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Posted (edited) · Is this a Slicer issue - or something else entirely?

Model prints fine - but only up to layer 16!  Can anyone shed any light on the issue please?

 

I designed a penholder in Fusion 360, exported as a .stl file, sliced it in Cura, and every time I get an issue when printing at at layer 16 that causes me to abort the job.

I tried three times now, in two different materials. The printer has been fine and everything else prints well in both PLA and PETG, so I'm left with either a design or a slicing error (or both?).

 

Thank you.

 

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    Posted · Is this a Slicer issue - or something else entirely?

    The base of your pen holder is not solid, therefore the top of the base is printed in the air.

    You have to design a solid model, to get an infill there.

     

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    Posted · Is this a Slicer issue - or something else entirely?

    You are welcome. I think you can do a quick fix in Fusion 360.

    Just press Q in F360 and select the bottom of the base to do a push pull and extrude it over the existing extrusion. Just make sure you select in the property window JOIN and not CUT.

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    Posted · Is this a Slicer issue - or something else entirely?

    I checked my work and found the mistake - when I added the actual penholders to the base, the Extrude command was set to 'New Body', instead of 'Join'. Rooky mistake I know.

    Thanks again.

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    Posted · Is this a Slicer issue - or something else entirely?

    A good practice is also to use the section analysis in F360 to cut through the model and check how if looks like from the inside.

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