Cura 4 Slicer Settings
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The NWA3D A5 is now on Cura! Download version 4.1+ and add the printer from the list.
Choose add a non-networked printer > NWA 3D LLC > NWA3D A5 or A31!
NWA3D A5 Video Tutorial:
NWA3D A31 and A31E Video Tutorial:
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 0.08mm (high-quality prints)
and 0.24mm (low-quality prints).
d. Check the speed and temperature. For PLA, they should be set to
30–50mm/s and 210°–220°C.
e. Make sure the filament diameter is 1.75mm and the flow rate is 100%.
f. In the Machine Settings window, make sure the Heated bed checkbox is
unchecked for the NWA3D A5 (the A5 does not have a heated bed) and checked
for the NWA3D A31/A31E. To view the Machine settings window, select
Settings > Printer > Manage printers…, then click the Machine Settings button
in the popup window.
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, and you are using a
version of Cura before Cura 4.1, try re-loading the file “NWA3D A5/A31/A31E
Normal Quality.curaprofile” from the microSD card (or downloading the Dropbox
Link above). 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 Normal Quality.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/A31/A31E.
4. If you think your slice settings are really messed up, and you are using Cura 4.1
or later for your A5, go back to using the three default print profiles (Normal Quality,
Best Quality, and Fast Quality).