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Feature request - Vertical Array


Andy_McDonald

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Posted · Feature request - Vertical Array

I would like to see an option in Cura that allows parts to be vertically arrayed (stacked on top of each other). We recently ran off hundreds of headbands for surgical masks and I needed to use Rhino to create a vertical array of the part and then export it as an STL (stack of 50) which was then printed in an S5. The option to "Multiply" exists in Cura however the parts are always laid out horizontally. If an option existed within the "Multiply" command to vertically stack/array a part with the option to dictate a seperating layer (eg, 2 layers of PVA or breakaway) to allow easy part removal. The part I printed was 5.5mm high and in Rhino I did a 5.6mm vertical array leaving a 0.1mm gap between the parts. After printing the parts needed a little effort to come apart and sometimes with a scraper to prise them apart. The undersides sometimes had slight jagged edges probably due to the 0.1mm gap in the array. However if a seperating layer was applied this would then allow parts with smooth undersides. Couldn't be too difficult......could it ??

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