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  1. Yes. That's what I wanted to find out. How to gain the maximum "stiffness" for a part, given a certain amount of Filament (weight). Fully solid should result in maximum stiffness. Let's say, this needs 200g of Filament. What settings should I use to get maximum stiffness with 80%, 70%, 60%, 50%, 40%, 30% of 200g Filament. My hope was that there is a table that shows me somehow the importance for each parameter. For example it could be, add infill until you reach 50%, after that adding walls makes much more sense. Or a general rule, like for every 10% extra infill, you a
  2. Thanks for your help. For the CNC the most important aspect is that the parts don't twist. They need to be inflexible. Flexibility in the parts leads to 'play', which results in a not very accurate CNC. That's what I meant with sturdy.
  3. When is the retraction an issue? During printing Infill? Why is increasing the multiplier better then increasing the infill density? "In tension?" What do you mean? Isn't driving a car over a block something like "tension"? Did you ever experiment with "overlap"? For example "infill overlap"? Very detrimental to a prints "sturdiness" is how much print elements "overlap". Not only within a layer, but also between layers. Things like a slightly blocked nozzle (you wouldn't probably notice if it is not extremely blocked) can lead to much worse overl
  4. I want to print my own CNC. Parts should be very sturdy. Is there a recommendations table how to increase wall and bottom/top layer count and infill? For example I doubt it makes much sense to increase walls to 10, have on bottom/top layer and leave infill at 20%. Is there a recommendations table how to gradually increase those 3 parameters to get sturdier and sturdier printed parts? I Cura's default infill is Cubic. Never used anything else. I noticed if you go with infill above 50%, Cura automatically switches infill from Cubic to Lines. What is the reasoning behind t
  5. No. I already do my best. My printer is as level as it can be and I clean the bed regularly. Still, after a few prints not leveling the bed (no, I don't level before every print) and a few prints not cleaning the bed (no, I don't clean before every print), it will not stick 100% optimally at one little place in the entire print. Usually this little "no stick" is at a corner and does only rise to the level of a little imperfection at the bottom of the print. Most people wouldn't notice. I do and usually I stop the print in that situation and level and clean accordingly. It woul
  6. I did do that to preview the print order. But with the following settings: uncheck "infill before walls". check "outer before inner walls" it still prints the first layer of every object completely (walls and infill) before moving to the next object. See attached screenshot of the first layer. As you can see, every object is finished before moving to the next object. I want to print 1-2 walls of every object before doing the rest of the walls and the infill. I haven't found a setting yet to do this. Very strange because this seems like such a no-brain
  7. I just read the documentation of: "infill before walls" (was already unchecked for me anyways) "outer before inner walls" Both options don't seem to do what I want at all. Or am I missing something here? Pity that Cura doesn't offer what I want. There seem to be many optimizations that could be done JUST for the first layer that would help immensely.
  8. Thanks! I will check it out. So even with this setting it will print separate objects on the print plate fully and not just the wall of every object? If I import cube.stl and then ring.stl, using your settings, it will print all the walls of both stls first or will it finish one object after the other? No doubt the nozzle distance is the main problem. Still, sometimes it is also definitely some microscopic "dirt/grease" from my fingers pulling of prints or dust. When I quickly clean with Isopropanol or put my glass bed in the dish washer, it always prints perfectly.
  9. is there a setting in Cura to print all the first wall of all models/objects/parts on the print plate, before printing anything else (the other walls and infill)? Sometimes I have to abort a print, because a single "model/object/part" on the print plate didn't print correctly. Usually the FIRST wall printed doesn't stick properly. So far, I have to monitor the full initial layer to be sure all the initial walls stick, because Cura often prints the complete initial layer of an object and then moves on to the next object to print its entire first layer. So I have to wait until the la
  10. Looks amazing! Cura, please take notice! I would be great if you had your fork on Github. Just downloading dropbox archives seems kinda dodgy ;)
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