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Posted · Ultimaker PLA temp question

Cura tells me the temperature should be 205. At that temperature the PLA is very weak. When I made a temperature test, the prints worked better around 220. Am I doing something wrong? Could my Ultimaker 3 have a problem?

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    Posted · Ultimaker PLA temp question

    No, every material and brand is different so depending on the brand and often even on the color, you have to adjust the print temp to your needs. So when you see that 220 works better, just set the print temperature in Cura to 220 and you should be fine.

     

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker PLA temp question

    I downloaded the below model from the Internet. It is supposed to be a container for desiccant. It is supposed to have slits around the sides. It should not have collapsed. Does this mean my temperature is too hot or too cold or something else?

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker PLA temp question

    I think you have more than one problem.

    From the picture it looks like you are printing too hot.

    But it is also possible that your print core is partly clogged and you don't get the correct flow.

     

    So I would clean the print core first to be sure that's not the case. Is the printer new or how old is the print core?

     

    Then check the fans in the print head. The middle one should start during heating the print core. The two side ones starts after the first layer.

     

    Which PLA brand do you print?

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    Posted · Ultimaker PLA temp question

    I am using an Ultimaker 3 printer with Ultimaker PLA. I have been printing lots of things successfully. Could my printcore just be clogged? Maybe that is why I need to print at a higher temperature than normal,

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    Posted · Ultimaker PLA temp question

    Yes could be the case....

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