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QIDI TECH X-ONE FILAMENT SETTINGS

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Just a place to post my settings that looked the nicest so far.
Given: Filament type: PETT (Black transparent) by T-Glase Taulman 1.75 mm.
Model: Adelinda The Dragon
Slicer: Cura
Layer Height: .15
Shell Thickness: 1.2
Enable Retraction: 1.5
Bottom/Top Thickness: 1.2
Fill Density: 20%
Print Speed: 40 mm (reduced to 33% at the beginning and 70% for the remainder) One my second one, which was clear T-Glase I reduced the speed to 10mm which took days to complete but the finished product was awesome and satiny!
Print Temperature: 240 degrees C.
Bed Temperature: 70 degrees C.
Support type: None
Platform Adhesion type: None
Filament: 1.75
Flow Percentage: 100%
Nozzle Size: 0.4

Just when I thought I was getting the hang of CURA 2.5.0 and nothing could go wrong...for whatever reason...I can't get it to start. I'm thinking about reformatting my computer. I'm not thrilled. Boo...hissssssss....boo.

QIDI TECH PLA RECOMMENDATIONS:

QUALITY:
LAYER HEIGHT: 0.1 MM
SHELL THICKNESS (MM): 0.8 MM
ENABLE RETRACTION: CHECKED

FILL:
BOTTOM / TOP THICKNESS (MM) 0.6
FILL DENSITY (%): 20

SPEED AND TEMPERATURE:
PRINT SPEED (MM/S) 80
PRINTING TEMPERATURE 220
BED TEMPERATURE (C) 40

SUPPORT:
SUPPORT TYPE NONE
PLATFORM ADHESION TYPE NONE

FILAMENT
DIAMETER (MM) 1.75
FLOW (%) 100.0

MACHINE
NOZZLE SIZE (MM) 0.4

ADVANCED (TAB)
RETRACTION
SPEED (MM/S) 40
DISTANCE (MM) 5

QUALITY
INITIAL LAYER THICKNESS (MM) 0.3
INITIAL LAYER LINE WIDTH (%) 100
CUT OFF OBJECT BOTTOM (MM) 0.0
DUAL EXTRUSION OVERLAP (MM) 0.15

SPEED
TRAVEL SPEED (MM/S) 100
BOTTOM LAYER SPEED (MM/S) 30
INFILL SPEED (MM/S) 0.0
TOP / BOTTOM SPEED (MM/S) 30
OUTER SHELL SPEED (MM/S) 0.0
INNER SHELL SPEED (MM/S) 0.0

COOL
MINIMAL LAYER TIME (SEC) 25
ENABLE COOLING FAN: CHECKED

https://flic.kr/p/Tsbibd
Just a couple of my 3D Prints I made with my Qidi Tech X-One printer.

FOR PLA: (stock Orange one that came with the printer)

Layer height (mm): 0.1mm (.06 if I want it more detailed)
Shell Thickness (mm): 1.2
Enable retraction: 1.5
Enable combing: All
Minimal extrusion before retracting: 0.02
Z hope when retracting: 0.0
Retraction speed: 40
Distance: 4.5 (I've use 5 with no problem)
Initial layer thickness: 0.3

Bottom/Top thickness: 1.6
Fill Density: 25%
Print Speed: 70 (I knocked it down to 33 percent using the on the machine display for the first few layers for a sturdy base).
Print temperature: 190 degrees celsius
Bed temperature: 40
Support type: none (unless I have some overhangs)
Platform adhesion type: Brim
Filament
Diameter: 1.75
Flow: 100.0
Nozzle: 0.4
ADVANCED TAB
Quality
Initial layer thickness: 0.3
Initial layer width: 100
Cut off object bottom: 0.0
Dual extrusion overlap: .15
Travel Speed: 80
Bottom layer speed: 30
Infill speed: 0.0
Top / Bottom speed: 30
Outer shell: 0.0
Inner shell speed: 0.0
Cool
Minimal layer time: 5
Enable cooling fan: Checked
Fan full on at height: 0.5
Fan speed min: 100
Fan speed max: 100
Minimum speed: 10
Cool head lift: Unchecked

That being said, the tug boat torture test came off without a hitch, but I am still not happy with doing impossible scaled items like a .2 scale eiffel tower. I'm definitely going to play with settings again since I'm not happy on how it's performing on the temperature tower test...I'll delete the settings that don't work for me as things progress.

