MakerBot boosts desktop 3D printer speed by 30%

3D printer manufacturer MakerBot today announced an upgrade to its machine management and computer aided design (CAD) software that increases printing speed by 30%.

The new MakerBot Desktop 3.8 software also enables one-click printing, which means once a 3D design file is uploaded, it will immediately begin the print job versus waiting for software to slice the object into its multiple layers.

Slicing is the process of turning a 3D design into a 3D printable file by determining how many layers the printer must create to form the object. MakerBot’s Replicator 3D printers will begin the job immediately and continue the slicing process in the background.

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