3D Model Slicing Instructions

Convert the model into a 3D Printer File (Slicing)

The second step in the 3D printing process involves taking one file and turn it into another type of file. The reason for this is that 3D printers need a set of instructions to turn your 3D model file (STL or OBJ file) into a physical object. They do this with a set of instructions known as g-code. So we need to turn the stl or obj file into instructions the 3D printer understands.

There are a number of programs that can be used for this process.  Colgate has provides public access to the following:

  • Ultimaker Cura (recommended)
  • Flashpro
  • Simplify3D

We have step-by-step instructions for assisting you with slicing your model.  Please select the software that you would like to use to be taken to a PDF instruction set:

Converting Your 3D Model Using Ultimaker Cura

Converting Your 3D Model Using FlashForge FlashPrint

More Information

If you need additional assistance, please see the Media Mentor on duty. 

You can also always reach out to Andrew Smith – Instructional Designer for Innovative Media at: asmith3@colgate.edu