Filament Tuning Process in S3D

Need some assistance getting here...
Post Reply
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:59 pm
Location: Little Rock, AR

Filament Tuning Process in S3D

Post by N5QM » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:54 pm


Is there any documentation that I can follow that will allow me to optimize my settings for each type of filament?

The speed settings are pretty clear, but I have a poor understanding of how to set the proper amount of retraction, when to use Coast, Wipe, and ZHop along with how to properly tune those settings.

I'm no professional, but I would like my prints to look as good as possible.
MakerGear M2 (24v) - v4 Hotend - PEI Build Surface

User avatar
Posts: 3144
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:36 am

Re: Filament Tuning Process in S3D

Post by Jules » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:19 pm

I'm currently working on a write-up for the black eSun PETG, (which I think has been one of the more challenging filaments), and I'll post it when i have my notes cut back to a single novel.

If that doesn't cause everyone to shoot me, I can do a quickie for PLA too, but the S3D settings are a pretty good starting point for those - all you really need to do to get great results with PLA is measure your filament diameter and run the extrusion calibration at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1964 and you're good to go.

It really is easy to get great results with this machine. :D

Post Reply