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MatterControl Touch - 7" Standalone 3D Printer Controller

MatterControl Touch is the ultimate upgrade for your 3D printer - an Android-powered touchscreen controller that turns your 3D printer into a truly independent, internet-connected device. MatterControl Touch gives you the ability create, edit and prepare models directly on your printer using a simple touchscreen interface. It includes an onboard camera, an easy to use interface and wireless internet capabilities. Please note: MatterControl Touch requires powered connection.

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Give Your 3D Printer a Brain with MatterControl Touch

MatterControl Touch gives your 3D printer a life of its own. With it you can reclaim your laptop and eliminate the ‘SD card shuffle’ between your computer and printer. You get the full-featured experience of printing with MatterControl without relying on a desktop computer. Curious how your print is going? You can check the progress wherever you are via the web. MatterControl Touch can even text or email you a picture of your completed print the moment it’s finished. MatterControl Touch supports over 40 models of 3D printers - to view the full list click here.

How It Works

Plug in your MatterControl Touch, connect via USB to any compatible 3D printer and then follow the simple setup wizard.  Congratulations!  You now have a standalone 3D printer capable of handling your 3D printing workflow from start to finish.  Sign-in to send and receive print jobs, or download models directly from the web. 

Fabulous Features

MatterControl Touch integrates every component that you love about MatterControl and includes some exciting new features.

Simple Setup - Preloaded configurations make setting up your 3D printer a snap - plug it in and start printing in minutes.

Integrated Slicing - Give your printer the ability to directly generate print files from 3D models using MatterSlice.

Remote Print Monitoring - Keep an eye on your 3D prints from afar using your phone or any web-enabled device.  

Automatic Print Leveling - Use software-based leveling to achieve printing excellence.

SMS / Email Notifications - Have your printer send a text message or email alert with a photo of your finished part.

Onboard Camera - Take a picture of your finished print or check on the status while printing.

Beep Boop "Oh look, friends, my print is done!"

Free Updates - MatterControl is a continuously improving platform and staying up to date with the latest developments is just a simple click away.

Open Source Software - MatterControl Touch is powered by open source software and libraries, including MatterControl, MatterSlice, the agg-sharp graphics engine, and the Android operating system.

Wifi Enabled, Not Required - Enjoy a fully standalone experience or connect your printer to the web to take advantage of cloud features

Send Files over the Web - Send models to your printer from anywhere, or transfer models between printers. SD Cards not required.

Model Editing Tools - Make simple changes to your 3D model quickly and easily prior to printing. Rotate, scale, mirror and position your models for the perfect print.

Full Preview - Preview and interact with 3D models prior to printing. Use the layer-by-layer preview to see exactly how your print will turn out.

Layer - by - Layer Preview for Printing Perfection!

Customizable Settings - Create and customize your own, or use built-in presets for material and quality settings to make switching filaments simple and convenient. No more failed prints because you forgot to change a setting.

Design Plugins - Get add-ons to make simple parts right on your printer.

Dual Extrusion / Multi-Material - Assigning different materials is a snap so you can take full advantage of any multi-extruder equipped 3D printer.

Mid-print Tuning and Adjustment - Fine tune your prints with on-the-fly adjustments to speed and extrusion rates.

Print History - Keep a record of your favorite prints so you can reprint your most impressive parts with the click of a button.

Design Library - Organize all of your 3D printable models in one searchable location for easy access.

Advanced Features - MatterControl Touch puts the full capability of 3D printing into the hands of power users. So if you want to adjust eeprom settings, create custom macros, or send terminal commands directly to your machine - you can.

What's New?

MatterControl is an ever-evolving platform here are just a few of the features that have been recently added:

Web-based Camera Monitoring - Keep an eye on your prints using the onboard camera.

Web-based Control - Start and stop prints remotely.

Cloud Library - Sync your design files across multiple devices.

X3G Support - More models are now supported than ever before, including .x3g based printers.

The best part? Any future features will be delivered directly to your MatterControl Touch device.  You can participate in this continuously improving experience by providing feedback and letting us know what features you would like to see.

It's printing all by itself!

Hardware Tech Specs: 

  • RAM: 1GB
  • CPU: Quad Core 4x1.4GHz
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • External Storage: SD Card
  • Camera Included
  • Voice Capable
  • Touchscreen
  • Wifi-Connectivity
  • Standalone Control
  • Web Monitoring
  • Web Control: Coming soon
  • Controller Does Not Contain Battery - Must Remain Plugged In

Box Contents:

  • MatterControl Touch tablet
  • USB host cable (female Type A to male Micro Type B)
  • Two-prong 5Vpower supply (US outlets)

*Stand pictured but not included

Getting Started With MatterControl Touch

Check out MatterControl Touch's Getting Started Guide

Currently Supported Printer Models:

