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Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to print only the infill, without outer walls or a shell? I cannot find it in the cura settings. I have tried setting the 0, but that doesn't work. Any tips or ideas? Or does anybody know whether this is even possible?

Thanks!

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Hi,

    no idea -why- you want to do this :O

    In Cura 2.3 this is possible.

    Just set "Wall Line Count" (Wall Thickness), "Top Layers" (Top Thickness), "Bottom Layers" (Bottom Thickness) to 0.

    Regards Bernd

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    Posted (edited) · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Hi,

    I'm also interested in a infill-only print. Setting the wall line count and the others to 0 kind of does it but not really.

    The infill close to the perimeter it's a lot more complex/different than the object's inside infill. I'd like an homogeneous infill-only object...

    Any help welcome!

    Edited by Jaume
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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?
    1 hour ago, Jaume said:

    The infill close to the perimeter it's a lot more complex/different than the object's inside infill. I'd like an homogeneous infill-only object...

     

    You need to use an infill that doesn't connect the ends of the infill lines where they meet the shell. There are settings to enable that feature.

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    There are many infill patterns.  Some of them connect to walls and some don't.  I'm guessing you want to uncheck "connect infill lines" or try a different pattern.

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    Posted (edited) · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Ok, so far it looks like infill is trying to connect to the "non existing" wall when using Triangles, Grids or lines...

    ...with "connect infill lines" unchecked.

    I must be missing a setting... :S

    IMG_2782.thumb.jpg.58965c7594bad9f1dcac6e4134b757e5.jpgIMG_2783.thumb.JPG.d724b37b065f9504298a90b0165067e7.JPG

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Hello @Jaume, please save the project and attach the file to this thread so we can see the settings you are using. Thanks.

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    A .3mf file will work?

    Here it is!

    infill-only-settings.3mf

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    That is not the project file, it only contains the model and not the settings. Please do File -> Save and attach the resulting project file. Thanks.

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    In what file format?

    When I go to File - Save as...  I can save it in several formats being .3mf the first one.

    gcode?  ...sorry about that... ;D

     

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Ah, confusion, you must be using an earlier cura than me. Does it have a format .curaproject.3mf ? If so, use that.

     

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    I'm on Cura 3.4.1

    Here's what I've got:IMG_2784.thumb.jpg.dd5c63e74c6b41a499d214b17fdf6f5f.jpg

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Thanks, I imported that profile. When I slice your model I get this which doesn't have any explicit lines between the ends of the infill but it is doing non-retract moves (dark blue) so you are probably getting stringing:

     

    Screenshot_2018-10-26_16-05-47.thumb.png.122587f8db23df9531393e06bb05b875.png

     

    If you disable the combing you will get retraction with the moves (light blue lines) and so should not get stringing between the ends of the infill lines:

     

    Screenshot_2018-10-26_16-06-27.thumb.png.b56665c260394feecf277eef0a675bf2.png

     

    Hope this helps!

     

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?
    2 minutes ago, Jaume said:

    I'm on Cura 3.4.1

    Here's what I've got:IMG_2784.thumb.jpg.dd5c63e74c6b41a499d214b17fdf6f5f.jpg

     

    And that's what you see when you use the file menu in the menu bar? That looks to me more like what you get when you press the save to file button down in the bottom right corner? Anyway, doesn't matter because I loaded your profile.

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    Wow, that's smart!

    Let me check that out and I'll be back to you.

    ...and yes, that's Save as in File menu in the menu bar on Cura 3.4.1 .... 

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    Posted · Cura: printing without shell or infill only?

    @smartavionics IS A GENIUS !

    Thanks a lot !!!  Problem solved !!!IMG_2785.thumb.JPG.96c6bcdfe2c512a2b6ab5ee790d8daa2.JPG

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