3D printer software “Cuttlefish” now compatible with Mimaki's full-color 3D printer “3DUJ-553”!


The 3D printer software Cuttlefish (Fraunhofer IGD/Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD/headquartered in Germany) is now compatible with the UV-curable inkjet full-color 3D printer 3DUJ-553 manufactured by Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Nagano Prefecture, Tomi City/President, Kazuaki IKEDA).

Cuttlefish is a 3D slicer software that supports full color.
Previously, the 3DUJ-553 supported output only from “3D Link”. Now it officially supports Cuttlefish. Due to this change, existing users of the 3DUJ-553 can use either 3D Link that comes as standard or Cuttlefish. Those who are already familiar with Cuttlefish can continue to use it with the 3DUJ-553.
By using the 3DUJ-553 and Cuttlefish in combination, you can take advantage of the following features and expand the possibilities of full-color 3D printing.

Features of Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish keeps the features of the 3DUJ-553, precise reproduction of models and color expression capability of over 10 million colors, and also provides the following functions:

  • Support of point cloud data
  • Support of RGBA textures
  • The same interface can be used in combination with other company's printers.

Fraunhofer IGD

Fraunhofer IGD (Institute for Computer Graphics Research) is one of the research institutes of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. It conducts international research of “applied visual computing”, image- and model-based computer science combining computer graphics and computer vision.


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