Ultimaker Cura is an open-source slicer with some host capabilities that many other 3D printer manufacturers use too. It is used for the rest of the course, and you can learn some basics of its operations here.
- [Instructor] We'll introduce Ultimaker Cura 4.1 here, … and then use it for most of the examples … for the rest of the course. … Cura is an open source program … maintained for the community … by 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker. … Like all slicing programs, … Cura takes an STL file from CAD software … and outputs a G-code file. … Here we're showing the latest version of Cura, Cura 4.1. … There's an older version called Cura 15 … which has been adopted by many printer manufacturers. … Unless you manufacturer recommends Cura 15, … which is older than Cura 4, … you should use the latest version of Cura 4. … If your 3D printer manufacturer specified Cura … they probably are either listed in Cura's setup wizard … where they provide a profile. … If your printer's not listed in the setup wizard … choose Custom, then Custom FFF printer as your option. … When selecting this option Cura will automatically … open the Machine Settings window for you, … but you can access it anytimes … from the Printers section in Preferences …
- 3D printing: An overview
- Popular slicing and host programs
- Achieving the best print quality
- Printing hollow and solid components
- Adjusting slicer settings
- Making prints stick to the printer bed
- Adjusting thickness
- Setting printer temperature and speed
- Working with multiple extruders
- Using G-code
Skill Level Intermediate
Design for Additive Manufacturing: FDMwith Kacie Hultgren1h 47m Intermediate
Rapid Prototyping for Product Designwith Gabriel Corbett1h 38m Intermediate
Additive Manufacturing: Troubleshoot 3D Printswith Rich Cameron1h 43m Intermediate
Who this course is for1m 13s
1. 3D Printer Settings
2. Slicer and Host Programs
3. Slicer Settings: Print Quality
4. Slicer Settings: Making a Print Stick
5. Slicer Settings: Issues with Extruding Hot Plastic
Next steps1m 20s
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