My very first ABS print

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My very first ABS print

Post by ogsv » Tue May 16, 2017 4:54 pm

Wasn't sure if to post this in Prints or Troubleshooting, as it still needs perfecting, but I'm really happy with this for my first-ever ABS print :D
Printed with the "gift" filament that came with the Tarantula, and using pretty much default settings in S3D:
150u layer height, 90% first layer
3 solid top + bottom
2 perimeters
20% infill, rectilinear, 15% overlap
100C bed, 225C extruder
60 mm/s default speed, 50% outline, 80 mm/s transport (could/should have gone slower?)

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Re: My very first ABS print

Post by Lee » Tue May 16, 2017 5:35 pm

Posting here is fine!

Personally, I would've gone about 40-50mm/s, but if you're happy with the results then that's all that matters!

Do you have an enclosure? If not, what's your room ambient temperature?
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Re: My very first ABS print

Post by ogsv » Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 pm

No enclosure, ambient temp approx. 23-24C. All the more reason that I'm happy - didn't think it would come out even usable without a proper enclosure.
Doing another print with lower speeds and an additional bottom/top solid now.

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Re: My very first ABS print

Post by Dave » Thu May 18, 2017 9:44 am

ogsv wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 pm
didn't think it would come out even usable without a proper enclosure.
Well done.

Don't believe everything you read that purports to be the latest and greatest must have & answer to life the universe and everything :D (some polythene or even a painters dust sheet or an old sheet / blanket taken from your bed works just as well)

But if your ambient temperature were to plummet or if you get a bad case of cold drafts and don't want your printer looking like a wigwam from an old movie set, then considering using PETG is an option :lol:

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