Temperature drop?

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clshaw1313
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Temperature drop?

Post by clshaw1313 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:25 pm

I just installed the SL tool head on my Mini 1 and when I went to print the sample model, the temperature was about 25 degrees lower than expected. I set up a new material (eSun PLA+) with a print temperature of 205, and its trying to print at 180. Is this a normal adjust made by Cura based on the tool head/layer height (.1mm) ?

Thanks in advance.

anolen
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Re: Temperature drop?

Post by anolen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:06 pm

Hey clshaw1313!

With the extrusion diameter being 0.25mm instead of 0.5mm, those settings do usually use a lower print temp because the extrusion volume is lower, thus needing less heat to reach the same state.
PLA can have a melting point as low as 150 degrees C so 180 for a print temp is possible but I agree that it seems a little low. I would try it first with a small model to get an idea if it will work in your environment and if it needs a higher temp try going up by increments of 5 degrees.

Hope that helped, Have a awesome day :D

Angie Suiter
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