KISSlicer, Slic3r, Cura, Skeinforge, and Simplify3D are all slicers for generating machine control instructions. All these programs have their idiosyncrasies.
Development of KISSlicer is currently on hold, but despite that KISSlicer is still loved because it has an adaptive infill algorithm that allows you to put infill just where it is needed as a part arches or overhangs and gets close to drooping, among other reasons.
To use KISSlicer for slicing an STL to print with your Series 1, make sure that you installed the version of KISSlicer available from our downloads page, and that the configuration file is in the same folder as the KISSlicer application.
Please keep in mind that the version of KISSlicer currently available on our downloads page may differ slightly from the screenshots.
Launch KISSlicer. The first time you open KISSlicer it will not have the visualization of our print bed loaded. To visualize the Series 1 click the ‘Printer’ tab in the settings box. Then in the bottom right corner of the settings box click the box marked ‘…’.
Open the file location where you unzipped the Type A Machines Setup Package. The Setup Package includes a model of the Print bed for your reference. Open the file called “platform"
KISSlicer now shows a visualization of the Series 1 Build Platform!
To load a .STL file, click ‘OPEN’ and then navigate to the desired STL file. To use one of the supplied Type A Machines .STL files, open the file where you unzipped the Setup Package and open the folder called Test Prints” select one of the included .STL files.
If the file you loaded looks very small you may be having a unit conversion problem. Here's how to fix that. When you are satisfied with your settings click “Slice” in the upper right hand corner to slice your .STL. The visualization will turn green when slicing is completed.
IMPORTANT! The Quality of your print depends heavily upon your settings! There are many settings in KISSlicer, and it is important that you familiarize yourself with KISSlicer's settings.
Click the ‘Models+Paths’ button above the visualization to switch views. This is now a visualization of your GCode. You can now use the slider on the right of the visualization to slide your slice through the model. If you are satisfied that your model sliced correctly, click ‘Save’ at the upper right hand corner of the screen and select a location to save your GCode for printing.