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How to change infill density part way through a job

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Posted · How to change infill density part way through a job

Using Cura 3.5.1 and Ultimaker 2+

After 5mm I want to change the infill density from 18% to 80% and then remain at 80% until the end of the print.

Can this be done?

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Posted · How to change infill density part way through a job

Yes. There is a feature that allows you to change the infill density on part of your print, it's called infill mesh. Her's a video tutorial by @DidierKlein:

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited) · How to change infill density part way through a job

Thanks. I've seen this video before and it looks like the solution but I can't quite understand how it's done.

If I split my model into the parts that I want to have different infills, how do I lay them back together on the Cura buildplate? When I open a STL file in Cura it opens the model and puts it on edge anywhere on the buildplate. How can I align them all again?

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Posted · How to change infill density part way through a job

Right click -> Select All Models followed by Right Click -> Merge Models.

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Posted · How to change infill density part way through a job

Excellent, thanks!

No more prints breaking at the weak points.

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