Support · Cura advanced settings 2018 #08

This is the eight episode of the Cura Custom Settings series, where we are going to analyse the eight tab of the custom settings menu in Ultimaker Cura 3.3.1, that is the Support tab.

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In this video we are going to use 3 different STL files to play with the settings and that will also help us getting the best configuration of the supports for our 3d printer.
This configuration can vary depending on the 3D printer we are using, but we got a standard configuration that should work in most of the printers, and also explained what are each of the menus so everyone can do the specific configuration for its 3d printer.

Along the video we will experiment with a lot of options, and finally we kept activated the next ones: Generate Support, Support Placement, Support Overhang Angle, Support Pattern, Support Density, Support top Distance, Support Bottom Distance, Support X/Y Distance, Support Distance Priority, Minimum Support X/Y Distance, Gradual Support Infill Steps, Use Towers, Tower Diameter, Minimum Diameter, and Tower Roof Angle.

Tuning your support settings will improve a lot the final quality of your prints.

You can DOWNLOAD the STL FILES announced in the video from our files repository.

  • Triple Overhang Test
  • Flying Test Cubes
  • Supports Deeper Test
Support Triple Overhang Test

Triple Overhang Test

Support Flying test cubes

Flying test cubes

Support Deeper Test

Support Deeper Test






Cura advanced settings 2018

This series is going to have 11 episodes, one dedicated for each of the Tabs in the Custom Print Settings menu in Cura 3.3.1. You can find the list of episodes here:

In the next episode we will analyze the ninth tab in the cura custom settings menu, Build Plate Adhesion. So subscribe to the channel and activate the bell to be notified when the next video is uploaded.

About Ultimaker Cura 3.3.1

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

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3 thoughts on “Support · Cura advanced settings 2018 #08

  1. Ben de Wet

    I am using cura with great results. the Tutorials are very helpful. I do have a query on the moulding facility an would like to get more information.
    What type of material can be moulded other than the soft silicones etc?
    Can epoxy and polyesters also be done? This is the hard stuff. Obviously, the mould rules must be followed.!
    how do I get the mould to be leakproof?
    What filament do I use for the best results? Regarding: Finished texture, Leaking of resin or Removal from the mould
    I am awaiting your response with bated breath.
    Ben de Wet

    1. M4730X Post author

      Hello Ben, I’ve never experimented with moulds, but you can post your comment in the video on youtube, and our Facebook page, so maybe anyone from our audience can help you. Thanks for your comment and good luck the moulds! 🙂

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    -Scott Matthews Sr.


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