MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
I used cura to slice the main spring. It was quoting me almost 16 hours. I started the print and noticed something pretty quickly. It would start doing the infill as normal but would only complete several rows before jumping to a new section of the spring. Basically instead of infilling everything on one spiraling motion it would do a section, jump, do a section, jump until it was done filling in that layer. It created a lot of unnecessary motion which really added up to the overall print time.
I stopped it after 3 layers and downloaded slic3r. Sliced it in this new software with same settings. It ended up printing in about 3 hours because it wasn't performing tons of unnecessary motions. Never realized how big of a difference slicing software makes. I will not be going back to cura.