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Posted · 100% infill with Cura

When I use 100% fill in Cura, part of the object is filled 100%, but part is not. I assume that this is due to spacing out the lines so that a whole number of lines is spread evenly across the area (even if the lines have to be farther apart than woudll give a 100% fill). I need to print some parts to be used in a test involving the thermal conductivity of the plastic (using a filament with a proprietary material), so having a bunch of small voids in the plastic is undesireable. Any suggestions on how to get a true 100% fill. Note: An overfill condition could be acceptable because the excess material could be cleaned up, where the voids cannot.

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Posted · 100% infill with Cura

You can adjust the infill overlap in the expert settings, but you will always have some gaps.

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Posted · 100% infill with Cura
You can adjust the infill overlap in the expert settings, but you will always have some gaps.

that is not true... I print with 0 gaps, I have complete solid infill (15% overlap

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Posted · 100% infill with Cura

Oh, yes, it also depends on the model. And you need to have proper belt tension.

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Posted · 100% infill with Cura

Problem solved! I used a nozzle diameter of 0.254 mm, and filament diameter of 2.7 mm (actual is 2.82), and printing speed of 50 mm/sec, an infill overlap of 25%, a layer thickness of 0.12 mm (with skins enabled), and a print temperature of 215 for the gray PLA that came with the Ultimaker machine. This gave a very nice 100% infill without voids.

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