Our 3D printers are equipped with a slicing software package that will lay out the model in the printing area and either scale or duplicate it. The model needs to be designed/modified in CAD programs such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro or TinkerCAD and then imported to our software as an “STL” file. In simple words, it is a visual print driver.
No. Our 3D software lets you select the angle of the support material, and it automatically places the material for any angle that exceeds it. There is a simple visual tool in the driver (it shows a bowl with varying sloped sides) to help you set it accurately. You can also opt to have the model print with a “raft” or a base piece, depending on the requirement.
Yes, in dual extruder 3D printer Accucraft i250 D, the support material is different from intended material and our support material is non-hygroscopic and is soluble as well. While in single extruder 3D printer Accucraft i250+, the support material is the same plastic as the model. The support material is attached to the model at “pinpoints” so that it tears away easily.
Yes, there is a large community of designers sharing thousands of STL files online. You can download these ready-to-print files and it use easily with any Divide By Zero 3D printer.
Almost any modern computer (bought in the last 3 years) should be able to run the visual print driver.
The slicing software is compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32 & 64 bit) and Mac OSX 8+, MAC etc).