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.
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.
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.
Cura Type A takes advantage of the unrivaled capabilities of the Series 1 and its G2 Extruder to offer material profiles for over 75 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.
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.