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by TimM
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Okay, thank you again. It turns out that the problem was that I was still using the .27 version of CURA, which has profile issues. When I first tried to save my modified profile I did exactly as you suggested here: I created a new profile and gave it a meaningful name. It appeared to work, giving no...
by TimM
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

I've been experimenting a lot with this eSun PETG, and I have a pretty good profile developed. But now that I have it, I can't figure out how to save it so I can get it back after printing with other things, like nGen (another of my favorites). I tried 'Save profile' which seemed to work, but I coul...
by TimM
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

Okay, thanks for that.
Tim
by TimM
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Saving/restoring profiles in CURA 3.2.27
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Saving/restoring profiles in CURA 3.2.27

I'm using CURA 3.2.27 with a TAZ 5. I did a lot of experimenting to create a decent custom profile for my task, clicked "Create new profile from current setting", and gave it a meaningful name. I shut down CURA to do something else, then restarted it later. Now I can't figure out how to retrieve tha...
by TimM
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'
Replies: 6
Views: 580

CURA 3.2.27 has PETG 'unsupported'

A couple years ago I printed successfully with eSun PETG on my TAZ 5. After a couple year of no 3D printing, I'm back at it. I installed CURA 3.2.27, but it has PETG 'Unsupported'. I've long forgotten my settings. Does anyone have en eSun PETG profile file that I could get? Thanks!
by TimM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Making nGen shiny again after sanding
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Making nGen shiny again after sanding

I did an nGen print, but the bottom came out a little bumpy because I was careless about letting PVA glue stick build up on the plate. Sanding did a decent job of smoothing the uneven surface of the print bottom, but now the sanded part is dull, not nicely shiny like the rest of the print. (You can ...
by TimM
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 16653

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

For filaments with warp problems (especially ABS), I find that using a very wide brim helps a LOT.

Tim
by TimM
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 16653

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

I'm not a real pro, but I doubt if the outline speed is an important parameter. I do increase the outline length in the expert settings to make sure everything is stable before the print starts. Also, I watch the outline being deposited, and I grab a misplaced strand and quickly snip it off if it lo...
by TimM
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 16653

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

I would definitely use a larger heatsink fan if I were planning to do much more PLA printing. But after a LOT of experimenting and tweaking, I'm now using PETG with generally good results. And I'm transitioning to nGen. Both of those print fine in hot weather.

Tim
by TimM
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping

Per Lulzbot recommendation, head at 230 and bed at 85. Their 'Fine' .ini file unchanged except for raising infill percent from 20 (which is too weak for my stuff) to 50. PLA prints beautifully, and PETG quite well. The weird thing is that the first layer goes down beautifully, with no boogers and on...