Questions tagged [ultimaker-cura]

Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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Setting up a brim/raft for only a portion of the overall print

I'm trying to build an assembly with one larger part (about 50 mm x 50 mm), two small parts (about 10 mm x 5 mm) each, and one part that starts with two 2 ...
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Printing rectangular grid

I am trying to print an item with a rectangular grid (using PLA on Ultimaker 2+): Holes are 4x4 mm, distance between holes (wall thickness): 1mm. I am printing with 0.4 mm nozzle. Unfortunately, ...
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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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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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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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How to fix Y layer shift on Creality Ender 3?

While printing a simple model, my printer starts to layer-shift the build in a direction suddenly. I used the default setting for ultimaker Cura 3.4.1. It has done this same thing for multiple ...
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Adding a custom printer to Cura

I'm trying to enter the settings into Cura for the printer. The manual has a screenshot of what they should be: However, when I run Cura and try to enter the settings I'm presented with different ...
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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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My first attempt at pausing a print and changing filaments resumed from the wrong position -- how do I troubleshoot?

I'm attemping my first print where I pause the print, change the filament, and resume to achieve a two-color print. My first attempt failed when the printer resumed printing over a centimeter away ...
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What should the underside of a bridge look like?

I tried out printing a "bridge" for the first time using this Bridge Calibration model. The model creator suggests printing, tweaking settings, and printing again until it works "properly." My first ...
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Settings for vase mode in CURA?

I keep hearing about vase mode, but I have some problem figuring out how to set it up in my slicer; I use CURA. So, I'd like to get some settings to do it in Ultimaker Cura, using PLA if the material ...
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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 infill percentage stop the print from sticking to the bed?

I've recently purchased an Ender 3 and have had great success with some Cura settings found on a YouTube Tutorial at 0.2 mm resolution. So then I noticed that there were default settings in Cura for ...
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Z-axis of Anet A8 always moves additional 5 mm upwards when moving X and Y-axis in Ultimaker Cura

I have an Anet A8 using the Marlin 1.1.8 Firmware. There are two (very much related) things that bother me: G00 Z0 (after auto home from printer menu which ...
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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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Help to reconcile nozzle diameter, deposited line width, and wall thickness in Cura

I need help resolving some conflicting logic between the nozzle width and shell thickness--parameters in Cura 16.021--and the physical deposited line width (width on x-y plane). DEFINITIONS For ...
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How To Trace The Line Of A Print With The Nozzle (With No Plastic Printed)

I want to calibrate my printer for my new BLTouch (Ender 3 using Marlins 1.1.9), every time I adjust the values in the configuration.h and send it to the printer I end up having to wait for the nozzle ...
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Ultimaker Cura problems with build platform size and overhang support

I am attempting to print an axial fan blade, and due to the size requirements, I have to angle it on its side (despite only being 7.44 inches in diameter...). I am using an Ultimaker 3, which I ...
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Getting a Cura Raft to stick to the object more firmly (for ABS)

I have been have a problem printing ABS with Cura on an Ender 3. I am getting good bed adhesion on the raft, but the object on top of the raft easily curls off it. See photo below. Settings: Bed ...
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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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Adding additional extrusion to a raft (raft with a skirt?)

I started using rafts more often, to get better results with complex or fragile parts, but my Ender 3 consistently under-extrudes the initial outside line of the raft (for the first inch or two, where ...
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Ender 3 seemingly speeds up too much on straight long shell lines

After few good prints with my new Ender 3, I noticed that prints with longer shell straight lines (> 5 cm) have extrusion problems in the middle of those lines. I figured that this might be ...
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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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Ultimaker Cura not always telling extruder to retract when traveling

I'm having a problem with Ultimaker Cura (v3.4.0) where it doesn't always tell the extruder to retract when performing a travel, which causes the hotend to leave a "trail" as it's moving and not start ...
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First move after Start gcode, to start position (but before printing) is way too fast

I have a delta printer. The problem is that after the start gcode is executed and the extruder head is 15 (Pic: x0) mm above the center of the plate, the first move towards the start (x1) of the ...
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Cura 3.5 doesn't launch repeatably

When I was notified by Cura that 3.5 was out, I looked at the changelog, and I installed the new version. It worked normally for a time, until once when I went to launch it and ...
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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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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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PETG filament doesn't stick reliably to fake Buildtak surface

I just got my first spool of PETG and tried to calibrate an Ultimaker Cura profile for it on my Ender 3 today with limited success. I've had severe issues with the filament not sticking to the build ...
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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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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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How to remove unwanted filament trails from sharp corners

I'm a 2-week newbie at 3D printing, working on a new Qidi Xpro machine (that is solid and one that I like). So, I do not want to believe that this issue is caused by my printer itself. I'm hoping that ...
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Why is it conventional to set line width > nozzle diameter?

I recently became curious about the Line Width setting in Cura and why one might change it if they aren't using different size nozzle. Since I've gotten my Ender 3, I've always kept the line width ...
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Cura acting REALLY sluggish all of a sudden

I've been using Cura on my computer for a while now, (at least a month) but all of a sudden the entire interface has become noticeably sluggish. Whenever I scroll through the profile parameters list ...
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(Cura setting) How can I fix this? No top layer

problem solved by resetting cura. I have problems like this: How can I fix this? I can't find the right setting. Also, what are these yellow lines? Do you know how to remove them? They disappear ...
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Slicing problem - Slic3r prusa

I'm trying to slice this model: https://www.shapeways.com/product/VVNUVZ6JL/dread-warrior?optionId=66361748&li=user-profile I'm using a .4mm nozzle and .1mm layer height. When using slic3r some ...
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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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Show the time index in Cura Layer View playback

Cura has a layer view feature that lets you watch a simulation of the extruder head as it lays down material at each layer. Is it possible to get Cura to show a time stamp as it does this? That would ...
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Does Cura have an algorithm for any infill percentage or does it just have specific patterns?

Looking in the Cura interface, I can set any whole number 0-100 for the infill percentage. Does Cura have an algorithm to calculate a pattern for any of those possible values, or does it have a few ...
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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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Cura confused as to what's touching the buildplate?

I'm very new to 3D printing, but so far I've been able to print a couple things off Thingiverse without issue. However, as I'm trying to print another part, I've run into a situation where Cura is ...
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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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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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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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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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Cura slicer, enforce Z move before layer change

I am slicing with Cura and Slic3r and one important thing that I recently took my attention is that cura positions head in start point of the new layer and then lifts the nozzle. That caused my few ...
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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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How is the E argument calculated for a given G1 command?

I'm working on building a tool to generate G-code (a simpler slicer), and I'm trying to calculate how much filament should be extruded per movement. Is there a standard calculation for this? ...
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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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Flashforge Dreamer not able to read Cura created G-code file

I'm using a second hand Flashforge Dreamer with ABS filament and Cura as slicer. The Flashforge Dreamer cannot read the printing (G-code) file Cura creates, I think due to not knowing what the ...

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