Questions tagged [ultimaker-cura]

Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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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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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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Anet A8 ignores extruder temperature?

I don't understand what's wrong with my G-code. I have set the printing temperature to 195 °C but when I try to print, the target temperature is always 0 °C and printing never starts. I have tried ...
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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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"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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Trouble printing small thin pole

3D-printing newbie here. I have a Geeetech's Prusa i3 mk2 B. I'm trying to print this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1358311 That's a mold, with 2 external parts and a core. The exterior prints ...
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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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Cura imports FreeCAD stl wrong

I am trying to import an STL file, I created in FreeCAD. It has a hole in the hull of the object and behind that hole there are two pins inside the object (see attached FreeCAD screenshot). When I ...
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Layer Separation Where A Previous Layer Ends

I have a problem with my prints having a small separation gap between layers when I have a corner and the Z layer ends or starts for a partial distance. The gap reminds me of a gap between a print and ...
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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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Internal wall does not print in horizontal print orientation

I have an object that has cutouts in it (alignment pins fit in the cutouts). The shape of the hole is a right triangle with the point clipped off to create a flat surface in the deep part of the hole. ...
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Print came out like a wafer

I'm not sure how else to describe it. There's probably a name for this but I just don't know it. But the bottom few layers came out great, but the rest came out kind of like a triscuit. Below are pics ...
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Can I use a 0 mm top layer thickness in Ultimaker Cura to create an open box?

Let's say I'm modeling a simple open-top rectangular box to slice via Cura for printing. Normally I would set up a solid box of the size I want in the modeler, and then subtract a slightly smaller box ...
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Lines appearing during ironing

I'm new to 3D printing, but have been having relative success with the Ender 5 Pro and Cura. I'm making some coasters and using the ironing feature to smooth out the top layer. This is mostly working ...
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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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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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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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Ender 3 Distorted Calibration Cube

Issue: My Ender 3 is creating distorted prints with layer separation and deformations. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Setup: Ender 3 TH3D EZABL Auto Bed Leveling 1.75 mm ABS filament (...
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Problems with STL model in Ultimaker Cura

I want to print a piece of fruit modeled in Blender. It is an STL file. Please note that I am an absolute beginner at 3D printing models. What do these red zones mean? What is wrong about the mesh ...
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My 3D model is printing with missing parts when sliced in Ultimaker Cura

I have been working hard the last year on the model below. I am new to everything 3D that is modeling and especially 3D printing. I have however successfully concluded quite a good number of 3D prints ...
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cura shows different Z heights

Cura v2.5.0 I've been working in Blender for some time, so I have experience with exporting stl from it with exact size and I had no scale issues with slicing. But today cura showed a strange thing. ...
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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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Strange walls/faces when importing self made model from Blender to Cura 3

I wanted to create a coin stacking device similar to this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:499177 But I wanted to only 3 coins, 5c, 2c, and 1c. Unfortunately the STL came in pretty messy after ...
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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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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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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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PLA Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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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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FLSUN QQ doesn't print and stops at Z=15 mm

When I try to print something that is not the test model already on the SD, which means when I try to slice something in Cura 4 and than I start the print, the nozzle stops at Z=15 mm and only ...
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Deactivate combing in first layer

I noticed a problem with the combing feature. When I print the first layer with combing set to “not in skin” the extruder does not retract on the first layer. That leads to ugly oozing strings in the ...
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Problem printing circles/holes on Anycubic I3 mega

For some time I've been struggling to print models with holes going all the way through from top to bottom. Models without those holes print out just fine. I've spend quite some time on levelling the ...
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Can't find a usable temperature for PLA

I have a Monoprice MP10 Mini, a cut-down Creality CR-10 with lobotomized firmware. Heated bed. I'm trying to do PLA prints, but have been unable to find a usable temperature. If I set the ...
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Seemingly random lines on the surface

I'm getting seemingly random lines scattered across the top surface of my prints: Printer: Anycubic i3 mega Slicer: Cura 3.2.1 Printer chosen in Cura: Prusa i3, Gcode flavor changed to RepRap Cura ...
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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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Prints coming out very stringy

So these past few days I have been 3D printing again with my Ender 3 with PETG and 0.4 mm nozzle and while I have been using the same setting as usual I am seeing an unusual amount of stringing ...
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Extruder doesn't retract on inner wall lines thereby causing stringing

I am trying to stop the stringing that occurs on one of my prints, I have set it so that it retracts the filament which does stop it during the extrusion of the outer wall layer, however when it comes ...
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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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Dots in Cura on Prepare-mode

When I load a figure in Cura 4.6.1 I get weird dots all over my figure in Prepare-mode. How come, and can I turn it off? It's on every model I load :( I am fairly ...
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How to resume an unfinished project

I was printing a lid for a box in my Ender 3 pro printer. But I don't know why it stopped printing and moved aside when it does in finished printings. This happened at midnight and I didn't see it ...
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Low Accuracy while perfect travel movement

I own an older Anet A6. Flashed the Marlin Firmware on it (and think I configured it properly). Also updated to the latest 2.0.5.3 some days ago). The nozzle is a 0.4 mm one, direct drive ...
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Why do slicers have nozzle size settings? [duplicate]

It seems to me that the size of hole in the nozzle shouldn't matter in and of itself. If you program in the layer height and line width, then the same amount of plastic has to be extruded, no matter ...
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Where is a reputable place to download Ultimaker Cura?

I noticed that my version of Ultimaker Cura was out of date, so I tried to go to their website and download a new version. For whatever reason, I could not get the download link to work properly in ...
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Gobs of filament during initial movement of extruder

I have successfully printed a few models on my Maker Select V2 (Wanhao Duplicator i3) including 3D Benchy, but I'm seeing a consistent problem with a model that I've sliced with Cura. The extruder ...
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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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Brim around just one section

I'm looking to print this item: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4274950 I want to lay it flat on the bed, 90° to how it's shown on Thingiverse. The problem is there's the one little corner on ...
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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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