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Oh c'mon !!!! First Print!

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First print, no tweaking, barely know what I'm doing.... C'mon that's not bad:

first print montage

Looks worse in the photos. Looks much better in the real world.

Meant to note that the underextrusion on the base was because I didn't "prime" the filament feed.


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180C is too cold for that color filament. Unless you slow to maybe 10mm/sec which will take hours to print that robot. Also if it accidentally goes below 170C Marlin doesn't let the extruder move.


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Jonathon, that looks real good.

Gr5, I picked 180 just because that is what I thought was the right temp for PLA. For some reason, I thought 210 was more appropriate for ABS.

In general, I think pictures make the prints look worse than they are. When the robot was done, I really thought it looked nearly molded.


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No, 240-250 or more is typical for ABS.

180 is definitely low for PLA - for most things you should be able to print quite nicely in the 210-230 range. For most things it doesn't make much difference, provided the plastic is liquid enough to flow sufficiently fast for the speed and layer height that you are printing.


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