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Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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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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Pronterface won't connect to Printrbot Simple metal with error message

I am using Ultimaker Cura to try and get my simple metal back up and running again. It is the strangest thing as this thing has printed decently for four years with just one calibration being the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which slicer (Voxelizer or Cura) for Zmorph printer?

Can I use Cura generated G-codes in Zmorph 3D printer? Zmorph comes with its own slicing software (Voxelizer) but it only takes a 2D drawing as input and layer height is the only parameter that can be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does printing outer walls last cause corner curling?

In an old question I just self-answered, I had ongoing problems with corner curling that went away due to my switching to using Cura's Outer Before Inner Walls (...
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Filament getting stuck after 1.5 hours of printing

Problem: After about 1.5 hours of printing on my modified Anet A8 the (converted to Bowden) extruder begins to make a clicking noise. The filament is not being pushed through the hotend (E3D V6, it is ...
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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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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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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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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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RF100 Settings after reinstalling firmware

I have an RF100 v.1 printer with stock software (again) onboard. After my attempt of changing firmware, the X-axis motor decided to stray printhead away out of the borders of the printer and somehow ...
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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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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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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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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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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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weird part slices with horizontally printed holes

I just made a remix of that mod to have a more rigid chassis for Z axis. While the parts are a little too heavy to my taste, I did import the STL to FreeCAD and made some adjustments before printing. ...
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Z offset in Marlin is not working recently

My printer is ignoring the "Z offset" setting in Cura and the "Bed Z" stored in the printer LCD settings? It has been working before but after a firmware update of my printer, it ...
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Nozzle digging into print after filament change

So I recently watched a YouTube video on using Cura to modify a G-code to pause at a certain height in order to change filament (using an Ender 3 Pro) first time I did it, it worked fine but now when ...
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Custom print end G-code not working

I'm the owner of a CR-10S Pro printer. I wanted to add some extra steps to the end of the printing process, like turning of the fans (noisy still, waiting for a new set of fans). I'm using ...
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How to fix a Duet3D board on an Ender 3 frame pausing mid-print

I have just installed a Duet3D Wifi 2 on an Ender 3 Pro. I sliced my first print using Cura and uploaded it via the web interface. It prints fine, except that it pauses for 10 seconds several times ...
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3D Printer only printing half of an object

My 3D printer is only printing half of the object I want to print. I have a WANHAO i3 Mini and i use Cura, I've added some images below that shows the problem: I entered this values as Settings: ...
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Object is supposed to be symmetrical, but the bottom edge is flattened, why?

The object is supposed to be symmetrical, but it printed with a flat edge. Cura 4.5 even generated support material to make it round, but then it came out like this: I tried printing it in the pegs ...
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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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