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Loose filament hairs on print

I'm printing a vase using Spiralize Outer Contour. On each print, I run into the issue you see in the photos. There's random 'hairs' of filament spread across the print. I think it is because there ...
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How to find the orientation that uses the least amount of support material in CURA?

I want to print a protein model, given any orientation there are a large number of overhangs, making it difficult to judge by eye which orientation uses the least support material. Is there a tool in ...
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Weird bed leveling issue

To start, here's what I'm working with: Ender 3 pro fitted with a BL Touch, Creality firmware 2.0.8.2, Octoprint and Bed Visualizer, Cura 5.2.1. Slicing a 200 mm square crosshair file to test/center ...
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Getting OctoPrint to continue printing when I put my PC to sleep?

What I saw Last night, I sliced a Califlower in Cura, used the "Send to OctoPrint" option to send it to the printer via the OctoPrint Connection plugin (the standard Cura OctoPrint plugin at ...
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Deformed 45 deg angle on outer wall

I have tried a couple different fixes but none worked, when watching the printer it looks like the head accelerates suddenly when printing that wall. However, when looking at the gcode the ...
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Why Cura cannot slice this object?

I drew this object by myself using Blender: Importing the STL in Cura v5.3.1 under Ubuntu 23.10 I'm able to slice it for a Sovol SV04 printer, but if I select the Dremel 3D45 printer it fails: I don'...
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How can I reduce stringing on very small parts?

I'm trying to print a 30% version of this High Bypass Engine Nacelle, but I'm having some quality issues with the high pressure turbine compression stages. I've uploaded several photos to Imgur here, ...
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Does Cura's M0 pause work to pause an Ultimaker 2+ (Extended) print?

I want to make a print where I swap color halfway through. I have tried doing something similar with a 2+ Connect before, and what the internet told me then was to go into Ultimaker Cura and modify ...
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Can Cura apply multiple Z-offsets across the bed to "flatten" the print area?

We have a Tronxy X5SA 400 Pro which uses a TR sensor to "auto-level" the printing bed. It samples 16 positions across the bed (4 x 4) and provides a +/- level from its initial measurement. ...
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Is there a way to get a "vase mode" for multiple wall prints if you just change the order the walls are printed on each layer?

I was pretty fascinated with vase mode print results thinking it would be awesome if this could be done with at least 2 (or more) walls. Initially I was told that its not possible because the printer ...
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Encountering some weird layer gaps on the last few lines of a particular print

I'm working on printing the 3D Printable Jet Engine w/ Minimal Printing Supports and I'm having a surprising amount of difficulty printing the fan. The fan seems to print fine, right up until the last ...
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Why does Cura remove a part of a model when slicing?

Some parts of this model when slicing in Cura are just being deleted. Here is the part of the model before slicing; notice how there is a wall between the threads and the inside And after slicing, ...
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How can I get Cura's slicer settings to save into the G-code in a way that Moonraker/Klipper can read them?

I've been using Klipper and Cura for a while now (somewhat new to 3D printing), and I notice whenever I import a new G-code file to Klipper, none of the Slicer settings from Cura display in the G-code ...
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Does Ultimaker Cura account for the printhead in the print space?

I'm currently trying to print a really tall item that is somewhat width dependent (it's a dice tower, so I can't make it too small or thin or the dice won't travel through it properly) and it reaches ...
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Ender 3 s1 Pro, Cura, and Bondtech CHT 0.4 mm nozzle

So I swapped the standard Ender 3 S1 Pro 0.4 mm nozzle to a Bondtech CHT 0.4 mm nozzle to increase my flow rate, but I am a newb and not really sure what to do to start dialing this in. I have not ...
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Is there a way to reflect 'filament color change' in Cura-generated thumbnails?

I'm using the OctoPrint plugin Cura Thumbnails along with the Filament Change post-processing plugin in Cura 5.5: I want to create multi-color thumbnails that keep into account the 'Filament Change' ...
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Do OctoPrint or Marlin support "ironing" and additional printing states?

Currently, OctoPrint shows a printer state such as "Printing" as shown below: But is there is a way such as via a Cura script or OctoPrint Plugin to insert a special g-code and let ...
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Is there a way to set the installed nozzle size (and installed filament color) in the Marlin firmware (or OctoPrint software)?

In addition to this question: Is there a (common) way to embed used Slicer settings inside the G-code file?. I'm considering writing a Cura script and OctoPrint plugin because what I want seems to be ...
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Why are my Cura generated thumbnails showing in one flat color without any depth?

I recently started using this Slicer Thumbnails plugin in OctoPrint and added the steps to my Cura 5.5 slicer. However, my thumbnails are in one color, like this: And are not showing any depth as ...
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What are the pros and cons of automatically turning off stepper motors after a print? Does it increase the stepper motor's lifetime?

I've noticed several times that one of my stepper motors is making a slight noise after a print is finished, indicating it's still enabled; also, the axes are still statically positioned and unmovable....
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What is the best time interval and method to stop heating the bed to start releasing before the print is finished?

I want to end the bed heating approximately X minutes before the print is finished so that the bed starts cooling and releasing the print. Since an object can have different sizes and printing one ...
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Is there a (common) way to embed used Slicer settings inside the G-code file?

Non-G-code data can be embedded in G-code files, like embedded base64 encoded thumbnails. I was wondering, is there is a common way to include (at least the most important) slicer settings that were ...
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Is it possible to change slicing line direction/type for small geometries?

Using Cura, I'm trying to change the direction of just a section of my print. I want it to print zig zag instead of straight lines. Just the way my part is intended to be used it'd be much better to ...
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Support on tiny leg

When slicing with Cura, a "flying" support was added. Why would it happen and how to fix it? Top-side view: Bottom-side view: Bottom view: As expected, the support failed. Note, the ...
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Cura 5.4.0 Added "Print as support" Cylinder adds support to regions where there is no model. How to limit support to those areas that need it?

