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Posted · color gaps

i'm getting gaps between my colors. i notice that your colors are nicely integrated.

i am using 123D and Cura.

my model is a key fob consisting of a single letter within a square base. in 123D my two objects are completely touching since i used the letter to carve out a space in the base. however, there are gaps between the letter and the base. so i tweaked all the letter-facing base surfaces 0.05mm in toward the letter, essentially making the base overlap with the outer edges of the letter. i also set Cura to overlap colors by 0.15.

i still get gaps in the same places. it's almost like my adjustments were ignored. i want 0 gap between the 2 colors.

suggestions anyone?

note: i have an image showing the problem, but i don't see any way to upload an image here.

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Posted · color gaps

What printer do you have? An Ultimaker Original with dual extrusion upgrade?

In legacy Cura, go to the machine settings and adjust the second extruder by the x and y offset you'll find there. There are a few designs on Youmagine and Thingiverse which allow for proper dual alignment.

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