Printing with ABS - A Primer

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Re: Printing with ABS - A Primer

Postby ExplodedZombie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:21 pm

0110-m-p wrote:After finally getting PLA to print good, my first spool of ABS will be here tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!


Would you mind listing your settings? I'm getting extremely stringy prints. :(
Heat: 175/60 (tried 175-190)
Retract 4mm /100mms
Z Lift: 0.5
Max V2 w/ E3D v6 (Bowden)

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Re: Printing with ABS - A Primer

Postby geneb » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:34 pm

Your retracts are WAY too fast and much too long. Back it of to 30ish mm/sec and 2mm retract. Add in a 4mm z-lift and make sure your non-printing move speed is around 250mm/sec.

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Re: Printing with ABS - A Primer

Postby ExplodedZombie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 pm

geneb wrote:Your retracts are WAY too fast and much too long. Back it of to 30ish mm/sec and 2mm retract. Add in a 4mm z-lift and make sure your non-printing move speed is around 250mm/sec.

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For PLA and the bowden e3d v6? I just tried your suggestions and I'm still getting a spider web of strings. Wondering if it's the Hatchbox 3D PLA causing it. I noticed the minimum travel for retraction is set to 5. Thought it was meant to be higher but could be wrong.

Anyways, this isn't really the right thread the be discussing PLA anyways :)


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