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What Extruder temperature should I set my printer to, please?
I am using it in my Anet A8 and usually set it to between 195 and 210. Good results with 198.
Thanks Kevin, what's the lowest temperature you've tried?
I bought 4 rolls of your Hobbyking branded Filament, and am having problems.
I don't know yet what it is, but I want to make sure I'm setting up things right.
What's the proper temperature for the PLA, please?
With the HobbyKing brand PLA I usually print at around 210C, some printers print better at higher temps but I find 210 is usually good. The range for this filament is 210-235C.
Thanks Nick, I'll keep that in mind
A lot depends on the THING I am printing and what quality I want.
Have been as low as 190.
Also used as high as 210.
So many factors to consider.
I like to print quite hot if I can (no bridges etc) so I normally print HK PLA on my i3 Mk3 with the following settings:
First Layer 220c
Everything else at 210c
I get noticeable oozing from the nozzle at 220c. I haven't tried 235c as I have no reason to...Maybe I'll do a heat tower to see what differences I get from 190c to 240c.
Layer adhesion and general strength seem good at 210c and I'm happy with the appearance of the finished prints.
I still need to tweak my first layer settings to get a solid smooth first layer on the smooth PEI bed.
Hope that helps a bit.
I print with HobbyKing PLA. The first layer with 215c with heatbed at 60c and the other layers at 210c and heatbed at 55c. I did had trouble getting a good first layer, but it was not the fault of the filament but the calibration of the printer itself. I now print on a modified Tevo Tarantula (replace acrylic with aluminium and added an double y-carriage). In General I'm very pleased with the HobbyKing PLA filemant (not so happy with the low stock of it at the europe warehouse).
210 with a .8 nozzle volumetric max at 12 mm3/sec gives decent layer adhesion and a nice print 235 will give you great layer adhesion and quite some stringing. Don't exceed 1/2 the nozzle width in layer height if you want good layer adhesion but that holds true for pretty much any material