Skip to content
No description, website, or topics provided.
Python
Branch: master
Clone or download
CNCKitchen Merge pull request #11 from 5axes/master
Add the GradientInfill.py
Latest commit eee6aa1 Jan 23, 2020

README.md

GradientInfill

alt text

This a Python script that post-processes existing G-Code to add gradient infill for 3D prints.

Watch my YouTube video about it: https://youtu.be/hq53gsYREHU

Important Notes

In its current for it only works with G-Code files generated with CURA due to the comments CURA puts into the G-Code files.

It is also important to make sure that the "Walls" are printed before the "Infill" ("Infill before Walls" OFF). For this script to work, also activate "Relative Extrusion" under "Special Modes".

Further instructions can be found on my website: http://cnckitchen.com/blog/gradient-infill-for-3d-prints

GradientInfill.py by 5axes

GradientInfill.py Posprocessing Script for Cura PlugIn.

Save the file in the C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura X.X\plugins\PostProcessingPlugin\scripts directory

plugin

Extrusion mode in Cura must be set in relative mode. If it's not the case an error message will be raised in Cura.

Message

No Gcode will be generated by Cura in this case. Same behaviour if Cura settings are not suitable for Gradient Infill modification :

  • Infill pattern type ZigZag and Concentric not allowed
  • The option "Connect Infill Lines" for the other patterns musn't be used.

A new Flow Value for short distance (Linear move < 2 x Gradient distance) added to the standard GradientInfill script.

Add a gradual speed variation for machine without direct drive extruder.

82574446_1223039984569029_7656888964539744256_o

Sample part with a Gradient distance set to 8 mm : 82570108_1223017127904648_3642722292435255296_o

You can’t perform that action at this time.