how to print the object. To do this, we use a program called a slicer. 


The slicer program converts the OBJ or STL file into G-Code, a machine readable file that instructs the 3D Printer on how to construct the object. It also creates the internal structure of the object - called the infill.

Slicing Software in the Makerspace

Here is some of the slicing programs that we use in the Makerspace. Most of these are open-source and free to download and use on your home computer.