Smart Slice is a Cura plug-in that empowers you to perform validation and optimization of print parameters based on end-use requirements. Use Smart Slice to automatically identify the best potential print profiles for your FFF parts to achieve superior performance and manufacturing efficiency, without the guesswork associated with traditional build-break qualification cycles.
Smart Slice is designed for everyone and features cloud-based optimization technology that is fast, intuitive, and accurate.
Modern slicers have a staggering number of print parameters, giving you near complete control over how a part is printed. Everything from the infill pattern and density to the layer height and wall thickness, to name just a few. This control means that there are nearly endless possible configurations and each configuration ultimately determines how your printed part performs. Getting these parameters dialed-in is essential to manufacturing a part that is able to meet performance demands.
You've printed your part but how do you know it won't break when put into service? The primary method, until now, has been expensive print-break-iterate cycles that rely on tribal knowledge and trial and error. This approach is far from ideal.
SmartSlice takes the guesswork out of determining print parameters, optimizing them for performance demands and manufacturing efficiency. We have removed the ambiguity and confusion of selecting slicing print parameters by automating the process and identifying the best potential profiles to make superior parts, faster.
SmartSlice uses sophisticated optimization routines to ensure parts meet requirements
Material is placed only were it is needed based on requirements you define
Print time is prioritized during the optimization process
Virtual prototyping cuts the number of build-break iterations dramatically
Understand how your part performs with your current print profile using the Validate feature. In just seconds, SmartSlice tells you if your part is under- or over-designed by comparing simulated part deflection and safety factors to limits you define.
Open your part in Cura, select a material, and enter the SmartSlice stage.
Define use cases and requirements. Then, it's as simple as 1-click validation and optimization.
Choose from a ranked list of recommended profiles. Preview, then print your part.
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