So new to printing but after building a Prusa mk2/3 clone with more on the way (I such a happy dad atm), and after some great success I went and bought 10kg of Anet3D PLA filament from China.
Upon its arrival I noticed that the white and silver colours were not in the usual 190-230C and this was even marked on the box as 230-260C :o
And so the adventure begins.
After a few prints I found that I did in fact need to be running at at least 230C (without the part cooling fan as my RAMPS cant deal with PID at anything over 225C with a fan on) and once I hit the 50% cubic infill it started under extruding (I guess cos of the increased feed rate).
Currently using a jacked up version (230C) of the ‘Generic PLA’ profile in Prusa’s Slic3r.
I expect all I will need to do would be to change retraction to 0mm and push the temp up to about 240 but this is at the edge of my printers capabilities and I then put myself at risk of melting my extruder mount
Has anyone else here had experience with this sort of craziness? PLA that prints at the temperature of ABS???
I know that pigment can effect melting temperature but by that much? Kinda seems like that dumped me with a few reels from a dud batch, even so I’d like to make the most of it.
[More updates to follow]