In this article, I will share my IdeaMaker profile for BIQU B1 made for PLA and PETG. These profiles are tuned to deliver a good balance between speed and print quality, and worked really well for me.
What filaments can CR 10 print?
|Min. Layer Thickness：||0.1 mm (in some cases 0.05 mm)|
|Nozzle Diameters：||0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.4 mm|
|Printing Speed:||≤200 mm/s|
|Compatible filaments：||PLA, TPU, Wood, Copper, Rubber|
|Standard Print Size:||300 x 300 x 400 mm|
How hard is it to print PETG?
While printing with PETG is certainly less challenging than with materials like ABS, it does have its special issues, which we’ll address. Still, with just a little bit of work, you can get incredibly high-strength, high-quality prints with PETG filament. Let’s get started!
Is direct drive better for PETG?
It will allow for much better thermal control, prevent oozing and stringing, and improve surface quality. 4. If you plan to print PETG consistently, it is a good idea to upgrade to direct drive.
What speed should I print PETG?
The recommended speed for 3D printing with PETG is between 60 and 100 mm/s. When you print at a higher speed, it can have a negative effect on the quality of the 3D print. When you want a higher quality end result, you can decide to print a little slower, between 30 and 60mm/sec.
Does PETG need a cooling fan?
PETG will print quite nicely without fans. Unlike other materials that require fans during printing, PETG actually does better without them. If you notice cracks and delamination in your prints, turn off the fans because printing without them increases layer adhesion.
What is a good layer height for PETG?
For PETG I like a first layer height of 0.28mm which seems to help with the build-up issue PETG is known for. There are a lot of users that swear you need to “squish” your first layer with a layer height of less than 0.20mm. This is normally to cover up another issue like incorrect speed or hotend temperature.
How do I stop PETG from stringing?
Retraction distance: One way to reduce PETG stringing is to increase retraction distance, which means the nozzle will retract a longer section of filament before travel. Try increasing the distance in increments of 1 mm, using the stringing tower to see the effect.
Do I need an all metal Hotend to print PETG?
For the most part, PETG does require an all-metal hotend to be able to tune your filament to its fullest, as in while you may have successful prints at 240°C, you don’t achieve full strength until 255°C.
Do you need a special nozzle for PETG?
Use the Proper Printer Nozzle – When printing with PETG, you need an all-metal hot end. Printers with a Teflon (PTFE) lined hot end are perfect for printing materials such as PLA or ABS filaments. This plastic lining helps your filament slide through the nozzle quickly, helping to avoid print failures.
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