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Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5

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First let me say that Cura is a great program and I am not here to be negative towards Ultimaker/Cura.


We have an Ultimaker S5 for about a month now and printing with it is easy and the results are great.

But as a proper geek I wanted more.... So I tried to make the following slicing programs work (to test results like: Speed, Material used, Quality etc.)

  • Simplify3D
  • Craftware
  • IceSL

But after slicing and storing the Gcode on a USB drive and trying to print the object the Ultimaker S5 said that there was something wrong with the Gcode file. This happened for all the above slicers.


So I tried to change the Gcode files to the style/flavor that Cura uses for the Ultimaker S5 which is "griffin" for what i know but still the same results.. 

Then I tried to use the header that was assigned for the Ultimaker 3:

 Did not expect it to work so no surprise there haha..


So my question now is: Is it even possible to use a other slicer then Cura for the Ultimaker S5? and if yes which one and how?

Would love to hear stories from other users regarding this topic!


Keep in mind I am not a expert at all!

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