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Cura Manual

Cura Installation Instruction

Cura Manual

Copy the software from the DVD disc to your PC
Double click to open Cura 14.12

Cura Manual Select all. and click “Install” .

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. Click “Next”. Cura Manual This window of “welcome to the device driver installation wizard!”will appear during the installation process.

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Cura Manual Select “Start Cura 14.12” and click "Finish” .

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Cura Manual Operation on models .

3] View: Click and drag the right mouse button to view the object from multidimensional view. . 4] Move: Click and drag the left mouse button to move objects on the platform. 2] Zoom in and out: Use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out. or click File>load model file to load STL file. Cura Manual 1]Load Click the icon on the left top corner. and transform the print position of the object on the heating plate.

click the icon Scale on the left bottom of the Window then you are able to adjust the length (Scale X) . . 6] Rotation Click the Rotate icon in the lower left corner of the Window to rotate the object from 60 degrees. Z axis. Y. 7] Mirror Click the icon Mirror in the lower left corner of the Window to rotate the Mirror on the X. Cura Manual 5] Scale Use the left mouse button to select the model. width (Scale Y) and height (Scale Z) of the object .

Cura Manual Cura Setting Instruction .

Cura Manual Click Machine>Machine settings… .

Cura Manual Setting the data as the following picture shows. you are expected to save it as a STL file by going through the File > save as STL File. Click “Ok”. Note: Cura software supports for the STL File. After finishing your model with software such as Proe/UG/Solid works / 3d Max. Ant then save the gcode to sd card for printing. .

.3 (less layer height. • Bottom thickness: Adjust with layer height & nozzle diameter. • Print speed(mm/s): resolution less than 1 mm should be controlled below 20 mm/s. We have to clean the support after printing.1~0. • Enable retraction: prevent snagging (material flow). • Fill Density (%): should be 20%~40%. • Shell thickness (mm) should be bigger than nozzle diameter and will influence the hardness (should be times of nozzle size). Please decrease the minimum travel if it occurs stringing or oozing. • Speed and Temperature: PLA (190~220) . Cura Manual Settings for PLA (190~220) : • Layer height (mm) should be 0. more accurate but takes more time). • Support: everywhere+ raft (touch builder just suits for few structures). • Fill: influence the hardness of the bottom (please use glue or tape for warp issue).

Note: Cura Manual • Layer thickness: This might vary depending on the complexity of the part geometry. . whereas relatively higher spread speed could be set for coarse particles. and depends on the binder density. A thicker layer requires high desired saturation. • Speed: This also depends on the material and structure. The distance between nozzle and plate when printing is quite important for the whole quality. Using a high saturation also leads to the same problem. • Material flow: This is the amount of binder released from the individual nozzle of the print head. This gives an idea about desired saturation. Material with more corner requires a relatively slower spread speed. and is very important for uniform spreading.

click enable cooling fan. Infill speed should be 50-70 mm/s. When printing PLA. .5-4. Cura Manual Distance should be 3. Travel speed are suggested to be around 70 mm/s. Minimal layer time will be bigger than cooling time. Outer shell speed should be 40 mm/s.5 and will influence the retraction.

Cura Manual Settings for ABS (240~260): .

second extrusion and trace-binding during the 3D Printing process. and professional applications. The additional requirement of a heated print bed means there are some printers simply incapable of printing ABS with any reliability.The wide range of available colors and translucencies and glossy feel often attract those who print for display or small household uses. Many appreciate the plant based origins and prefer the semi- sweet smell over ABS. hobbyists. PLA . flexibility. then finally end use application.Its strength. Cura Manual Note 1 Now while there are many thermoplastics. Combining this with low warping on parts make it a popular plastic for home printers. . PLA seems to have higher maximum printing speeds. and higher temperature resistance make it often a preferred plastic for engineers. For a material to prove viable for 3D Printing. When properly cooled. and sharper printed corners. and schools. ABS . machinability. lower layer heights. it has to pass three different tests: initial extrusion into Plastic Filament. The hot plastic smell deter some as does the plastics petroleum based origin. very few of them are currently used for 3D Printing.

it may contain dyes and binders which are not food safe Smells sweet when it is being printed Strength is relatively equal to ABS ABS Impact resistant and tough Hard Glossy Petroleum based Flammable Prone to cracking if cooled too quickly Usually bends before it breaks Has a strong. toxic smell when it is being printed Strength is relatively equal to PLA . for example. then breaks into lots of little pieces Even though it is made from plants. Cura Manual Note 2 PLA More brittle than ABS Can droop if it gets too hot. if it is left in a hot car in the summer time Usually turns white along the high stress zone when it is bent.

Cura Manual Note 3 ABS requires higher temperatures to extrude than PLA. on the other hand. But it can also benefit from a heated print bed. on the other hand benefits from cool blowing air to keep its temperature down so it does not droop. But it usually lasts a long time. a form of Polyimide tape which is surprisingly expensive. . PLA . PLA. Some people find that PLA works great unheated on blue painters tape but the tape needs to be replaced fairly frequently. ABS usually needs a fully up to temperature heat bed or the part may not work. frequently prints better if there is a fan blowing on the part to cool it down before it can droop. That often requires that you use a hot plate to print on so the part does not cool too fast as it is being printed. Many people have had good results printing ABS.

Cura Manual Sample . . please also contact our customer service EU customer service team Email: hictop_eu@hictop3dprinter. If you need to know how to modeling and get some tips on printing. US customer service team Phone:001-5619012891 Email: Like our Facebook page www. Customer Service Thank you for reading! Please contact our customer for upgrade.