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Posted · How does cura work with non UM printers?

I like cura as a slicer, and I only own one 3d printer from UM. I might need to add some cheaper brand 3d printer(s) to speed up the production but I wanted to ask which known brands support cura and if I can submit print jobs to them from the same computer and same cura (no other cura "flavors") wirelesly as I do now with my current UM3.

This would help me narrow down my choices for a new purchase.



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    Posted · How does cura work with non UM printers?

    Most other printers don't support sending printjobs to them wirelessly from Cura natively, but you could use OctoPrint (which could be installed on a Raspberry Pi small computer board) to send print jobs to other printers wirelessly. This works with most printers that can be controlled via a USB port (which does not include the Ultimaker 3 and newer; those printers only have a USB port that supports reading gcode files, not controlling the printer). There's a plugin in the Marketplace to tightly integrate OctoPrint into Cura (full disclosure: I wrote that plugin).


    See https://octoprint.org/

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