Based on Cura’s open-source slicing software, Dremel DigiLab 3D Slicer will allow you to securely slice your CAD files without the need for internet connection. The print profiles are optimised for Dremel 3D printers, but the software will slice 3D files for any 3D printer brand/model. The software supports STL, 3MF, OBJ and X3D 3D file formats as well as .g and .gcode files. It also has a function that will import and convert 2D images (.JPG .PNG .BMP and .GIF) to 3D extruded models. The software will allow you to open and place multiple models on the print bed (each with different slicing settings if required). This allows you to print multiple models at a time, making classroom management of the printing process simpler.
Dremel DigiLab is desktop software is supplied on a USB stick with Dremel 3D printers, it can also be downloaded free of charge from the Dremel website and is available for Windows and Mac.
We recommend Dremel DigiLab as the default slicing software for all schools using Dremel 3D printers as it is free of charge, powerful, quick to slice and very easy to get started with. Students in upper KS2 and beyond after some instruction can independently use the software to slice using the pre-configured profiles.