Looking for accessible 3D printing apps

macOS and Mac Apps


Are there any Mac OS apps for 3d printing either SLA or FDM that are accessible with VoiceOver?

I've just bought the Elegoo Mars which is a resin printer and the software that it is bundled with is far from accessible. This software is a slicer that converts the STL files into sliced images to cure the resin in the vat.

Has anyone got any experience with applications for filament based printers?





Submitted by Diego Garibay on Monday, November 18, 2019

When you have a 3-D item that you want to print, it needs to be adjusted so that it can fit inside the printing surface. It also needs to be leveled correctly. Basically it needs to be tweaked ever so slightly so that it will not break, print incorrectly, or have a part of it that doesn’t fit inside your build volume. Can’t do this without site as far as I know. my club at College of the Desert owns three different 3-D printers. We’ve have yet to figure it out. We have a few blind people in the club.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Monday, November 18, 2019

From my understanding the Chitu box app for resin printing should do most of it automatically, as far as I know anyway but, as I say, it's not accessible.

Submitted by Diego Garibay on Monday, November 18, 2019

In order to properly print in a resin printer you have to take into account the way that the object is created, it actually shows you in the software on the screen. It also shows where it needs more support. It’s weirdly complicated, you’re right it should do it by itself but it almost never does it right. You would just waste material.