Here are the settings Maker Muse is using on Simplify3D Slicer for Qidi Tech X-One which he considers as dialed in for PLA.
Process Name Q_1.5mm_white
Select Profile: QIDI-TECH X-ONE (Modified)
Auto-Configure for Material: PLA
Auto-Configure for Print Quality: DEFAULT FAST
Infill Percentage: 20%
Infill Raft: Unchecked
Generate Support: Unchecked

Extruder Tab
Extruder 1 Toolhead
Overview
Extruder Toolhead Index: Tool D
Nozzle Diameter: 0.40
Extrusion Multiplier: 0.90
Extrusion Widtch: Auto

Ooze Control
Retraction: Checked
Retraction Distance: 0.80mm
Extra Restart Distance: 0.00mm
Retraction Vertical Lift: 0.00mm
Retraction Speed: 60.00mm/s
Coast at End: Unchecked
Wipe Nozzle: Unchecked

LAYER TAB

Primary Extruder: Extruder 1
Primary Layer Height: 0.2500 mm
Top Solid Layers: 3
Bottom Solid Layers: 3
Outline/Perimeter Shell: 3
Outline Direction: Inside-Out
Print islands sequentially without optimization: Unchecked
Single outline corkscrew printing mode (vase mode): Unchecked

First Layer Settings
First Layer Height: 90%
First Layer Width: 100%
First Layer Speed: 50%

Start Points
Optimize start points for fastest printing speed

ADDITIONS TAB

Use Skirt/Brim: Checked
Skirt Extruder: Extruder 1
Skirt Layers: 1
Skirt Offset from Part: .50 mm
Skirt Outlines: 2

Use Raft: Unchecked

Use Prime Pillar: Unchecked

Use Core Shield: Unchecked

INFILL TAB

General

Infill Extruder: Extruder 1
Internal Fill Pattern: Rectilinear
External Fill Pattern: Rectilinear
Internal Fill Percentage: 20%
Outline Overlap: 15%
Infill Extrusion Width: 100%
Minimum Infill Length: 5.00mm
Print Sparse Infill Every: 1 layer
Include solid diaphragm every: Unchecked
Infill Angle Offsets: 0
Add Angle: 45
-45
Print every infill angle on each layer: Unchecked

Actually PLA is the easiest to work with on this printer. Check this out though, I use the 2" blue masking tape which you can get cheap at Harbor Freight and believe it or not, Liquid Nails Adhesive 4 oz. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Liquid-Nails-4-fl-oz-Small-Projects-and-Repairs-Adhesive-LN-700/100199287. Just a drop and spread it around if its a small project located on the center of the hot deck. Also, a good idea is to clean the deck with rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad before you start, some people have cleaned the blue tape with rubbing alcohol but I'll stick with my Liquid Nails. After the print is done I just take it to the sink and add more rubbing alcohol to clean off the adhesive and any blue tape that might be stuck on there. Also, make sure you do the level check. I haven't had to replace the nozzle, but I did have to take it to the stove top and burn out the some excess filament that got caught in there. Ummm...let's see...what else...oh yeah, when I take apart the extruder the hardest part is getting that long hex bolt in the back to start to thread. I'll put up my PLA settings in a bit. They were a little different depending on which filament I used, which was the stock orange (PLA) one that came with the printer, and Hatchbox (Clear Black PLA) that I got afterwards. The stock slicer which is the Cura Adaptation seems to be the easiest to work with and I've had mixed results using Slic3r and Cura 2.5.0. But I think once I get a handle on Cura 2.5.0, I think it's going to be best route for me since I LIKE the ability to have honeycomb infills as well as grid. I've been at this for about 2 months and it's been pretty non stop, and I've gotten help from both Qidi Tech and Filabot.com regarding how to get better results. Well, that's it for now. Vic out.

Using the 2" wide blue painters tape and glue stick (came off real easy...maybe too easy)
Given: Filament type: ABS (Black) by Hatchbox 1.75 mm
Model: 10 mm x 10 mm x 40 mm tall.
Slicer: Cura
Layer Height: .2
Shell Thickness: .8
Enable retraction: 1.5
Bottom/Top thickness: .8
Fill Density: 10 percent
Print Speed: 80 mm/s
Printing temperature: 240
Bed temperature: 100
Support type: None
Platform adhesion type: Brim
Filament diameter: 1.75mm
Flow (%): 100.0
Nozzle size: 0.4
Time: 11 minutes
0.27 meter, 1 gram
Is there a way of posting images of it here? Edges sharp, no artifacts, Popped right off of masking tape, maybe a little too easy.

ABS FILAMENT - RECOMMENDATIONS RECEIVED FROM FIONA AT QIDI TECH THEMSELVES.

