The biggest and most exciting improvement in Ultimaker Cura 5.0 is a revolutionary new slicing engine. This slicing engine allows for variable line width, what does that mean in practice? Below you will find a summary of these benefits.
More efficient prints
- Gaps between walls are filled in an efficient way
- Reduces print head vibrations in certain cases
- Reduces travel and printing time
- Reduced print time from 0% to 20%, heavily depending on 3D printed part
Left: Cura 4.13, showing holes between the walls and sporadic fills in the cylindrical part.
Right: Cura 5.0, closed walls and no holes.
Print finer features
- Line widths can be decreased, without changing the nozzle
- Line widths can be varied, improving the printer flow throughout the print
This 3DBenchy has been sliced in a 20%, 15% and 10% scale, with a 0.4mm nozzle.
|Benchy sliced in Cura 4.13||Benchy sliced in Cura 5.0|
Stronger 3D prints
- Gaps are always filled, no matter the tolerance on the printed part
- Strength gained only in printed walls, heavily depending on 3D printed part
Left: Cura 4.13, showing filled walls with lots of small lines, causing holes and vibrations.
Right: Cura 5.0, long lines flowing and closing the holes nicely.