Questions tagged [ultimaker-cura]

Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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Alternating number of lines for the shell between layers

Is is possible to have alternating numbers of lines for the outer wall between each layer? So, say, one layer will have 3 lines for the wall, the next layer, 2, then the next layer 3, then 2 again, ...
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Sketchup designed "Block with hole" printed solid in Cura

When I export my SketchUp STL model to Cura it looks good in solid mode but in the layers mode some holes are filled up. To find the reason why, I broke down the original model by deleting the parts ...
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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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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 does not print whole object

Just took delivery of a massive Anycubic Chiron to my house and have been trying to get it printing successfully for supplies for fellow clinic staff. For some reason, it is only printing a portion of ...
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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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Lack of smoothness / homogeneity in several first layers of print

I have a LultzBot TAZ 6 3D printer and the software I use for my prints is "Cura LulzBot Edition - 3.6.3". All of my printing settings/parameters are at their defaults (i.e. no personal customization ...
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Cura Parameter Confusion: Initial Layer Flow Rate

I have a LultzBot TAZ 6 3D printer and the software I use for my prints is "Cura LulzBot Edition - 3.6.3". Recently, I have begun to play around with the parameters in Cura relating to initial layer ...
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Marlin 2.0.x bugfix 2nd extruder not working

I am using the SKR PRO board on a dual extruder 3D printer. I have tried Curaengine and Slic3r in Repetier-host. The printer firmware is handling the offset fine (it prints in the right spot for ...
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Uneven walls, not solid

I'm using Cura 4.5.0 and an Ultimaker S5 The walls in my model are coming out not solid. I don't have a clue why. When I open the STL in Sketchup it has all these weird lines. I don't know how they ...
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Reasons for a PLA print not sticking to bed all the sudden?

Plastic: Same Matterhacker PLA (filament I use every day) Printer: Anycubic i3 Mega (the one I use every day) Slicer: Ultimaker Cura 4.2.1 I don't know what's causing it, I haven't changed any slicer ...
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Big cracks on the Layer view in the Preview mode of Cura

I designed a part on Fusion 360 that looks like this: The part is very small, about 20 mm for 10 mm. I'm then importing it to Cura and I notice they are huge cracks on the part when ...
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Print of fine hole seems to twist

My model is a keycap for mechanical keyboards. There is the cap itself, and a stem with a hole in the form of a cross, which fits the switches themselves. I print in the same position as it is ...
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Issue with 3D printer making super thin layers

Recently I've been having trouble printing properly on my Creality Ender-3 printer. I ran a pretty long print (approx. 15 hours) that turned out really well. I then started printing an attachment for ...
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Cura projecting floating print onto build plate during slicing

I'm trying to do a multifilament print on my single extruder machine. So I separated out the models based on filament, and imported the parts into Cura. I ensured that "Automatically drop models to ...
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Sloped bridges in Cura

I'm trying to print this model of a boat: It has 2 keels joined by 5 bridges, but the top of each keel is curved, so while the middle part is mostly flat, the bridge on the back has a bit of a slope (...
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Poor surface quality when sweep interrupted

I just started 3D printing a few weeks ago, so I'm still trying to get a handle on the tricks. I printed something with a flat surface and a few raised pieces (shown below). I'm pretty happy with the ...
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Simplify3D, connection disapear after slice

I have a problem with some models like this (trim_tabs version) : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3401852 When I import the model on simplify, the tabs are sticky to the model (see pic3.png) but ...
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Cura how to fix "on air support" [duplicate]

I'm trying to generate G-code for handle in Cura. Unfortunately Cura generates wrong supports - first layer of support has now background in starts in the air (see attached files) So how to fix it? ...
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Why are skirts designed the way they are?

I understand the purpose of printing with a skirt (or at least, I think I do): it gets the filament warmed up and flowing properly, in order to avoid extrusion problems while starting to print the ...
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How to slice thin curved wall

I'm trying to print a part with thin walls. I've designed it with wall 1.2 mm thick, so that I should get three 0.4 mm lines. This works just fine for the straight lines, but for the ...
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How to ease the process of removing support for miniatures

I have recently bought an Anycubic i3 Mega S 3D printer. I'm using the stock nozzle (.4 mm) and I print with the plastic it came with (ABS). I'm using ...
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Writing G-code: Audible Alert at end of print

Often, the pre-generated G-code is enough for start and end. However, sometimes we want to have something different. In this case: how to generate an audible alert of something like 4 bleeps at the ...
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first layer tearing

I have an Anet A8 and have a problem with my first layer. I printed nice prints but starting today the first layer is tearing in the middle: Any idea how to fix this?
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Stuttering extrusion after layer change

I am currently encountering a problem where under certain circumstances, the extruder stutters when it starts a new layer. I am printing on an Anycubic i3 Mega and am slicing with Cura 3.6.0. The ...
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"Seams" in first layer

My first layers started to have these "seams" in them. I am printing on the Anycubic Ultrabase. Any other layer is fine. Has anyone else experienced similar problems or an idea of how to debug this ...
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Test print coming out spongy

I acquired an Anycubic Chiron yesterday. I went through the leveling procedure and I think the level test print came out okay so I printed a 20 mm calibration cube and a benchy. Both of these ...
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How to save the post processing scripts configuration with Cura?

