Black Magic?

I’ve been using my TAZ6 for about 4 weeks now with pretty good success.
In looking at the Lulzbot TAZ6 User Manual, On page 46 item 2.16 it describes settings for making very fragile single wall prints.
It appears to be called Black Magic.

I can’t find this in CURA anyplace.
I’m using CURA version 20.01 because that’s the version I downloaded per instructions that came along when the TAZ6 shipped.

Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.


Hello GJG,

If you will go to full settings in Cura and then go up to “expert” and open “expert settings”. You will find the “black magic” settings there in that window. That is where you will find spiralize the outer contour and only follow mesh surface.
I hope this helps.

Thank you very much.
I found it.
I went [Expert], Intermediate ABS(village Plastics) Standard, Switched to full settings, Clicked on [Expert] again then I saw that
[Open Expert Settings] was not greyed out.
I clicked on Open Expert Settings and there it was.

Now I can design my thin wall part to try this out!

I tried out the Black Majic settings.
I used the default settings on the 1st 2 parts which worked perfectly and the parts even held water.
On the 3rd part, I changed the retraction from 1mm to 1.3mm.
That appears to have caused a couple of extruder noodles to be slightly under extruded.
The 3rd part does not hold water perfectly.
BUT that gives me a reason to try filling in the under extruded lines with an ABS/Acetone slurry to see if I can correct that problem
without reprinting the part.

What I’m doing here, is attempting to get my wife onboard with 3D printing.
So far, she is quite impressed.
She gives me a suggestion and says, I don’t know if you can really do this, BUT.
Family relations are going well!

Just thought you’d like to know

I made up a slurry of ABS (Village Plastics) and Acetone.
I made it about as thick as very soft butter.
I masked to the outside of the underextruded noodles and applied the slurry.
I left it sit for about 2 hours to let the acetone evaporate.
The part has been sitting on a paper towel for about 30 minutes now.
It holds water without leaking!

Just thought you’d like to know.