3D Printing Settings for Various Materials

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PLA

Lorin Parker's basic print settings (will vary with print and material). These are my starting points. Many more variables come into play, and these will require adjustment as needed. However, this works with most stuff.

Ultimaker2:

Surface: Just glass or glass with very light swipes of Elmer's disappearing purple gluestick (awesome). Thin / spread with a little water (damp towel) and it'll dry in a nice coat when bed heats.

Extruder Temp: 210C (205C if moving slowly)

Bed Temp: 60C

Retraction: 1mm per 0.1 mm of nozzle diameter. (ie 0.4mm nozzle = 4mm retraction)

Layer height: 0.1 to 2.5 (0.4mm nozzle)

First layer height: 140% (if using thick layer heights %125) -- this evens out inconsitencies of bed surface, height.

Cooling: 1st layer, no fan. 2nd layer through end, 100% fan.

Speed: 60mm/sec, 65%-75% underspeed on outside layers & solid fill. (beginners might want to start at 40mm/sec and ramp up).

Non Print Movement Speed: 100mm/sec

Printrbot Simple Metal:

Surface: Blue tape and purple elmer's stick.

Extruder Temp: 205C

Bed Temp: 0C

Retraction: 1mm per 0.1 mm of nozzle diameter. (ie 0.4mm nozzle = 4mm retraction)

Layer height: 0.1 to 2.5 (0.4mm nozzle)

First layer height: 140% (if using thick layer heights %125) -- this evens out inconsitencies of bed surface, height.

Cooling: 1st layer, no fan. 2nd layer through end, 100% fan.

Speed: 50mm/sec, 65%-75% underspeed on outside layers & solid fill. (beginners might want to start at 40mm/sec and ramp up).

Non Print Movement Speed: 80mm/sec

PETG

PetG filament is very strong, stiff, and slightly flexible. It is finicky and tricky to print with -- the settings must be precise. Once you get it dialed in