I have made a temperature ⨉ fan speed tower which needed 3x9-1 ChangeAtZ post processing scripts and it took me quite much time to configure them all (and check it twice). Is there a way to save this, ...
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Cura is printing support on nothing?

I am new on 3D printing, but I cannot understand how support structures (in Ultimaker Cura 4.4.1) can stand if they do not lay on anything, but air. Throwing everything away after 9 hours of printing ...
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Filament spreading apart and stringy on first layer

I keep having this issue on prints where the first layer has stringy lines that don't stick together. I've tried the following things Replaced nozzle and throat Used new filament (to rule out ...
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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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Random lines are being printed?

I recently got a Creality Ender-3, and tried printing a few things for some tests. I’ve printed a cube and just printed a cylindrical tube today, and I notice each time, it adds this random line on ...
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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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What's the difference between "Initial Layer Width" and "Initial Layer Flow" in Cura?

I'm trying to increase adhesion of the first layer (as well as to fill gaps for a more even surface) by squeezing more material against the bed. The obvious way of doing that in Cura is by increasing ...
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Adjusting Z-axis (Monoprice Maker Select)

Have a Monoprice Maker Select v2 and have recently changed to an Anycubic Ultrabase glass plate. In Cura, the model I am printing is in the middle, as shown here: but the printer puts it around 2/3 ...
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Cura 4.4 missing object parts

I have this image in STL But it seems cura skipped the lower panel entirely when slicing the STL. The base is thick, as you can see here, but it is still missing in Preview, and Cura seems to ...
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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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Getting bumps/warts on surface, Cura doesn't want to comb?

I have not been able to print smooth and round shapes using Cura 3.3.1 (or earlier) without bumps. I think they are seams? The filament is PLA. Combing is enabled, which I thought makes it so that ...
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Gaps in Cura's Slicing for Monoprice Select Mini V2

Why does this happen (circled in red), and how can I fix it? It is making my prints come out horrible. Not shown in the picture, but the option "Coasting" was Enabled: Coasting Volume 0.064 mm3 ...
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Monoprice Select Mini V2 retraction/stringing problem

I have a Monoprice Select Mini V2 and I’ve recently been having issues with little strings that are thick and sturdy sticking off of models: I used Ultimaker Cura v3.4.1 to slice this model: Basic ...
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Under extrusion, looking for specific information

Have a Monoprice maker select with a Micro Swiss hotend, and am using Cura IIIP. Edit: plus Janbex PLA 1.75mm filament. Trying to print a Pi camera mount, but am getting (I believe) under extrusion, ...
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Compensating for smaller extruder gear [duplicate]

Assume somebody has a Monoprice Maker Select and has changed from the original brass extruder gear to a D4 Plus one, which is slightly smaller (10.6 vs 10.9 mm outer diameter). This person might be ...
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Monoprice Select Mini v2 - Some Prints Freeze

I am having an issue where several prints I downloaded from thingiverse causing my printer to freeze in the first minute of the print. The print head stops, pushes out a small amount of PLA and then ...
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Why does my model stop printing at the same spot?

I have a Monoprice Maker Select v2 printer which has a printing height of 7". I tried to print this trophy. The first time I printed, it stopped about 3/4 of the way (about 5.5"). I use Ultimaker ...
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How to determine real printing speed (TEVO Tarantula/Cura)?

Recently I noticed that Cura always is giving me less printing time than the print itself takes on my TEVO Tarantula with Marlin firmware. The time difference is about 15 %, at requested 50 ...
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Can't seem to fix over extrusion

I'm struggling to get my printer up and running for a few days now. The problem is as follows. I got a test model of a cube (40x40 mm) and everytime I try to print it, the nozzle creates these '...
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Does CuraEngine get some advantage slicing cylinders to move the head back to the center twice on each layer?

To date I have used RepG and Repetier with CuraEngine to do my slicing. In various instances when printing a layer of a cylinder it will start in the middle and head out toward either side. Then it ...
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Strange layer separation issues on Ender 3

I got my Ender 3 a couple weeks ago. Within a couple days of test prints, I was able to get it working pretty well. Prints looked great. However, I installed a more permanent solution to my X-Gantry ...
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How to pause a print to insert something in a cavity using Ultimaker Cura?

I have a model that contains a cavity, into which I want to insert a piece of metal, so I can use a magnet to stick to the print. How can I introduce a pause into the G-code without manipulating it ...
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Cura 4.3.0 does not pause on Renkforce RF100 V2.2

Cura (version 4.3.0) has the ability to insert a post processing script to your print. I tried this for printing a key cover around my door key (similar to this question). I designed the STL file with ...

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