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What are the main outcomes from increasing or decreasing the number of bottom layers from the default on an FDM print [closed]

What are the main outcomes of increasing\decreasing the number of bottom shell layers on an FDM print from the amount recommended by the slicer's default profile for a given layer height? For example, ...
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How can I fix an error from building a 3D printing slicer software for a robotic arm based on a provided code from GitHub, getting an error LNK1181?

Not sure if the right place to ask this particular question but will try anyway. Currently trying to run a software as presented in the link here: GitHub - zhangty019/S3_DeformFDM: S^3-Slicer: A ...
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How is the fan speed calculated?

Let's assume a I set a layer time to start increasing cooling from the base value, and another minimum layer time at which cooling reaches the maximum I set. How is the interpolation between the two ...
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Deformed 45 deg angle on outer wall

I have tried a couple different fixes but none worked, when watching the printer it looks like the head accelerates suddenly when printing that wall. However, when looking at the gcode the ...
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Why Cura cannot slice this object?

I drew this object by myself using Blender: Importing the STL in Cura v5.3.1 under Ubuntu 23.10 I'm able to slice it for a Sovol SV04 printer, but if I select the Dremel 3D45 printer it fails: I don'...
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Effect of top thickness on print with bumps on top

My son is printing a simple block with a small (2 mm high) bump on top - see image below of the cross section. The left shows the 3D model and the right shows where the plastic actually prints, using ...
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Encountering some weird layer gaps on the last few lines of a particular print

I'm working on printing the 3D Printable Jet Engine w/ Minimal Printing Supports and I'm having a surprising amount of difficulty printing the fan. The fan seems to print fine, right up until the last ...
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Why does Cura remove a part of a model when slicing?

Some parts of this model when slicing in Cura are just being deleted. Here is the part of the model before slicing; notice how there is a wall between the threads and the inside And after slicing, ...
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Is there an easy way to slice any file containing planar or non-planar patterns for a 5-axis printer?

I am reading into 5-axis printers as shown below in a modified Prusa i3 by Jenny List: The process of printing non-planar patterns on a 5-axis printer is intriguing to watch, as shown below by Garth ...
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PrusaSlicer: How do I preserve the location of (interlocking) parts in a muliti-part model exported from OnShape / Blender?

How do you import a multi-part object into PrusaSlicer without losing the position of the parts? For example, I want to print a two-material interlocking structure like this: I've tried exporting ...
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Does FreeCAD produce a wrong stl for slicer software?

I designed a basic structure with FreeCAD. For the base, I started with a 40x40 mm square: And I extruded it with 6.5 mm: Then, I added a circle sketch with a radius of 19 mm: And applied 5.5 mm ...
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Are there any slicers that use anti-aliasing (such as FXAA) for higher quality thumbnail generation?

I use the Cura Thumbnails plugin to create and embed thumbnails in my G-code to view them using OctoPrint or my printer LCD. However, I recently found much higher quality Thumbnails that were ...
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Why is 'planar-2.5D-slicing' most commonly used instead of 'non-planar-3D-slicing'?

Why do most slicers slice, and printers print in 2.5D, a planar method, rather than an actual 3D non-planar method? Doesn't this mainly come down to slicer software limitations rather than hardware ...
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Issues with slicer creating gaps with surfaces that are not in the model

I have an odd issue with Creality Slicer 4.8 (Cura slicer?) It wants to cut up my model and add surfaces that do not exist in the model. These screenshots are without infill or support: Wire mesh ...
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Is it possible to change slicing line direction/type for small geometries?

Using Cura, I'm trying to change the direction of just a section of my print. I want it to print zig zag instead of straight lines. Just the way my part is intended to be used it'd be much better to ...
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SuperSlicer model malfunction?

I just want to print this shower curtain ring: For some reason SuperSlicer doens't like the circles and after slicing the model looks like this in preview. What is the issue with the slicer? Is there ...
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How do you increase the flow rate for the bottom layers only in Bambu Studio?

I'm moving from a Creality printer to a Bambu printer using Bambu studio. I often do prints with large flat top surfaces upside down on the bed, and increase the flow rate for the bottom layers only ...
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How to fix a Creality Sonic Pad error that appears after the first few lines of printing?

I recently updated my Creality Sonic Pad to v1.0.6.49.145 (June 28, 2023 release) and since I applied that update, I've been consistently receiving the error when attempting to print any G-code file: <...
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Add "Elephant's Foot" in Cura

Ok, I know this is quite weird since basically, we want to avoid elephant's foot. But my case is: I want to print some thin/tall stuff which I don't want to lay them down and sometimes it gives me ...
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Add minimal support or breaking layer in multi part

I am new to 3D printing, so this is probably a simple one. I am using Freecad to design and Bambu slicer for printing. The object (simple cable clip) basically consists of vertical walls with no ...
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Should I calibrate Z-offset so that Z = 0 has the nozzle touching the bed?

When calibrating my printer and configuring my slicer there are many different values that can affect the final distance between the print bed and the nozzle for the first layer. I'm trying to figure ...
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How to print the outer contour before inner lines with Cura?

I would like to print the outer contour without extraction, and after that print the straight lines between the contour. I attached a picture how Cura does the slicing. It does several extractions ...
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Print output missing sides

I tried to print my first object, which is the calibration cube downloaded from here, XYZ 20mm Calibration Cube. However, the output has a visible infill on all sides: I think this is because some ...
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Can any slicers adjust the layer height based on which layer is being printed? (FDM)

Hypothetically, if one has a print consisting of very simple shapes at some z-heights but very complicated shapes at other z-heights, it seems like it might be a good idea to run the overall mesh with ...
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Is it possible to stack multiple models on each other using Cura if the top of the model is not flat?

