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Ultimaker Cura/Ender 3 pro - build volume shifted forwards [duplicate]

I'm trying to do my first largish print and am having an issue. My slicer (Ultimaker Cura) is only allowing me to move the model ~3 mm before saying it's out of the print volume; however on the ...
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Why are skirts designed the way they are?

I understand the purpose of printing with a skirt (or at least, I think I do): it gets the filament warmed up and flowing properly, in order to avoid extrusion problems while starting to print the ...
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How to slice thin curved wall

I'm trying to print a part with thin walls. I've designed it with wall 1.2 mm thick, so that I should get three 0.4 mm lines. This works just fine for the straight lines, but for the ...
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Cura slices the model but printer doesn't acknowledge it [closed]

I'm printing an 8 piece model. When I import it as an all-in-one type file, Cura 4.4 slices every piece and everything seems fine. But when I start to print, the printer draws the outer skirt part ...
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How to ease the process of removing support for miniatures

I have recently bought an Anycubic i3 Mega S 3D printer. I'm using the stock nozzle (.4 mm) and I print with the plastic it came with (ABS). I'm using ...
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How to save the post processing scripts configuration with Cura?

I have made a temperature ⨉ fan speed tower which needed 3x9-1 ChangeAtZ post processing scripts and it took me quite much time to configure them all (and check it twice). Is there a way to save this, ...
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Cura is printing support on nothing?

I am new on 3D printing, but I cannot understand how support structures (in Ultimaker Cura 4.4.1) can stand if they do not lay on anything, but air. Throwing everything away after 9 hours of printing ...
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How to avoid line curvature in first layer of a 3D print

I have a problem with large lines in the first layer of my prints which have curvatures. The last layer has no problems. You can see the problem in the horizontal line of the "A", the rest of the "A" ...
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Filament spreading apart and stringy on first layer

I keep having this issue on prints where the first layer has stringy lines that don't stick together. I've tried the following things Replaced nozzle and throat Used new filament (to rule out ...
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Tuning time estimates in Cura

Cura consistently under-estimates my print times. I know I'm not alone here, but I've also noticed it seems most of the difference comes from travel and retraction times... that is, if I re-slice an ...
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Lines appearing during ironing

I'm new to 3D printing, but have been having relative success with the Ender 5 Pro and Cura. I'm making some coasters and using the ironing feature to smooth out the top layer. This is mostly working ...
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What's the difference between “Initial Layer Width” and “Initial Layer Flow” in Cura?

I'm trying to increase adhesion of the first layer (as well as to fill gaps for a more even surface) by squeezing more material against the bed. The obvious way of doing that in Cura is by increasing ...
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Cura 4.4 missing object parts

I have this image in STL But it seems cura skipped the lower panel entirely when slicing the STL. The base is thick, as you can see here, but it is still missing in Preview, and Cura seems to ...
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Fixing Z-Hop Stringing

I'm printing a model on my Ender 3 in Mika3D Silk PLA, which (just for reference, this is not atypical) has a stated temperature of 200 °C to 235 °C. I have used this filament before ...
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Does CuraEngine get some advantage slicing cylinders to move the head back to the center twice on each layer?

To date I have used RepG and Repetier with CuraEngine to do my slicing. In various instances when printing a layer of a cylinder it will start in the middle and head out toward either side. Then it ...
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Why am I getting Z banding/shifted layer on a single layer?

While I was calibrating my flow rate/extrusion multiplier, I noticed that one layer is shifted slightly. I wanted to re-print the cube in-case it was a fluke, but after two more prints, I saw that the ...
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Random lines are being printed?

I recently got a Creality Ender-3, and tried printing a few things for some tests. I’ve printed a cube and just printed a cylindrical tube today, and I notice each time, it adds this random line on ...
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ABS prints consistently splitting in the same place

I am printing ABS in an enclosure and most of the prints have worked out well with minor tweaking. However, the top layer always seems to split or skip a step (not sure which). The cube is sliced in ...
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Cura 4.3.0 does not pause on Renkforce RF100 V2.2

Cura (version 4.3.0) has the ability to insert a post processing script to your print. I tried this for printing a key cover around my door key (similar to this question). I designed the STL file with ...
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Temperature settings not changing in Cura

I seem to have got Cura into a state where changing the material has no effect on the settings. I am a beginner with Cura, and I would like to understand what I've done wrong, and how I can undo it. ...
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Technique for removing support from Ultimaker 2+?

I have made some prints with the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+. The prints are in PLA. For slicing, I use Cura and I check the support checkbox (haven't gone to advanced settings to adjust ...
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In Cura, can I make my top and bottom layer be all perimiters?

I'm using Cura to slice my prints. I've noticed that when printing the bottom layer (and also the top layer, if it's flat), it first prints three walls, then fills in the middle by moving back and ...
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Anet A8 not printing over heat bed

My Anet A8 printer will not print over the heated bed. Once I have prepared a file on Cura and inserted the SD card into the printer, the nozzle (extruder) moves into the top left corner and stays ...
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Writing G-code: Audible Alert at end of print

Often, the pre-generated G-code is enough for start and end. However, sometimes we want to have something different. In this case: how to generate an audible alert of something like 4 bleeps at the ...
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PyCNC - How to configure for my setup?

