Questions tagged [ultimaker-cura]

Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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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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How to slice rounded corners in thin walls with Cura

I'm trying to print a small box with 1 mm thick walls. The box has rounded corners. Cura slices the rounded corners with straight internal lines instead of rounded lines: The reason for these ...
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Sailfish build dimensions not reflected in machine behaviour

I am trying to get a CTC Bizer (Replicator 1 Dual clone) working with Cura 4.7, with the latest Octoprint with the GPX plugin. So far I have: Updated the firmware to Sailfish 7.6 (also trying 7.7 now)...
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“configuration files” issue when trying to run Ultimaker Cura on RPI 4

I have installed Cura on my RPI 4 by using the "sudo apt-get install cura" terminal command. Whenever I try to run the application, however, I get this: Is there something wrong with the ...
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How to force Cura to walk through a layer in one run?

I already tried a lot settings in Cura and try to search for a solution but without success. Maybe someone got this issue and solved it. I want to prevent Cura from printing such gaps at the wings to ...
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Sending a 3D model from Fusion 360 to Ultimaker Cura for printing fails

How do I 3D print to Ultimaker Cura from Fusion 360? (from: File > 3D Print) I added Cura to the 3D print list, but whenever I click OK, the application does not open.
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Is there a more efficient methods of removing support in a model?

Is there a way of reducing the amount and strength of Model support when slicing in Cura? Cleaning a model with large amounts of support can consume large amounts of time.
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Gaps between perimeter walls; potential under extrusion?

The cube is a 2 cm x 2 cm with infill at 30 % and layer height 0.2 mm, more details can be seen below. I'm printing with PETG using an Ender 3 printer. There seems to be a gap between the perimeter ...
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Rough vertical ridges

I sometimes have a problem with rough surfaces. This problem can show up any time on vertical surfaces. In the linked picture of the problem, the area further from the camera has ridges that are sharp ...
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Is there a way to save a multi part print if one fails?

I'm printing 6 separate parts in one go, after 4 hours of printing one part failed, but the other 5 are printing nicely. Is there a way to prevent the print from printing the failed part and continue ...
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Ultimaker Cura is not always retracting in exported G-Code

TL;DR: Upper layers of a stringing pyramid test are missing retractions in the G-code. Edit 1: added printer info and additional settings. Edit 2: Clearing up confusing wording. Update: I wrote a ...
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How does wireless 3D printing work?

I was wondering how WiFi based 3D Printing works since I want to start an open source project and need some information on this. I have done some research, I have now an understanding on how the ...
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Blender file not slicing properly in Cura

I need help with a blender file not slicing properly, the results seem very strange to me. I'm pretty new to 3D printing, I have an ender 3 pro, using Cura for slicing. I have been using blender ...
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Under extrusion caused by sharp turns(?)

I have been testing my brain for the last few weeks trying to solve this problem: Some info: Printers: Sidewinder X1 | Prusa MK3S Extruder: Stock(Titan clone with volcano clone hotend) | Stock ...
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Ender 5 pro , prints lean, but only when multiple parts are printed (almost)

I can print single, large, complex parts with multiple towers with long travels between them and nothing leans. So pretty sure it is not belt tension, lash, or slop. When I add a second part to the ...
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BLTouch ender 3 pro doing a very hard end stop

I am very new to 3D printing and after finding the bed on my Ender 3 Pro to be very uneven I decided to install a bl-touch module and new firmware from TH3D. I use Cura and it works fine but it only ...
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How to get a quality print of a thin single-walled shell?

I would like to 3D print a small thin tub/mold for an epoxy resin. I have tubings inserted into holes, and I need to fix these tubings securely with epoxy (see picture below). The space is very ...

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