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I'm having trouble printing thin walls with cura. I'm trying to make my own support for a particular piece, and I'm using .4mm walls to do it. Cura doesn't want to build the thin wall though. In layer view it basically looks like fuzz. If I make the wall .42 mm, it will make the wall, which I can see is solid in layer view; but when it's actually getting built on the machine, it's getting done with 2 passes to make the wall and therefore taking twice as long to make.

Am I missing something here, or is Cura just never going to use one perimeter to make a thin wall. Just to be clear, i am not talking about using "wire" mode to do this as these thin walls are strictly for support of the main model.

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Posted (edited) · Thin Walls

@m2tts: Yes, this is a known issue with Cura; it sometimes has a bit troubles with thin walls. You already found one solution; setting the line width to .39 or .38 in Cura might be another.

And you have to know Cura always makes double perimeters; it's a flaw IMHO, but it will take some time until it is bugfixed I guess.

@SandervG: This is a very good example of the not working search engine. It would be logic to use something like 'Cura thin wall' for the search. The list of results is over 3000 items long but no topic on the first page deals with the problem looked for. And there are quite a few posts and threads about this special Cura issues... at least one of them should appear on the first result page. With Google 'Cura thin wall site:ultimaker.com' I immediatley get them all on the very first page. Please fix it or use Google for the search.

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Posted · Thin Walls

Thanks for the input, and yes I too searched for "thin walls" in the forum and nothing came up that was immediately obvious pertaining to my post.

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