Printing Settings problem

  • I started printing my first object: a case cover for duet.

    I stopped because I seen some errors:


    I thought that I needed to fix the hotend temperature for PETG ( from 230 to 220) and to fix the retraction settings ( from 1mm to 3mm)

    something changed...


    but there are again (the same) or something else to change....that I'm not understanding....

    any suggestion?



  • Is the bed temp high enough? Or the first layer could be too close to the bed, PET-G likes to stick to a hot nozzle. Especially if it isn't polished. Another issue could be the first layer is too far away from the nozzle too. Play around with the first layer height to see if it helps.

    I run PET-G on PEI with a bed temp of 75C, not glue stick, just clean PEI. Also for a .4 nozzle I always set my first layer to .4. This is only with PET-G.

  • I tried to change bed temperature to higher...from 70 to 80 ..

    changed first layer and layer height to 0.4

    tried with higher hotend temperature from 220 to 230

    PET-G seems not stick to the bed...

    another problem....If I extrude 100m at 5mm/s ..or try continuous extrusion...homed....I hear a motor clicking(extruder)....

  • I'm reading :
    This material doesnโ€™t need to be squeezed onto your heated bed, you want to leave a slightly larger gap on the Z axis to allow more room for the plastic to lay down. If the extruder nozzle is too close to the bed, or previous layer it will skim and create stringing and build-up around your nozzle. We recommend starting off moving your nozzle away from the bed in 0.02mm increments, until there is no skimming when printing.

    How can I set on config.g to increments the height?

  • I usually run petg with a hotend at 240-250c I get my best prints that way. My bed is usually at 80-85c.

    In my bridge testing petg had poor layer adheasion at 230c compared to 240c, 240 was the middle for me. I do run the first layer hotter than the rest. 220c imo is too cold to extrude correctly imo, especially for esun petg (what i use)

  • You can use baby stepping in the DWC to raise the height of the print head during a print. Alternatively you can set a Z offset in your slicer.

    I find that PETG doesn't really like to stick to bare painters tape very well. Usually something like gluestick is applied to the bed first.

    I would suggest that before you try and increase the layer height, since you're already at 0.4, try adding a coating of gluestick to the bed first, and reduce your first layer speed to 15mm/s. I like to use a higher bed and nozzle temp for the first layer as well, 85/245.

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    240-245/85 ....seems perfect....I'll try another run to see the result

  • I do petg at 245 hotbed and 85 to 95 bed temp, is on blue tape I use gluestick or on glass I use hairspray

  • glue stick works well, I used that for a while before i spent 70 dollars for a pei sheet worth it imo. As Pheadrux said, lower the speed for the first layer. Even with a PEI sheet i still run mine slow (20mm/s).

    Another note, I personally use Slic3r for prints that have a bunch of holes that print on the heat bed. It handles holes better than Cura for me.

  • Looking at you prints I can tell you from experience, If you do not give up you will get this, Your stuff looks exactly like mine used to. It gets easier over time and eventually you just look at something and know what to change. When you make changes have some patience and only change one setting at a time in the beginning, then evaluate whether or not your change did what you thought it would.

  • Printed some object with some "error":


    I tried to start the first layer with 245/85 and the other layers with 230/60.
    Retraction setting with 3mm .

    I need to change something else to fix this errors...

  • Try reducing your extrusion factor a few percent. Since PETG is so sticky it's very susceptible to gumming up if it's over extruded.

    What speed was that printed at?

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