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Posted (edited) · Retraction Tower?

Hi All,


 Is it possible to do a retraction tower like you would a temperature tower?


 is there an extension or plug-in where you can change retraction distance and speed at height/layer?


 Is Linear Move Retraction in ChangeAtZ what I'm looking to do?



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    Posted · Retraction Tower?

    I am also wondering whether this is the problem, I tried doing a retraction tower using the "ChangeAtZ 5.2.1(Experimental)" extension under post processing. But I've struggled to determine whether or not the printers firmware is overriding the cura settings, how do I ascertain whether my printer (CR10S Pro V2) is using firmware or linear move retraction? Any help would be great!




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    Posted · Retraction Tower?

    Hey Guys,

    I'm a little bit late in this discussion, but I got my 1st 3D printer a week ago, and wondered the same.


    I finally found a great solution through the Cura "Calibration Shapes" plugin (you then get all calibration items you would need, such as retraction tower, retraction test, temperature tower, calibration cube, etc).

    Everything is summarized in this CHEP video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LjbCIGCmd0



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    Posted · Retraction Tower?

    Hi Guys,


     Great find in the Plugins.


     Is it just me, that when doing the retraction distance test (not tried it for speed yet), but right at the end of the print it seems to crash. The nozzle/hotend stays at the top of the 5 segment and just melts a great blob of filament?



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