Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

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jon_bondy
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Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby jon_bondy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:44 pm

I am using the standard settings for PC. Any thoughts about how to improve the prints?
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crimsonyoshi
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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby crimsonyoshi » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:02 pm

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11565

Keep in mind this is on 3.1 settings when I made this profile, and not 3.3.0. Third last post contains my print settings as a downloadable template. You can disable the polysupport second nozzle if you wish.

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby Shelton » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:04 am

I'm using Polymaker Polycarbonate and print perfectly all time. Try to dry it first.

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby jon_bondy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:06 pm

I dried it for 4 hours in the oven at 180, but the next test print was every bit as bad as the first. Something else is going on.

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby Shelton » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:18 pm

At 180 C? too much...

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby jon_bondy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:34 pm

180 F. I live in the US, and our ovens are in Fahrenheit.

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby crimsonyoshi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:35 pm

Have you tried my settings template? Also +1 on PolyMaker's PC-Max material. Never really had problems with it once I figured out how to print with polycarbonate in general!

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby jon_bondy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:34 pm

I do not have a Pro printer: will your settings work on a regular non-Pro printer? That is, are the settings and slicer compatible?

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby crimsonyoshi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:48 pm

That's a good question! The template itself won't, but I'm wondering if you'd be able to download it, and copy the values your printer can make use of in a new template. @Vicky@Raise3D needs to weigh in on this!

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:59 am

The default settings for Pro2 printers in ideaMaker are tuned on Pro2 printers with our filament in our lab. If you are using N series printers, you may need to start with the profiles for N series. If you are using 3rd filament, you can duplicate our default profile to create a new profile for your filament and tune the settings.

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby jon_bondy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:56 am

@vicky@raise3d

I have an N2 and am using the settings for the N2. I am using the PC that I purchased from you. So, everything is yours (printer, filament, settings) and it is not working.

Please make constructive suggestions about how to resolve this problem.

Jon

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby crimsonyoshi » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:08 pm

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13610&p=41976#p41976 post #6 (just linking your two threads together depending on which one you read first)!

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Re: Polycarbonate stringing and poor surface finish

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:32 pm

Would you like to attach some pictures of your hotend from different directions here to show the status of your hotend and nozzle, as your fill looks not eough?
Or you can contact our technicians for more solid technical support in a more efficient way via phone calls or support ticket.


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