Cura has some new features to change surface texture like ironing to smooth the top layer and fuzzy skin to texture the print. Learn what the results look like and how to use these features here.
- [Instructor] A 3D printer builds up an object … in discrete layers. … These layers will always create some amount of texture … on the surface of a print. … You can post-process a print … to remove these lines, … either by throwing them in or sanding them away. … However there's a lot you can do … to control the appearance of the texture … right off the printer. … First, the orientation of your print matters a lot. … On the bottom of the print, … surfaces that are printed directly … in contact with the build platform … are effectively molded to it. … They may either be glossy smooth or roughly textured, … depending on the build surface you're using. … You might choose to change build surfaces … for particular aesthetic effect. … While the bottom of a print … will get its texture from the surface you're printing on, … the top typically shows visible lines … from the path that the nozzle fault will fill it in. … Cura has a few settings you can use … to affect the texture of the top surface. …
- 3D printing: An overview
- Popular slicing and host programs
- Achieving the best print quality
- Printing hollow and solid components
- Adjusting slicer settings
- Making prints stick to the printer bed
- Adjusting thickness
- Setting printer temperature and speed
- Working with multiple extruders
- Using G-code
Skill Level Intermediate
Design for Additive Manufacturing: FDMwith Kacie Hultgren1h 47m Intermediate
Rapid Prototyping for Product Designwith Gabriel Corbett1h 38m Intermediate
Additive Manufacturing: Troubleshoot 3D Printswith Rich Cameron1h 43m Intermediate
Who this course is for1m 13s
1. 3D Printer Settings
2. Slicer and Host Programs
3. Slicer Settings: Print Quality
4. Slicer Settings: Making a Print Stick
5. Slicer Settings: Issues with Extruding Hot Plastic
Next steps1m 20s
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