Hi, can you please tell me the best speed settings. thanks.
Hey there, what type of filament are you using, and how does your model look like? It depends on the combination of these two.
Just kind of an update to this:
I started seeing this error more often when I started cleaning the bed surface with a combination of rubbing alcohol and Costco cleaning wipes, followed by Aquanet (purple can) hairspray for priming the surface, while it was preheating. I'm using a borosilicate bed surface lined with a thermal pad sheet. I heat the bed up to 90C for printing PETG, and it's intermittent. If I can reproduce this on a more consistent basis I'll keep you guys posted. I usually have a workaround of disconnecting the printer from MatterControl and reconnecting, continue to preheat, and so far the error seems to clear.
Is this normal? It has been happening for the past few days... I'll get a video on this later when it's not in the middle of a 27H print Otherwise, everything seems fine so far. I read online in some random places to try using sewing machine oil on the rods etc but I'm not too familiar on this. Any recommendations you guys might have?
Hey there! I got a Pulse as well (my very first 3d printer) about 1 month'ish ago. I had this issue as well with my default settings printing with PLA.
Since we do have a bowden tube setup, you might want to look into the suggestions as found in this article as it helped me:
You will want to download the retraction cubes file and adjust your retraction settings vs speed over non print areas for each successive retraction cubes print you do. I mainly adjusted only my retraction setting more than the speed over non prints until the stringing was gone. Keep in mind though that when you increase the retraction value, we're more likely to clog up somewhere....and it happened to me!
What temp are you setting it to? Are you using default Matterhackers Pro PLA profile that came with the pulse? I had this issue pop up randomly myself but a reboot of the printer cleared this error. I could not reproduce this issue on a consistent basis since it was random. Hopefully their staff should get back to you soon as they are pretty good about troubleshooting and responding on these forums!
As far as the image uploading goes, you'll have to upload pics on an image hosting site like imgur and post the link in the rich text editor for it to work as I believe they do not allow image uploading here.
I also tried less infill %, but you'd see these lines more across the print. Depending on the model, you can also try with the vase (no infill), then sand it down a ton without applying a liquid finish like xtc-3d to negate that sanding effect.
Resolved the issue:
Hmm I feel like the more layers I add, the cooler it gets... I'm just curious as to why I would get a sub 35C actual glass bed read when I set it to 70C... I'd understand if it was like 5ish C cooler but a whole entire 35C jump is huge. I'll try to remove the glass bed and do some bare bed temperature reads on the surface. I also forgot to note - I also have the same thermal pad between both of the printers in the video provided. Both glass beds are 3mm thick.
I put a glass bed on my Pulse since I had major warping issues with my buildtak on the outer edges as I go away from the center. Now it's the opposite and I noticed something... Near the center I'm getting significant temp drops as seen in this video, and I even compare it to another printer.
Any ideas on how to resolve PETG not sticking ? I'm trying to print in a translucent green color, which is not really available much in PLA (for the translucent characteristic and in this particular shade).
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