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M8Harry
(@m8harry)
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Tuning my petg profile

Hi all,

I'm running a bondtech upgraded mini, it won't print with out those mods and that's after warranty, my petg prints are almost there but I could use a bit of help tuning my profile. 

 

I'm running the latest Prusa slicer, generic petg profile. I'm using Esun petg

See attached image. 

 

Any help would be great. 

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Posted : 07/08/2020 4:41 pm
M8Harry
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Tuning my petg profile

Another pic of the test 

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Posted : 07/08/2020 4:42 pm
M8Harry
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RE: Tuning my petg profile

Anyone able to help?

Upping the retraction made the prints horrible.

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Posted : 02/09/2020 11:03 am
M8Harry
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Tuning my petg profile

Or could someone screenshot their petg settings so i can copy them?

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Posted : 02/09/2020 11:04 am
mark
 mark
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RE: Tuning my petg profile

@m8harry

It will have to be someone who has the Bondtech modification and uses the Esun filament. Every setup will be different. One thing I can tell you is if you are not drying your filament, that will help. Dry filament helps a lot of different issues. Also, settings that work well on a test object may not work well on a different object you want to print. 3D printing is just not plug and play. You get a feel for what will fix various issues after a while, and having someone to help, like those on these forums, is a big plus.

Regards,

Mark

Posted : 02/09/2020 2:17 pm
bobstro
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RE: Tuning my petg profile
Posted by: @marklgoldberg

[...] One thing I can tell you is if you are not drying your filament, that will help. Dry filament helps a lot of different issues. Also, settings that work well on a test object may not work well on a different object you want to print.

Agree with this 100%. "When in doubt, dry it out", particularly with PETG and other filaments prone to absorbing moisture.

 

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Posted : 02/09/2020 2:43 pm
Robee Shepherd
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RE: Tuning my petg profile

This might help people tune filaments:

https://teachingtechyt.github.io/calibration.html#retraction

And the temperature one too.

Posted : 04/09/2020 9:14 pm
Shawnb2
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RE: Tuning my petg profile

I'm currently printing with PETG with the Bondtech mods. I was having issues early on but part of it is just being new to PETG and needing to dial in my settings better. I was mainly having adhesion issues trying to use the textured plate as you're supposed to but could not get it to stick. I adjusted the Z-offset to compensate for the plate thickness but didn't help. I had messed up one side of my smooth plate previously so I figured I'd give it a try with that in case it had any issues, I would still have the good side to print on while I waited for a new one to arrive. I slowed the print way down and it's been great. I am using Duramic 3D PETG. I'm printing between 45-50mm/s. It's slow but the results have been really nice. I'll continue to tweak and see if I can speed it up after I'm done printing the things I'm doing for my E3P. I have not tried the slower speeds yet with the textured plate but that will also be done as well once I get back to tweaking. I'm hoping that works.

Posted : 16/09/2020 5:21 pm
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