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Design is great. I'm new to 3D printing and my temp was a little low. I did 40% infill but feels soft. will try with different settings. was using PETG.
You need to do some serious calibration of your machine.
Yes I believe it is worth the money. Easy to use and it has a lot of default items in it that make your prints look good. It allows you to set different settings within the same print like infill and supports. So if you reach a specific layer and you want it to be 100% infill, you can do that.
So I would pump the temp to 240 and your bed temp to 85. That is usually the default temp for PETG. You want to set the retraction to like 1.25. Looks like your PETG is blobbing in different spots. That is due to retraction, which pulls back extra filament since PETG is real stringy. When you level for PETG make sure you level with your normal PLA leveling then add an extra layer to it. PETG needs some space to print. Think of it like printing with glue or honey. If the print head is too close to the surface it will smear and drag all over the place. PLA and ABS you want pretty close to the build plate.
Once I get home I will shoot you all my actual settings as far as speeds, retraction, temp, fan speeds and also layer jerks. I believe you need to set coasting with PETG as well. Make sure the fan speed is set to 70% not 100%. I found that 70% is the sweet spot for cooling. Have it turn on after layer 5. You always want good solid layers. PETG is like glue and will mend to itself. So if your fan is at full blast then the layers will separate. PETG can be water tight.
i have purchased the simplify3d program. if you cold send me your settings for PETG. Thanks
Yup as soon as I get home I will send my FFF to you. Just simply import the FFF to your simplify3D and it will be all set to print.
what slicer are you using?. PETG should be about done at 240 hot end temp and bed temp at 85. If you are using Simplify3D I can send you my settings. I use PETG a lot and my stuff comes out as good as PLA.
I am using Cura. Is the Simplify3D worth the money. I had my hot end at 235 and bed at 70.