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This page is too much about PCBs, but the WIKI already has a page for this: I have added a new section about Slic3r, but, beyond this, most of the software mentioned here are ancient and they are not been maintained. I believe we should avoid mentioning them, because they can mislead the reader. I have created a forum topic to discuss about this:,641079,641162#msg-641162 --Oangelo 16:32, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

I'm using blender for windows, and there doesn't seem to be any ability to import SVG.

Is there an easier option for when you just want to plot images, or use the reprap for calligraphy?--Buback 23:17, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

hmm apparently you can now import inkscape svg directly into skeinforge: [Fabmetheus]

This should make it much less tedious!--Buback 18:52, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

I recommend looking in to using hydrochloric acid and hydrogen peroxide etchant. This etchant works great (slightly less fast than standard ferric chloride), you have the advantage that it's clear so you can see the progress of the etching better, and I think it's more in keeping with the RepRap philosophy since you can get both of these chemicals readily, drug stores and general stores stock hydrogen peroxide, and hydrochloric acid is stocked by hardware stores as a pool chemical and cement cleaner/etchant - it's usually labeled as "muriatic acid" and both are really cheap. Also it will not stain as readily, and it can be rejuvenated by simply bubbling air through it.

I think people at any random place in the world will be more likely to be able to get these than ferric chloride.

I first came across this when I wanted to etch a board one night but had no ferric chloride, and Google saved me.

If people don't have any objections to this after a few days I will edit the document to mention this, probably pointing to an instructables page on the topic.

What about just pictures?

All these take gerbers or some such as input what about just pictures, for fun/demonstrating that it can?Jasper 13:02, 24 April 2013 (UTC)