Jump to content

M221 flow change request missing


Recommended Posts

Posted · M221 flow change request missing

Folks, as I continue my new journey into the world of FDM printing, I recently upgraded to CURA 5.4  (from 5.3.1) and yesterday I wanted to test for the best settings on my printer. It was time to run the Flow Tower test and I chose the one that comes with CURA under the Extensions, Part for Calibration, Add a Flow Tower Test   as that would do a sweep of 115% down to 85%.


I sliced the Tower and ran it.  The tower printed fine but as it progressed I saw no change in flow (from the stock UI of the Ender 3 v2 machine.)  from the normal of 100% where it sat the entire print. Not what I was expecting to happen.


I thought I'd attempt to see why the flow never changed so I opened the gcode in Notepad++.  Not knowing what I was looking at, I first went to Marlin to learn what the Flow command was and learned it was M221.


Once I learned that, I went back and inserted M221 S** (S** being changed seven times to request the seven flow % changes.  So  M221 S115, then 110, 105, 100, 95, 90, 85 until each appropriate layer of the gcode had the necessary M221 S** request.  I then ran the tower and it printed perfectly changing flow as the tower printed. 


I know nothing about Marlin or gcode so I may be missing something here but isn't there supposed to be a request in the sliced gcode to request the Flow % change?  Understand, I am a 3 month user so am completely without knowledge. 


 I look forward to learning your thoughts after you've had a chance to consider this. This issue aside, thank you all for the supreme efforts to helps us all by supplying the CURA slicer. It is appreciated!

CURA Flow Tower Test 7.7.23.gcode

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • Introducing the UltiMaker Factor 4
        We are happy to announce the next evolution in the UltiMaker 3D printer lineup: the UltiMaker Factor 4 industrial-grade 3D printer, designed to take manufacturing to new levels of efficiency and reliability. Factor 4 is an end-to-end 3D printing solution for light industrial applications
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 3 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
          • Like
        • 26 replies
    • Create New...