We're excited and proud to launch Thingiverse Apps. Learn More about what this means to you.
Cura is a complete slicing solution for RepRap 3D printers. It contains a 3D model preview, GCode generator, and GCode sender in one easy to install application. Designed to make 3D printing easier and more fun.
Cura started out as a free-open-source hobby project for the Ultimaker. As a cure for ReplicatorG with Skeinforge with it's 260 configuration settings. Many people liked it for it's simplicity and ease of use. So Ultimaker hired the developer of Cura to develop it faster and furter. Now Cura is the offical software from Ultimaker.
This does not mean people with RepRap printers are left out, it still supports any step-extruder based machine that supports 5D GCode. And many people are using it on their Prusa Mendels or Printrbots.
It also means that Cura is by no means going closed source. Cura is and will remain Open Source. Latest developments can always be followed at the main repository: https://github.com/daid/Cura
It does mean that Cura is going to get better and better all the time. With new features and fixes.
Downloads for Windows, MacOS and Linux are available at:
Cura 12.12 by Ultimaker is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure Ultimaker would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!