Using the Ultimaker Marketplace

The Ultimaker Marketplace lets you add extra functionality to Ultimaker Cura and streamline your 3D printing workflow. This includes plugins such as the Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor or Siemens NX integration: plugins which export files to Ultimaker Cura directly from your favourite CAD software. You can also find optimised material print profiles for third-party materials that are designed to work with Ultimaker 3D printers.

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Access the Ultimaker Marketplace from the top menu bar in Ultimaker Cura, or visit our marketplace webpage.

Continue reading to learn more about plugins and materials.

Cura Plugins

Plugins add extra functionality to the software.

Click on a plugin to learn more about it. Read the description, visit the website of the developer and view the plugins change log. 

Tip: Look for the Verified plugins icon.  While all plugins are reviewed by our developers, some plugins go through an extra verification step making sure they are reliable enough to be used in enterprise software. We mark those plugins “Verified” and are recognisable by the circled 'v' icon. Have a look for instance at the Solidworks or Siemens NX integration plugin  

Materials

The Ultimaker marketplace comprehends more than 200 third-party materials. Installing the material profiles in Cura makes it easier to use the third-party materials on Ultimaker printers.

Tip: The Ultimaker Marketplace only offers print profiles for Ultimaker printers. 

The profiles are configured, tested and released by the material manufacturer, who is also responsible for providing the proper documentation about the material specs and best practices.  

Click a material to find additional information, such as a short description, a link to data sheets, and the website of the manufacturer. You can read more about the Material Alliance Program on this page.

Tip: Material compatibility Not all material profiles are usable on every Ultimaker printer and configuration. in the material detail page you will find detailed compatibility information about each material profile. Before downloading the profile make sure it is compatible with printers, with your print cores and with your peripherals (e.g. air manager or material station). 

Tip: Look for the Certified material icon When using Ultimaker Certified material you can be sure that the material will deliver optimal quality on your Ultimaker 3d printer. For each Ultimaker certified material, Ultimaker tests and verify the print profiles, the material quality and all the technical datasheet. 

 

Installing plugins and materials

You can install plugins and material profiles:

  1. From within Ultimaker Cura
  2. From the online marketplace website

From within Ultimaker Cura

From Ultimaker Cura, simply open the marketplace using the Marketplace button in the top right of the user interface. The marketplace panel will be displayed, from there you can search for plugins and materials. Click on a plugin or material to learn more about it, and simply click Install to add it to Cura.

You can find all the installed packages under the manage packages section accessible trough the gear icon.

From the online marketplace

You can synchronise plugins and materials with your Ultimaker Account by visiting the marketplace website.

  1. Make sure you are signed in with Cura and in the marketplace
  2. In the marketplace find the plugin or material you would like to install, go to the detail page and click add to Cura.
  3. A notifications will appear in Cura to inform you that some changes are available for your account. If that doesn’t show, access your account menu in Cura clicking on your avatar and select check for account updates.
  4. Click the “install pending updates” button to see the plugins available in your account which haven’t been added to Cura and hit next to install them all.

Tip: Synchronise your plugins with your Ultimaker Account to easily load your personal Ultimaker Cura configuration across devices.

Contributing to the Ultimaker Marketplace

Are you a developer? You can contribute plugins to the Ultimaker Marketplace using the Ultimaker Contributor Portal. If you wish to develop a material profile for a new material, read more about the Material Alliance Program.

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