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Posted (edited) · New Ultimaker 5 With Tough PLA

Hi all,

So I just set up my new S5, installed Cura 4.8.0, and sliced up a model to use the roll of black tough PLA that came with the printer. Using an AA 0.4 core on extruder 1 and not using any material yet in extruder 2.


The default print temp for Ultimaker TPLA in the material configuration says 225C but no matter which of the default slicing profiles I've used it drops the temp by 10-15C. Seems like layer heights of 0.1 and lower drop to a 210C printing temp and 0.2-0.15 seem to be at 215C. The printer jams at these temperatures and I need to have it around 225C to 230C to it just grinds up the filament. 

What I cannot figure out is why the profiles are subtracting temperature from TPLA and how to fix this in Cura. I'm still quiet a few versions back on my home printer (Ender 3, cura 4.5 I think? it was before these default quality settings were added) and don't have any of these issues with profiles there. I have not changed the profile default temperatures so if I change to another material then the temp changes as it should.

I need to set this up for end users in the building so I really want to get it where they just select the profile and material and then it'll do the settings but if it keeps auto correcting temperature based on some math somewhere in the software that I cannot see/edit and which is obviously wrong for the printer then I'm going to make to make a bunch of single profiles for every single combination I have in the building with the temperature hard coded in the profile settings. I'm not new to cura but I'm kinda fried digging through config files and not seeing where it is subtracting this 10-15C from the print temp in the materials section.

Edited by AZ-RAD
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    Posted · New Ultimaker 5 With Tough PLA

    Hi @AZ-RAD,


    Welcome in here and congratulation with this new printer..


    Yes, default print temperature is 225 deg. C., however we use to start with a little higher temp then decrease some during progress and at the last part of the print.  This is one of the later features of Cura AFAIK.


    You can set the temp in Cura (4.8.0) under material as shown here:



    Good Luck.




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