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Industry3D printing
FoundedSeptember 2012
FounderLars Brubaker, Kevin Pope, and Michael Hulse
Lake Forest, California
United States

MatterHackers is an Orange County-based company founded in 2012 that supplies 3D printing materials and tools.[1] MatterHackers is developing their 3D printer control software, MatterControl.[2]


MatterHackers was founded in 2012, and provides both an online and physical, retail presence for customers.[2] MatterHackers was an exhibitor at the World Maker Faire New York 2013.[3] In 2014, MatterHackers was a sponsor of the 2014 3D Printer World EXPO, held in Burbank, California.[4]


MatterControl is MatterHacker's software for 3D printers. "MatterControl is free software for organizing and managing 3D print jobs, with integrated slicing."[5] MatterHackers has stated that while they may provide additional features as paid plug-ins, MatterControl at its core will remain free.[6] MatterControl currently has a stable build that receives updates and patches from the development team. It has stable builds for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. It is currently in a 2.0 beta for Windows phase. The beta includes several upgrades, including design capabilities, software 64-bit slicing and cloud storage for designs.

MatterControl Touch was launched in 2015. This is a product that is a 3D printer controller including onboard slicing, remote monitoring, and automatic print leveling.[7] In 2016 MatterHackers launched and updated, and larger version of MatterControl Touch called MatterControl T10 [8]


MatterHackers also supplies customers with 3D printing goods. In June 2013, MatterHackers opened their own retail location in Lake Forest, California where they sell 3D printing supplies, parts, and accessories. They currently produce their own 3D printer, the Pulse and the Pulse XE (which is designed to work specifically with Nylon and NylonX filament - but it can print all filaments.)

The shop also carries 3d printers made by:

  • Ultimaker[9]
  • LulzBot
  • SeeMeCNC
  • BCN3D
  • MakeIt
  • MakerGear
  • Peopoly
  • Raise3D[10]
  • Robo3D
  • Zortrax
  • Intamsys
  • FlashForge
  • CraftBot


MatterHackers offers a variety of material selections, and filaments, but is known for their own PRO series brand. Materials carried include:[9]

  • PRO Series PLA
  • PRO Series ABS
  • PRO Series PETG
  • NylonX[11]
  • PRO Series Nylon (Available in multiple colors)
  • ColorFabb
  • Fillamentum
  • NinjaTek
  • Taulman 3D
  • Kai Parthy's LAY Series
  • Ultimaker Materials
  • 3D Fuel
  • PolyMaker
  • Proto-Pasta
  • 3DXTech
  • Dupont
  • Raise3D Filaments[12]

See also

  • 3D Printing


  1. "Printing in 3D is a snap for this OC business". Orange County Register. July 10, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Titsch, Mike (July 11, 2013). "MatterHackers Opens 3D Printing Store and Releases MatterControl 0.7.6". 3D Printer World. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  3. "MatterHackers". Maker Faire. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  4. "2014 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS". Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  5. Titsch, Mike (August 30, 2013). "MatterHackers Releases MatterControl 0.8.1". 3D Printer World. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  6. "MatterControl FAQ". MatterControl. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  7. Doris (2016-01-24). "MatterHackers Launch New MatterControl Touch 3D Printer Controller -" (in en-US). 
  8. "MatterHackers releases Mattercontrol Touch T10 tablet for wireless 3D printing" (in en-US). 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Kick Off the Holiday Season With MatterHackers' Third Annual Blue Friday Sale! | | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing" (in en-US). 18 November 2016. 
  10. "3D Printer | Raise3D". 
  11. "What's the Strongest 3D Printer Filament? MatterHackers Attempts to Find Out | | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing" (in en-US). 22 December 2016. 
  12. "3D Printing Filaments - PLA, ABS, PC, PETG, PVA | Raise3D". 

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