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Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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What is this situation called and how do I avoid it?

I am trying to print ColorFabb XT-Filament PETG on my Kobra Max, and I get the following results: These are my Cura settings:
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What does somebody mean in Cura when he demands a "feeding rate of 105%"?

In a review for a certain filament I read that somebody recommended "a feeding rate of 105%". What does he mean, and how could I set this in Cura? When I search for "feed" in the ...
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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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Why does Cura create this turquoise support structure?

I am just using Cura for the first time. This is what my model looks like in Fusion 360: Here is a close-up look: And this is what Cura creates for me. I assume the turquoise area is a support ...
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How to start printing in the centre of the heated bed

I have just set my extruder nozzle to 0-0 by moving the X & Y limit switches. The print is still starting very close to 0-0. How can I move the Extruder to the centre of the plate. I am using an ...
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Layer above support is very rough

I'm attaching a picture to show my issue. I'm hoping might be an easy settings fix, or at least maybe someone has a couple suggestions I can try. I'm using an Ender 3, and the program Cura. The print ...
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Dremel 3D45 does not honor temperature settings

I set: G-code override: false filament: PETG nozzle temperature: 245 °C Here the pictures that state the above points: When loading the model, it also confirms ...
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Why Does My 3D Printer Stop Extruding PLA?

I have an Ender 3 V2 which is around 6 months old. Recently, extruding slowed to an almost complete halt seconds into a print for no apparent reason. The extruder works perfectly when extruding ...
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Cura uses lines instead of concentric infill

I'm printing a ring that's a replacement for the non-slip base of a mixing bowl. The ring is about 130mm in diameter, with a rectangular cross section, like this: I'm using Cura as the slicer, and I'...
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How to fix these issues with Nylon?

I'm using Ultimaker Cura and a Dremel 3D45S with an eSun Nylon filament. As starting point I'm using the default settings of the printer, 260 °C for the hotend and 80 °C for the bed. These are the ...
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How to take in account tolerances when coupling

I'm quite new to 3D CAD and printing. I own a Dremel 3D45 and I use FreeCad / Ultimaker Cura as softwares. My question is pretty simple. Say you have to make one object with a pin and another with a ...
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Cura Filament Change: Extruder seems to push more filament (wrong direction) before pulling for change

I'm using the filament change function of Cura at a specific layer. Based on my observation, when it's time to change the filament, the extruder pulls the filament before going to position X,Y = 0,0. ...
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Printed line is thinning near the end before it proceeds to the next "loop"

I'm coming back to printing after almost a year of hiatus. Sliced a new model with the latest Cura 5. I noticed my brim lines are thinning out or under extruding or Z height lowering near the starting ...
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Installed BLTouch - what do I need to tell Cura? Just G29, or more to it?

I added a BLTouch to my Ender3v2. Yay! But my first layer is still as sketchy as it's ever been. I've got the firmware updated, and I can see the auto-level process take place at the beginning of my ...
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New Computer, Cura 4.12.1 -> Cura 5.0, Same Cura Settings, Gap between print head and surface

There is a small vertical gap between the print head and the print surface, so when it tries to start printing the first layer, it's too far from the print surface and obviously doesn't work. I've ...
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Prints end after 3 or 4 layers after upgrading stock FW to Marlin 2.0.9.3

Finally upgraded my old stock Marlin Firmware to Marlin 2.0.9.3 (current latest release). I'm using Cura 5.0 as my slicer. Printer is a Folgertech Prusa i3, acrylic. It was working fine but I wanted ...
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Wall thickness and line count in Cura, are they redundant, or do they multiply?

I'm experimenting with larger nozzles and large objects. I thought I had left the default wall count at 3 and that's why the print was turning out much sturdier and much heavier than a smaller nozzle, ...
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Cura variables and initial G-code commands

Ender 3 Pro, PLA, temps 200 °C and 60 °C. I want to not heat the nozzle until after Auto Bed Leveling (CR Touch) is complete. I can do that in the start G-code, but by then, Cura has already heated ...
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Where can I change the nozzle diameter in Cura? Why is mine missing?

I just upgraded the nozzle (to 1 mm) on an Ender 3v2 and want to make a test print. I added a new printer for the new nozzle size.... and can't find a setting for it. Some screenshots on the ...
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Under-extrusion halfway into print - Dremel 3D45 -PETG

NEW UPDATE BELOW I am having trouble finding the cause for this under-extrusion at start/end of each layer. Something changes halfway into the print creating a visible seam at some specific layer ...
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Little help on this Cura slicing or model error?

The left part of the first picture is giving an inverted circle when lying flat, but the right part of the first picture is how it should be. Same STL for both slice orientations. I tried toggling ...
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Issue with uneven surface when printing speed changes

I'm trying to get good-quality thin wall prints with PLA on my Creality CR10s Pro V2 using Cura. After hours of calibration and testing, I'm getting quite good results. However, there is one issue I ...
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How does Cura slice the bottom layers in vase (spiralize) mode?

