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  1. I agree with Smithy - use a high number of walls, like 50, so it prints solid. In any case, a small printed plastic screw is unlikely to be strong enough to be useful, because the unthreaded core is only around 8mm at most.
  2. eldrick

    Cura - Optimized Movement

    The problem with the 1,2,3,4,4,3,2,1 sequence is that parts one and four are going to have two layers printed in sequence, and for small parts the first layer won't have time to cool before the next one starts, which often affects print quality negatively - it can leave globs on the parts at the beginnings and ends of the sequence. Several slicers have used this sequence in the past, and most have stopped doing so because PQ is more important than time - it's a bug, not a feature…
  3. eldrick

    Cura 3.4.1 adding large bottom plane

    Your problem is using Sketchup, which is ill-suited for 3D printing.
  4. For what you describe, you don't need two nozzles. Merge the base and text into a single piece, then start printing with the base color, and when the topmost base layer is complete, clip the filament just above the extruder and follow the filament in with the text-color filament so the same extruder begins printing with the second color.
  5. eldrick

    Make this parts stronger

    I completely agree - that's the only way to avoid lots of re-prints and poor quality printing for that piece.
  6. eldrick

    fill under-extruded

    You might also verify that Cura is set to the correct filament size, i.e. set for 3mm filament rather than 1.75, if that's what your printer uses.
  7. Why are you wasting time trying to use obsolete v2 of Cura, when the rest of the world is on v3.1?
  8. eldrick

    Tolerance settings

    "Any suggestions?" Go to any hardware store and buy an M6 machine screw instead of printing it.
  9. eldrick

    Changing resolution mid print

    Or if you need fine control, Slic3r offers manual control of layer height.
  10. eldrick

    [Feat.REQ] "Fuzzy skin" improvements

    I use fuzzy skin for my product, and would appreciate not having it applied to interior surfaces. Being able to choose the surface elements to randomize would be the best solution for my parts - specifically, I'd like to exclude the center hole.
  11. eldrick

    Cura strange printing error

    After noting overheated browning of the board in the area around the drivers, I drilled 3/4" holes in the electronics board shroud - one under each of the driver chips. I also drilled some smaller holes on the sidewalls of the shroud to allow for flow-through ventilation.
  12. Ultimaker really should provide an upgrade manager that converts profiles/materials/etc. when you upgrade versions. The current policy of ignoring most profiles from previous versions is a real PIA, and certainly discourages a lot of people from upgrading.
  13. eldrick

    Printing a solid 1,2mm wide wall

    One-at-a-time mode in Cura is disabled for dual-nozzle printers, for some odd reason that I've never understood.
  14. eldrick

    Cura is unusably slow.

    Windows barely boots in 4GB these days. Add another dozen GB and you will be amazed at how much faster everything runs.
  15. eldrick

    Cura is unusably slow.

    You are looking at posts that are almost a year old. There are very few complaints about unmodified Cura performance these days, and it loads and runs noticeably faster with current versions. Try Cura 3.4.

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