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Cura Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Cura for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PrusaSlicer, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Cura and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cura are Slic3r, Printrun, MatterControl and SuperSlicer.

Cura alternatives are mainly 3D Printing Tools but may also be CAD Software or 3D Modelers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cura.
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Cura aims to be a end solution for personal 3D printing with RepRap based machines. It is tuned toward the Ultimaker, but...

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  1. PrusaSlicer icon

    PrusaSlicer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Slic3r

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    STL-to-GCODE translator for RepRap printers.

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    Almost everyone thinks Slic3r is a great alternative to Cura.


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    Printrun

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Printrun is a full suite of host interfaces for 3D printers and CNC, consisting of:

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    MatterControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Simplify3D

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    • Linux

    Professional 3D printing software streamlines the process of 3D printing, leading to better results.

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    good but cura stay the best

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    Repetier

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    ideaMaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    It gives ability to control parameters of each layer.

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    ReplicatorG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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