Jump to content
Cura Connect | Survey Read more... ×
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
DaHai8

Cura2.1.2 - Why are my Rafts so crappy?

Recommended Posts

I must have a setting wrong in Cura2.1.2

With Cura 15.x, my rafts are smooth and flexible and they peel off the object in one piece with acceptable effort.

But with Cura 2.x (using Cura 2.1.2 now). They are full of holes and come off the object in little pieces that I have to pry off with pliers or file off. It's a mess and leaves a even more messy finish behind.

I've tried to match the Raft setting between Cura 15 and Cura 2, but I'm having trouble matching up the dissimilar verbiage.

Here's Cura 15 Raft settings:

Raft-Cura15.png.b1791d8b89405a5b0bfa2c7c733dea94.png

And here's Cura 2 Raft settings:

Raft-Cura2.thumb.png.6b1973dcc7dc69210b0e61d2ef094b6b.png

Any help, ideas, suggestions are greatly appreciated!

BTW: I know I post a lot of questions, issues here on Cura. Don't misunderstand. I think Cura 2.x is AWESOME! And am using it exclusively for all my slicing. I'm gonna win myself an Ultimaker in the Thingiverse Challenge! :)

Raft-Cura15.png.b1791d8b89405a5b0bfa2c7c733dea94.png

Raft-Cura2.thumb.png.6b1973dcc7dc69210b0e61d2ef094b6b.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the problem of either not being able to get the object off the build-plate, or having it come off mid-print. A raft gives me a good happy-medium since there is limited material touching the build plate. Plus, with objects will small contact areas, I find Rafts work best. And being the edge are flexible, its easier to get something underneath an edge to pry it up.

Brims don't seem to do much for keeping sharp tips from curling up as well.

Still Cura 15 rafts are smooth and remove from the object cleanly. Cura 2 rafts come out full of holes and take forever to pry off bit by bit.

Gotta be a setting I'm got wrong somewhere...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | People
      The goal of this contest is to design a set of people figurines that could be used in such a project to make an area, office or mall seem populated. 
      Think of different types of people in different environments, like walking people, people standing still, working people, and both men and women.
       
      • 9 replies
    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!