I added a cylinder object to my model and changed the object type from normal to "Print as support." After slicing, the cylinder appears as support but this support exists in areas where ...
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How can I improve my print quality?

Printing on an Ender 3 V2 Neo, using Cura to slice, PETG-filament. I printed a 3DBenchy and there is a fair bit of stringing and the layers are showing. The roof looks a little bit weird, the printer ...
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Ender 3 printing fails with several Cura profiles

I have just purchased the Creality Ender 3 Printer and tried to print the model that comes with it on the SD card and the print was completed successfully with amazing quality details. So far, so good....
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Printing hollow shell with concave recess ("fill plug") -- Cura automatically fills in "fill plug"

I am trying to print a hollow shell from a mesh I generated in Blender. The model itself has zero-thickness and I am using Cura "walls" option to create the print. However. The model is ...
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Underextrusion on top of curves

Every time I print a dome-like shape, some of the last layers will be under extruded. Strangely, the very last few layers extrude fine. So, I just end up with ugly unextruded halos on all of my prints ...
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Why are flat sections printing rough?

This is not a duplicate of Ender 3 first print some area is smooth but some is rough? -- that question has vertical, curved surfaces that are rough. My vertical, curved surfaces are fine; it is ...
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Set Ultimaker Cura 5.1 default save name

I use SD cards to print on a Printrbot Simple Metal, and the Simple will automatically print the file named auto0.g. The issue here is that Cura, by default, saves ...
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Missing walls in Cura after slicing

I designed some line art figure in Blender using several Bezier Curves, converted them all to Meshes, joined them to one Mesh and converted it back to a Curve. Then I extracted the curve and set a ...
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Stringing problem with Anycubic Vyper

I replaced my Ender 3 by an Anycubic Vyper, the problem is that all the print have stringing. I tried all the night to change the retraction, change the temperature, but I can get a piece without ...
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What is PrusaSlicer showing as the world Z position?

I'm continuing my previous question with another one. I managed to figure out how to tell the slicer to consider a Z Offset to be able to print on top of a previous print, but the prusa interface is ...
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Why Cura refuse to slice this object?

I downloaded this SpaceNavErgoStand_for Space Navigator NB USB from Thingiverse. But Cura 5.3.1 refuses to slice it: I'm aware I can file a bug report, but before I'm kindly asking here if there is ...
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Let the nozzle wait on the parking position

The Sovol SV04 has a "parking" position for the nozzles (i.e. X = -60), outside the bed area. The parking position has a small basket below to catch little pieces of the filament, and a ...
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Gaps in infill only - walls are perfect

I'm printing for the first times on my new Sovol SV04, using their PLA @ 210 °C (after printing a temp tower). The walls and top layers are almost perfect, but the infill has a lot of gaps between ...
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How to improve flat, large areas over supports

I have a similar issue like this one. I'm using Cura 5.3.1, a Dremel 3D45 and PLA+ by eSun. The printings are almost perfect and repeatable. The only issue is about flat and large areas over supports. ...
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Weird slicing of threads in Cura

So I'm trying to print this part which has some external threads, for some reason Cura puts a lot of start/stops right on the surface of threads. And it makes the thread all dashed/choppy. The ...
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How to print the outer contour before inner lines with Cura?

I would like to print the outer contour without extraction, and after that print the straight lines between the contour. I attached a picture how Cura does the slicing. It does several extractions ...
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Preview bug in Cura 4.10.0

I am interested in 3D printing projects and I use the Cura program for that purpose. Lately, when I preview my models in the Cura program to prepare for printing, I encounter an error and my prints ...
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How to print a Single face (one sided) 3D scan

I took a scan using Polycam on my phone of a 3D object and exported it, but when put it in Cura it says there are missing surfaces, and I’m pretty sure this is because it’s only taken face-on, there ...
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Set Model as Support - Support Settings?

I am currently trying to print an object, "model A", together with another object, "model B", that I want to use solely as a support structure. Regarding Ultimaker, I can set "...
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Help needed with weird corner issue in prusa slicer

I've been dealing with 3D printing for a few weeks now. I'm trying to figure what is wrong with my print sliced in PrusaSlicer. Here's how the filleted bottom of my cube should look like: Now, this ...
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Print output missing sides

I tried to print my first object, which is the calibration cube downloaded from here, XYZ 20mm Calibration Cube. However, the output has a visible infill on all sides: I think this is because some ...
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Can any slicers adjust the layer height based on which layer is being printed? (FDM)

Hypothetically, if one has a print consisting of very simple shapes at some z-heights but very complicated shapes at other z-heights, it seems like it might be a good idea to run the overall mesh with ...
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What Cura setting is messing up my prints?

After fiddling with the settings on my Cura profile, my Ender 3 S1 is now messing up my prints in a weird way. While printing, it just pauses at a corner on all the layers of the print for a second or ...
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Cura slicer setting to make the printer fill the transition layer between two layer structure

Not sure if this question is asked before, I am pretty new to 3D printing and not sure how people name this sort of problems. So my problem is, when I have a structure that have some protruding parts ...
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Gaps in walls Cura

I'm new to the 3D printing world and I'm using the default options of Ultimaker Cura to slice and print a couple of cookie cutters. I have a model that looks alright, but when I slice it, some walls ...
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Math in Cura start G-code expressions?

My printer's hot end heats up way faster than the bed. Still, it takes its sweet time, and Cura's default startup sequence: heat the bed, wait for bed to reach target temperature, heat hot-end, wait ...
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