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3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects by James Floyd Kelly

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5. First Print with the Simple

Now that the Simple is assembled and the software is configured, there’s only one thing left to do—let’s print something!

In this chapter you’ll be reading about the last few tasks required to print a 3D object model with the Simple using the Repetier software. Given that more than 100 different models of 3D printers are out there, this chapter can’t possibly cover every situation. But keep in mind—even if you’re not using Repetier, even if you’re not using a Printrbot Simple—there is a fairly standard list of tasks that you must do to print an object on all 3D printers:

• You’ll need to download or create an STL file on your computer.

• You’ll need to import an STL file for printing into the software.

• You’ll ...

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