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Slight inconsistent outer wall alignment using Cura 5.2.1 and an Ultimaker S5. Pics of issue as well as settings in comments


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Posted · Slight inconsistent outer wall alignment using Cura 5.2.1 and an Ultimaker S5. Pics of issue as well as settings in comments

Printing with an Ultimaker S5 using Cura 5.2.1.

The issue

Misaligned outer walls when printing a straight outer wall on a lithophane. At first I thought that the issue was a mechanical one. So I tightened the belts, cleaned the Z axis rod and re-lubricated it, re-lubricated all of the linear rods, cleaned the print head, got a new print core, dried my filament, cleaned out my extruder and re-lubricated it. However none of these solved this issue. The white sections of the lithophane are nominally 1mm.



Now I am pretty certain that the issue is actually Cura related. After slicing, I just happened to zoom in to a random spot in the white area and looked at it from a upward angle and this is what I saw:


From other angles, this misalignment is not visible. I am starting to believe this is the issue. Here are my settings. Please let me know if anyone has any theories or have any questions regarding my settings.





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