Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

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Aztravis
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Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby Aztravis » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:28 pm

Hello community. I got my new FlashForger creator pro this week and have been doing some test prints. Their stock settings and stock printed perfect after I leveled the printer but my first attempts at the Raptor reloaded finger and the Cyborg finger with out bumps are "melting" or just failing at the overhangs... I am using the settings that you can find here by Robo Papa using the same printer as mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Gw6i7qz9I
Here are pics of recents prints that failed and my settings. Any ideas?
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Aztravis
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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby Aztravis » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:31 pm

More pics of my settings...
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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby daleprice » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:04 pm

This is PLA, right? You need to have air flowing over the overhangs (probably during the entire print, not just during those parts) to cool them as they print. If your printer has a fan that blows on the print then you can enable or increase it in the Cooling section under Filament Settings in slic3r. If not then you can just use a desk fan next to the printer.
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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby vindicarblack » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:47 pm

You could try a finer layer size (resolution) and perhaps slow it down a tad - the cooling suggestion is solid also

Im wondering if the infill is to sparse maybe try 25% (looks like 15% in the pictures) 25% seems to be the point of diminishing returns for strength. (maybe try hex fill if that is an option also)

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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby bot719 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:53 pm

It appears you are using ABS plastic. Are you trying to print a single part at a time?
If so what can happen is the layer(s) below are still very soft when you move to the next layer. This causes messy prints especially if the part is small or has overhangs.
Slowing things down can help but one easy way is to print multiple copies at one time. Most software has this function available.

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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby droomurray » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:35 pm

PLA / ABS ?
What temps for the bed and extruder ?
Cooling fan on extruder ?

Also your infill value seems to low

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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby laird » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:06 pm

The FlashForge doesn't have active cooling, but it supports adding it. The motherboard is ready to plug a fan in, so no soldering, etc. And I'd recommend it highly.

I am using http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:537918 on my FlashForge Pro, and it's made a world of difference. Print it in ABS, so that it's more heat resistant.

You can use any 40mm 24v fan. FF sells one, http://www.flashforge-usa.com/shop/extruder-fan.html , and the price is reasonable, but you can find them many places.

The connector that you'll need to put on the end of the fan wire is http://www.radioshack.com/nte-25-e1200- ... OYW8fnF98E .

I did notice that after adding the cooling, I needed to raise print temperatures 10 degrees or so. Print quality is vastly better!
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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby Ken Fenton » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:31 pm

Thanks for the info Iaird
I think I'm going to do that mod to my Flashforge Creator Pro

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Re: Help with a new printer! Pic heavy with settings

Postby dcgo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:44 am

Hi
I want to buy Flashforge Creator Pro and the site that it can be compatible with different slicing softwares http://www.flashforge.com.hk/creator-pro.html , so actually I want to know what slicing softwares I can use? Can I use Cura?
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