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Posted · Enable Nozzle Temperature Control, Cura 2.5.0

I've been having some adhesion issues between PLA and the buildtak flexplate system.

I'm in the middle of testing different nozzle and bed temps, and what's worked best so far is nozzle at 240C and bed unheated. Once the initial layer is completed, I'd like to go back down to 205C.

I see that "Printing Temperature Initial Layer" is in the Cura settings, so this should give me exactly what I want. When I try to show that setting to be able to change it, I get a note saying that "This setting has been hidden by the value of Enable Nozzle Temperature Control. Change the value of that setting to make this setting visible."

I haven't been able to find "Enable Nozzle Temperature Control" or how to change it. Any ideas?

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    Posted · Enable Nozzle Temperature Control, Cura 2.5.0

    I'm guessing you're using an Ultimaker 2 (maybe + or extended)? (For the next time, that is important information to share).

    The idea of the Ultimaker 2 family is that all material parameters are handled on the printer. You don't set them in Cura, but by changing the material type in the printer menu. That way, you can slice once, and print with different materials.

    This was a nice idea at the time, but it comes with some disadvantages: you don't get as fine control over temperatures, and for some materials you really need to slice differently than for other materials.

    Fortunately there is a workaround: go to the "Printers" section of the preferences, and open the Machine Settings window. There, change the gcode flavor to "Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter). Now, you should get full control over all material properties, including "Printing Temperature Initial Layer".

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    Posted · Enable Nozzle Temperature Control, Cura 2.5.0

    Right, I forgot to mention this is on an Ultimaker 2+.

    Changing the gcode flavor did the trick perfectly! Thanks for the suggestion and explanation!

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