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Discover Intent profiles in Ultimaker Cura 4.4 beta

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When you’re 3D printing for business, the last thing you need is downtime. Deep-diving into hundreds of software settings is slow and tedious. Losing precious product development time to configuration of prints isn’t an option. As an engineer you want to test your parts with good dimensional accuracy. As a designer you want to visualize your model as close as possible to reality. Or perhaps you want your design printed in the shortest time possible.

Our unique solution: Intent profiles in Ultimaker Cura. These specially developed profiles simplify 3D printing preparation, give you results that match your intent, and maximize your print success rate, so you can show the true value of 3D printing in your business.

Three Intent profiles are available in Ultimaker Cura 4.4 beta, which launched today:

Draft. Optimized for fast results. Print your digital model in the shortest time possible.

Visual. Optimized for part aesthetics. Print your digital model with superior visual and surface quality.

Engineering. Optimized for improved accuracy. Print your digital model with enhanced dimensional accuracy and closer tolerances.

Want better tolerances on your prints? Choose the Engineering profile, slice, and print. Need excellent visual quality? Choose the Visual profile, slice, and print. Know nothing about 3D printing? No problem! Just choose the profile that best suits your intent, slice, and print. Print preparation has never been simpler.

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Use the Engineering Intent profile to print your digital model with enhanced dimensional accuracy and closer tolerances.

Intent profiles are available for the Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker S3 when used with PLA, Tough PLA, and ABS (and accompanying support materials like PVA and Breakaway, too!) Try them yourself in the beta of Ultimaker Cura 4.4, and don’t forget to tell us what you think in our community of 3D printing experts.

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Please note this version of Ultimaker Cura is in the beta phase and still under development. Be sure to use the latest stable release if you’re working on an important project.