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ryan.f15
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

OK I'm going to try the Overture first.  Hopefully I won't have to diddle my settings.

That being said, can I save my settings, IE:

REPRapperPETG

PrusaPLA

OverturePETG

Etc so I don't have to reinsert settings?  I'm sure there's some way of doing that

 

Posted : 07/12/2021 3:16 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

@ryan-f15

 

Of course you can, same as ever. they haven't changed that.

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Posted : 07/12/2021 4:37 am
ryan.f15
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

How?  I haven't really messed with that

Posted : 08/12/2021 2:07 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Set up your profile the way you like then click here to save.

After you click you will get a dialogue box asking you to name the new profile.

Enter the name you like and click Ok, the new profile should appear in your list of filament profiles, under "---User Presets---".

 

Good Luck

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 08/12/2021 9:55 pm
ryan.f15
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Sorry, I meant in the interface of the printer.  I can do it in slicer all day.

Posted : 09/12/2021 11:59 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

@ryan-f15

 

The fact that you never once mentioned what kind or brand of printer your using leaves Slicer as the only way available to me, however from the sound of things you have a road ahead of you.

 

Good Luck and enjoy the journey.

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 09/12/2021 5:03 pm
ryan.f15
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Sorry, I have a prusa mk2.5.  I thought that it was inferred that this was a prusa printer since this is the prusa forum.  My apologies.

Posted : 10/12/2021 2:48 am
ryan.f15
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Well, I'm trying to use Overture.  This stuff is trash.  It peels up like crazy and I can't get a solid print.  Last time I use this garbage.  I'm printing at 240/85 and it refuses to work right.  2 hours with prusa support and nothing.

Posted : 14/12/2021 4:22 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

You better grow up son, you spent all your time printing one kind of filament only and now you don't know how to adjust and print something different. That's not the filament, that's you, and a lack of knowledge. let this be a lesson.

 and Overture prints very well, of course I have all MK3 series machines,(I'm sure that's the problem, not you.)<--Sarcasm

 

I must just be an ass, but it seems to me you have something to learn, I could show you print upon print that is perfection, using Overture, I guess that's what happens when you only use one brand the whole time.

 

My advice, Use multiple filaments and learn how to adjust for them, time will force this issue upon you and you will benefit from this over time, Overture is truly a fine filament that you have not learned how to adjust for, and you will miss out on many more if you don't educate yourself.

 

You may not like what I say, but I'm right. I have vast experience.

 

Good Luck, and I will help you. I am however unsubscribed from this thread, I just happened to see it again.

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 14/12/2021 5:31 am
ryan.f15
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Swiss, I know how to adjust.  I've been doing this since 2016.  The problem specifically is that THIS filament isn't working.  I've gone through plenty of Prusament, Inland, Reprapper, etc and have had no issues.  This is the one that isn't working for me, and I've spent  4 hours with Prusa support trying to get this fixed.  If you have any suggestions I'd be happy to try them.

Posted : 14/12/2021 5:57 am
fuchsr
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

I!m quite sure I haven't been through as many spools as swiss_cheese but Overture PETG had become my go to brand and I haven't really noticed any issues like the ones you're experiencing. I run it at 230 degrees, have bumped up retraction length a bit and have fans on all the time. Of course your specific printer may require different settings. But in my hands Overture has performed very well and certainly not like crap. Good thing is there's plenty of options available these days. 

Posted : 14/12/2021 11:17 am
ryan.f15
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

I normally run at 240, with a bed temp of 85, both are inside the range of Overture's settings.  However, I'm getting all sorts of issues with the brim peeling up and have had only a single successful test print in the center of the bed, and that was with several pauses.  While I'm not saying that it is this particular filament, this is literally the only time I've had this issue.  So far I've been fine with Kodak, Sunlu, Prusament, Reprapper, and Inland yet the overture is peeling up.  

Posted : 14/12/2021 6:23 pm
ryan.f15
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Ok well after repeated chats with Prusa, and tuning, altering the Z axis repeatedly, and a bunch of other stuff I'm not going to go into here, I'm able to use the Overture filament.  I've never had to do this much adjusting in order to get filament to run.  It does work though.

Posted : 16/12/2021 3:44 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

@ryan-f15

 

Thank you for trying so hard, Really I mean that.

It seems like a lot to do the first time if you didn't know, but now you know, and it's going to be a no brainier next time, and there will be a next time, I'm happy you stuck it out.

It takes minutes to adjust, I said in the beginning of the thread, you are going to have to adjust. I get frustrated with people here sometimes because they just want you to tell them this simple one thing that's going to make it all better, and they can't pass the most basic information along. The thing is experience, no one likes that answer. Then of course to them it's the machines fault, it's Prusa's fault, the material is trash, I've even seen OP's here blame the person that was trying to help them, anything and everything but them is the problem.

 

I realize I came down kinda hard on you, sorry for that, but I'm glad you stuck it out and even more so that you came back and let us know you got things sorted. I'd like to see some of your work sometime.

 

good Luck

 

Swiss_Cheese

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 16/12/2021 6:46 pm
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ryan.f15
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RE: Alternative to RepRapper PETG?

Well, I really wanted to say that this was working.  I am able to print small items, maybe 10x10cm but nothing else will print.  Blobbing, clogging, etc causes the head to skip and go all over.  I've calibrated and recalibrated and this keeps happening.  This is the last time I ever buy this stuff.  Here's a pic of the latest disaster.  I've had this happen time and time again.  This is not an issue with Reprapper or Prusament.

 

Posted : 16/12/2021 9:09 pm
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