Cura Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Cura for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative 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 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cura are PrusaSlicer (Free, Open Source), MatterControl (Free, Open Source), Simplify3D (Paid) 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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      Professional 3D printing software streamlines the process of 3D printing, leading to better results. -The fastest slicer on the market -Customizable support structures -Support for dual extrusion and multi-part printing -Robust yet user-friendly.
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      Simplify3D vs Cura opinions
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      good but cura stay the best
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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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      Software for controlling RepRap style 3D-printer like Mendel, Darwin or Prusa mendel. Works with most firmware types. It is optimized to work with Repetier-Firmware Other working firmware is Sprinter, Teacup, Marlin and all compatible firmwares.
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      IceSL aims at making our latest research in modeling and slicing available as quickly as possible, in powerful yet accessible software.
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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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      Prepare files for printing with ideaMaker, Raise3D’s powerful slicing software. The user friendly interface can prepare STL, OBJ and 3MF files within 2 clicks, while defined settings provide limitless customization for advanced users.
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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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