Arguably the most essential aspect of getting the best out of any 3d printer is the slicing software. Many manufacturers bundle such software with their printers. However, these tend to be a little simplistic and limited in functionality. Although one could say this is a good start for those totally new to the technology, I would argue that it's much better to start as you mean to go on. Ultimaker Cura has many advantages over other slicers. It's interface is very easy to use and understand. It comes with preconfigured settings for various materials. Has a quick basic settings panel, yet at the click of a button, it reveals an amazing list of Advanced setting. This allows you to control pretty much everything needed to extract the very best performance or quality from your printer. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of Cura is that the software is FREE!
When time allows I'll provide a more detailed description of Cura but feel free to discuss or ask questions here
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