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Posted · Surface mode printing specifications


I am using Cura in France to print some parts of RC model planes like wings and fuselage for example. I print by using the Surface mode. The result is absolutely nice but I still have a little problem. When I print a part of wing for example, the external skin and inside structures are very nice (one only line of 0.4 mm) but without any up or bottom surface. Most of the time it is ok but for one of my part, I need to have a bottom closing part of 0.4 mm thickness. The problem is that apparently, when using the Surface mode, it is impossible to print this kind of bottom part. So, here is my question, how can I combine a surface mode print for my wing and getting the bottom of this part closed by a 0.4 mm thick plate?

Is there someone able to help me?

Thanks a lot.


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    Posted · Surface mode printing specifications

    Hey @Emmanuel0344,


    What an interesting question. There is not something that jumps to mind other than Spiralize Outer Contour. 
    But I think there are plenty of people here that can help. 


    Do you have a project file for us? It contains the printer and settings we need for troubleshooting. 
    To save a project file go to File -> Save project.

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    Posted · Surface mode printing specifications


    Thanks for your answer but in fact, I found the solution. I have to use the printing mode Both (not Normal, not Surface, but Both). If my drawing is correct, it works perfectly, I can obtain external surfaces in Normal (o,8 mm for example) and internal structure in Surface mode (0.4 mm), and I can chose the dimensions of my horizontal surfaces.


    Then now, all is ok for me.

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