Slic3r converts your 3-Dimensional model (typically STL/OBJ) and determines the 3D printer tool path based on the options selected. This slicing software uses the nozzle diameter, printing/movement speeds, layer height, and other variables to determine the coordinates where it needs to move, and the rates at which it will do so. This information is exported out of the program as a GCODE file. The resulting GCODE file is a plain-text file with a series of text-based codes, and a list of the complete X,Y, and Z axis coordinates used for printing the 3D model.
In order to control your LulzBot 3D printer you'll need to use either the Graphical LCD controller or a separate printer host. Printer host software is available on our Download page. We recommend Cura as it contains the slicing software, printer host, and is easier for new users.
To get printing right away, the following Slic3r configurations can be imported into Slic3r for ready to print settings. To download and save the configuration file, right click and select Save As.
Import the Slic3r configuration file by selecting, in Slic3r, File > Import Config and navigate and select your pre-set Slic3r configuration file of choice.
 

TAZ ABS Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 230°C   Heated Bed: 85°C

 
 

TAZ PLA Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 180°C   Heated Bed: 50°C

 
Fast PLA 0.35mm Nozzle
Medium PLA 0.35mm Nozzle
Fine PLA 0.35mm Nozzle
 

TAZ Flexible Filament Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 230°C   Heated Bed: Off

 
Ninjaflex 0.5mm Nozzle
 

TAZ Laywoo-D3 Filament Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 180°C   Heated Bed: 50°C

 
 

TAZ T-Glase Filament Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 230°C   Heated Bed: 50°C

 
 

TAZ Laybrick Filament Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 185°C   Heated Bed: 50°C

 
 

TAZ HIPS Filament Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 230°C   Heated Bed: 85°C

 
 

TAZ Nylon 618 Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 235°C   Heated Bed: 85°C

 
Taulman 618 0.35mm Nozzle
 

TAZ Nylon 645 Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 235°C   Heated Bed: 85°C

 
Taulman 645 0.35mm Nozzle
 

TAZ Nylon Bridge Profiles

Recommended Temperatures:   Extruder: 235°C   Heated Bed: 85°C

 
Taulman Bridge 0.35mm Nozzle
 

Advanced Tips

Speed: In general, the slower at which you print, the finer your surface finishes will appear.

Support: Support material can be printed with the same extruder and filament. It can be easily removed and set to be automatically generated or turned off completely. Generally, you can print without support material provided that any overhanging sections are less than 45 degrees.

Layer Height: The layer height determines how visible each layer is in the resulting model. The larger the layer height, the faster the print. Larger layer heights are more forgiving, while finer layer heights will take longer and need to have the various hardware and software settings balanced. However, finer layer heights will provide a smoother surface.