As the topic says: How reliable are the stock filament profiles? In other words is it generally feasible to load up a new roll of filament, select the proper filament profile and simply start printing?
If I buy a new roll of the same filament, should I expect to use the exact same profile and get the exact same results? I would have thought that the manufacturer’s production variances would be so small that one roll should effectively print the same as the next.
I have found that I need to adjust the settings of the stock PC-Max profile (this is the filament I am using right now, and I am a new user - doing this for a week now). Settings I have needed to adjust are the Z-offset to get better squish of the lines on the bottom layer, and I have had to fine tune the filament flow to maybe 95% (still playing with that one), and I have not even gotten close to thinking about fine tuning the nozzle temperature!
Should I expect to always need to adjust these settings with a new filament roll and for the variety of layer thicknesses I may need to use?