Cura prepares your model for 3D printing. For novices, it makes it easy to get great results. For experts, there are over 200 settings to adjust to your needs. As it’s open source, our community helps enrich it even more.
Cura creates a seamless integration between hardware, software and materials for the best 3D printing experience around.
Every model you design for print must be translated by Cura into instructions your Ultimaker will understand. It does this by slicing your model into thin layers and exporting the file to your SD card ready for print. Here’s the process in a bit more detail.
The first thing you’ll need is a 3D model. Just be sure to export your file in either a STL, 3MF or OBJ file format so Cura can understand it.
Within moments, Cura slices your model ready for print. You can preview it, scale it and adjust settings as you’d like. Save it to your SD card.
Insert the SD card into your Ultimaker, click print and your printer will spring into life accurately realizing your model in 3D.
Because Cura is open source, the whole world can help to improve and create more features for all users. Either by developing plugins that work with Cura, or contributing to CuraEngine. Are you a developer? Or just looking for Cura tips & tricks? Start exploring the Ultimaker community.
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