Ultimaker Cura version 4.13 is now available for download, bringing with it significantly faster print speeds and cross-platform material profile synchronization (letting you sync materials across all S-line 3D printers).
Cura 4.13 is also compatible with other third-party printers, but any speed and ecosystem improvements are exclusive to Ultimaker printers.
Faster print speeds
The big improvement with Cura 4.13 is faster print speeds for Ultimaker printers, which was achieved with two simple tweaks:
- A new 0.3 layer height profile for the default and frat intent, enabling 2x the print speed without increasing print core size.
- Faster 100% infill printing with a more efficient printing pattern, resulting in 3x faster printing when printing solids.
Cross-platform material profile synchronization
Cura 4.13 lets you sync your material profiles across your suite of S-line 3D printers, reducing the steps it takes to synchronise machines. This is a big update, automating the communication between Ultimaker Marketplace, Ultimaker Cura, and the Ultimaker Digital Factory, creating a seamless experience.
Cura 4.13 now automatically adds thumbnails to 3mf files, a feature produced in collaboration with FieldofView.
Additionally, Cura now supports an additional set of third-party 3D printers, opening up the software to more non-Ultimaker users. The full list of compatible 3D printers can be seen on GitHub.
Why choose Ultimaker 3D printers?
Ultimaker is one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing, producing class-leading fused filament fabrication 3D printers since 2011.
When you buy an Ultimaker 3D printer, you join a highly supported ecosystem from hardware and software to the cloud. From preparing your 3D model for print to managing printers, Ultimaker ensures reliable results and an efficient workflow.
The latest range of Ultimaker printers is the S-series:
- Ultimaker S3: Swappable print cores for high and low-temp materials with a 230 x 190 x 200mm build volume. Compatible with the full Ultimaker material library. Dual extrusion technology for primary and support materials.
- Ultimaker S5: Larger 330 x 240 x 300mm build volume. Also available in the Pro Bundle, which includes the Ultimaker Air Manager to filter emissions and the Material Station for automated filament reel swapping.
Find out more
If you have any questions about Ultimaker and the Ultimaker ecosystem, call us on 01765 694 007 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for professional advice. You can also book a discovery call with our Ultimaker specialist Rachael Dawson.