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Posted · Lowering Z

Hi everyone

I wonder if there is a plugin or any other way to get Cura to lower the Z-axis/build platform to its lower end stop or atleast a bit down, after the print is finished.

I think it would be easier to break off the readymade part if the bed was a bit lower down in the machine after print so it's not so close to the extruder head.

Anyone know if it's possible to do this?

// Sam


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    Posted · Lowering Z

    Hi Sam

    Look in you end GCode for Cura

    It might already have code like this (Need to view full settings)

    G91 ;relative positioning

    G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure

    G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more

    Just add a higher value to Z or add a line after

    G1 Z20 ; Move the platform down another 20mm


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