Cuttlefish

The universal 3d printing driver

Cuttlefish technology honored by Fraunhofer IGD & TU Darmstadt!

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Reference Customers

Laika Animation Studios

Cuttlefish technology honored by Fraunhofer IGD & TU Darmstadt!

Learn more...

Reference Customers

Laika Animation Studios

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR 3D PRINTER

Cuttlefish is a unique driver for controlling diverse 3D printers allowing high-fidelity reproduction of an object’s appearance in addition to its shape and more.

Quality
Pushing the limits of accuracy and realism in 3D printing*
Adaptability
Can be configured to various printer specs and capabilities
Reliability
Stable software producing consistent results

*"We have never seen such accurate and detailed color before in a plastic 3D print"

-- Brian McLean, LAIKA Animation Studios

WHY CUTTLEFISH?

Automatically process complex input models: millions of triangles, multiple texture maps, overlapping and embedded models with different color and translucency textures „„ Configurable and adjustable to customer’s needs by user friendly browser-based interface
Allows remote printing
Starts printing in seconds using streaming architecture
Supports ICC color management
Accurate softproofing
Allows batch processing„„
Extendible by plugins

Streaming Architecture

Cuttlefish enables users to start printing in seconds after the computation started. This is realized by processing the output for the build tray portion by portion from bottom to top.

Component-Pipeline Architecture

Users and developers are able to choose from a set of components the ones they need to drive their specific printer.

Plugin Capability

Adding new components and therefore new features to Cuttlefish is easy. We provide a C++ SDK to develop new components that can be loaded into Cuttlefish dynamically.