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Posted · Cura Support For MakerBot Method X Printers?

Now that the purchase/merger of Ultimaker and Makerbot has concluded, are there any plans to reconfigure the MakerBot firmware to allow for slicing in Cura (Marlin)?  It would make sense for Cura to have MakerBot preconfigured profiles for the printers they, as a collective company, produce.  Is there a hardware limitation pertaining to the mainboards (updating preexisting MakerBots)?
The requirement to use the proprietary slicer has been the main reason (among others) why I have not purchased the MakerBot Method X Carbon Fiber and the fact that the Ultimaker S5 only supports 2.85mm filament has made me hold on the purchase of that printer.  I look forward to seeing how the two companies unify to present the next generation of printers.  I personally am quite excited.

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    Posted · Cura Support For MakerBot Method X Printers?

    Hey @RMonat,


    Welcome to the Ultimaker Community 🎉
    So happy to hear you are excited. 

    I agree, having the Makerbot Printers available in Cura would certainly be nice. 😊
    I cannot share anything about the plans. But it's certainly not as simple as adding a printer definition like for most other printers. 😅

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    Posted · Cura Support For MakerBot Method X Printers?

    Nice to see Simplify 3D has Makerbot Method X support, first time I have been able to print without raft as well as on PEI.  I would really like to see Cura support them as well

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