MatterControl - 3D Printing Software

MatterControl is a free, open-source software package that lets you design, prepare, and manage your 3D prints. It includes powerful design and print preparation capabilities, as well as potent templates in the Design Apps that will kickstart your creations.

  • Design, prepare, and manage 3D prints in one program
  • Personalize and customize each design
  • Powerful design and print preparation capabilities
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MatterControl is a free, open-source, first of its kind software package that lets you design, organize, and manage your 3D prints.
MatterControl is Design
MatterControl is the first 3D printing software to make it possible to integrate design, preparation, and printing in one end-use program.
Design Apps
Indulge Your Imagination - Innovate Your Industry
Design Tools help you to succeed at personalizing each design making every 3D print truly your own - Everything is possible.
Absolutely Endless Customization
MatterControl gives you powerful design and print preparation capabilities, as well as potent templates in the Design Apps that will kickstart your creations.

MatterControl 2.0: What's New

Get a birds-eye view of all the new and improved design tools and capabilities of MatterControl in our What's New article, or read through the online documentation to dive deep into its capabilities.

MatterControl Design Apps

Find out what you can do with MatterControl's newest set of Design Apps - made to help you personalize and customize 3D prints - whether they are your own, or a shared, online file. Read all about it in our MatterControl Design Apps article.

MatterControl Design Tools

MatterControl now comes with design capabilities that rival those of professional, pricy engineering grade modeling programs. Learn all about the new toolsets in our MatterControl Design Tools article.

More 3D Printing Power To You

At MatterHackers we live and breathe 3D printing and to serve our customers we demand the best of ourselves and our products. That’s why we constantly challenge the status quo by innovating and updating MatterControl - the first of its kind solution for 3D printing. We are constantly adding features to ensure the ultimate 3D printing experience. MatterControl features a real-time modification of Z-offset, speed and extrusion adjustments, and text notifications when your print completes. With the amazing new features, you also get ultimate control with options to create customized supports, fine-tune dual extrusion prints, brand-new built-in design tools and design apps, and much more. MatterControl enables you to do more with your creativity, your time, and your 3D printer.

Designed For You and By You

MatterControl is not only open source - it's also free. Our developers interact with users to learn exactly what is needed of our software now and in the future, making MatterControl the best it can be. Within MatterControl you can choose to download the stable build, or the beta version of the software to get your hands on, and test the latest powerful features. We have already incorporated integrated design tools, and we have the ability to control multiple 3D printers simultaneously from one computer.

MatterControl Cloud Sync

Never be without your digital files. Anything that you download from the MatterHackers Digital Design Store, as well as anything you store in your Cloud folder within MatterControl, are available anywhere you log in. You can also log on to the web portal and check the status of prints in progress.

Minimum System Requirements

Devices that run on Windows 10 or MacOS 10.x, must meet the following minimum system requirements:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • RAM: 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard Disk Space: 6GB
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800 x 600

Recommended System

Windows 10: Windows represents the most stable and current version of MatterControl:
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: 64bit, 3 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 100GB
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 1024 x 768 or higher

MatterControl User Guide

Visit the MatterControl User Guide for more information and help with MatterControl. The guide is always being updated and should be useful for getting started. 

MatterControl User Guide:

MatterControl Tutorials

Create more with MatterControl - MatterHackers own 3D design, prep and slice program for all your 3D printing needs. Whether you're a new MatterControl user, or looking for more in-depth knowledge on how to use MatterControl, these tutorials will get you on the right path.


This beginner video gives users an overall lay of the land in the UI for MatterControl. By the end of this tutorial, every user should be able to load and prepare a 3D design for 3D printing.


In our second MatterControl tutorial, users will learn to change the options in the slicer settings to directly impact the overall 3D print quality and the strength and detail of their 3D printed designs.


In this MatterControl tutorial video users will learn the knowledge they need to start creating their own models from scratch using Design Tools.

Does it work with my Printer?

Chances are yes: MatterControl is designed to work with most open standard desktop 3D printers. Take a look at the list below for some printers we support.

