I’m hoping one of you lovely people can help me out and spot where I’m going wrong!
I Have two 8 month old Mini’s that I print every day on and that rarely give me any failed prints at all no matter what filament I use, I’ve experimented with all sorts of PLA filaments, all from the same very respected supplier, 3dFilaprint.
But now I’ve hit a huge roadblock and have spent 7 hours and 9m of filament with nothing but fail after fail and I really need to know what I’m doing wrong as I’m trying to print a box for my daughter’s engagement ring so her boyfriend can surprise her…failure isn’t an option here!!!
The filament is new to me, it is 3dFilaprint’s Red Transparent PET-G ( I have only used PLA before) it’s transparent and super shiny which I think is what’s creating the problem, because no matter what I do this filament just refuses to stay stuck to my print bed.
I have cleaned the beds
I have tried it on both machines
I have tried the design in regular PLA and it printed without a hitch
It has a print temp range of 195-220C so I’ve started at the lowest and worked up to the max in 5C increments
It has a bed temp of 35-60C so I’ve taken it up from min to max in 5C increments
I have tried the hairspray on the bed trick
I have tried the glue stick on the bed trick
I’ve tried setting the fan to come on at a higher build level
I have tried printing it with a brim
I have tried printing it with a raft
None of these got me a single layer that would stay adhered to the bed.
What am I doing wrong guys?