I caught Covid at MRRF2022 & Slicing Revolution in CURA and PrusaSlicer

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This episode is slightly different because Stefan records it straight from Covid isolation which he caught, as many others, at this year’s Midwest Reprap Festival in Goshen, IN. After a short status check and some stories from MRRF, Tom and Stefan discuss the recent merger of Ultimaker and Makerbot and what this will mean for the two brands as well as Thingiverse. Staying on the topic of Ultimaker, both talk about CURAs new Arachne slicing engine that dynamically adjusts extrusion width for more detailed and denser parts. Since CURA is open source, Prusa also implemented that feature in their new 2.5 alpha version of Prusa Slicer. Talking about open source, Tom and Stefan discuss the recent issues of Bambulab and QIDI not releasing the source code of their modified PrusaSlicer and CURA builds. The final section covers the question of what happened to PlyBot?

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Recording date: 2022/07/04

### SHOW NOTES ###

Makerbot Ultimaker merger: https://press.ultimaker.com/makerbot-and-ultimaker-agree-to-merge-to-accelerate-global-adoption-of-additive-manufacturing/
Ultimaker 5.0 with Arachne: https://ultimaker.com/learn/ultimaker-cura-5-0-beta-release-notes
Paper – A Framework for Adaptive Width Control of Dense Contour-Parallel Toolpaths in Fused Deposition Modeling: https://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora/object/uuid%3A202cfa0a-4c59-415d-beba-6bc7d16568b9
PrusaSlicer 2.5 alpha: https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/releases
BambuSlicer Source Issue: https://github.com/prusa3d/PrusaSlicer/releases
QIDI Source Issue: https://twitter.com/a65519528/status/1542786250909724672?s=20&t=3smW24NOMEz40lWbliBpoA
Bambulab Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bambulab/bambu-lab-x1-corexy-color-3d-printer-with-lidar-and-ai
PlyBot Kickstarter Updates: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plybot/plybot/posts