RETRACTION
SPEED (MM/S) 40
DISTANCE (MM) 5

QUALITY
INITIAL LAYER THICKNESS (MM) 0.3
INITIAL LAYER LINE WIDTH (%) 100
CUT OFF OBJECT BOTTOM (MM) 0.0
DUAL EXTRUSION OVERLAP (MM) 0.15

SPEED
TRAVEL SPEED (MM/S) 80
BOTTOM LAYER SPEED (MM/S) 30
INFILL SPEED (MM/S) 0.0
TOP/BOTTOM SPEED (MM/S) 30
OUTER SHELL SPEED (MM/S) 0.0
INNER SHELL SPEED (MM/S) 0.0

COOL
MINIMAL LAYER TIME (SEC) 5
ENABLE COOLING FAN "LEAVE UNCHECKED"

QUALITY
LAYER HEIGHT 0.2
SHELL THICKNESS (MM) 0.8
ENABLE RETRACTION "LEAVE CHECKED"

FILL
BOTTOM / TOP THICKNESS (MM) 1
FILL DENSITY (%) 15

SPEED AND TEMPERATURE
PRINT SPEED (MM/S) 80
PRINTING TEMPERATURE (C) 230
BED TEMPERATURE (C) 100

SUPPORT
SUPPORT TYPE NONE
PLATFORM ADHESION TYPE BRIM

FILAMENT
DIAMETER (MM) 1.75
FLOW (%) 100.0

MACHINE
NOZZLE SIZE (MM) 0.4

I GOTTA TRY THESE SETTINGS OUT TONIGHT! THANKS QIDI TECH!

Well, working with my new Hatchbox ABS True Black and tried it with Qidi Tech's recommendations. It printed out my tie clip pretty well but I think I'm going to try playing with these settings. In the meantime, I'm generating a Temperature Tower to see what different options I might have and maybe do a torture test with the tug boat. In the meantime, I'm trying different ways to post photos up to show what I am doing. [IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/who2kg.jpg[/IMG]

Not being completely satisfied with the above ABS settings, I'm going to try out CURA 2.5.0 with the setting on Ultramaker Black ABS High Quality. 5-11-2017 8:10 AM. Okay, FAILED. Print came off of bed with this stock setting. ABS is a little new for me, since I just got this roll day before yesterday. So far I made 4 successful prints but I'm going back to the Stock software until I get a hang of ABS for now.

I too am new to using ABS filament on our mid school's Qidi Tech X-one-2.

Not sure what are the best settings for ABS. So please share what is working for you here.

The bed seems to be smoking or steaming at 100 degrees. Sometimes the filament is flat but looks melty (like it's melting).

And at the same time, some brim build right next to the melty one is not sticking or laying down flat, but curls up like it didn't melt properly.

Thanks for any help on your succesful ABS settings for this Qidi Tech X-one-2.

Given: Filament type: PETG+ (Clear transparent) by T-Glase Taulman 1.75 mm.
Model: TempTower_v2
Slicer: Qidi-Tech (Cura Adaptation)
Layer Height: .15
Shell Thickness: 1.2
Enable Retraction: Yes
Minimum travel (mm) 5
Enable combing: ALL
Minimum extrusion before retracting (mm): 0.02
Z Hop when retracting (mm): 0.0
Skirt: 1
Start distance: 3.0
Minimal length (mm): 150
Cool:
Fan full on at height (mm): 0.5
Fan speed min (%): 100
Fan speed max (%): 100
Minimum speed (mm/s): 10
Cool head lift: unchecked
Infill:
Solid infill top: Checked
Solid infill bottom: Checked
Infill overlap (%): 15
Infill prints after perimeters: Unchecked
Support:
Structure type: Lines
Overhang angle for support (deg) 60
Fill amount (%) : 15
Distance X/Y (mm) 0.7
Distance Z (mm): 0.15

Black Magic:
Spiralize the outer contour: Unchecked
Only follow mesh surface: Unchecked

Brim:
Brim line amount: 20

Raft:
Extra margin (mm): 5.0
Line spacing (mm): 3.0
Base thickness (mm): 0.3
Base line width (mm): 1.0
Interface thickness (mm): 0.27
Interface line width (mm): 0.4
Airgap: 0.0
First layer Airgap: 0.22
Surface layers: 2
Surface layer thickness (mm): 0.27
Surface layer line width (mm): 0.4

Fix horrible:
Combine everything (Type-A): Checked
Combine everything (Type-B): Unchecked
Keep open faces: Unchecked
Extensive stitching: Unchecked
Bottom/Top Thickness: 1.2
Fill Density: 20%
Print Speed: 13mm/s
Print Temperature: 240 degrees C.
Bed Temperature: 70 degrees C.
Support type: None
Platform Adhesion type: None
Filament: 1.75
Flow Percentage: 100%
Nozzle Size: 0.4

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