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Initial Layer Flow: Percentage of Configured Flow Rate or Extrusion Rate?


DodgeDeBoulet

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Posted (edited) · Initial Layer Flow: Percentage of Configured Flow Rate or Extrusion Rate?

Based on the results I'm getting, I think that the "Initial Layer Flow" setting is a first-layer modifier of the flow rate configured in Cura. So if I have my flow rate set at 82% and I configure my Initial Layer Flow to 100%, I'm going to get 82%. Again, this is from my observations, not from any deep understanding of how things work under the covers. I just know that my first layer doesn't seem to differ significantly in coverage/density from subsequent layers; when I print at 100% flow rate and 100% Initial Layer Flow, my first layer looks much denser (although my subsequent layers are over-extruded).

 

Please correct my understanding if it's wrong. Thanks!

Edited by DodgeDeBoulet
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