Getting optimum results with PLA is a process. Getting it dialed for other materials ABS, PETG, copolymers, nylons, polyurethanes, polycarbonates are that much more challenging for the perfect print. Add to that the variability in slicers and the modifications to personal printers and things start to become difficult to compare. As the forum exists currently, we have a constellation of anecdotes with some generous individuals posting successful profile settings. Thank you for your contributions. To add to that momentum, I think that defining a systematic approach to crowd sourcing printing profile iteration would yield better results, save time, increase reproducibility, decrease frustration, and help identify common current problems or identify problems not yet foreseen in the evolving exotic filament landscape.
Please take a look at the proposed methods and adjust them so that we can get to a consensus.
Listing the profile (attaching the file)
Filament type, manufacturer
Taz # (Modifications/stock)
Temp: Nozzle, Bed, and Fan%
If we follow this template (or a refined one the community agrees upon), I think that the prints will really get better and we will have a system to rigorously tweak settings towards perfection. Some of these might influence the official profile settings if done well.
Is this forum the best mechanism to host this kind of thing? What it lacks in flexibility it makes up for in TAZ user visibility.
Please feel free to add. This only represents a starting point. Plus, I don’t know if there is already a system like this in place somewhere. The closest I could find was the facebook group for the 3D Benchy.