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Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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My 3D printer checks axes home during print, often wrecking the print

My Tevo Tornado has picked up this habit along the way of checking axes during a print. (I say picked up because it didn't exhibit any problems when I got it. As far as I can tell the problem ...
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Can you optimize head movements to speed up printing?

I'm currently printing 11 copies of the same model. I noticed as it's printing that it seems to work on one model at a time but doesn't travel to the nearest model next. I suspect it's traveling ...
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Why is Cura printing vases much slower than the printer can go?

I have been trying to tune a new filament, on my CR-10 V2, by printing vases, but Cura won't let me print the vases any faster than 10-15 mm/s even when I input all the print speeds to about 65 mm/s. ...
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Why does Cura default to printing walls so slowly?

I just noticed the other day that my Ender 3 is printing stuff a lot slower than it can, and realized when I was slicing a part that it's because the default "Wall Print Speed" is half the &...
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Use raft pattern instead of wall

This might be an odd question, as rather than being disappointed by the raft material that Cura produces, I actually love it. It prints quickly, is sturdy yet flexible... I was wondering whether ...
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Why is this central area of the STL being filled in?

We've been doing some work automatically generating STL files using Python. We've made a ring of cubes like so: Importing it into Cura still makes it look valid, with a hole in the center: However, ...
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How do I fix mini-blobs on the edge of a part?

I am using an Ender 3 with a Micro Swiss hotend and a 0.8 mm nozzle, Polylite PETG filament and a masking tape covered glass bed. I have used Cura for slicing with settings: Layer height: 0.32 mm ...
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3D print is not smooth, even with ironing turned on

I am very new to 3D printing and I cannot figure out what is the problem is. I have checked all of the belts and (to the best of my knowledge) they are tensioned properly. I also did the bed ...
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Zits and blobs caused by Cura. How do I fix this?

I am using a Creality CR-10S Pro and lately I've been having problems with zits and blobs on my surface whenever I do an aesthetic print that has more curves and turns than a functional print would ...
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Edit G-code to change print order of multiple one-at-a-time print jobs

SUMMARY: I use a Creality Ender 3 and Cura 4.8 slicer. I need to print multiple objects 'one-at-a-time' (Cura allows this, that is fine) and I must specify the order in which each model is printed but ...
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Height of the prints are always larger

This problem is driving me crazy, no, seriously speaking. I bought this printer this week and started to calibrate for accurate dimensions. I printed the one-and-only calibration cube (20x20x20 also a ...
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Difference in weight from Cura to printed model

I've recently switched to PETG , and I'm using Cura as slicer and Ender 3 as printer. I'm printing a model which Cura declares to be 35 g, but if I weigh the printed model it weighs 23 g. I'm printing ...
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Horrid issues with printing with Anet A6?8?

I just recently got a printer, supposed to be a Prusa i3 Reprap clone. It came with Repetier firmware on it, and its previous owner had no idea about any calibration. I calibrated X-, Y-, and Z-axis ...
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Could anyone please provode me settings for Custom FFF for Zonestar Z6FB printer

Recently I bought a printer and failed to find Cura 4.8 settings for it (both in application both myself). My printer Zonestar Z6FB Currently I doubt in: G-code flavor All printhead settings ...
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Cura messes up my print. How can I make it print what I see in Blender?

I'm using Cura and it removes my holes and deletes sections of the print and disconnects parts. In Blender it looks as it should be, as I designed it. I know there are a few mishaps inside (not ...
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Creality CR10 S5 started printing +10 mm Z after a 12 hour break

This started happening out of the blue I am totally unprepared for this. Here is a link to what is happening. Please help. And here is the G-Code
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How to get less Z-seam?

I printed this Curvy vase from Thingiverse and it came out pretty well on my Chiron. However, I am not happy with the Z-seam that is very large. When I look at other people's problems with this, they ...
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Cura Sequential Printing

I'm trying to get a sequential print going (first time trying this) and Cura won't slice due to build volume issues. From the graphic shown, it looks like this should be sufficiently spaced out but I'...
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Why is support printed over shell if layer preview doesn't show it?

When I check the Cura preview, then there isn't support over the shell, but when the part is printed, then there is support over the shell and it makes it look ugly. It happens only for front and back ...
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Wouldn't a higher flowrate for 2nd outer wall increase the print quality?

I mostly print mechanical parts and thus need dimensional accuracy. When calibrating my printer I stumbled over the fact, that some people calibrate flowrate with single wall prints which would give ...
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What is the difference between tuning the speed on the Ender 3 panel, and the Cura Print Speed setting?

I'm printing a lot of draft parts so I don't care if they fall apart in my fingers, I just need the shape. I can scroll to the Tune menu on my Ender 3 Pro console and set the speed to 200% and it ...
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Why does a raft adhere to the bed while skirt does not?

I'm experimenting with my new Ender 3 V2 using PETG filament on the textured side of the included glass bed without any additional adhesives. I'm been having trouble with adhesion until I found out ...
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Cura G-code Printer G-code settings vs. Extruder G-code settings

I am configuring my Cura G-code settings, and I'm not sure if the Printer G-code settings (printer tab of Machine Settings) should be the same as the Extruder G-code settings (extruder tab of Machine ...
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Minor stringing issue, only happens in helpers & infill areas

I'm having a "minor" stringing issue, where I'm only getting stringing in helpers/support and infill area. Background: Calibrating printer with 1 roll of PLA. Still getting minimal stringing,...
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Ultimaker Cura 4.8 / How to specify bed (Print) Area?

