Cura Type A

More than just a slicing engine,
an engineering tool.

Where many slicing engines have been developed to make 3D printing more fun, we saw that engineers and designers required functionality above all else. We started with Cura, the open source slicing engine, and built on it to make it unmatched in features for professionals.

Send to Series 1

Don’t waste time fumbling with Gcode files on your desktop. With Cura Type A, you can send prints directly to your Series 1 Pro or Series 1 with nothing more than a quick setup on first run, saving you time and mental effort.


Absolute Measurements

Instead of using arbitrary percentages to measure internal and support density, Cura Type A uses a global measure of distance - millimeters - between lines of internal structure and support material. This enables engineers to precisely control internal structure, and therefore the exact mechanical characteristics of the final printed object.

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A Guide to Infill Patterns in Cura Type A

Conduct and communicate effective design for 3D printing with our latest guide to infill patterns. Type A Machines' first e-book will take you through the key decision-making considerations for choosing the right infill and the characteristics and strengths of each infill pattern in Cura Type A including: No Infill, 2D Infill, 3D Infill, Concentric Infill, and Gradient Infill.

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Cubic Internal Structure

Cura Type A has a number of internal structures to choose from including our new cubic structure, which allows for the creation of isotropic structures. Where conventional infill patterns have high compression strength along only one axis, cubic structure delivers uniform strength in every direction.


White Paper:

Beyond Infill - Why Absolute Internal Structures Are Critical to Evolving 3D Printing

Today's standards and paradigms for internal print geometry have been adequate in the rapid prototyping arena, but do not take advantage of the inherent capabilities of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and are insufficient as FDM begins to see use in manufacturing use cases.

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Internal Structure Visualizer

If you choose not to use three dimensional internal structure, we’ve developed a tool which lets you visualize exactly where two dimensional fill patterns will interact with your print. This allows you to position your print so that the most efficient structure will be created within your print.

Built-in Profiles for over 80 Materials

Cura Type A takes advantage of the unrivaled capabilities of the Series 1 and its G2 Extruder to offer material profiles for over 80 materials. This allows you more options to select a material that is best suited for your work. The materials are easy to specify using the built-in profile selector. Even more materials will become supported in future releases.


Customizable Material Profiles

Because there's no limit to creativity, and therefore the number of different geometries that can be created, you can make custom variants of any of the material profiles we supply and save them for future use. This allows you to fine tune settings for production runs, or for aesthetically oriented prints, and get the best results for each purpose.

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