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Another Neat Feature in Cura

Discussion in 'Software' started by tkoco, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. tkoco

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    Ever since version 3.5, Cura has had a nice layer adapting feature which I found out about earlier today.
    Watch this video and read the article for an overview:
    https://3duniverse.org/2018/04/06/ultimaker-cura-adaptive-layers-tutorial/

    I had a curved model which was going to take around 16+ hours to print at a fixed layer height. After watching the video at the link, I selected a low quality profile and enabled the adaptive layer feature. The print time dropped to 5+ hours.

    At the time of this writing, I'm waiting on the print to finish ( Hopeful! :cool:)
     
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    IMG_20200212_210751.jpg Follow up:

    Surprisingly the layer lines were minimized better than expected. I printed the model in wood PLA filament on the C2 printer. You can see "voids" - probably caused by the coarseness of the wood PLA. Some post-processing with wood putty and some sanding should fix the voids.

    I'll have to change the filament for a different version and retry on my R2 printer.
     
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    Update: The same model, printed in plain PLA, was free of voids. The adaptive layers option works very well.
     

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