Best Quality Settings in Cura for KP3S Pro

Recently we released the brand-new model, the KP3 Pro 3D printer. Obviously, it is the upgraded version of the KP3S model. It has a 200x200x200mm print volume, linear guide rails on the X-axis and Z-axis, a filament sensor, and a built-in design. It’s a powerful model that we’ve tested for months without any issues.

Today let’s talk about its slicing settings on Cura and PrusaSlicer for some generic 3D printing materials.

KINGROON KP3S Pro 3D Printer

After using Cura for over three years, I’ve switched to PrusaSlicer for daily printing now. But we still use Cura sometimes, for testing or timelapse videos. As for materials, we use the PLA mostly, then some TPU and quite a few PETG. As for ABS, I hate it for its bad and toxic smell.  

So, we made settings for KP3S Pro on PLA, PETG, and TPU for both Cura and PrusaSlicer. If you want to save some time, the link is in the end, just choose the one you prefer.

The print quality on Cura and PrusaSlicer are the same. 

For the new starters, if you don’t want the ugly seam lines, we suggest choosing PrusaSlicer. It hides the seam points quite well. Cura will give you a line on your prints. That’s actually how I tell which slicer the prints come from.

 So, we just printed funnels with all those settings.

KP3S Pro Printing Profile with PLA

PLA Cura Profile / Settings

PLA is the most common material in 3D printing, it’s environmental, odorless, non-toxic, cheap, and easy to print. For starters or those who print for fun, PLA is the best option.

Print Settings:

Initial Printing temperature: 220 °C

Printing temperature: 185°C-200 °C

Bed temperature: 55 °C -65 °C

Speed: 50 mm/s -60 mm/s

Layer height: 0.12 mm

Retraction: 1 mm at 40 mm/s

Infill: 15%

Initial layer speed: 20 mm/s

Initial fan speed: 0% 

Normally we don’t suggest using PLA for parts and accessories, but in case you don’t want to mess up with other materials, please remember to set the infill as 100%.

According to this study, it makes no difference to just increase the infill percentage. 

PLA Cura Profile / Settings

 

PETG Cura Profile / Settings 

PETG is quite sticky, so stringing would be a huge problem. So, you might want to close the “Z hop” and turn on “Avoid Printed Parts When Traveling” and “Avoid Supports When Traveling”.

PETG Setting on Cura for KP3S Pro

PETG Settings on PrusaSlicer

 

On the other hand, using some glue or the LAC Spray is another trick to print well. 

Here is the Spray that we highly recommend: https://kingroon.com/products/3d-printer-bed-adhesion-spray 

Print Settings:

Printing Temperature:235℃

Initial Printing Temperature:235℃

Build Plate Temperature:75℃


Build Plate Temperature

Initial Layer:75℃


Retraction Distance: 1.0mm


Retraction Speed: 40mm/s


Cooling: On

Fan Speed:20%-40% 

It’s normal if you get some stringing. We will keep all the settings updated, you can make book markers on it and check for updates. 

PETG Print Profile

 

TPU Cura Profile / Settings

TPU is one of the most interesting materials among them. It’s soft, flexible, and extendable. You can print many useful things with it, for example, shoes and clothes. If you search TPU online, you can find a lot of magical stuff to try with it.

TPU Cura Profile

As for us, we printed phone cases, shoes, and wearable clothes with TPU. If you are interested, you can find them on our TikTok Channel: https://www.tiktok.com/@kingroon3dofficial

Print Settings:

Layer Height: 0.1mm

Initial Printing temperature: 220 °C

Printing temperature: 220 °C

Bed temperature: 40°C

Speed: 35mm/s

Layer height: 0.12 mm

Retraction: 3.5 mm at 40 mm/s

Infill: 8%

Initial layer speed: 20 mm/s

Initial fan speed: 0%

Cura Profile / Settings for KP3S Pro

That’s it. Here is the KP3S Pro Slicer Profile Bundle: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Bwkg22hWgXRf73s-XSxTShCg_T1Sovyi?usp=sharing

If you don’t know how to import and use them, please check the article for KP3S.

Besides, using a dry box to keep your filament from dampness is also important for 3D printing, especially for PETG and PLA. You should Keep the humidity within 35% if you want to get prints with less stringing and high quality.

If you want to save sometime on it. Here is one you get for use: https://kingroon.com/products/filament-dry-box-for-3d-printing

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