The open-source 3D printing slicer PrusaSlicer is expanding its features to include support for SVG files. This was announced by the developer Prusa Research in a tweet.
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and is a platform-independent file format for two-dimensional vector graphics. Until now, slicers like PrusaSlicer have primarily processed 3D models in STL or OBJ format.
With SVG support, users can now integrate flat 2D vector elements into their prints. According to Prusa Research, SVG can be used, for example, for labeling, as a negative shape for cutting, or even as a curved surface element.
This opens up new creative possibilities for designers and makers.
SVG support coming soon to PrusaSlicer!
Emboss it, cut it, use it as a modifier, or as a standalone part. As an added bonus, it can also follow curved surfaces just like our Text tool! 😎 pic.twitter.com/ntPvvmM4dQ
— PrusaSlicer (@PrusaSlicer) October 18, 2023