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Posted by simblarosh 
January 12, 2017 10:16PM
Hey guys I really need some help. I have gone through the CURA software and set the speed, temps, Flowrate, thickness, ect....... And when I load the Gcode into the printer it is not showing the values I put in the settings boxes in CURA. The Gcode is bare I think......For example does anyone see the Flowrate on there???? I set it to 104 but the printer shows 100 when i load the gcode......Any explainations would be greatly appreciated!!!


M190 S60.000000
M109 S190.000000
;Sliced at: Thu 12-01-2017 20:55:44
;Basic settings: Layer height: 0.2 Walls: 0.4 Fill: 10
;Print time: 1 hour 18 minutes
;Filament used: 4.802m 14.0g
;Filament cost: None
;M190 S60 ;Uncomment to add your own bed temperature line
;M109 S190 ;Uncomment to add your own temperature line
G21 ;metric values
G90 ;absolute positioning
M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode
M107 ;start with the fan off
G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops
G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops
G1 Z15.0 F6000 ;move the platform down 15mm
G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length
G1 F200 E3 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock
G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again
G1 F6000
;Put printing message on LCD screen
M117 Printing...

;Layer count: 50
G0 F6000 X68.801 Y15.006 Z0.200
;TYPEconfused smileyKIRT
G1 F1200 X84.799 Y15.006 E0.55338
G1 X84.799 Y54.906 E1.93354
G1 X87.199 Y54.906 E2.01656
G1 X87.199 Y15.006 E3.39672
G1 X108.200 Y15.006 E4.12316
G1 X108.200 Y73.007 E6.12944
G1 X108.001 Y73.007 E6.13633
G1 X108.001 Y80.919 E6.41001
G1 X108.200 Y81.417 E6.42856
G1 X108.199 Y81.417 E6.42859
G1 X150.163 Y186.321 E10.33684
G1 X151.182 Y201.644 E10.86804
G1 X151.409 Y204.994 E10.98418
G1 X135.050 Y204.994 E11.55005
G1 X135.050 Y189.151 E12.09807
G1 X135.013 Y188.771 E12.11127
January 13, 2017 04:52AM
You see: FR 100 on the LCD, because it is the speed setting, not the flow rate.

To see the flow rate you have to navigate to the submenu, where in_print adjustment takes place.
January 13, 2017 12:35PM
Ok well how do I go about finding out if the flowrate actually changed to the setting I used in Cura when I exported the Gcode???
January 14, 2017 04:37AM
You could slice it twice with a flow rate of 100 and 104% and compare the Exxxxx values in the Gcode.
March 11, 2017 09:30PM
When you set the flow 10 104% in cura, it will tell the extruder to move farther the calculated amount. For example, it set at 100%, the extruder will move to 100mm at a certain point in the print. If set to 104%, the extruder will have extruded 104mm to the same point in the print.
If you are printing from SD, you can tune the machine as it is printing without changing the gcode. In this case, the gcode will command 100mm, but the steps er mm will change, to the machine will actuall extrude 104mm when it thinks 100.
One way to use this, is to change the percentage while it is printing and when you find a value that works best, you will then know the setting to use in cura.
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