Printer Settings

      • General Settings and Tips

        There are a lot of different FFF style printers and settings out there, but there are some general practices we found that have worked best. Also, check out our blog post about 5 Common Errors with Printing.
        • Extrusion temp 220-255C
        • Suggested initial printing speed: 30mm/s for perimeters/outlines, 60mm/s for infill.
        • Suggested top/bottom (roof/floor) thickness: 1.5mm, or at least 6 solid layers.
        • If layers are not adhering to each other well, try extruding at a higher temperature.
        • Clear PET+ has a higher melting point than the Opaques. Try printing at a higher temperature
        • Bed surface: Blue painters tape works well, with a heated bed you can also use glass with gluestick applied
        • Heated bed temperature: 80C
        • For a more glossy/transparent look with the clear filament, try increasing your layer height to 0.2mm or higher, printing faster, and only use a single perimeter.

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        Leapfrog | MakerBot | MakerGear | Type A Machines | Ultimaker | Up! Printers

        Leapfrog

        Creatr

        MakerBot

        Not sure how to manually install PET+ settings into your MakerWare? Here are step-by-step instructions. You can also directly install settings here:
        Download Settings for Windows (Step by step instructions are here)
        Download Settings for Mac (Step by step instructions are here)
        Instructional Walk-Through(Video)

        Replicator
        • Extrusion Temperature: 250°C - 255°C
        • Layer Height(s): 0.1 - 0.3mm
        • Roof Thickness: 2.0 mm
        • Infill Speed: 50 mm/s
        • Feed Diameter: 1.770 mm
        • doFanCommand: false

        Replicator 2

        Test File: Download the file and print it. If it prints well, your printer is ready to import the following settings

        • Extrusion Temperature: 250°C - 255°C
        • Layer Height(s): 0.1 - 0.3mm
        • Roof Thickness: 2.0 mm
        • Infill Speed: 50 mm/s
        • Feed Diameter: 1.770 mm
        • doFanCommand: false
        Download PET+ Settings for Replicator 1 & 2

        Replicator 2

        Test File: Download the file and print it. If it prints well, your printer is ready to import the following settings.

        • Extrusion Temperature: 250°C - 255°C
        • Layer Height(s): 0.1 - 0.3mm
        • Roof Thickness: 2.0 mm
        • Infill Speed: 50 mm/s
        • Feed Diameter: 1.770 mm
        Download PET+ Settings for Replicator 2X

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        MakerGear

        MS

        Test File: Download the file and print it. If it prints well, your printer is ready to import the following settings.

        Simplify3D Settings
        • Extrusion Temperature: 245°C for block style, 225°C for heater core style
        • Extrusion Multiplier: 0.96
        • Layer Height(s): 0.15mm
        • Extrustion Diameter: 0.35mm
        • Fan: 100% on layer 2
        • Heated Bed: 60°C
        • Retract Distance: 3.2mm
        • Retract Speed: 3000mm/min
        • Coasting: 2mm
        • Restart Distance: -.05, 2mm, 3.2mm
        • Download M2 Simplify3D Settings

        Cura Settings
        • Printing Temperature: 270°C
        • Shell Thickness: 1.2mm
        • Bottom/Top Thickness: 1.2mm
        • Flow: 100%
        • Layer Height(s): 0.2mm
        • Fan: 100%
        • Heated Bed: 70°C
        • Download M2 Cura Settings

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        Type A Machines

        Series 1
        • Extrusion Temperature: 220°C - 230°C
        • Layer Height(s): 0.15mm
        • Extrustion Diameter: 0.35mm
        • Fan: Off
        • Heated Bed: 60°C
        • Retract Distance: 4.5mm
        • Retract Speed: 40.0mm/s
        • Download example cura settings file

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        Ultimaker

        Not sure how to install PET+ settings into your Ultimaker? Here are step-by-step instructions.

