Fuzzy Skin Tutorial

In this tutorial we'll take a look at using the fuzzy skin feature in CURA. I demo the Fuzzy Skin Outside Only feature and talk about how I optimized the 3D model in order to avoid unwanted geometry. I also quickly take a look at slicing a cauldron and display stand.

Textured Skin

The skin features a texture that provides better grip to print surfaces. The look and feel of the texture can be modified by adjusting slice setting in the CURA slicing software.

Fuzzy Skin

The outer skin of the case is 3D printed using the fuzzy skin feature in CURA.

In CURA, under the printing settings pane, search for fuzzy skin. Use the default settings to slice the skin.

Textured Key Caps

The key caps where 3D printed using a textured PEI flexible build plate. The sheet of PEI is powered coated and offers a unique texture on the first layer of 3D printed parts. This texture looks really great on the key caps. 

Printing Keycaps

Try printing a single key cap before printing a whole set. For the best quality print, print one key cap at a time. The stem needs very accurate tolerances in order to press fit properly onto the mechanical switch.

This guide was first published on Apr 26, 2021. It was last updated on Jun 11, 2024.

This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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