3D Factory MendelMax 1.5 Printrbot Simple Metal PLUS  
3D Stuffmaker Creator PrintSpace Altair  
3D Stuffmaker Evolution Revolution 3D INF3D-SPE  
Airwolf 3D HD Robo3D Beta PLA ABS  
Airwolf 3D HD2X Robo3D Beta PLA only  
Airwolf 3D HDL Robo3D R1  
Airwolf 3D HD-R SeeMeCNC Orion  
Airwolf 3D HDX SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX  
Airwolf 3D V5.5 Solidoodle 2  
Airwolf 3D XL Solidoodle 3  
Blue Eagle Labs Kossel Clear Solidoodle 4  
Deezmaker Bukito ME3D ME2  
Deezmaker Bukobot V2 OpenBeam Kossel Pro  

FlashForge Creator

MakerBot Replicator 2  

FlashForge Creator Dual

MakerBot Replicator 2x  

Flashforge Creator Pro Dual

MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen  

Flashforge Creator X Dual

MakerBot Replicator Mini  

Leapfrog Creatr

MakerBot Replicator z18  

Leapfrog Creatr HS

MAKEIT PRO  

Leapfrog Creatr XL

Type A Machines Series 1  

Leapfrog Xeed

Type A Machines Series 1 Plywood  
Lulzbot TAZ 5 Organic Thinking System Deltabot- K  
Lulzbot TAZ 4 and lower Portabee GO  
Lulzbot Mini Prusa i3  
Printrbot JR Velleman K8200  
Printrbot LC Mendel 90  
Printrbot PLUS Mendelmax 2  
Printrbot Simple

 Makers Tool Works Fusematic

 
Printrbot Simple Metal
Makers Tool Works MendelMax 2
Makers Tool Works MendelMax 3
Makers Tool Works MendelMax 3 Dual

Makers Tool Works MiniMax 

Any 3D printer that runs G-Code or X3G and has a direct USB connection*

 Please see our article about compatibility: Is MatterControl Compatible with my printer?

Most any 3D printer that runs G-code or X3G will work with MatterControl Touch. The models listed above simply have presets already added to MatterControl Touch.

More 3D printer models are coming soon! 

*Some newer printers run G-Code or X3G but do not allow for direct USB connection, and instead rely on hardware which uses WiFi or other methods of transferring G-Code.

Frequently Asked Questions

My 3D Printer model isn’t listed as supported, will it still work?

As a general rule any printer that runs “.gcode” will work, including custom, home-built printers.

Do I need to be connected to the internet or a wifi network for this to work?

No.  However, some features, such as web file transfers and auto-updates, do require a wireless internet connection.

How do I add printable models to my MatterControl Touch?

There are several ways to find printable files - you can download files directly to the Touch from the web, transfer files via SD Card or transfer files wirelessly from your computer via MatterControl Desktop.

Can I get the application separately and run it on a standard Android tablet?

Nope.  MatterControl Touch tablets have been modified at the hardware and firmware level in order to act as a dedicated computing device connected over USB.  It it important to note that these devices do not come with a battery and are not meant to work separately from the 3D printer itself.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Try MatterControl Touch risk free today - we’re sure you’ll be fully satisfied with your MatterControl Touch, but if you’re not we’ve got you covered with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Hardware issues or defective units are covered by our 1 year repair-or-replace warranty.

Resellers & Manufacturers Welcome!

Interested in reselling this fine piece of beautifully crafted hardware and software? We are actively seeking resellers and manufacturers of 3D printers to deploy MatterControl Touch. If you are interested in becoming a reseller or if you are a manufacturer interested in bundling MatterControl Touch with your 3D printers, please shoot us an email at support@matterhackers.com. Our goal is to get the MatterControl Touch into the hands of every maker and hacker out there so we welcome partners in accomplishing this goal!

Current MatterControl Touch Resellers

Feel free to purchase a MatterControl Touch unit from us or from any of our fabulous resellers listed below:

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3D Factory MendelMax 1.5 MakerBot (all models)
3D Stuffmaker Creator Makergear M2
3D Stuffmaker Evolution Makers Tool Works (all models)
Airwolf 3D (all models) ME3D ME2
BeeVeryCreative Mendel 90
Blue Eagle Labs Kossel Clear Mendelmax 2
BQ (all models) OpenBeam Kossel Pro
Deezmaker Bukito Organic Thinking System Deltabot- K
Deezmaker Bukobot V2 Portabee GO
Deltawasp Printrbot (all models)
FlashForge Creator PrintSpace Altair
FlashForge Creator Dual Prusa i3
Flashforge Creator Pro Dual Revolution 3D INF3D-SPE
Flashforge Creator X Dual Robo3D (all models)
JumpStart SeeMeCNC Orion
Leapfrog Creatr SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX
Leapfrog Creatr HS Solidoodle (all models)
Leapfrog Creatr XL Type A Machines Series 1
Leapfrog Xeed Type A Machines Series 1 Plywood
Lulzbot (all models) Ultimaker (all models)
Lulzbot Mini Velleman (all models)
MAKEIT PRO Any 3D printer that runs G-code or x3g and has a direct USB connection*