How To Create And 3D Print A Customized Stencil

Engaged on a venture that may require a personalized stencil? Not an issue! With the ability of MatterControl, customers can think about, design, and print precisely what they want. Right here is how…

MatterHackers 3D Printed Stencil 

Creating customized stencils along with your 3D printer is now so simple as making a 2D image in paint (or one other design program if you wish to get fancy). Merely create your stencil design (just like the one under) then add that file to the picture converter. From there you’ll be able to modify the dimensions and dimension of your stencil in addition to the thickness. Alternatively, you should utilize the in-built search operate inside the Picture Converter to seek for photos on-line which you’ll then immediately use as a stencil or 3D printed object.

What you’ll want:

  • At first – an thought for a stencil

  • {Hardware}: any 3D Printer

  • Software program: MatterControl (Free from


Create your stencil picture:

There are just a few choices at your disposal.

  • Draw your design on paper utilizing black marker, take an image

  • Create a design in Paint or one other illustration program

  • Obtain any silhouette picture or brand from on-line

Create Your Picture

Utilizing MatterControl ‘Picture Converter’ to create stencil:

  • Open MatterControl (obtain right here if you don’t have already got it put in).
  • On the backside of the QUEUE tab click on the ‘Create’ button. It will deliver up just a few of the MatterControl Design Instruments.

  • To make your stencil choose ‘Picture Converter’.

  • Choose ‘Add Picture’ and discover your stencil design picture file.

  • By default the picture converter renders the optimistic picture. On the proper panel you will notice an ‘Invert’ line, verify that field to create the stencil.

  • Scale the dimensions and peak of the stencil. You do not want a really tall half for stencil, however it is suggested to have at minimal of 4 layers (Roughly 1.2 mm).

Click on On Picture Converter

Default Constructive Picture

Inverted Picture

Print it!

The stencil will seem within the Queue. Choose the file and settings. A rough layer peak and 25% infil needs to be effective. Printing with PLA needs to be simply effective.

Now that your stencil is full, seize your favourite coloration of spray paint and begin claiming issues as your personal!


This Picture Will not Make A Stencil With The “Islands” Within the Ears Of The Canine

Picture Converter is now free in MatterControl 2.0!

With the brand new model of MatterControl, Picture Converter is obtainable free of charge for all customers! Obtain MatterControl and test it out!


Blissful Printing!


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