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What is the minimum density that could be used for support?

Printing support structures often are really a mess to remove especially with higher densities. The default support density in Cura is 15% that is extremely hard to remove without damaging something, ...
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Maker Select Plus 3D Printer Head Size Settings for Cura

I want to print multiple objects in a single G-code file on my Maker Select Plus 3D Printer. On the Cura "Machine>Machine Settings..." menu, what are the correct settings for "Printer head size" in ...
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CR-10 Smart with weak infill

I had a hard time printing some parts as the brim was printed very well contrary to the first layer, wall, and especially infill. I noticed that filament lines were too thin when printing walls, ...
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TronXY X1 Configure bed offsets

I have this printer with the 1.1.6 Marlin. The issue with it is when the printer starts printing the position of the hotend is offset I am using Cura as the slicer. There, I tried this G-code to ...
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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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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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Unusual printing after upgrading

So I've just done a full upgrade to my machine in by no means a beginner but this issue is stumping me, and a few other veterans that I've asked. Steps Completed: E-Steps extruding a perfect 100 mm ...
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Multiple unattended prints using extruder to sweep build plate?

I read something the other day about a guy who found a way to knock over completed prints with the printer head itself, then slide them to the edge of the build plate, where they fall into a box/...
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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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Adaptive infill density in small region

I'm using Ultimaker Cura to slice my 3D models, and I often have a problem with object with dimensions over multiple orders of magnitudes. Basically, if I set an Infill of 20 %, the infill is ...
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Writing G-code : swiping at start of print

Ok, I did it, I ordered myself an Ender-3, a genuine 24V e3D hotend, inductive sensor and some better tubing/clamps to cope with the problem the CR10/Ender line has occasionally. But now I need to ...
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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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How to configure Cura to run the Z probe before heating

I'm using Cura as my slicing/printing software and I just started using the BuildTak printing surface. The BuildTak is damaged by pushing a hot nozzle into it and my printer's (Robo3D R1+) ...
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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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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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Is it possible to change the orientation that filament is laid down for the top layer in Cura Slicer?

In Cura Slicer, is it possible to change the direction that the filament is laid down when making the top layer? For example, in the above picture the filiment is laid down at about 45 degrees to the ...
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Missing outer wall on some layers?

It seems there are some missing lines on the outer wall on the Z-axis with my prints. I'm not able to pinpoint the problem. Does anyone have ideas about what might be wrong with my setup/settings? ...
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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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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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What techniques are needed to minimise layer separation after filament change?

I have been trying to make some small signs, and to highlight the text by changing between black and white filament at a layer just above where the text comes out of the back plate. I've used Cura 4....
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Nozzle always "randomly" moves to 0 during print, then resumes

I recently bought an Anet A8 (https://pevly.com/anet-a8-3d-printer-review/). I've managed to get everything up and running, leveled the board, but am now running into a problem. At the start of the ...
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How do I fix infill support in Cura?

I am making this dog feeder. My goal is to 3D print it using an Ender 3 V2. I am using Cura to slice it. When I slice it, though, Cura does not see the Top part (Dispenser box) as a solid piece. And ...
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Simultaneous heating of extruder and bed at start of print

I notice that if I print from Cura without preheating the printer, it will first raise the bed temperature and then raise the extruder temperature. The G-code it generates is: ...
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How to set the Z home offset

I have what I thought would be a simple question. I don't have an auto leveling probe, I do my leveling manually with 4 screws and a piece of paper (I measured the thickness to 0.1 mm). For the ...
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Fixing stringing within <80% flow print out is weak

Here are the details: Creality CR 10-S5 BLTouch leveling sensor Micro Swiss Direct Drive filament upgrade kit Bed is 66 °C. I tried dozens of temperatures starting at 205 °C and going all the way ...
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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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Why is there a "dotted line" in my "larger" prints

For some reason, my larger prints, or rather the ones that I create, have this "dotted" line in them. And, that line usually splits into two pieces. I use Ultimaker Cura for a slicer, I use ...
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Part not adhering to the raft

I'm having a very odd problem where my part is not sticking to the raft. I'm using support material, with a very large overhang angle (70°). However I don't think this is the cause, as the side of 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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Initial Layer Line width in PrusaSlicer

In Cura, there is a setting called: Initial Layer Line Width. What is its equivalent in PrusaSlicer?
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Any way to have slicer make a stronger lattice work?

I'm trying to 3D print a lattice work or truss, basically some beams forming a rectangle and additional beams forming the diagonals and where those beams cross, they should be fused. So, something ...
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Blobs or white patches in lithophane

I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits. But ...
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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 that I should be worried about or not. ...
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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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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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My 3D printer shows inbuilt designs, but my designs are invisible

My designs are invisible on 3D printer LCD screen, i.e. the name of my design is showing up, but the part is missing and if I slice it with the software given by the 3D-printer company it works, but ...
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Ender 3 severe under-extrusion

I've been using my Ender 3 for about four months now and it's been working wonderfully. The print quality is amazing and all the prints are very strong. Then about three weeks ago, my entire system ...
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Bottom Layer Compression (over extrusion) - Can't get rid of it

I've been trying to find a solution to a problem I've been having recently whereby the bottom layers of my print (1.2 mm; 12 layers) are either being compressed. over extruded or both. The ...
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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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What is this printing error and how can it be fixed?

I am not sure what this error is called but would like to learn how to correct it. There is an error at the very top of the print, and then the lower layers at the bottom of the top section. Printing ...
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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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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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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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Can't connect Cura to my Anet A8 on OSX 10.11.6

I finished the mount of my Anet A8, tested everything and apparently it was ok. I installed the driver that came with it, CH341SER_MAC, turned on the printer, ...
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Issues With Cura 4.6.1 Effecting Text Width On The Initial Layer

I'm have an issue where Cura 4.6.1 is effecting the width of certain characters if the part is orented to print them on the the bottom. The initial layer seems to be the only layer that is effected. ...
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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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