Smart Slice for Cura

Optimized parts, direct from the

world's most popular slicer.

Results from a Smart Slice validation indicate current print parameters not adequate.
Smart Slice locally modifies print settings based on loading and requirements.
Defining a loaded surface prior to validating.
Spatially varying print parameters are automatically defined by Smart Slice.
Another example of a surface based load definition.

Smart Slice is a Cura plug-in that empowers you with the ability to perform validation and optimization of print parameters based on end-use requirements. Use Smart Slice to automatically identify the best potential print profiles for your FFF parts to achieve superior performance and manufacturing efficiency, without the guesswork associated with traditional build-break qualification cycles.


Smart Slice is designed for everyone and features cloud-based optimization
technology that is fast, intuitive, and accurate.

What's inside your part?

The state of the slice

Modern slicers have a staggering number of print parameters, giving you near complete control over how a part is printed. Everything from the infill pattern and density to the layer height and wall thickness, to name just a few. This control means that there are nearly endless possible configurations and each configuration ultimately determines how your printed part performs. Getting these parameters dialed-in is essential to manufacturing a part that is able to meet performance demands.

Say good-bye to the print-break cycle

You've printed your part but how do you know it won't break when put into service? The primary method, until now, has been expensive print-break-iterate cycles that rely on tribal knowledge and trial and error. This approach is far from ideal.

Enter Smart Slice

Smart Slice takes the guesswork out of determining print parameters, optimizing them for performance demands and manufacturing efficiency. We have removed the ambiguity and confusion of selecting slicing print parameters by automating the process and identifying the best potential profiles to make superior parts, faster.


engineered parts


Smart Slice uses sophisticated optimization routines to ensure parts meet requirements

material usage


Material is placed only were it is needed based on requirements you define

print time


Print time is prioritized during the optimization process

parts, faster


Virtual prototyping cuts the number of build-break iterations dramatically

Smart Slice creates real value

The benefits of using Smart Slice are clear:

Parts that meet performance requirements, produced quickly and with minimal material usage.

Understand part performance...

Understand how your part performs with your current print profile using the Validate feature. In just seconds, Smart Slice tells you if your part is under- or over-designed by comparing simulated part deflection and safety factors to limits you define.


...then optimize for the best possible part

Get the most out of your part with a Smart Slice Optimization. Ensure structural requirements are safely met while minimizing print time and part mass for a truly optimized print profile.

Pain-free workflow

Bracket in Cura

Step 1

Open your part in Cura, select a material, and enter the Smart Slice stage.

defining loads on bracket in Smart Slice stage

Step 2

Define use cases and requirements. Then, it's as simple as 1-click validation and optimization.

ranked print profiles

Step 3

Choose from a ranked list of recommended profiles. Preview, then print your part. View help

Print with Purpose

Get started with Smart Slice.

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