Newbie questions about settings

Sorry to be a newbie here, but I’ve got a Mini, running Cura 19.08, and wanting to run a part with ABS at it’s finest settings. I’ve imported the Cura “High Detail” profile from the Lulzbot website. But when I look at “Layer height” it’s got it set to .18mm, I thought the Mini’s could have a layer height of .05mm? If so, do I just change that one setting or will I need to adjust other setting for me to get the highest detail possible from the machine?

I tried searching the forum for “ABS settings”, but it wouldn’t accept those words, that’s why I’m posting these questions.

Thank you.

I’m a newbie too, but that’s what I’ve been doing, and it’s been working, as far as I can tell. Also, the 3D printer police haven’t come and gotten me or anything. :wink:

As for the search term exclusions, I really, really hate software that thinks it’s smarter than people. (And also people who write software who think they can write software that’s smarter than other people.) I’m pretty darn good at combining terms to find the thing I’m looking for, but when every possible term related to 3D printing has been excluded from use in searches, it makes it frustratingly hard to find anything helpful. :smiling_imp:

You can run very fine detail layers with a mini; if, and only if you have the extrude and filament calibrated and dialed in perfectly. The factory extrude tune is pretty good, but there are a few minor variables that can lead it to be off slightly (temperature of your environment, potentially altitude, etc.) that normally aren’t an issue but at micro thin layers they can be. Also you need to have your filliament exact diameter in curia.A good test to see if you are ready to print 0.05 or smaller layers is the ability to print a 40mm calibration cube at 100% infil at normal layer height without over or underextrusion that results in a 40mm cube after cooling.

You also may encounter z wobble at smaller layer heights. It may not be apparent at larger layer thicknesses, but you will have many more smaller layer transitions, so if it is there, it will show up as a zing sag surfaced print that gets worse the thinner the layer is.