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Posted (edited) · Fan "Bounce" Cura 4.6.1

I made a little utility which plots the fan speed versus layers from a GCode file. With the model in the picture (Bridge.png) Cura "bounces" the fan speed after the bridge completes (a bit like you might see in an underdamped system).


Y axis = fan speed (%)

X axis = Layer number


Yellow trace = fan speed %

Blue trace = averaged fan speed


It doesn't appear to affect print quality but probably it shouldn't be there. Or if it should, why?

(Printer UM2 with Olsson block, WIN 10)


.STL attached





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Posted · Fan "Bounce" Cura 4.6.1

Hi chrisr,


I will think this is kind of normal, -as the fan is a mechanical device that will be affected by such a "violent" acceleration.





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    Posted · Fan "Bounce" Cura 4.6.1

    I did not reflect your model for sure, but this is a general thing all the time during printing. I have never tried to measure this "normal violent" acceleration/deceleration bu I am sure it is very hi..  🙂





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    Posted · Fan "Bounce" Cura 4.6.1

    The graph is of the M106 (Fan speed) values versus G0 (Z) values taken directly from the GCode. The "bounce" is actually in the code.

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