Is a raft possible?

goregut

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I was curious if having a raft was possible. Seems like I've clicked it on in ideaMaker and there are no options in Bed Adhesion in iFactory's Cura. I understand that it'd be kind of difficult compared to how the raft works in standard printers. I'm just trying to figure out a way to not have the bed grooves on everything. Maybe I have the nozzle too close to the bed. Either way it still limits what I would like to print or which side I can print it on. Yes I could sand the crap out of it, but that's not ideal.
 

Julian

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Hello @goregut,

i have to check it for myself if our version of Cura does support it. In the meantime you can try the original Blackbelt Cura. I am pretty sure that raft is possible.

If your printed part is curling a lot it can be due to the nozzle being to close to the belt, yes .
 

goregut

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Well. I have yet to print a successful print with what I'd consider a raft. I've played with the raft settings and the starting nozzle height, but not luck so far. It either doesn't stick to the raft or the raft is part of the print and no way to peel it off. I'll keep messing with it. Just posting in case anyone else was wanting to try rafts.