New Cura updates available

4 July 2014  |  Sabina Gonzalez-George
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This post was originally written in 2014 and has since been refreshed and republished for accuracy purposes.
January 2022
The latest version of Ultimaker Cura, v 4.13, is now available to download.
With this update comes increased print speeds, of up to 2x faster when using Ultimaker's available standard profiles, and up to 3x faster when printings solids.
The latest update also offers cross-platform material profile synchronization, so that it is now possible for a user to easily synchronize their profiles across all of their S-line printers with the click of a button.
These most recent updates ensure that Ultimaker Cura is now more compliant with the strictest IT security policies, aiding the ease of integration into organisations of all security levels.
November 2021
Ultimaker Cura 4.12 has recently been released. In this update, Ultimaker have responded to user feedback by improving top surface quality and horizontal print quality.
New 'Lightening Infill' has been added, enabling users to print high quality top surface layers, but by using less material and with faster production speed, due to efficient infill positioning.
As always, Utimaker have continued to implement numerous small improvements and bug fixes in the Cura 4.12 update. These include, a new app switch function, improved software security, and a 10 second reduction to start-up time.
September 2021
Ultimaker has recently released Ultimaker Cura 4.11, compatible with all Ultimaker 3D printers, and selected 3rd party printers.
The latest version 4.11.0 Cura update features:
  • Improved Digital Library Integration: Every user with an Ultimaker 3D printer connected to Ultimaker Digital Factory can now access the Digital Library integration directly from Ultimaker Cura and find projects easier through new search functionality.
  • Smooth top-surfaces: The new Monotonic top/bottom order setting enables users to print parts with smoother top surfaces.
  • Complete UI Refresh: Over 100 icons throughout Ultimaker Cura have been refreshed.
May 2021
Ultimaker release regular updates to advanced print software Cura, and released the highly anticipated version 4.9 in April 2021. Compatible with all Ultimaker 3D printers, and selected 3rd party printers, Cura allows users to prepare print files quickly and easily.
The latest version 4.9 Cura update features:
  • Seamless integration with the new Digital Library inside Ultimaker Digital Factory. Users can now import, export, and create new Digital Library projects directly from Cura.
  • Line-type as the new default in Preview Mode, implemented from user feedback.
  • A more obvious Z-seam in Preview Mode, enabling the user to see exactly where their print will start.
  • Added decimals to weight estimation, for increased level of accuracy.
  • Over 80 bug fixes and small improvements on previous versions of Cura

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Updated May 2021



Original article


For all Ultimaker 3D printer owners, a new version of Cura has just been released.


Version 14.07 (released 3 July 2014), which includes a firmware update for the Ultimaker 3D printer is now available for download. 


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