Cura 3 Slicer Settings
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Sometimes, models don’t print correctly because the settings in the G-Code
are wrong. Here are some steps to make sure your Cura settings are
1. Check your slice file in Cura.
a. Make sure the print is centered in the build area, is making good contact
with the build surface, and isn’t too big for the build envelope.
b. Check the slice settings.
c. Make sure that the layer height is between 0.1mm (high-quality prints)
and 0.3mm (low-quality prints).
d. Check the speed and temperature. For PLA, they should be set to
30–50mm/s and 220°C.
e. Make sure the filament diameter is 1.75mm and the flow rate is 100%.
f. Make sure the Heated bed checkbox is unchecked in the Machine
settings window if using the NWA3D A5 (the NWA3D A31 has a heated bed). To view
the Machine settings window, select Settings > Printer > Manage
printers…, then click the Machine Settings button in the popup
g. Check the Fill Density (infill) and make sure it is at least 5%. You may
need to adjust this value to your liking for your model.
2. Refer back to the “Operation” section of this manual for other slicer settings
and to better understand Cura. Your part may need supports. If it’s rounded
you may need to select “Everywhere” for the support type. If it’s intricate, it
may need to select “Raft” for the Build Plate Adhesion Type. (A raft is a hatch
pattern on the build plate that the model will print on.) If the part warps when
you begin to build it, you may need to select the “Brim” adhesion type and
reslice the file. (A brim will help the part stick so it doesn’t curl up at the
3. If you think your slice settings are really messed up, try re-loading the file
“NWA3D A5/A31 Cura 3.3 Profile.curaprofile” from the microSD card (or downloading the Drive link). The profile
will restore the slicer settings to a medium-quality profile that will work well.
Click Settings > Profile > Manage profiles. In the Profiles Preferences window,
click on the Import button, navigate to the printer profile “NWA3D A5/A31 Cura 3.3
Profile.curaprofile” that came on the microSD card in the Cura folder, and open
it. Your slice and build parameters are now reset to our default settings for the
A5 or A31.