Shell · Cura advanced settings 2018 #02

This is the second episode of the Cura Custom Settings series, where we are going to analyse the second tab of the of the advanced settings menu in Ultimaker Cura. Shell. Along the video we will experiment with the Wall thickness in millimetres as well as the wall line count, the top and bottom thickness with the separate settings, as well as the number of layers.

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Then we experimented changing the top and bottom pattern for the solid layers, as well as the initial one. Also played with the top and bottom line directions of the pattern, continuing with our preferred, the default ones. Finally we changed some more parameters such as the optimization of the wall printing order, outer before inner walls, alternate extra wall, print thin walls, Horizontal expansions and finally the Z Seam Alignment.

At the end of the video we have made a print test with the enable ironing option from cura activated, getting amazing results.

This series is going to have 11 episodes, one dedicated for each of the Tabs in the Custom Print Settings menu in Cura 3.2.1.

You can find the list of episodes here:

  • -#01 – Quality
  • -#02 – Shell
  • -#03 – Infill
  • -#04 – Material
  • -#05 – Speed
  • -#06 – Travel
  • -#07 – Cooling
  • -#08 – Support
  • -#09 – Build Plate Adhesion
  • -#10 – Special Modes
  • -#11 – Experimental

Cura is one of the most common slicer software that are mostly used for 3D Printing. It supports a huge variety of 3d printers such as the BQ Hephestos, Original Prusa i3 MK2, Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 3, Rostock, etc.

It allows us to print in 3d in three different ways:
The first is by uploading the .gcode files into an SD Card, that we will insert in our 3D Printer. Second, we can connect our 3D Printer to our computer via USB, and control it directly from our Cura software, and finally, there is an option to control some 3D Printers at the same time remotely, via internet.

Ultimaker Cura in the version 3.2.1, or the most recent version depending when you watch this video, is available both for Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

You can find the links to download Ultimaker Cura 3.2.1 here:

-For Windows:
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You should also watch our guides to download different very powerful 3d modelling software for free:

-Rhino 6 for Windows:
-Rhino 5 for Mac OS:
-Fusion 360 for Windows:
-Sketchup for Windows and Mac OS:

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