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-====== ​Slicers ​======+====== ​What is a Slicer ​======
  
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-<wrap lo>//​work ​in progress//</wrap> +A slicer is a program that converts a 3D model (STL in most cases) into instructions that the printer can interpret. The printer uses these instructions known as G-code to know what to do. The G-code tells the printer the path to follow (width, length, height/X,Y,Z coordinates),​ the speed at which to print and travel, the temperature of the bed/platform and nozzle/hotend, and the flow rate of the filament. Not all 3D printers use G-code as the instruction language but it seems to be the preferred standard probably because it is human readable unlike some other languages used with other 3D printers.
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-A slicer is a program that converts a 3D model into instructions that the printer can interpret. The printer uses these instructions known as G-code to know what to do. The G-code tells the printer the path to follow (width, length, height/​X,​Y,​Z coordinates),​ the speed at which to print and travel, the temperature of the bed/​platform and nozzle/​hotend,​ and the flow rate of the filament. Not all 3D printers use G-code as the instruction language but it seems to be the preferred standard probably because it is human readable unlike some other languages used with other 3D printers. 
  
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 +===== Where do I get one =====
 This is a list of __some__ of the slicer programs available. This is a list of __some__ of the slicer programs available.
  
   - [[slicers:​cura|Cura]]   - [[slicers:​cura|Cura]]
-  - MatterControl+  - [[https://​www.matterhackers.com/​store/​l/​mattercontrol/​sk/​MKZGTDW6|MatterControl]]
   - [[slicers:​s3d|Simplify3D]]   - [[slicers:​s3d|Simplify3D]]
   - [[slicers:​slic3r|Slic3r]]   - [[slicers:​slic3r|Slic3r]]
  
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