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Is there any software that direct prints in a radial direction rather than an XY direction?

Bob E

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Is there software that direct prints in a radial direction rather than an XY direction?

My Google showed nothing.

Wouldn't radial spoked parts be stronger printed in the direction of the spokes?

Thanks,
Bob
 
Just increasing the number of walls in your slicer setting will print around the perimeter of features. This was in IdeaMaker. I also have very aggressive gap filling settings on this part, so that's why it looks a bit weird. I think you can also set different rules by layer height, if you want to alternate how the layers are sliced to reinforce it in different directions.
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Its been a minute since I used Cura so I may not have the verbage right but IIRC there in a setting/option called "collapsing" that will make something similar to what Strostkovy has pictured without everything being printed as walls or top/bottom layers, all of which usually print slower.
There is/was also an extension for Cura that would allow you to hover over various settings or drop down menus and would give you a description of what a setting does or how one option was different from the other available options. I found it helpful when looking for specific print characteristics from the overwhelming and ever expanding list of infill flavors.
 
Its been a minute since I used Cura so I may not have the verbage right but IIRC there in a setting/option called "collapsing" that will make something similar to what Strostkovy has pictured without everything being printed as walls or top/bottom layers, all of which usually print slower.
There is/was also an extension for Cura that would allow you to hover over various settings or drop down menus and would give you a description of what a setting does or how one option was different from the other available options. I found it helpful when looking for specific print characteristics from the overwhelming and ever expanding list of infill flavors.
In a lot of slicers it's called concentric infill
 








 
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