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3D Printers => 3D Printer Software => Topic started by: Stonemull on June 21, 2017, 10:49:32 AM

Title: Cura 2.6
Post by: Stonemull on June 21, 2017, 10:49:32 AM
Cura 2.6 was released officially yesterday. Still downloading, (the servers must be being hammered, it reckons 2 hours to download 100Meg, 1 hours left for 50MB) but since I built a foundry yesterday and melted my first aluminium not 4 hours ago, excited  to hear it has a mould making extension for making castings

:) :) :)   <-- thats how happy I am


Title: Re: Cura 2.6
Post by: nottingham82 on June 21, 2017, 11:08:59 AM
Sweeeeeeeet
Title: Re: Cura 2.6
Post by: Stonemull on June 21, 2017, 11:27:40 AM
Blog post, might as well have a read at this dl speed. https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/49795-introducing-cura-26

taken 5 minutes for the last megabyte, I am up to 82/95 and it reckons 10 minutes.

I sort of wish I had started with a multithread file downloader cause this keeps stalling and I reckon its going to fall apart at any second..
Title: Re: Cura 2.6
Post by: ggallant571 on June 21, 2017, 11:36:58 AM
I heard they have a speed limit on download to Australia. Some nut down there keeps hogging all the bandwidth.
Title: Re: Cura 2.6
Post by: Stonemull on June 21, 2017, 12:26:51 PM
Probably ..

Hey mold mode works ok, very simple, basically does the opposite of printing your object and just puts a skin around it, very cool.
I am not sure how useful with hot metal thinking about it, you could sand case the normal object but obviously a mold is not going to be useful in plastic.
So you could use the mold function to make a plastic mold you could then fill with say plaster, but then you are back to having a positive and would need to make a cast of it, which you may as well do with plastic.
So I guess it is more useful for making soaps or wax or silicon type things.

attached 2 pics, same doohickey in mold mode and normal mode. This is the pen holder I just printed.