Ultimaker Cura Software

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Cura: Combing Mode – Simply Explained

In Cura, combing is an important setting that reduces retractions and can prevent stringing. Learn how you can use combing mode in Cura!

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Cura Skirt, Brim, & Raft Settings: All You Need to Know

Cura skirt, brim, and raft settings can save you time and money! Read on to find out what they are and how to use them.

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Cura: Pause at Height – Simply Explained

With Cura, filament change operations and mid-print insertions are easy. Find out how to use Cura's pause at height feature!

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Linear Advance – Simply Explained

Linear advance can predict nozzle pressure for more consistent extrusion. Read on to learn how to set up linear advance in Marlin and more!

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Cura: Ironing – Simply Explained

Ironing is a useful slicing feature that can smooth out the top layer of 3D prints. Read on to learn all about Cura ironing settings!

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Cura Coasting Settings: Simply Explained

Cura is a 3D slicer with some very neat features. Keep reading to learn about the best Cura coasting settings and see what they can do!

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A Custom Cure
Cura: Custom Supports – Simply Explained

If Cura support generation isn't up to your standards, check out the Custom Supports plug-in to achieve your ideal Cura custom supports!

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Cura: Print One at a Time – Simply Explained

Cura's print "One at a Time" slicer setting can be super handy! Read on to learn how it works, how to use it, and more!

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PrusaSlicer vs Cura: The Differences

Read on to see our head-to-head comparison of PrusaSlicer vs. Cura, two of the best free and open-source slicer software options out there.

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3D Printing Shells – All You Need to Know

3D printing shells are more important than you might think. Read on to learn more about them and see how they affect your model's stability.

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Cura Fuzzy Skin Setting: What It Is & How to Use It

Cura's fuzzy skin feature generates a rough exterior surface on 3D prints. Learn when to use it, how it works, and what settings control it!

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Cura: Printhead Settings – Simply Explained

Cura printhead settings can come in handy when printing multiple objects. Read on to find out more about this feature in Cura.

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Simplify3D vs Cura: The Differences

Among the most popular slicers, Simplify3D and Cura split opinions and hearts in the 3D printing community. Find out which is best for you!

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Cura Adaptive Layers – Simply Explained

Cura's adaptive layers feature uses varying layer heights to achieve increased detail while reducing print time. Read on to learn more!

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Cura: Honeycomb Infill – How to Get It

Ultimaker Cura comes with many great features but lacks a honeycomb infill pattern. Read on for a hack to get Cura honeycomb infill!

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Cura Profile: Add Your Custom Machine to Cura

The 3D printing community loves tweaking and sharing printer settings. Learn to create your own Cura profile to add your 3D printer to Cura!

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Cura & Linux: How to Make Them Work Together

Running Cura on Linux is easier than you think. With a few quick steps, get Cura onto your Linux machine and you're ready for a first print!

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Cura Support Blocker – All You Need to Know

Cura's support blocker feature is great for preventing supports from being where you don't need them. Read on to learn more!

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Slice and Dice
Slic3r vs Cura: The Differences – Simply Explained

Slic3r or Cura? That's the question! We compare the top two open source slicers, focusing on their best features. Find out which is best for you.

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What Software Do I Need for 3D Printing?

Ready to dive into 3D printing? Get up and running with these must-have 3D printing software tools. They'll help you unleash the technology's full potential.

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