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by Hopeful
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Bad first layer on support material
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: Bad first layer on support material

These setting suggestions look very interesting, but my apologies for being thick... where do I find all these settings?
by Hopeful
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Bad first layer on support material
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: Bad first layer on support material

yes, I do have 2 extruders and have had this solution in the back of my mind, but haven’t yet got to grips with using the second extruder. Also yes, I have read the advice, but unless I have missed something, cannot find anything to solve this. I am using 1 separation layer with the only other choic...
by Hopeful
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Bad first layer on support material
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Bad first layer on support material

I have a Mass Portal Grand Pharaoh XD 40 and have always struggled with poor quality in the first layer above any support structure, where the first layer becomes stringy and does not lay flat. In some of the larger models, quality of this layer has been desperately bad. With the first layer being s...
by Hopeful
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Struggling with a large flat base in ABS
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Re: Struggling with a large flat base in ABS

Thank you for your help and my apologies for the late reply. I have bought a reel of PETG and some Elmer's Washable School Glue, that I have started using regularly on the BuildTak also with ABS and it does improve adhesion as well as removal with the advantage of washing off with a damp cloth. The ...
by Hopeful
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Struggling with a large flat base in ABS
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Re: Struggling with a large flat base in ABS

Two very interesting and helpful replies, thank you. I had thought taking the bed temperature lower than the 90c I have tried (recommended is 110c for ABS) would be the cause of shrinkage problems not solve them, but it is interesting to see 60c recommended. I will certainly try. This printer comes ...
by Hopeful
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Struggling with a large flat base in ABS
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Struggling with a large flat base in ABS

I have a Mass Portal Grand Pharaoh XD 40 (Made in Latvia), that has a bed of 400mm diameter and can print up to a height of 400mm, that I bought because it can print to a large size, but have struggled relentlessly, often ending up with a pile of spaghetti. In desperation, I take time lapse movies +...

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