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Strange pattern for gear printing


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Posted · Strange pattern for gear printing

Hello, I am trying to print an HTD timing belt pulley, 16 teeth. Impossible with the strategy that Cura implements because it is trying to print each tooth as an island instead of a continuous outline perimeter. I am using a .4 nozzle. Prusa on the other hand does produce a continuous outer perimeter of the gear. I want to know what settings to play with to determine Cura to use the same strategy. See the pics attached with the toolpath and I am also attaching the STL file in question.

Thank you,

Adrian

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    Posted · Strange pattern for gear printing

    I think I know what is happening, the model was not watertight, I installed Meshtools and i got the message when I loaded the part. Corrected and solved. Interesting though that Prusa slicer ignored this situation and treated the part as if it was watertight.

    Cheers!

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