        Ultimaker Original
        • Extrusion Temperature: 240°C
        • Layer Height: 0.2mm
        • Filament Diameter: 2.85mm
        • Cooling Fan: OFF
        • Print Speed: 30mm/s
        • Infill Speed: 60mm/s
        • Retraction: 25mm/s, 3mm

        Download Cura Settings

        Ultimaker 2

        Cura Settings

        Test File: Download the file and print it. If it prints well, your printer is ready to import the following settings.

        • Layer Height: 0.2mm
        • Print Speed: 30mm/s
        • Infill Speed: 40mm/s
        • Retraction: 25mm/s, 3mm

        Download Cura Settings
        Video Walkthrough

        Filament Profile Settings

        • Extrusion Temperature: 250°C
        • Bed Temperature: 70°C
        • Filament Diameter: 2.85mm
        • Cooling Fan: 0%
        • Print Speed: 30mm/s
        • Flow: 100%

        Download Firmware Profile
        Video Walkthrough

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        Up! Printers

        Up! Mini

        Extrusion Temperature: 245C @ Normal/Fine Settings
        Z Resolution: 0.3 or smaller

        Up! Plus

        Extrusion Temperature: 240-270C @ Normal/Fine Settings
        Z Resolution: 0.3 or smaller
        Printing Note: If printing very small parts, put fan at low speed to cool prints.

        Up! Plus 2

        Extrusion Temperature: Set Material to ABS (250-270C) @ Normal/Fine Settings
        Z Resolution: 0.3 or smaller
        Printing Note: We prefer to use blue tape on the build plate with no raft.

      • General Settings and Tips

        For specific printer settings, check the known settings listed above. Below we have a list of cleaning methods and advice on how to work with the resin:

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        Asiga - Freeform Pico | B9 Creator v1.1 | Elite Imageworks | Formlabs | LittleRP | EnvisionTEC Micro

        Asiga - Freeform Pico

        CastSolid Resin - Select the Clear Resin Profile

        B9 Creator v1.1

        CastSolid Resin - Projector/75um XY

        Version 1.6 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  75um XY
        • Z Resolution:  100um XY
        • Initial Exposure:  14 seconds, 2 initial layers
        • T-Base:  7 seconds
        • T-Over:  3 seconds
        • Slide Speed:  35%

        Version 1.7 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  75um XY
        • Minimum Slice Thickness:  70um
        • Max Slice Thickness:  76um
        • Exposure Factor:  1.7
        • DOC Rate Factor:  0.21456100
        • Over Cure Multiplier:  0.2500000
        • Attach Multiplier:  2.5
        • Attach Layer:  2
        • Shrinkage Multiplier:  1.0
        • Slide Speed (Open & Close):   65%
        • Download B9 Settings (75xy)

        Projector - 50um XY/50um Z

        Version 1.6 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  50um XY
        • Z Resolution:  50um XY
        • Initial Exposure:  5 seconds, 2 initial layers
        • T-Base:  2.3 seconds
        • T-Over:  1.6 seconds
        • Slide Speed:  35%

        Version 1.7 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  55um XY
        • Minimum Slice Thickness:  50um
        • Max Slice Thickness:  75um
        • Exposure Factor:  2
        • DOC Rate Factor:  0.21456100
        • Over Cure Multiplier:  0.4500000
        • Attach Multiplier:  2.2
        • Attach Layer:  2
        • Shrinkage Multiplier:  1.0
        • Slide Speed (Open & Close):   65%
        • Download B9 Settings (50xyz)

        Projector - 50um XY/25um Z

        Version 1.6 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  50um XY
        • Z Resolution:  25um XY
        • Initial Exposure:  5 seconds, 2 initial layers
        • T-Base:  1.9 seconds
        • T-Over:  0.8 seconds
        • Slide Speed:  35%

        Version 1.7 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  50um XY
        • Minimum Slice Thickness:  20um
        • Max Slice Thickness:  36um
        • Exposure Factor:  1.40
        • DOC Rate Factor:  0.21456100
        • Over Cure Multiplier:  0.4500000
        • Attach Multiplier:  2.50
        • Attach Layer:  2
        • Shrinkage Multiplier:  1.0
        • Slide Speed (Open & Close):   60%
        • Download B9 Settings (50xy 25z)

