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mark-hale

Reducing filament between supports

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Hi

I seem to recall someone posted some nice images which showed how temp and I think speed, influenced the print finish. Unfortunately I can't recall what the post was titled and can't find it in the search. Just recall an image which showed blocks and had a note of temp on each block. Can anyone point me in the right direction please.

I am trying to work out what I need to do with the print im currently working on to reduce the amount of "flashing" between the support sections. Thought the post might help me to figure out what I need to do. It's not a major issue to be honest as quite easy to clean up and I guess it does give a little more support, but would be great to reduce it a little. The image is taken when I had the CURA settings set to Fast print mode. So totally default settings.

Thanks

 

 

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gr5 will be along soon with that link (I really should bookmark it myself one of these days...).

In the mean time I would recommend that you switch over to expert settings. Expert -> Switch to full settings. Once that's done make sure that the Enable retraction box is ticked. To me it looks like retractions aren't enabled at all on your print (maybe a "feature" of the fast print setting) and that's why it's making a mess.

Don't be afraid of the "Expert" mode, it's really quite straight forward and gives you better control over your print. You'll have to get in there eventually so why not start today :)

 

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Sure, slice something in one of the quickprint modes and save the gcode file somewhere. Next go into full settings and import the settings by going to File -> Load profile from GCode and find your saved gcode-file.

At least that's how it's supposed to work, I've never actually done it myself hehe.

 

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