About Slic3r

Slic3r is an on-premise and open-source 3D printing tool, which helps designers convert 3D models into G-code, manage configurations, print colored objects, and more whilst supporting multiple layers with different parameters. The built-in plating interface enables users to rotate, scale, or arrange objects using drag-and-drop functionality.

Key features of Slic3r include bridge detection, command line slicing, honeycomb infill, mesh cutting, and micro layering. The sequential printing functionality allows designers to print one complete object at a time. It helps users generate a removable base flange around objects to improve plate adhesion. The platform also supports multiple file input or output formats including STL, AMF, SVG, G-code, and OBJ.

Slic3r supports several printers such as RepRap, Rostock, Bukobot, DLP, Ultimaker, and more. Designers can automatically repair non-manifold meshes and save configurations with machine or filament presets for each category. Other features include multiple extruders, brim, and variable layer heights.

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Slic3r: 6

  • API
  • Configuration Management
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Print Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(3)
Value for Money
5/5
Features
4/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Sooraj N.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Slic3r for easy and quick gcode extraction for 3D printing

Reviewed on 2020/10/29

Overall experience is very good. The software is open source and will be the best first aid for any...

Overall experience is very good. The software is open source and will be the best first aid for any user new to 3D printing. I would definitely suggest Slic3r to start off with the basic learnings required for a beginner.

Pros

The easy to follow user interface and the major divison of settings into print ,filament, and printer settings has been really convenient. The 3D preview plate is also beneficial to see how the gcode print will be.

Cons

Some of the competitors allow visualizing the path as a video after the gcode is generated which is missing in Slic3r. Plus dynamic modification of tool path could also be beneficial if available.

Ravi shanker R.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Other for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

My Review

Reviewed on 2020/12/14

Its very secure and versatile.

Its very secure and versatile.

Pros

Ease of use and user friendly. Needs very less training.

Cons

The plugin does not allow printing directly from its software.

Archana H.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good for basic 3D STL to gcode conversion

Reviewed on 2020/12/21

Overall experience is good. I have used it as part of my review in applied project on 3D printing...

Overall experience is good. I have used it as part of my review in applied project on 3D printing and was beneficial.

Pros

Easy to follow and user friendly interface is appreciable. Also, the software is open-source and has minimal options that make the process convenient.

Cons

The gcode path visualization is a missing feature which I would like to see in Slic3r. Layerwise verification is possible in the available version but the nozzle path simulation or verification within a layer could.be advantageous.

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Slic3r offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Open Source
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Slic3r is available for free.

We do not have any information about Slic3r features

Slic3r has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Slic3r supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Slic3r supports

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Slic3r offers the following support options:

Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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