I'm using a Creality Ender 3 printer with 1.75 mm PLA filament. The print model has a 0.8 mm thick rectangular base. The design contains a couple of shapes (mainly circles and a cross) that stick out ...
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QiDi i-Fast print in parallel

I'm playing with the QiDi Print software to compare the slicing results with mine (Dremel 3D45). One of the reasons I'm going to buy it is the printing in parallel using the two nozzles: But I'm not ...
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Print overhangs from the edges in

I am trying to print an object with this cross section (the full object is just this mirrored): The problem is that big overhang layer. Cura slices it like this: This is obviously going to fail. Is ...
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Cura: Ensure wall thickness on curves

Is it possible to tell Cura that the wall thickness should be equal not only horizontal but also on a vertical point of view? Example: This is how it would look on a curve when I set wall thickness to ...
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How to generate a file for resin printing from layer by layer images?

I would like to print an object on an Elegoo Mars 3, object which is generated layer by layer via other means. So as input I have a series of BMP or PNG black and white images, one for layer, and I ...
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How to save slicer profiles?

I've taken a bit of vacation and forgotten all the settings that I uncovered while tinkering with my printers. Different settings for different printers for different materials. I use Cura and ...
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What is the shaded area that appears around the outside of objects in Creality Slicer?

I'm using Creality Slicer, brims and other anti-warming or adhesion settings are all turned off. when I place an object on the bed a shaded area appears around it (See picture). Is this simply the ...
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Activating Conan run environment and running CuraEngine from command line

I apologize first if this is a super basic question to most, I am currently a computer science student in my last semester before an Associate's degree with little knowledge of the command line and ...
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Cura 5.2 beta, flat wall indentation

Could anyone help me diagnose the setting or issue causing the effect in the second picture (indentation in a perfectly flat wall)? The vertical wall should be flat, as shown in the first picture of ...
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Command Line Slicer OSX Terminal

What are the correct steps for slicing an .stl file with OSX Terminal. I have tried cd to the directory where the .stl file is and then ...
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Print Object Without Top Layer But With Intermediate Layers

I'm using PrusaSlicer with OpenSCAD. I want to print a solid object with a notch in it, without top layers, but with infill and solid walls for the notch, like this... I can set the number of top ...
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What slicers have support for belt printers, or could have support added via a plugin?

What slicers have support for belt printers like the CR-30? Or what slicers can have an add-on, plugin, or extension added to them to support it (from a user level, not a dev level). I found more ...
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Easy way to visually inspect/preview large amount of stl files (on Linux)?

I'm a beginner in 3d printing, so please bear with me. I downloaded a zip with about 100 STL files. I now want to pick one or two to print. The names of the stl files are not very helpful so I need to ...
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Is there an example of tight coupling between CAD and sliced models?

I am on the hunt for CAD packages which can perform some level of slicing as an inherent model feature, instead of either exporting to STL and then importing into the slicer (a la OnShape) or directly ...
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How much extra resin should put in my vat beyond what the slicer says that it needs?

Starting with the premise that I that I can't just fill the vat to the brim (For example, because I don't have enough of a particular resin to do so), is there a rule of thumb, or a manufacturer's ...
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Resin printers: What effect does altering the lift distance on a Resin printer have, and what are the consequences of getting it wrong?

Slicing software for resin printers: Chitubox, for example, has a setting labelled "Lift Distance", which as far as I can tell determines how far build plate is lifted in between layers. A ...
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Chitubox: Is it possible to place a hollow object flat on the build plate and use internal supports?

I have a bust that I want to print flat on the build plate of an Elegoo resin printer, but I want to place supports inside it without having to add a skate or raft? Is this possible, and if so how
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Are there printer firmware specifics when adding printer profiles to slicer software?

In this question, I was struggling with my printer not recognizing sliced files. Switching from ChituBox to Lychee solved the issue until the printer stopped recognizing the .ctb files sliced by ...
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Not printing the holes

I am new at this and maybe my model is not the best, I adapted it for another one actually. Can you tell me why I can't get the holes printed? I already checked the faces and they are all in the ...
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What is the optimum infill style for printing a roughly spherical object on an Ender 5?

I'm going to print several fruit and vegetable on an Ender 5, with a maximum size of 6 inches. They are all roughly spherical in shape. Melons, squash, etc. What is the optimum in fill type to use to ...
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In Cura, is it possible to display where retraction occur on any given model?

In Cura slicer, it is possible to display\visualize where in the print process retractions occur for any given model? For example, to have them highlighted in the preview window. I'm making my own ...
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What Setting In Cura Determines The Value Of "G1 E-{switch_extruder_retraction_amount}" At The Beginning Of A Print?

I am trying to print the Chep calibration cube sliced in Cura on my new Sovol SV04 Dual Extrusion printer. When I print the model the extruder prints the wipe line on the left of the bed, moves to the ...
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3D printing using only binary tensors representing parts

I need to 3D print several composites. The constituent materials are photopolymer resins. The composites are very similar to a Rubik's cube. Considering it that way, each voxel (every small piece of ...
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Custom slicing solution needed

So I have a printer that I'm prototyping right now, and it's a little different; the Y-axis is a rotary drum. To compare to a bed-slinger, instead of the surface traveling forward and backward, it ...
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Are bottom layer Curing settings automatically applied to everything touching the build plate?

When using Chitubox as a slicer for a resin print, will the bottom layer curing settings automatically be applied to any party of a model that is in contact with the build plate, or only to certain ...
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HALOT BOX makes objects with support move up

I'm trying to slice some models using the default HALOT BOX software from Creality, which comes with the Halot One resin 3D printer. I've oriented them at 45 degrees, and am using supports. When I ...
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