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Posted · Does Cura have a "Solid infill every x layers" function?


I was wondering whether Cura has a "Solid infill every x layers" function like it exists f.e. in Slic3r?

I'm printing lids which are supposed to be (as good as possible) thermal insulating (against cryogenic temperatures) and thus need to have infill with restricted airflow - e.g. isolated cells.

A honeycomb infill with solid horizontal layers every 10 layers would be ideal, but I cannot find a way in Cura do get this done.

Any ideas how to achieve this?


Thank you  for reading, any help would be appreciated .


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Posted · Does Cura have a "Solid infill every x layers" function?

I know the infill patterns 'Cubic', 'Cubic Subdivision', 'Octet' and 'Quarter Cubic' all produce closed cells, so you could experiment with that, but they don't produce any horizontal layers. For that effect (the occasional horizontal wall), the easiest way I can think of is making large, flat holes in the model which have a height smaller than the layer height, so you get skin there (check to see if 'Ignore Small Z Gaps' is off first, though).

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