Preview your print ahead of time in multiple ways - layer-by-layer or in all of its 3D glory. Say goodbye to juggling gcode files - MatterControl slices your parts on demand with your current settings.
MatterControl brings simplicity to turning digital designs into perfect 3D prints - it's an all-in-one 3D printing interface that includes all the tools you need to turn your design into reality.
Plug & Print
Preloaded configurations make setting up your desktop 3D printer a snap.
SMS & Email Notifications
Your printer can now send you a text message or email alert when the job is finished.
Drag & Drop Queueing
Easy workflow management tools take the hassle out of complex projects.
Automatically detect multiple parts within a single design file and then individually manipulate, scale, rotate, and mirror those parts.
Organize, search and manage your library of 3D printable designs.
Just because it's easy to use doesn't mean you can't tweak, modify, and calibrate to your heart's desire.
Check out the Getting Started Guide.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does MatterControl do?
MatterControl allows you to organize your existing part files and helps manage the process of printing those parts on a 3D printer. Specifically, MatterControl communicates with your 3D printer, sending it the instructions needed to make your part.
It is worth mentioning that there are a few things MatterControl doesn't do. It isn't a general design tool - you will need to import existing parts from another source or use one of the handy 'Creator' tools.
How much does it cost?
MatterControl is 100% free! In the future, we may provide optional features as paid plug-ins, but MatterControl at its core (plus much more) will always be free.
Will it work with my 3D printer?
MatterControl works with most open standard desktop 3D printers. If you have questions about a particular model just ask.
How does 'Plug and Print' setup work?
MatterControl comes pre-configured with the settings and drivers for a number of desktop 3D printers. When you add one of these 'Plug and Print' supported printers, information such as bed size, nozzle diameter, and other hardware features will be automatically loaded into MatterControl, making it that much easier and faster to get to what you really want to do: 3D printing.
We are constantly adding 'Plug and Print' support for new printers. If you don't see your printer in the list yet - don't worry! It is still easy to setup your printer using the settings provided by your manufacturer.
Can I create 3D objects within MatterControl?
While MatterControl isn't a general design tool it does include design plugins that can simplify certain design tasks. For example, with the new 'TextCreator' tool you can easily make words and letters into 3D printable designs.
Can I edit 3D objects within MatterControl?
You can perform minor edits like resizing and realigning your parts for better printing in the 3D View. You can also add, duplicate and remove parts on to a design.
Will MatterControl work on my operating system?
MatterControl is currently available for Windows PC (XP and higher) and Mac OSX (10.7 or above).
Is there a mobile app?
Where can I download MatterControl?
You can download MatterControl here. Remember to select the download appropriate to your system (ie Mac, PC, Linux, etc.).
How do I update MatterControl?
MatterControl is under continuous development which means we are constantly rolling out awesome new updates. Keep your application up to date by clicking 'Check for Updates' in the 'About' section of the Print Queue. If there is an update available, you will be prompted to download and install the new version.
I need a specific feature, can MatterControl be customized?
Yes, we do offer customization services. Please contact MatterHackers for more information.
What types of files can I 3D print with MatterControl?
MatterControl supports .stl. and .gcode. If your file is in .obj or any other file type, you will need to convert your file to an .stl format. If you created the design yourself, your program should have an option to export into an .stl file.
My 3D printer uses an SD card - can I still use MatterControl?
Yes! One of the optional ways to use MatterControl is in conjunction with an SD card - you can setup a queue of files to print in MatterControl and then export the '.gcode' files to an SD card.
Can I import my settings from another program?
Yes, some slicing programs will export slice settings to an .ini, such files can be imported into MatterControl.
Can I save the settings for multiple printers in MatterControl?
Yes! MatterControl allows you to save an unlimited number of profiles, which can represent different printers, different materials etc.