Cura 4.x doesn't seem to honor normal bottom/skin settings when slicing in vase (spiralize) mode, and does something weird where it alternates at each layer between filling the skin region with lines (...
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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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What is the quality setting in Ultimaker Cura do? (Super, Dynamic, Standard, Low)

In the Ultimaker Cura print settings menu, there is a dropdown menu labeled "profiles", with Super Quality, Dynamic Quality, Standard Quality, and Low Quality. What do these settings do ...
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How to tune pattern for a given infill density

Obviously the density and pattern are strictly related but seems values aren't tuned automatically according the combination of various patterns and if I change the infill density Cura chooses ...
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Cura Slicing software failing to slice properly

Sometimes Cura will slice a model and have failed lines of code. After discovering this problem I have tried re-slicing and then the code will come out fine. The first picture below is the failure ...
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What is the minimum density that could be used for support?

Printing support structures often are really a mess to remove especially with higher densities. The default support density in Cura is 15% that is extremely hard to remove without damaging something, ...
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CR-10 Smart with weak infill

I had a hard time printing some parts as the brim was printed very well contrary to the first layer, wall, and especially infill. I noticed that filament lines were too thin when printing walls, ...
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Unusual printing after upgrading

So I've just done a full upgrade to my machine in by no means a beginner but this issue is stumping me, and a few other veterans that I've asked. Steps Completed: E-Steps extruding a perfect 100 mm ...
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Gap between offset walls in print in Cura

I've been printing a lot of things with 1 mm offset walls to fit lids. However, in Cura, it's been slicing them but not compensating for the offset creating gaps since the shell thickness (0.8 mm) is ...
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Adaptive infill density in small region

I'm using Ultimaker Cura to slice my 3D models, and I often have a problem with object with dimensions over multiple orders of magnitudes. Basically, if I set an Infill of 20 %, the infill is ...
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Extruder keeps crashing into print

I have an Ender 3 Pro and I am trying to print a fairly delicate model of a low-polygon chicken as a Christmas ornament. My slicer is Cura 4.11.0. I have successfully printed a dozen of them with 0....
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Is it possible to change the orientation that filament is laid down for the top layer in Cura Slicer?

In Cura Slicer, is it possible to change the direction that the filament is laid down when making the top layer? For example, in the above picture the filiment is laid down at about 45 degrees to the ...
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TronXY X1 Configure bed offsets

I have this printer with the 1.1.6 Marlin. The issue with it is when the printer starts printing the position of the hotend is offset I am using Cura as the slicer. There, I tried this G-code to ...
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Missing outer wall on some layers?

It seems there are some missing lines on the outer wall on the Z-axis with my prints. I'm not able to pinpoint the problem. Does anyone have ideas about what might be wrong with my setup/settings? ...
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Creality Ender 3 Max won't print after homing

After successfully printing for a while with my Ender 3 Max I've encountered a problem I can't solve. The printer executes the heating and homing portion of the G-code after which it just sits in the ...
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What techniques are needed to minimise layer separation after filament change?

I have been trying to make some small signs, and to highlight the text by changing between black and white filament at a layer just above where the text comes out of the back plate. I've used Cura 4....
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Fixing stringing within <80% flow print out is weak

Here are the details: Creality CR 10-S5 BLTouch leveling sensor Micro Swiss Direct Drive filament upgrade kit Bed is 66 °C. I tried dozens of temperatures starting at 205 °C and going all the way ...
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Rough patch in ironed surface

I've been using the ironing settings in Cura to smooth the top surface on my prints generally with good results. However, I've been having problems with one model in particular recently where a small ...
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Part not adhering to the raft

I'm having a very odd problem where my part is not sticking to the raft. I'm using support material, with a very large overhang angle (70°). However I don't think this is the cause, as the side of the ...
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Why is there a "dotted line" in my "larger" prints

For some reason, my larger prints, or rather the ones that I create, have this "dotted" line in them. And, that line usually splits into two pieces. I use Ultimaker Cura for a slicer, I use ...
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How do I fix infill support in Cura?

I am making this dog feeder. My goal is to 3D print it using an Ender 3 V2. I am using Cura to slice it. When I slice it, though, Cura does not see the Top part (Dispenser box) as a solid piece. And ...
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Initial Layer Line width in PrusaSlicer

In Cura, there is a setting called: Initial Layer Line Width. What is its equivalent in PrusaSlicer?
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Any way to have slicer make a stronger lattice work?

I'm trying to 3D print a lattice work or truss, basically some beams forming a rectangle and additional beams forming the diagonals and where those beams cross, they should be fused. So, something ...
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Mid print error: Hot end pushed print bed clean of. Part still glued to the bed

I'm using a Creality Ender 3 V2 with BLTouch and Smith3D Marlin firmware. Yesterday I designed a speaker adapter ring for my car in Autodesk Inventor. I converted the part to OBJ and sliced it in Cura....
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How to print a part of the model using the same structure as a raft?

Using Cura or another slicer if needed, how could I print the part that needs bending using a structure similar to the one used for rafts. In Cura, for reference they look like this: I know this ...
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Blobs or white patches in lithophane

I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits. But ...
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My 3D printer shows inbuilt designs, but my designs are invisible

My designs are invisible on 3D printer LCD screen, i.e. the name of my design is showing up, but the part is missing and if I slice it with the software given by the 3D-printer company it works, but ...
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My printer does not execute any command over USB

I have a Tevo Tornado, it seemingly connects fine, it is recognised by the software and it turns on. Any command I send over USB is not executed, as if it's not registering them. I tried on Cura and ...
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