Questions tagged [ultimaker-cura]

Questions about the slicing program called Ultimaker Cura.

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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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How to solve spillage problem?

I've done calibration test with "Concentric circle test" (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11895) and at specific points there are little bumped points on the print. Also Thingiverse page of the test ...
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How to prevent stringing with 0.25 mm nozzle?

When I print with a 0.4  mm nozzle I have no problem with stringing at all but because I need a more detailed print I must use a 0.25 mm nozzle. I use Ultimaker Cura and an Anycubic i3 Mega....
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Entwined fiber-filled filament stops extruding after a few layers

I recently took my first shot at printing with specialty filament -- Entwined by 3-D Fuel -- on a Lulzbot TAZ having an 0.5mm nozzle. (Note that this is the original Entwined, not the mid-2018 "v2" ...
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Ultimaker Cura 3.6 choosing to fill in narrow walls with diagonal striping

I'm playing with printing some Lego-like bricks. I'm using brick models where the wall thicknesses are aligned to match an exact multiple of my printer nozzle (.4 mm nozzle = 1.2 mm brick ...
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Inconsistent inner/outer dimensions

Using CuraEngine with my Ender 3, I'm getting what I'd call inconsistent inner and outer dimensions - for example, a nominally 3 mm peg is significantly larger than a 3 mm hole, and it takes ...
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Layer height issues creating partial top layer

Cura is slicing my object (a gear with text) with a partial top layer, and I believe it has to do with layer height and rounding issues. I have been able to solve this at specific heights 10-14mm ...
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Unable to export all objects to a STL in AutoCAD

I made a pressing stamp in AutoCAD 2013 for stamping letters, but I'm having difficulties to save the file. I can save it anyhow in any format, but when it comes to .STL, some parts just doesn't show. ...
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Height of the prints are always larger

This problem is driving me crazy, no, seriously speaking. I bought this printer this week and started to calibrate for accurate dimensions. I printed the one-and-only calibration cube (20x20x20 also a ...
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Over-extrusion on curved surfaces?

I am having issues with my Creality CR-10 S5 running Cura 4.6.1. If I use the Ender-3 G-code, it prints perfect. If I do the exact same print with S5 printer selected, I get garbage prints with lots ...
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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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Anet A8 not printing over heat bed

My Anet A8 printer will not print over the heated bed. Once I have prepared a file on Cura and inserted the SD card into the printer, the nozzle (extruder) moves into the top left corner and stays ...
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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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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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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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Flow Settings in Cura 2.4 for Ultimaker 2+ not available (suspected overextrusion filling small holes)

Cura 2.4 reports that the (printer-dependant) G-Code mode prevents the "Flow" (extrusion rate adjustment percentage) setting from being available. Why? I am using an Ultimaker 2+. Is a firmware update ...
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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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Why is support printed over shell if layer preview doesn't show it?

When I check the Cura preview, then there isn't support over the shell, but when the part is printed, then there is support over the shell and it makes it look ugly. It happens only for front and back ...
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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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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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How to map Cura printspace to Prusa I3 printspace

I seem to be observing a couple problems w/ Cura2.3 OSX . It seems to be placing the sliced data (gcode) over to negative X by a cm or so. Further, the X- and Y-axes displayed in Cura definitely map ...
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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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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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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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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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Z axis stopped part way through print

I got an Anet A8 for Christmas. I am trying to print a calibration tower and the z axis stops lifting at approximately 100mm. I checked that the gantry is able to travel along the full length of the ...
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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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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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Unable to load G-code in Ultimaker Cura

I have generated a few 3D prints in G-code using KISSlicer and Slic3r, but when I load them into Ultimaker Cura I'm unable to get anything. The number of layers says one but I cannot see anything and ...
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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 Pro Weak Prints after Cura upgrade

I'm getting weak prints on Ender 3 Pro with Cura after Cura upgrade. Prints on my Ender 3 Pro have been good until I was forced to update Cura due to having to update the OS on my laptop. Now my ...
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Damaged overhang

I have issues with this overhang: The whole part always breaks in this overhang during the print. I tried to increase the count of wall lines and decrease printing speed, but none of those things ...
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Scale down SketchUp live size object does not render completely

I got a life size model of a signaling post (trains) where I scale it down to 1/87 model (in SketchUp). When I send the model to my 3D printer (with Cura 2.4) some parts of the model are lost in ...
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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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Cura doesn't slice

I can launch Cura with no issues, it runs fine. I can import objects and change settings, but when I click 'slice' it doesn't even show a progress bar on 3.6.0 and on v4 it shows a progress bar but ...
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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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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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Gaps in top layer of prints

I have a Monoprice Maker Select Plus (Wanhao Duplicator i3 clone) and I'm having issued with the top layer of my prints. The bottom surface and the sides always come out perfect but my top layer is ...
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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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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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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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What clearance should I leave between parts that are supposed to fit together perfectly when using a .6mm diameter nozzle?

Here's the thing that I'm working on putting together (the purple stud on the bottom right should be up higher like the one on the left). Notice how the purple studs fit into the red ring? Well, most ...
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How to change temperature every 25 layers (or 5 mm) in Ultimaker Cura or G-code? [duplicate]

I want to print this heat tower calibration test. The instructions say to change the temperature every 25 layers. It also tells me to use G-Code command M104 Sxxx ...
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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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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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Cura going to 204C instead of 200C

So I started using Cura a few weeks ago, and when I print it goes to 204 Celsius instead of 200. It doesn't really affect my print quality but I just want to know if there's a fix for it. My printer ...
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Why Cura flattens first layer of round objects?

When i am creating g file with Cura, it always flattens the first layer of round edges touching the plate. Is problem Cura or is there any setting that i can solve this? Thanks, Veysel :)
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Cura Sequential Printing

I'm trying to get a sequential print going (first time trying this) and Cura won't slice due to build volume issues. From the graphic shown, it looks like this should be sufficiently spaced out but I'...
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Cura Filling holes from a model from Blender

I am Attempting to print this, from Blender But Cura decides to fill in the middle part of the model. I exported and imported the model from an STL file. If anyone can answer this, that would be ...
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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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