    Pulse Custom 3D Printer

    Ultimaker 2+

    Lulzbot 3D Printers (All)

    Creality (CR-10, All)

Prusa i3 Mk2/3/Mini

Any 3D printer that runs G-Code

Any 3D printer that runs X3G

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3D Cloner DH

3D Cloner DH3

3D Cloner DH Plus

3D Cloner DH+

3D Cloner LAB

3D Cloner PLUS G3

3D Cloner ST

3D Cloner ST G3

3D Cloner ST+

3D Factory MendelMax 1.5

3D Stuffmaker Core

3D Stuffmaker Creator

3D Stuffmaker Evolution

3D Stuffmaker i3 Plus+

3D Stuffmaker Mega i3

Airwolf 3D HD

Airwolf 3D HD2X

Airwolf 3D HDL

Airwolf 3D HD-R

Airwolf 3D HDX

Airwolf 3D V5.5

Airwolf 3D XL

Anet A8

Anycubic Chiron

Anycubic i3 Mega

Anycubic Kossel

BCN3D Sigma

BeeVeryCreative BeeTheFirst

Blue Eagle Labs Kossel Clear

CraftUnique CraftBot+

CraftUnique CraftBot XL

Creality CR-10 S

Creality CR-10 S4

Creality CR-10 S5

Creality CR-20

CTC Bizer

Deezmaker Bukito

Deezmaker Bukobot V2


Dremel 3D45


Flashforge Creator

Flashforge Creator Dual

Flashforge Creator Pro Dual

Flashforge Creator X Dual

FlashForge Creator Finder

gCreate gMax

Genkei Lepton 2

GorillaMaker GM3D200

GorillaMaker GM3D500


IRA3D Poetry Infinity

JumpStart V1

Leapfrog Creatr

Leapfrog Creatr HS

Leapfrog Creatr XL

Leapfrog Xeed

Lulzbot TAZ

Lulzbot TAZ4

Lulzbot TAZ5

LulzBot TAZ6

Lulzbot Mini

M3D Micro with iMe Firmware



MakerBot Replicator 2

MakerBot Replicator 2x

MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen

MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator Z18

MakerGear M2

MakerGear M3

MakerGear M3 Dual

Maker's Tool Works Fusematic

Maker's Tool Works MendelMax 2

Maker's Tool Works MendelMax 3

Maker's Tool Works MendelMax 3 (Dual Extrusion)

Maker's Tool Works MiniMax

Me3D Me2

Me3D Me2 HV



Monoprice Maker Select Plus

Monoprice Maker Select v2

Monoprice Maker Select Plus MP Delta Pro

Monoprice Maker Select Plus MP Select Mini V2

ORD Solutions RoVa3D Dual

OpenBeam Kossel Pro

Organic Thinking System Deltabot-K

Peopoly Moai

Portabee GO

Printrbot Metal Plus (Dual Extrusion)

Printrbot Metal (Heated Bed)

Printrbot Metal (No Heated Bed)

Printrbot JR

Printerbot LC

Printerbot PLUS

Printerbot Simple

Printerbot Simple Metal

Printerbot Simple Metal PLUS

PrintSpace Altair

Prusa i3

Prusa Research i3 MK2

Prusa Research i3 MK3

Prusa Research Mini

Pulse Custom 3D Printer

Pulse XE 3D Printer

Pulse HV 3D Printer

Qidi Tech 1

Revolution 3D INF3D-AF1-DE

Revolution 3D INF3D-AF1-SE

Revolution 3D INF3D-SPE

Robo3D R1

Robo3D R1 Plus

SeeMeCNC Artemis

SeeMeCNC Eris


SeeMeCNC Orion

SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX

SeeMeCNC Rostock Max V2

SeeMeCNC Rostock Max V3

Sindoh 3DWOX 1

Solidoodle 2

Solidoodle 3

Solidoodle 4

Solidoodle Press

Solidoodle Workbench

Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice

Tosingraf 3DPrint

Tosingraf Cover 3DPrint

Tosingraf Cover Engraving

Type A Machines Series 1

Ultimaker 2

Ultimaker 2 Extended

Ultimaker 2 Extended+

Ultimaker 2+

Ultimaker Original+

Velleman K8200

Wanhao 4S

Wanhao Duplicator i3


Any 3D printer that runs G-Code

Any 3D printer that runs X3G (as of 1.4)

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