Hello All! First post!
I bought a Taz 5 new from the MicroCenter in Northern VA and overall, I am very happy with it (though it came out of the box with an idler broken in three pieces and a bed that bubbled when heated - but hey, I am easy pic attached).
I print predominantly with polycarbonate (PC). However, as many of you know, objects printed in polycarbonate have the tendency to warp and bow, resulting in failed prints. (Thankfully my broken idler lasted long enough for me to print out a new one in polycarbonate - though the bowing is clearly visible).
The Taz 5’s LCD defaults are 290C for the nozzle and 130C for the bed. In Cura I can go past that to 294C for the nozzle, but if set to 295C and above, Marlin hits the Maxtemp ceiling and goes into shutdown as the temp grazes 299*C.
It is almost impossible to print in polycarbonate (except for very small objects) using my stock Taz 5. Temps just a bit higher than the defaults are badly needed to print in PC.
How can I change the Maxtemp ceilings in my stock Taz 5? Can anyone offer a step-by-step guide or links?
I am hoping to be able to set the Maxtemp ceilings to accomodate working temps of at least 305C for the nozzle and 145C for the bed.
Hopefully I don’t have to resort to purchasing an E3D nozzle. I know that the stock Taz 5 has more to offer than the presets.
Thanks in advance!
(P.S. Polymaker PC-Plus a.k.a Makrolon is prone to breaking, unlike real high-temp polycarbonate which bends without breaking. As such I don’t consider Makrolon a ‘real’ polycarbonate filament for my purposes - even if it is very well behaved and prints with less warping.)