I have an interesting issue at hand. A file, designed in Fusion 360, prints perfectly on my Tevo Tarantula with Repetier Host but triggers an error when printed with Simplify3D. This is not the first time it happens to me. Are there any known compatibility issues or specific setups that I should know about to print Fusion 360 designed files with Simplify3D?
The error triggered by these "faulty" files is always the same, the machine goes into the thermal runaway routine and kills the print. Visual observation and logs do confirm that the temperatures are 100% correct and do not even show a trend for increase. Nothing happens with files designed with Solidworks or Corel CAD...
Any ideas ? Thank you so much for your help.
The issue I am having is the separation in the outermost perimeters, it is hard to distinguish in the photo but it is the darker lines in the body of the Benchy.
I've been trying to tune my settings for this filament for over a month :/ I am new to 3D printing and have certainly learned a lot but still feel like I am beating my head against the wall trying to get this to work, any help is appreciated!
I am using a Flashforge Creator Pro on Sailfish 7.7 r01234, 0.3mm nozzle, filament is eSun PLA+, bed temp is 60C, line height is 0.25mm, line width is 0.3mm
I have attempted 200-230C on extruder, I've slowed down perimeters, tried 0.9-1.2 extrusion multiplier, printing without the cooling fan, ran at 30 mm/s, all to no success. My current settings are the closest to correct that I have gotten but, am still running into issues.
EDIT: suggested temperatures for this filament is between 205-225C
I thought it would be helpful to people to post tips and tricks you don't see on help forums or troubleshooting guides. I will go first
Hint: When printing PLA on glass and using hair spray, it is good to use the heat on the bed for the first few layers and then turn it off.
Example: What I do is start at 60 C at 5th layer 40 C and 10th layer 0 C.
Reason: Not using heat on the bed lets the filament solidify faster and not push up into the nozzle. Using heat on first few layers makes the print adhere
to the bed very well.
I'm looking for a starting gcode that's similar to Cura- a simple home: Homes, goes up slightly, and then back down, and then up again, removing the filament from the nozzle.
However, when I take the code from Cura to put in as the starting code, simplify3d automatically adds some more, making the nozzle go back down onto the bed a 3rd time, and goes directly to the print without lifting up again(leaves an annoying mark on PEI). Is there any way to prevent this and just go directly to the print. The way cura does it, after lifting up, it'll move to the print area while slowing moving the nozzle down.
I'm running a Wanhao Duplicator i3
Here's my current starting script:
G21 ;metric values
M107 ;start with the fan off
G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops
G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops
;Put printing message on LCD screen
G1 Z15.0 F9000 ;move the platform down 15mm