MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
You can try it without the Silicone lubricant, but I found that it made a big difference. With all of the levels of gearing in this, any resistance is multiplied. One reason that I like to use Silicone instead of other lubricants is because it is clear, so it does not alter the appearance of your print.