Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Profile for .4mm strong walls using PLA


SPD
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Profile for .4mm strong walls using PLA

Hi,

 

Just wondering if anyone can help me. For a year now I have successfully printed thin walls for my cutters using the Prusa slicer with my Anycubic i3 Mega. 

 

I recently purchased an Ultimaker S5 and have not been able to produce, clean, strong, thin walls for my cutters (as in picture) since. I'm sure the S5 can do it but so far I have had no success.

 

Can anyone help me with this or help me to configure Prusa to use with the S5.  I have seen on many forums that Cura is not good for thin walls.

 

I typically need the cutting wall between .46mm and .49mm in width.  I use plain PLA.

 

Thanks in anticipation for your help.

 

Desperate,

 

Stephen.

Cutters.jpg

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Profile for .4mm strong walls using PLA

    Hi @SPD, could you also post some pictures of the prints you are getting out of your Ultimaker S5? That would probably help to identify some areas where you can improve. Thanks! 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Profile for .4mm strong walls using PLA

    These are a few of the problems as well as getting good strength in the .5mm cutting walls.

    Thanks.

    Stephen.

    Holes.jpg

    Over Extrusion on sharp corners..jpg

    Stringing.jpg

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Profile for .4mm strong walls using PLA

    Thanks, unfortunately the photo's (especially with the holes) could have a variety of reasons. Could you also share the Cura project file so we can look into all the settings you have? 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Profile for .4mm strong walls using PLA

    Can anyone help with this last problem I have with over extrusion and stringing on sharp corners?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Stephen.

    Over extrusion and stringing on sharp corners.jpg

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...