Proper printer managing includes also setting and monitoring the right nozzle temperature.
The printer has more or fewer problems during its work especially according to what kind of material it’s loaded, for example, PLA, PETG, TPU, ABS, and HIPS.
Another problem, during the extrusion, is the PTFE tube enlargement.
This is why you need to set the correct temperature, to prevent these kinds of problems.
To ensure a correct nozzle temperature, set it following the instructions of the material manufacturer. Manually push the filament until it gets extruded to see its density. It should be not so hard, but neither liquid, an in-between phase.
To verify the print settings, start a small print job and see how it goes. If there’s delamination, you should modify the temperature and flow setting.
The temperature influences the success of the 3D entity and also the maintenance cycle of the 3D printer.
Sometimes, you may find different extrusion temperatures for the same material type. This is due to the different element compositions made by different manufacturers. Some PLA material temperatures are 190°, others are 225°.
The print temperature is given thanks to a probe, placed inside the heating block. It doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the actual temperature. There’s a gap between the given temperature and the actual one.
In the future, the probe is likely to be inside the nozzle, to ensure an accurate temperature checking.
Temperature is in connection with the printing speed, which changes based on the layer height.
Here’s a chart showing the correct temperatures with different materials:
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