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project:reprap:tempset [2015/10/26 14:58]
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project:reprap:tempset [2015/11/01 10:21] (current)
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 +===== Temperature Setting ======
 +Setting correct temperature is crucial for nice output and smooth operation of printer.
  
 +factors which can affect correct temperature are:
 +  * extruder (manufacturer)
 +  * filament type (ABS, PLA, PET..) and diameter (1.75/3 mm)
 +  * manufacturer
 +  * color of filament (sometimes different color of one manufacturer may vary)
 +
 +As a good "first shot" setting temperature to filament manufacturer prescribed value is not a bad idea. I ussualy **start with values published by Prusa [[http://​www.prusa3d.cz/​materialy/​ | here]]** , except highest temperature which i ussualy **dont set extruder temperature above 260 °C** cause of construction limitation of our reprap printers.
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 +**Feel free to vary temperature if first time you don't get ideal result, experimental data is crutial!**
 +
 +=== malfunctioning affected by temperature ===
 +low bed temperature -> model doesn'​t stick on bed, can be caused also by bad bed preparation or bad Z-axis calibration
 +filament jamming (brushed from extruder drive) -> can be caused by low temperature,​ but also by speed of printing or it could be caused by filament quality
 +
 +===== confirmed experimental settings =====
 +**Drevena - PLA** - **bed 55 °C**, extruder - **190+ °C** - used on transparent red and non-transparent black PLA, both with sucess, lower bed temperature may result into problems with adhesion of filament to bed.
 
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