You may know of E3D-Online, makers of 3D Printers as well 3D printer accessories. In fact, they have now ventured out into the software industry with a totally new slicer called Pathio!
As a result, it is being developed from the ground up to go up against the likes of S3D, Cura and Slic3r. They are currently in the beta stage of things. As a result, the software is available to all, if you are interested in trying it right now.
What Do We Know?
Pathio calculates a true 3D-Offset to define shell and infill, creating a self-supporting shell geometry without gaps or holes. Our shell is more mechanically consistent, with corners being reinforced and shells on sloped surfaces maintaining constant thickness. – Pathio Team
Intuitive Grouped Settings
Pathio has an elegant and powerful UI, with a model grouping system; models are organised into groups which can have specific slicing settings applied to them. You can use this to quickly set up a matrix of test prints, intuitively set up dual extrusion models, or combine production parts with different slicing settings on a single build plate, all with the same workflow. -Pathio Team
With conditional statements (if this then that), mathematical expressions, access to every slicing variable possible and more script-triggers than ever before we’re taking scripting to a whole new level. All wrapped up in syntax-highlighting script editor with variable auto-completion. If you’re building printers that push the boundaries of possibility you’ll love Pathio. -Pathio Team
These are just some of the features found in Pathio Beta! As it is still in the beta stage, I am sure there will be more to come!
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Started 3D printing just over a year ago after receiving a review unit, and it has just stemmed from there!
Recent purchase is a laser engraver to add to my printer, so keep an eye out for future articles on that!