Cura is the open source slicer from Ultimaker. The slicer can be adapted to almost any FDM printer using the appropriate configuration files. Cura is very popular due to its diverse setting options (over 100 settings). However, the program can also be used well by beginners if appropriate profiles for the material and quality have been created.
The X40 Community has started a project to create the appropriate material and quality profiles and the printer configuration files. As an X40 Community member you have free access to the data.
- Cura Quality settings
- Cura Shell settings
- Cura Infill settings
- Cura Material settings
- Cura Speed settings
- Cura Travel settings
- Cura Support settings
- Cura Cooling settings
- Cura Build plate adhesion settings
- Cura Dual extrusion settings
- Cura Mesh fixes settings
- Cura Special modes settings
- Cura Experimental settings
Cura can be expanded with over 50 plugins via the Ultimaker Marketplace. The following plugins are particularly interesting:
Add elements as rounded Tab to limit warping effect in print corner. Option t create a Capsule instead a Tab Limited by the possibility to use just a global : Support X/Y Distance
Cylindric Custom Support
A cura plugin to add 5 types of custom supports
Linear Advance Settings
Adds a Linear Advance Ratio setting for firmware that supports the LIN_ADVANCE feature (Doesn't work, Bug in Firmware, TMC 2208 Driver)
- Arc Welder
Converts multiple subsequent G0/G1 moves to G2/G3 arcs. This reduces the number of gcode commands necessary to make curved movements, thus potentially removing stutter caused by buffer under-runs in the 3d printer controller.
- Software Linear Advance
- RebuildCircles for G2/G3 commands (supported only some community firmware)
The materials offered in the Ultimaker Marketplace are only for the Ultimaker printers with 2.85mm filament. X40 community members can, however, use the material and quality profiles provided by us to get very good results with little effort.