A guide on how 3d printing works.

with a Creality Ender V2.

Cura Slicer settings

What is a slicer? #

1. Adjusting the first layer #

I usually adjust a few parameters for the first layer.

  • Bump up the extrution width for the first layer only.
  • Lower the first layer speed (gives the filament more time to heat up)
  • Raise the temperature of the head bed by around 5 degrees

2. Construction support #

I usually print with a skirt but especially for larger constructions I switch to a brim.