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Posted · Curvislicer plug-in

Hi, surfing the net I came across this interesting plug-in which, from what is shown on the page, can also be integrated into other slicers ...

The question is: has anyone tried installing the plugin on CURA?
It could be a very interesting plug-in to put together with the ones already present.
I leave the link to the GitHub page for those interested in trying and sharing their experience

 

 

https://github.com/mfx-inria/curvislicer

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    Posted · Curvislicer plug-in

    From the GitHub site:

    "We are expecting a certain clearance around the nozzle, so make sure there is space around -- basically a 45 degree cone going up from the nozzle tip on at least 5 centimeters, but larger parts may require more clearance. The angle to optimize for can be controlled from the command line."

     

    nozzle-clearance.jpg

     

    Non-planar slicing comes up every once in a while.  Here is a CHEP video from a couple of years ago.  There has been some noise regarding the patents on the technology (AutoDesk, University of Hamburg, et al).  I believe @nallath has a better take on that.

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    Posted (edited) · Curvislicer plug-in

    It's not a plugin that can be installed with Cura (if it was, we would have already implemented this in the main code years ago!). Getting this to work with Cura in such a way that we can release it as a full release would take a lot of work. We are currently super busy with making sure that apple M1 hardware is supported, as well as finishing up Arachne.

    There is also some other work in the same area https://xyzdims.com/
     

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