Are the new filament rolls 3.00mm or 2.85mm ? I have had horrible issues with some PLA vendors rolls that are 3.00mm causing friction in the Bowden tube, I basically had to toss them. I only use 2.85mm filament now. It actually takes some searching to find 2.85mm filament , but it's worth it. ColorFabb makes it and I have pretty much migrated exclusively to their PLA. ultimaker brand is also 2.85mm but the colors may not be consistent from roll to roll and the price is usually much more per Kg than colorFabb
Actually most filaments announced with 3mm are in fact about 2.85mm. What says the caliper?
And yes: Print IRobertI's feeder. Even for atomic pulls you don't have to remove the bowden.
Thanks for input guys. Caliper readings keep coming out at 2.48-2.54 so these spools are actually a bit thinner than the 2.85. I am currently printing a second object after successfully running a 3 hour print. Played with tension on feeder and after a few trials seem to have found the sweet spot for these PLA rolls.
After this current print is done I will be printing out lRobertl's feeder.
Glad you got it working!
Just make sure to adjust filament diameter in the material settings of your printer, otherwise there might be other extrusion issues.
I am also curious about the tension on the feeder and making adjustments and also about how you guys change material if you don't use the UM menu? Do you just push new filament up the bowden tube?
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