I have replaced the main board of my Anet A8 printer with a Raspberry Pi based one, running PyCNC. After many issues I have finally got to a point where all the motors work as well as heating and ...
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What causes these blobby corners

Contrary to a lot of other corner related problems (where the corners are bulging), I seem to have a different problem where the corners (ONLY) seem to stick out and appear blobby in the x/y plane. ...
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Slicer is adding additional floor bed

I'm trying to print an architectural model of a house with 2 floors and a room on the roof. It was designed in SketchUp by a friend. I removed inner walls and floors to print it upside down to get ...
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Understanding water soluble support structures

I've just done my first print on an Ultimaker 3 Extended and I'm slightly disappointed with the results, so I'm trying to understand how I can do better next time. My first print Preparing for ...
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Reasons for a PLA print not sticking to bed all the sudden?

Plastic: Same Matterhacker PLA (filament I use every day) Printer: Anycubic i3 Mega (the one I use every day) Slicer: Ultimaker Cura 4.2.1 I don't know what's causing it, I haven't changed any slicer ...
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Are there many differences between Ultimaker Cura and FlashForge FlashPrint slicers?

I recently bought a 3D printer called Dreamer NX from FlashForge. The dealer told me to use FlashPrint software that belongs to the FlashForge printer manufacturer. But, many people advise me to use ...
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Problem with first and last layers

I bought Ender-5 and if I print sample model in bundle SD, it’s just perfect. But when I tested basic cube with raft, its base and top is just ugly. Even thought its 4 sides are perfect. Ultimaker ...
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first layer tearing

I have an Anet A8 and have a problem with my first layer. I printed nice prints but starting today the first layer is tearing in the middle: Any idea how to fix this?
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Ultimaker Cura is adding redundant top/bottom layers

I'm trying to print a supporting base which will house the spindle for an electrostatic rotor. It's basically just a truncated cone with a hole down it's center to house the spindle. For reasons that ...
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Changing printspeed at any point

I'm using Cura in Repetier Host and i'm looking for a Plugin like Tweak at Z but it has to work at any point in the model, so that i can "paint" the modell with colors and when i'm slicing it, the ...
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Raised shell edges on ocarina print. RF1000 sliced with Cura Engine

I am trying to print a 12 hole Ocarina I found on thingiverse. When printing I have to stop it around 25-30 layers because the edge of the shell is higher then the infill. G-Code of first 30 layers ...
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What clearance should I leave between parts that are supposed to fit together perfectly when using a .6mm diameter nozzle?

Here's the thing that I'm working on putting together (the purple stud on the bottom right should be up higher like the one on the left). Notice how the purple studs fit into the red ring? Well, most ...
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Walls are sometimes porous

I have a Tronxy P802E, which works pretty well for me. I currently use Ultimaker Cura 4.1.0. However, I occasionally get a weird problem where the walls in certain parts of certain prints will be ...
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Printer keeps pausing during prints

I'm having a rather strange issue in that the printer pauses randomly during prints. This was first noticed when printing a large and complicated model (from SD). Since then a 20 mm calibration ...
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Models are printing with a scratch on the side

I just recently got an Ender 3 and have been trying to learn the do’s and don’ts. My first model looked like it had under extrusion and stringing, but my second model looks like it has frequent “...
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Is there a way to configure printer extruder to go all way up when printing finishes in Ender 3?

With Ender 3 is there a way to configure printer extruder to go all way up when the printing finishes? Or even with the Ultimaker Cura software? I want this, because i'm going to put a switch on the ...
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Bevel gears 3D model

Goal : create a pair of bevel gears for 90 degrees angle axles. Context : the gears are designed with an OpenSCAD library (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1604369, function 'pfeilkegelradpaar'), ...
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How to pause a print to insert something in a cavity using Ultimaker Cura?

I have a model that contains a cavity, into which I want to insert a piece of metal, so I can use a magnet to stick to the print. How can I introduce a pause into the G-code without manipulating it ...
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Using maximum width when slicing in Ultimaker Cura

I am trying to slice a model that is half a mm less than max width, but not successful. What am I missing? Is there some minimum value less than maximum allowed, or something? Edit: after changing ...
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Sketchup designed object printing first layer incorrectly

I am a 3D printing beginner but wanted to get stuck in straight away and design my own 3D objects. I used Sketchup to design a badge of one of my logos. I make sure that all faces of my object are not ...
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Do Cura's self-crossing infill patterns account for excess material from self-crossing?

As far as I can tell, Cura's infill patterns which are self-crossing, such as triangles, don't do anything special to account for extruding material over the ...
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Problem in 3D printing of an empty model

I'm new to 3D printing. I modeled an empty bird in Blender (the stl file of model is presented). I tested the model in Blender (using 3D printing tool) and also the Netfabb software. They don't show ...
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Print times not accurate (Ultimaker Cura) [duplicate]

I am using Ultimaker Cura (4.1.0) as slicer and a Monoprice Maker Select 3D printer and have noticed that the reported print times when slicing are something like 25 % less than the actual time ...
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Damaged overhang

I have issues with this overhang: The whole part always breaks in this overhang during the print. I tried to increase the count of wall lines and decrease printing speed, but none of those things ...
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How to solve spillage problem?

I've done calibration test with "Concentric circle test" (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11895) and at specific points there are little bumped points on the print. Also Thingiverse page of the test ...
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How to resolve Ultimaker Cura 4.0 messed up display

I'm using Ultimaker Cura on a Manjaro KDE installation with a 4K monitor and a scaling of 1.7. All text is misaligned in the Ultimaker Cura application. How can I make it look as it should ?