Questions tagged [ultimaker-cura]

Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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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 200C to 235C. I have used this filament before and found it works ...
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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 ?
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How to avoid nozzle from hitting the model?

When printing objects higher than approximately 8-10 cm, sometimes nozzle hits the printed model and knocks over it. After 7-8 hours of printing that's really annoying. I'm using Creality Ender 3 ...
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How to fix wall separation in 3D prints (gaps in between wall perimeters)?

The print is very solid except for the 4 walls. From the top, I can slide a paper down to the bottom. This is ONLY between the walls, the rest of the print is solid. The filament is PLA 1.75 mm. ...
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Slow down first layer above infill in Ultimaker Cura

In Ultimaker Cura, is there a setting to slow down just the first layer (or two layers) covering over the infill? I'm not talking about the top layers, since you may have infill covered over during ...
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What does nozzle size affect besides line width in, e.g., Ultimaker Cura?

The Ultimaker Cura documentation says Tip: If you use an unavailable third party nozzle size, set the line width to equal the nozzle size. I sliced an object with a 0.3 mm line width. When ...
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How to prevent stringing with 0.25 mm nozzle?

When I print with a 0.4  mm nozzle I have no problem with stringing at all but because I need a more detailed print I must use a 0.25 mm nozzle. I use Ultimaker Cura and an Anycubic i3 Mega....
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Creality CR10 S5; the Z dimension is wrong after switch from 0.4 to 0.2 mm nozzle

So I tried to print a model with a 2 mm thickness main area, and a couple 4 mm parts that stick out. Instead the 4 mm is 3.05 mm and the 2 mm is 1.07 mm (0.042 inches ...
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Cura settings for Fabrikator Mini V2 Turnigy or Malyan M100 [duplicate]

I am trying to run this 3D printer: Fabrikator Mini V2 Turnigy/Malyan M100 Does anyone have the Cura settings?
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Can't seem to fix over extrusion

I'm struggling to get my printer up and running for a few days now. The problem is as follows. I got a test model of a cube (40x40 mm) and everytime I try to print it, the nozzle creates these '...
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No extrusion, but manual extrusion works

I just bought and build my first 3d printer (HE3D K280 with Marlin) and I'm encountering some problems with Cura 4 and Repetier. When I load and slice a part, the printer does not extrude anything ...
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Entwined fiber-filled filament stops extruding after a few layers

I recently took my first shot at printing with specialty filament -- Entwined by 3-D Fuel -- on a Lulzbot TAZ having an 0.5mm nozzle. (Note that this is the original Entwined, not the mid-2018 "v2" ...
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Ultimaker Cura, Slic3r won't start after Windows 1809 Update

I have a few issues since the 1809 update from Windows. Ultimaker Cura and Slic3r don't start anymore after the update. I've tried different versions, also uninstalling and reinstalling it all, ...
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Printrbot Metal Plus with new Cura

I am still using the originally-suggested version of Cura (for Ubuntu) for my Printrbot Metal Plus (NOT to be confused with the Simple Metal). My printer was one of the ones with two print heads, and ...
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How to effectively eliminate stringing in 3D print

I'm having this stringing problem that happens when the machine moves and when it's not supposed to print that I still haven't effectively solved. I will try exemplify with the following image. We ...