I just yesterday received my brand new Taz 5 . super excited and I love this monster printer. I had purchased S3D to use with my flashed davinci which I had dialed in real nice and actually loved for my beginner phase of 3d printing and modeling…
Now I got this monster Taz and I’m ready to print myself a house. But I ran into a concern…
I tried hooking up the taz to my computer and printing out the octopus print that comes with their sd card. it was stringy didn’t adhere and just sucked. okay I stopped and raised the extruder cleaned the bed and went again. Nothing, it didn’t stick. I noticed the stock profile had a .35 mm nozzle so I obviously changed that but it didn’t make a difference. Finally when I was a bit fed up I tried to print directly off the SD card with whatever setting/gcode was supplied by Lulzbot.
It printed like the stars and the moon. It was fast and flawless extruded generously and looked just amazing by the end of it. I have never achieved such a smooth beautiful print with my little davinci. So now I KNOW its a software/settings issue.
Now my question is this, ive read about 200 posts before making this post trying to find out how to tweak S3D to get it to print at that speed and with that ease however (even though you guys are awesome and provided some FFF files) I just want to know what settings that octopus was made with? I opened up the gcode and although I cant read it to well I know gcode should determine speed and extrusion rate an such. I’m thinking that those details might help me mimick those settings somehow one S3D. I really want to understand the options as opposed to just loading someone elses because I do like to learn (teach a man to fish). One reason I went with Lulzbot is I hear they have phenomenal customer support. Anyhow can anyone start me in the right direction?
Thanks for your time and responses, I really appreciate the help.