Infill · Cura advanced settings 2018 #03

This is the third episode of the Cura Custom Settings series, where we are going to analyse the third tab of the of the advanced settings menu in Ultimaker Cura. Infill.

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Along the video we will experiment with the Infill Density, Infill Pattern, Infill Overlap Percentage, Gradual Infill Steps, and Minimum Infill Area, and more options that in our case we prefer not to activate, since they are not necessary and not too useful.

Basically we can control all the infill settings with this 5 options, from where we can extract hundreds of different combinations.

At the end of the video we have made a print test with the next settings:

  • Infill Density: 20%
  • Infill Pattern: Cubic
  • Infill Overlap Percentage: 15%
  • Gradual Infill Steps: 0
  • Minimum Infill Area: 25 mm2

And for the print we used a new transparent PLA filament that we purchased recently, what will allow us to see the cool interior of the test-cube.

You can click here to download the files of the test-cube both in STL and 3DM.

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

In the next episode we will analyze the forth tab in the cura custom settings menu, Material. So subscribe to the channel to be notified when the next video is uploaded.

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:

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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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