Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

only vertical strings in infill

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys,

I got an ultimaker 2 and have some problems printing out objects. Maybe somebody could help me, I got some problems with infill.

The infill doesnt look like it should. Its only vertical lines (but they are printed clearly) instead of a mesh

This is a picture how the infill should look (cura)


Here is a screenshot how it looks when printing:


This problem occurs in lots of prints.

Im using Cura 15.02.1 (Printer firmware 14.x)

printing at 2mm³/sec - pla 210 degrees about 50mm/sec

Infill 25 % same speed as rest of the print

The outside object surface is very good

I cannot find anything on the internet about this problem. (The other premade models from SD-Card print its infill correctly ) It occurs on lots of objects i want to print with Cura


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Try lowering infill to 24% or lower. The pattern changes when you go over 24%. Go into layer view and look at the infill at an angle while zoomed in, then step through the layers. You'll see what I mean when you go back and forth between 24% and 25%.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not just the size of the grid, it's how it's being laid down. Under 24% both directions are laid down at the same layer. Over 24% and only one direction is laid down on each layer. So on layer n you get lines going up and to the right, on layer n+1 you get lines going up and to the left, rinse repeat.


Share this post

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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
      • 114 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!