Ultimaker Cura

Trusted by millions of users, Ultimaker Cura is the world’s most popular 3D printing software. Prepare prints with a few clicks, integrate with CAD software for an easier workflow, or dive into custom settings for in-depth control.

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What makes Ultimaker Cura the most advanced 3D printer software?

Slicing features

At the heart of Ultimaker Cura is its powerful, open-source slicing engine, built through years of expert in-house development and user contributions.

  • Intent profiles print specific applications at the click of a button
  • Recommended profiles tested for thousands of hours ensure reliable results
  • ‘Custom mode’ gives over 400 settings for granular control
  • Regular updates constantly improve features and printing experience
Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D printers and Ultimaker Cura software

Integrated workflow

If you own a 3D printer, software matters. Get the most from your printer with software designed to suit your workflow.

  • Seamless integration with all Ultimaker products
  • CAD plugin integration with SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor, and more
  • Compatible file types: STL, OBJ, X3D, 3MF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Integrated workflow

Easy to use

Manufacturing doesn’t need to be complicated. We design our software so anyone can use it – both experienced or rookie 3D printer users.

  • Prepare your 3D model for print in minutes with recommended settings
  • Simply choose speed and quality settings, and you can start printing
  • Ultimaker Cura is free and open source software
Remote printing

Ultimaker Marketplace

Being open and collaborating is in our DNA. Now we bring this to the professional 3D printing market with the Ultimaker Marketplace.

  • Download material profiles from leading brands for your application
  • Avoid manual setup when using third-party materials
  • Download useful plugins to customize the print preparation experience, star-rated by our community
Ultimaker Cloud

An Ultimaker Cura experience that keeps your infrastructure rock-solid

Ultimaker Cura Enterprise delivers stability and security with features that are tailor-made for businesses.

  • Utimaker Cura Enterprise can be deployed, configured, and managed with cross-platform systems distribution
  • Ultimaker Cura Enterprise receives two updates a year. These are thoroughly tested by our community and ensure the most stable desktop application. We support updates for 12 months after release (including security patches and bug fixes)
  • Each release of Ultimaker Cura Enterprise is independently scanned, tested, and analyzed for vulnerabilities. We publish a summary of that report and we commit to continuously improving security
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Free Ultimaker software

Ultimaker Essentials
Free Download More Information
Ultimaker Cura
Pre-configured print profiles
Advanced settings (over 400)
Security assessed
Packaged for deployment
Increased stability
Ultimaker Digital Factory
Manage multiple printers
Remote printing and queue management
Organization access management
Keep printer control within your organization
Ultimaker Marketplace
Access online and sync with account
Verified plugins
Only install plugins through Ultimaker Marketplace
Service and learning
Knowledge base
Advanced IT knowledge base
Direct support
Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy

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Seamless CAD integration



Add the SolidWorks plugin to export models to Ultimaker Cura with one click.

Siemens NX

Siemens NX

Print and update Siemens NX files easily within Ultimaker Cura.

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor

Open native Autodesk Inventor file formats in Ultimaker Cura.