New TAZ 6 owner here. I purchased one used last weekend. I’m a mechanical engineer, and have experience in fabrication, machining and modeling, but am new to 3D printing.
Here’s my problem:
I tired printing something with ColorFabb PLA/PHA last night. I used default settings (220 C nozzle, and 60 C bed, if I remember correctly). However, it’s coming out very brittle, and my layers aren’t adhering to each other. I had to stop the print half way through because one of my supports snapped, and after I removed the print from the bed, I realized I could quite easily break most of the layers apart by hand.
First question, could this be due to old material? This filament is probably 9+ months old. However, it had never been opened before 2 days ago, when I removed it from it’s vacuum sealed bag.
Second question, what settings could I tweak to help getting better layer adhesion?
Any help or tips would be appreciated, on this topic, or really anything. I’m learning as much as I can, as quickly as possible, but there’s a lot of variables to all this.