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Printing threads with Cura and Inventor

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Posted · Printing threads with Cura and Inventor

Hi.

I am having real problems getting threaded components to print on the Ultimaker 2 using Inventor as the CAD package to draw designs. Has anyone encountered the same problem. I am not an expert so it could be something really simple.

Thanks

Steve.

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Posted · Printing threads with Cura and Inventor

What's the actual problem? Creating the thread, printing or getting them to screw together?

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Posted · Printing threads with Cura and Inventor

Hi. We seem to have found the cause of the problem. In Inventor it will model a thread really easily in a 3D design but when you output it it does not work. You have to go back to the old long way of drawing a spiral along with the shape of the thread and combine the two to form a 3D thread. It quick way of doing it is just for design purposes. It will show up on designs and drawings but does not print out as a thread. This is a real shame as this was the main reason we chose to use Inventor as it was simpler for kids at the school to use. Seems there is not an easy answer.

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