Repetier-host has a setting to specify the "print area". That's roughly the size of the bed. Note that the printer head can go out of those bounds, in my case my bed is very undersized ...
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Where is filament thickness setting in Cura?

I don't see filament thickness in Cura. How can it work without it?
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3D printing G-code error

Can I use Cura generated G-codes in Zmorph 3D printer? Zmorph comes with its own slicing software (Voxelizer) but it only takes 2D drawing as input and layer height is the only parameter than can be ...
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3D printer destroys part by lowering nozzle

I have a Lulzbot TAZ 4 and am using Lulzbot Cura for slicing, printing with HIPS. Yesterday, I tried a print, only for this to happen: It appears that the printer got most of the way through printing ...
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Considerations for placing STL on build plate

Being new to 3D printing, I have started printing different files from Thingiverse to better my experience. I have noticed on some YouTube videos that certain items/models/STLs should be oriented a ...
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Stringing between holes

I am printing out models with holes, the printer makes circular patterns for each hole(which makes sense) but then it also has a string that attaches between each hole. This is unsightly and results ...
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Gaps in top layer of prints

I have a Monoprice Maker Select Plus (Wanhao Duplicator i3 clone) and I'm having issued with the top layer of my prints. The bottom surface and the sides always come out perfect but my top layer is ...
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Overhang Question

I haven't ran into the issue yet, but I am sort of expecting it to here soon towards the end of my print. Actually I am not even sure if it should be something I should be worried about or not. ...
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Issues with my print

I am currently making an ironman helmet but running into a couple problems. Whenever I start my print it starts off fine, but then after it builds the bottom support and starts on the build itself ...
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Ender 3 Pro Weak Prints after Cura upgrade

I'm getting weak prints on Ender 3 Pro with Cura after Cura upgrade. Prints on my Ender 3 Pro have been good until I was forced to update Cura due to having to update the OS on my laptop. Now my ...
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How to move Z up after printing in Cura?

Simple question, I want to move my printer head up when the print finishes instead of to the side. Where's the option to do this in Cura?
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Shell doesn't cover the entire inner wall at some areas

How do I improve/increase shell coverage so that it covers the entire inner wall? I've experimented with shell settings, but I can't seem to get it right. I'm using Creality Slicer 4.2.1 (Cura) ...
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Over extruding and feeding gear is grinding Ender 3 pro

This issue is completely leaving me lost, my printer extrudes too much and leaves blobs yet the gear will just suddenly start grinding as soon as it begins to fill in the outline of my print. The ...
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Ender 5 Underextruding

Recently I cleaned up the bowden tube and the nozzle, after that I noticed the 3D was underextruding because the walls of the prints were weak and the first layer didnt adhere on the bed. I watched ...
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How do I fill missing corners in Cura

I'm trying to print a gear for a robovac deal. The issue I'm having is with gaps between the walls of the top part of the gear. It needs to have the corners filled to provide stability or else the ...
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3D model with errors when exporting to Cura

I 3D modeled a cartoon car using Blender, mostly using add and subtract with boolean tools. When I export to Ultimaker Cura, I get these cuts along the model. Does anyone know why this is happening? ...
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Ender 3 v2 Cura Profiles - Anyone willing to help/share?

I searched online, and found two YouTubers who shared their Ender 3 v2 printer profiles, and I've been having more or less better success with theirs than mine, possibly because I was basing mine off ...
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Cura 4.8.0 Custom Infill using Shape Overlap Modifier not working [duplicate]

I am using a rectangle to select an area of the model I want to have 100 % infill. You can see my setting below. After several prints, I noticed the little arm was still breaking when under pressure......
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Flow + Line Width = over / under extrusion, how does that work?

I am just trying to deeply understand relations between those parameters. I am not a noobie, but just trying to be more smart with a printer, instead of changing parameters randomly to see effects on ...
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Cura: How to prevent my 3D printer from auto cooling after prints

Is there a setting or G-code, to prevent Ultimaker Cura from setting the nozzle and build plate temperatures to 0? I have looked and have not found anything in the printer beginning/ending G-code, ...
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Cleaning the nozzle every Xth layer G-code

I want to make a G-code script for Cura to clean the nozzle every Xth layer or every one minute? With Cura there is only start and end G-code, so there is no "layer change" G-code like ...
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Horizontal faces not generated in Cura

I've never used a 3D printer before. I'm trying to print the calibration cube found on Thingiverse. After the process finished, I noticed that the face pointing up that forms the inset at the base of ...
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How is the extrusion rate matched to the movement speed?

A typical line of (depositing) G-code seems to set a maximum speed (F), a new position to move to (X, ...
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Jagged circles while slicing in Cura

I am having some issues where I am seeing small jagged lines on the final inner walls of G-code generated by Cura, is there anything I can do to try and reduce this. I am seeing both jagged circles as ...
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Problem with Marlin 2.0.5.3 / BLTouch upgrade with Sovol SV01

I have just fitted a BLTouch to a Sovol SV01, and flashed Marlin 2.0.5.3 firmware. Bed leveling etc and building the bed mesh all went OK. Slicer is Cura 4.7.1. However, it won't print. The Gcode ...
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G2 / G3 command in Cura

I'm using Cura for my 3D printing (an ultimaker S5 printer) and in order to understand 3D printing I'm trying to learn G-code. I've noticed that even when the model is full of circles, the G-code is ...

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