In this stable release, Cura 5.3 achieves yet another huge leap forward in 3D printing thanks to material interlocking! As well as introducing an expanded recommended print settings menu and lots of print quality improvements. Not to mention, a whole bunch of new printer profiles for non-UltiMaker printers!
The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
So what’s new?
The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.
The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more
Curious to see the S7 in action?
We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
Register here for the Webinar
Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.
Windows 7 is too old for Cura 4.11
The latest working version is Cura 4.10 and you can download it here:
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Hi Smithy, thank you for your support and your immediate answer.
I had a terrible week at work and so I didn't try anything, but today I'm free and just tried to install Cura 4.9.1 ten minutes ago (as the 4.10 version doesn't work, exactly like the 4.11, as I stated above, and I already tried it at least 5 times two weeks ago).
Whenever I try to launch 4.9.1 version, appears the window that you may see in the first image.
I tried several times to install 4.9.1 today, and after some tries I was able to take screenshots of the last passage of the installation too.
During the installation, the window stucks on the 2nd image for 30 seconds (more or less) and after that it switches to the 3rd image for (maybe) half a second before to write "Installation Complete", so the installation bar never reaches the end.
The installation process always terminates in the middle of the bar, as you may see.
Notice that the hard disk is brand new, I just needed to install in my lab a PC running windows 7 pro 64bit for compatibility with all the measure systems I own (I work in the electronic field).
So I installed the PC with a brand new HD, then installed Windows 7 and after terminated the installation of the O.S. I tried to install Cura, since the first day.
The video card is a old NVidia Geforce GTX 275, the PC is equipped with some 4GB RAM and a blutooth/WIFI card (as it is a tower)
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