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Voxelab Aries 3D Printer with Cura

Recently I bought myself a new 3D Printer, more specifically a new shiny “Voxelab Aries 3D Printer” which imho is a pretty good value printer for its price point (paid ~ CAD$ 400 all in). My only complaints with the printer is the fact that the firmware is closed source and the provided slicer leaves a lot behind in terms of functionality when compared to Cura or similar slicing software.

In this post I will cover getting the printer up and running in Cura along with providing a suggested Cura profile that you can use as a template.

Voxelab Aries 3D Printer

During my research I stumbled upon this post where /u/deEvilUrge provided some insight into his interaction with Voxelab3dp and the recommended settings to use with Cura, which i happily jotted down to test with my printer, and after some tweaking I have come up with a somewhat more refined version of those initial settings.

Cura Configuration

Defining your Printer

Once you have Cura installed you can add a new printer following these settings:

Add a new printer to Cura (Preferences -> Configure Cura -> Printers -> Add New):

Adding a new printer

On the next screen:

  1. Select “Add a non-networked printer
  2. Select Custom
  3. Ensure that “Custom FFF printer” is selected
  4. Enter in a name for your printer
  5. Click next

Adding a new printer

Ensure that you enter in the following settings the Printer Settings section:

  • X (Width): 200 mm
  • Y (Depth): 200 mm
  • Z (Height): 200 mm
  • Build Plate Shape: Rectangular
  • Origin at Center: Ticked
  • Heated Bed: Ticked
  • G-Code flavour: Marlin

Ensure that the following setting are entered into the Printhead Settings section:

  • X min: -26 mm
  • Y min: -28 mm
  • X max: 32 mm
  • Y max: 40.5 mm
  • Gantry Height: 30.1 mm
  • Numbe of extruders: 1
  • Apply Extruder offsets to G-Code: Ticked

Printer Settings

Along with the following Extruder 1 configuration:

  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Compatabile material diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Nozzle offset X: 0.0 mm
  • Nozzle offset Y: 0.0 mm
  • Cooling Fan Number: 0

Extruder Settings

Importing my starter profile

Once you have your printer defined, navigate to (Preferences -> Configure Cura -> Profiles -> Import):

Importing Profile

Download and import my Voxelab-Aries-BaseProfile.curaprofile profile, which looks a little something like this:

Global Profile Settings Global Profile Settings

Extruder Settings Extruder Settings

Using the Profile

Ensure that you have your printer selected in Cura along with the desired material. Select the Aries Default Print Profile profile and make any required changes to the slicer for your model.

Sample Usage

Below are some sample prints using the base profile - this should be a good starting point for most people.

Sample Print

Sample Print

Sample Print

Sample Print

In Closing

Overall I am happy with the quality of the Voxelab Aries 3D Printer, and having the option to replace the default slicer with Cura is a no-brainer.

I hope you found this post helpful and happy printing!

This post is licensed under CC BY 4.0 by the author.

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