        MS Resin - Projector/75um XY

        Version 1.6 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  75um XY
        • Z Resolution:  100um XY
        • Initial Exposure:  14 seconds, 2 initial layers
        • T-Base:  7 seconds
        • T-Over:  3 seconds
        • Slide Speed:  35%

        Version 1.7 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  75um XY
        • Minimum Slice Thickness:  50um
        • Max Slice Thickness:  91um
        • Exposure Factor:  1.7
        • DOC Rate Factor:  0.21456100
        • Over Cure Multiplier:  0.2500000
        • Attach Multiplier:  3.0
        • Attach Layer:  3
        • Shrinkage Multiplier:  1.0
        • Download B9 Settings (75xy 50z)

        Projector - 75um XY/25um Z

        Version 1.7 Settings

        • XY Resolution:  75um XY
        • Minimum Slice Thickness:  25um
        • Max Slice Thickness:  40um
        • Exposure Factor:  1.55
        • DOC Rate Factor:  0.21456100
        • Over Cure Multiplier:  0.2000000
        • Attach Multiplier:  3
        • Attach Layer:  3
        • Shrinkage Multiplier:  1.0
        • Download B9 Settings (75xy 25z)

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        Elite Imageworks

        Deep Image 5
        • Layer Resolution(Z):  50um Z
        • XY Resolution:  50um XY
        • Base Layer:  20 seconds
        • Slice Layer:  8 seconds

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        Formlabs

        Form 1
        Layer Resolution:  0.1mm, 0.05mm, 0.025mm
        Material/Color Settings:  Grey, version 1

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        LittleRP

        Standard DLP 2300 lumen projector, focused to an image size 60x44mm (58 micron xy pixels)

        CastSolid Resin
        • Layer Resolution(Z):  25um Z
        • Base Layer:  3.5 seconds per layer for first 3 layers
        • Regular Layer:  2.5 seconds per layer
        • Z Lift Distance:  4
        • Z Lift Speed: 200
        • Z Retract Speed: 100

        MS Resin - Red
        • Layer Resolution(Z):  100um Z
        • Base Layer:  10.0 seconds per layer for first 5 layers
        • Regular Layer:  3.3 seconds per layer
        • Layer Resolution(Z):  50um Z
        • Base Layer:  7.5 seconds per layer for first 5 layers
        • Regular Layer:  2.0 seconds per layer

        MS Resin - Black
        • Layer Resolution(Z):  100um Z
        • Base Layer:  5.0 seconds per layer for first 5 layers
        • Regular Layer:  1.65 seconds per layer
        • Layer Resolution(Z):  50um Z
        • Base Layer:  4 seconds per layer for first 5 layers
        • Regular Layer:  1.3 seconds per layer
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        EnvisionTEC Micro

        All of these settings must be adjusted and saved as part of a new build style using the Perfactory Build Style Editor. Optical compensations will need to be adjusted on a per-machine basis. Burnout is similar in results to EnvisionTEC PIC100 material.

        CastSolid
        • STL Data Processing: Average Voxel Depth: 25 µm, Thickness (1): 300 µm, Base Thickness (2): 1500µm, Base Height (3): 500 µm
        • Base Plate: Thickness: 300 µm, Perforation: No Perforation
        • Burn-in Range: Exposure Time: 36000 ms, Thickness: 400 µm
        • Standard Range: Exposure Time: 12500 ms
        • General: Energie: 100 mW/dm2, Wave Range: Visible Light
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      • Makerbot Replicator 2X

        • Print temperature: 230C
        • Feed rate: 40mm/s
        • miracle.json contains full settings profile for Makerbot Desktop software

        Type A Machines Series 1 2014

        Up! Plus 2

        • Extrusion temperature: "ABS" setting
        • Quality: "Fine" setting