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Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

Hi all,

I'm new to 3D printing hence am doing a lot of trials.

I've noticed that I have changed some settings and now when I am printing something, the top layer isn't getting printed properly. It is very thin and weak.

So I wanted to know, what are the default settings or ideal settings for a regular print. I understand that the settings will vary from print to print, but some basic guidelines will be really helpful!

Thank you in advance!

Best regards,

Siddhartha

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    Which version of Cura are you using?

    You can increase the "Bottom/Top Thickness" to a multiple of "Layer Height" that works out to more printed layers when closing the top.

    For example, to get 6 layers on top with a layer height of 0.2, use bottom/top thickness of 1.2. If your layer height was 0.12 with the same bottom/top thickness of 1.2, you'd get 10 layers closing the top surface.

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    If you switch to the basic mode, set it to normal, switch back to advanced and answer yes to the question to copy over the settings you'll get a good starting point.

    You can also import settings from old gcode via the file menu (on my phone right now so can't check the exact name of the entry, but it should be obvious)

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    I use 15.02.01 and find it perfect. I also print everything 1.2 shell (on all sides) as i used to have issues with using 0.8. you need to find your sweet spots with the filaments you use and the brand matters depending on what you want to get out of it.

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    Which version of Cura are you using?

    You can increase the "Bottom/Top Thickness" to a multiple of "Layer Height" that works out to more printed layers when closing the top.

    For example, to get 6 layers on top with a layer height of 0.2, use bottom/top thickness of 1.2. If your layer height was 0.12 with the same bottom/top thickness of 1.2, you'd get 10 layers closing the top surface.

    This works quite well, I might add. I was encountering pillowing on some prints recently and increasing the Bottom/Top thickness worked well.

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

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    I changed the "Bottom/Top Thickness" to 1.2 and layer height was set to 0.1. SO i should have got 12 layers.

    But as you can see in the image, the top part was still not covered, it's still hollow.

    How do I tackle this problem?

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    But as you can see in the image, the top part was still not covered, it's still hollow.

     

    Maybe a missing tickmark here?

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    No it should fill the top if the model calls for it

    What does the model look like in layer view...does it show a top layer?

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    I have all shell setting at 1.2 you could try that i suppose, i dont ever do 0.8 for anything anymore.

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

     

    But as you can see in the image, the top part was still not covered, it's still hollow.

     

    Maybe a missing tickmark here?

    cura_infill.png

     

    Thank you everyone for your help! Tinkergnome, you were right! the first tick was missing. Tried the same print and it came out perfectly! :)image1.thumb.JPG.c1c5726399cd92ab4420524552a150c2.JPG

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    Posted · Ideal settings for Cura

    I love an easy fix! :)

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