SmartSlice for Cura

Automatic optimization of print parameters based on end-use requirements

By Teton Simulation

SmartSlice for Cura

Automatic optimization of print parameters based on end-use requirements

By Teton Simulation


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SmartSlice™ is a Cura plug-in that empowers you to perform validation and optimization of print parameters based on end-use requirements. Use SmartSlice™ 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.

SmartSlice™ is designed for everyone and features cloud-based optimization
technology that is fastintuitive, and accurate.

Teton Simulation has developed the world’s first optimization technology that integrates directly into Cura, the leading additive manufacturing slicing software. Our SmartSlice software will quickly validate and optimize print settings so that you get better parts, printed faster, and with less material.

Pain-free workflow

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

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 SmartSlice™

SmartSlice™ 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

SmartSlice™ 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

SmartSlice™ creates real value

The benefits of using SmartSlice™ 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, SmartSlice™ 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 SmartSlice™ Optimization. Ensure structural requirements are safely met while minimizing print time and part mass for a truly optimized print profile.

3D Universe is Proud to be a Certified Channel Partner of SmartSlice™

We regularly use SmartSlice™ here at 3D Universe, and we have certified experts ready to assist you. Our customers have been thrilled to learn about this tool, and it's saving them lots of time and money. So if you'd like to have a conversation about it or see a demo, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Get the Quality Filament You Need

Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe offers a wide range of high-quality filaments to choose from. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...

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