Started printing this morning with my new TAZ5, and ran into a bit of trouble… hoping someone can help me out here…
I just loaded and printed my first STL file (an iphone case), using HIPS.
The problem I encountered is as follows.
I turned on the printer and loaded pronsole, loaded the STL file (which pronsole proceeded to slice successfully). I selected on the printer to pre-heat for HIPS.
When I started the print job, it reduced the hot end temperature to 200 degrees (which I believe is too low for HIPS). The end product printed successfully, however, when I put the phone in the sides cracked (which I attribute possibly to the plastic not adhering to itself during the printing process as the heat appears to have been too low for the hot end).
Any ideas why the temperature would have dropped to 200 for the print? Is it something to do with the STL file?
I also noticed that the pronsole doesn’t list HIPS as an option for materials. Just ABS and PLA. Any ideas why that is, or if perhaps that’s the problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Going to have to stop printing for now (STL files anyways) until I figure out the heating problem.
Thanks to anyone who can help me out here.