Interview with David Braam, Cura Developer, from Ultimaker #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Here’s an excellent interview introduction to David Braam, developer of the excellent Cura, that now has its own hyper speed, well-engineered slicer built in. In fact, it is so fast that slicing now happens when you aren’t looking, just as you get your piece into position for how you would like to produce the part! If you haven’t experimented with Cura yet, hopefully this short interview will tip you over the edge to investigating this new tool. Video by Andrew Mazzotta of 3DHacker:
David Braam is the creator and developer of Cura; an all-in-one, Open Source, 3D printing slicer and interface.
David develops Cura for Ultimaker in the Netherlands however Cura is an Open Source 3D Printing platform for us all.
It was a pleasure to meet David at Ultimaker’s headquarters and chat on developments. Some chats landed on current topics of quicker slicing, dynamic infill settings, new application ideas like “Easy Print” functions and printer error analysis, and especially his developments coming soon for enhanced GUI interactions. (David is a hobbyist game developer which separates him from many of the other 3D model slicing/printing interface developers in the GUI department.)
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