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Posted · New to Cura: Help with Delta Kossel Mini settings

Hi!

I spent 3 months getting a Delta Kossel Mini running. My first ever printer. I am running the latest Delta Marlins. Had the most trouble with Repetier Host/Slicer. I was to9ld to try Cura, And I got mostly successful prints! Thanks

As a newbee, I really don't understand the settings. I have a 1.75mm J-head, running PLA @ 200c I think .4mm nozzle.

Can someone inform me on conservative best settings to use in Cura?

Also when printing single wall vases, I read about Cura's Joris printing. Where can I find that option? I'd like to try printing some small vases as tests.

Thank you

Dave

 

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    Posted · New to Cura: Help with Delta Kossel Mini settings

    Well, not to say RTFM, but, well, have you read the manual? It's fairly new, and quite good:

    https://www.ultimaker.com/pages/support/manuals

    The Joris setting is found in Expert -> 'Open Expert Settings' - it is the 'Spiralize the outer contour' setting. That will cause the object to be printed with a bottom, no top, a single outer wall, and the edge gradually climbing upwards on each move, rather than printing a layer at a time and then jumping up one layer.

    I've no idea what sort of speeds your printer is capable of; the main settings to worry about are the layer height - probably something in the 0.1 to 0.2 mm range; the temperature - whatever is appropriate for your filament - probably 200-230 for PLA; and the speed - no idea on that 30mm/s should be ok for most any printer I think. You can probably go quite a bit faster, but generally, the faster you print, the thinner the layers need to be, so that the total volume of plastic per second doesn't get too high.

     

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    Posted · New to Cura: Help with Delta Kossel Mini settings

    Hi!

    I spent 3 months getting a Delta Kossel Mini running. My first ever printer. I am running the latest Delta Marlins. Had the most trouble with Repetier Host/Slicer. I was to9ld to try Cura, And I got mostly successful prints! Thanks

    As a newbee, I really don't understand the settings. I have a 1.75mm J-head, running PLA @ 200c I think .4mm nozzle.

    Can someone inform me on conservative best settings to use in Cura?

    Also when printing single wall vases, I read about Cura's Joris printing. Where can I find that option? I'd like to try printing some small vases as tests.

    Thank you

    Dave

    Dear new-bee + expert,

    I have an Ultimaker original and want to build a Kossel Mini. I want to use Cura on the Kossel. I do not know if I need to use a particular board in the Kossel to do this.

    Which electronic board have you used?

    Thanks

    Gunther

     

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    Posted · New to Cura: Help with Delta Kossel Mini settings

     

    Hi!

    I spent 3 months getting a Delta Kossel Mini running. My first ever printer. I am running the latest Delta Marlins. Had the most trouble with Repetier Host/Slicer. I was to9ld to try Cura, And I got mostly successful prints! Thanks

    As a newbee, I really don't understand the settings. I have a 1.75mm J-head, running PLA @ 200c I think .4mm nozzle.

    Can someone inform me on conservative best settings to use in Cura?

    Also when printing single wall vases, I read about Cura's Joris printing. Where can I find that option? I'd like to try printing some small vases as tests.

    Thank you

    Dave

     

    Dear new-bee + expert,

    I have an Ultimaker original and want to build a Kossel Mini. I want to use Cura on the Kossel. I do not know if I need to use a particular board in the Kossel to do this.

    Which electronic board have you used?

    Thanks

    Gunther

     

    Normally, Kossel Minis are run on Arduino MEGA 2560 + RAMPS 1.4 Shield. You can ALWAYS use Cura as a slicer but if you intend to run the printer headless(directly connected to your computer, relaying gcode via usb), you can use Cura.

    However, I recommend that you just slice using Cura and relay via PRONTERFACE since Cura really doesn't like to recognise the printer.

    Max

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