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Posted (edited) · Cura Can Eliminate Seams If...

Cura can eliminate seams by implementing the following process::

 

At the beginning of an outer wall the nozzle could start slightly in the interior of the print as it moves to position itself to print the outer wall, then when the nozzle completes the outer wall it could move inwards (at an angle) slightly towards the interior of the print all of which would drastically reduce the very noticeable seams on the outer walls.  Just implementing the starting or ending paths as mentioned above will make a huge difference.

 

Here's an article that describes this in more detail at the paragraph entitled "Intelligent toolpath generation": https://mattshub.com/2017/07/19/layer-seams/

 

It must be possible to implement such seam eliminating tool paths without infringing on the Makerbot / Stratasys patent mentioned in the article as Slic3r is using something similar called "loop clipping" with great results for minimizing seams.

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