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Your printing temperatures (parameters) for PLA?

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It seems that people are printing at very different temperatures for printing with PLA.

Could you please reply to this thread with the temperature and other important variables so we can get a clearer picture of what people use?

Please also write if you have checked that the temperature reading is accurate.

Material: (Silver, black, Ultimaker bought etc.)



Layer height:


Slicer: (Netfabb, SkeinPyPy, Skeinforge..)

Firmware: (5d, Marlin..)

Accurate temperature sensor: (No guessing here please! It´s the most important point!)

Output quality: (Stringing etc.)

Did I miss any important parameter?

Please also attach a picture. Something that I think is good quality could be bad for another person. :)

Edit1: Added question about temp sensor accuracy.

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Material: Ultimaker Silver

Temperature: 245-250*c

Speed: 50-100mm/s (the included picture is printed at 50mm/s)

Layer height: 0,1mm

Fill-rate: 30%

Slicer: SkeinPyPy Beta3

Firmware: Marlin (built with Daids tool)

Accurate temp sensor: I measured mine with a type-k sensor bolted to the heater block. It´s within 1-2*c

Output quality: Good, but lots of stringing.

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Daid> Have you measured you temp sensor? (Don't remember if you were involved in that discussion that took place in another thread)
I haven't measured it. But all the indications I have it's spot on. At 170C PLA gets soft, at 190C it's printable and at 250C it flows like crazy. I should do the boil&freeze test, but for that I have to disassemble a part of my printer, which I don't feel like doing right now (so much else to do)

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Material: Ultimaker Silver

Temperature: 230°C

Speed: 50mm/s perimeter, 100mm/s infill

Layer height: 0.2mm or 0.3mm

Fill-rate: 10%

Fan: Yes, using Slic3r default parameters

Slicer: Slic3r

Firmware: Marlin built with Daid's BuildMeMarlin standard parameters

Accurate temperature sensor: None

Output quality: Good, some stringing but not a big deal

This was my first print in this configuration, 0.3mm layers. Here I have already cleaned it.

Now i always print at 0.2mm layer height.


@Daid, i added the Fan to the list of conditions. Not sure if it makes much difference though.

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