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In Cura 6.0 Material Properties, what is the "Density" parameter used for?

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Posted · Material Density Usage

There is no Cura 6.0. I think you are talking about Cura 3.6.0.

 

The density is used to calculate the weight of the material that is used for a print. The slicers knows the lenght of the material that is extruded. To know the weight, you also need the diameter of the material, and the density.

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OK, but does the density value have any affect on the extrusion process?  Does it change the amount of material extruded like the feed rate percentage on my Ender 3 does?  I seem to get better prints with some of the material profiles if I adjust the feed rate a little, while other profiles work well as is.

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Posted · Material Density Usage

The density is only used to show the weight of the extruded material. It does not affect slicing.

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Note that Cura has a “flow” setting (in the Material category of the sidebar) which will let you affect the amount of material extruded

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Thanks again.  I just discovered that there were more setting available by choosing "advanced" or "expert" mode.  The flow setting is only there in the "expert" mode.

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