I purchased a Taz 6 for my exhibits team at a children’s museum in San Francisco. We absolutely love it, great out of the box and hasn’t had any issues yet. Actually, I was so impressed by how the Taz worked compared to my current printer at home (heated pei surface is the greatest thing ever), that I bought a Mini to replace it.
One thing that I noticed, and is the reason I’m posting, is that with the Taz 6 it shipped with nGen as the sample filament and recommended first print. When I run Cura with the Taz 6 profile at work, nGen appears in the “beginner” material category. However, my Mini shipped with HIPS as the sample filament and recommended “first print” material. When I went to load nGen, I couldn’t find it until I switched to the “intermediate” material category. And it also displays a message saying that “Bed Preparation Required…”
Is there a difference between using nGen on the Taz 6 vs the Mini? The PEI surface seems to be identical just different sized. Also, how necessary is the glue stick? I haven’t noticed any lack of adhesion issues with either printer, or is the glue stick to make it easier to remove? If I’ve been printing without the glue stick up until now have I damaged the bed at all?
Thanks for any help you can give!