Open Source Cura Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Cura is Slic3r, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Cura and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Cura are PrusaSlicer (Free, Open Source), MatterControl (Free, Open Source), SuperSlicer (Free, Open Source) and Printrun (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2020

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      STL-to-GCODE translator for RepRap printers Here comes Slic3r!
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      Almost everyone thinks Slic3r is a great alternative to Cura.
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      PrusaSlicer (formerly known as Slic3r Prusa Edition or Slic3r PE) is our own in-house developed slicer software based on the open-source project Slic3r. It's open-source and you can get it in our Drivers & Apps Package.
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    1. MatterControl is a free, open source app that lets you organize and manage your 3D prints. It's designed to help you get the most out of your 3D printer - making it easy to track, preview, and print your 3D parts.
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      SuperSlicer takes 3D models (STL, OBJ, AMF) and converts them into G-code instructions for FFF printers or PNG layers for mSLA 3D printers. It's compatible with any modern printer based on the RepRap toolchain which is running a firmware based on Marlin, Prusa, Klipper, etc.
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      Printrun is a full suite of host interfaces for 3D printers and CNC, consisting of: Pronterface, a fully-featured GUI host Pronsole, an interactive command line host for the console lovers (or printing over ssh, or...


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      This is the software that will drive your MakerBot Replicator, Thing-O-Matic, CupCake CNC, RepRap machine, or generic CNC machine. You can give it a GCode or STL file to process, and it takes it from there.
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      SuperSkein is a first-order model slicer that runs in Processing. It's pretty basic still, but since it's object oriented and in Processing (which could be quickly ported to C) it should be easy for the community to hack and improve.

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      No recent development activity: https://github.com/MaskedRetriever/SuperSkein

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