I’m printing with the Taulmen 618 3mm nylon filament on my brand new Taz 4 and would love some advice.
I started with the Lulzbot recommended Slic3r profiles and a 238° hot end with a 60° bed as recommend in the Lulzbot filament guide. The first print didn’t stick to the PET bed very well even with a skirt, so I tried blue tape on a cold bed, and it stuck OK.
Here’s the first print of the 50% scale octopus:
As you can see it came out OK, but a bit blobby. Nylon seems to ooze very easily and I wonder if anyone has suggestions about temperature and retraction settings that might help?
RichRap’s blog post (http://richrap.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/3d-printing-with-nylon-618-filament-in.html)was a mine of information, but I need some more specifics to get the quality of the prints under control. Based on his advice, I have a Garolite sheet on order to print onto. It has different branding in the UK and I got a Tufnol Whale Sheet 300 x 300 x 3mm from here: https://www.directplastics.co.uk/tufnol-sheet. Small parts print OK on blue tape, but larger parts tug the tape really hard an pull it off the bed. I’m hoping the Garolite will be better.