Although not a complete newbie it is my first LeapFrog.
After several attempts to print PLA from past knowledge I finally had to download the profiles from this site. My question is with the workable range of 185 to 220 for PLA then why is the profile set at 260 degrees better yet why does it work?
I believe you might have downloaded the default print settings for ABS printing.
For PLA printing the extrusion temperature we use is 220 degrees. Going below 200 degrees will result in clogged nozzle blocks and improper printing.
So I would kindly ask you to have another look at the settings you downloaded and also the ABS temperature for extrusion is set at 240 degrees.
I have just checked the print profiles attached to the link below. Please have another look:
Or are you maybe using another slicing software?
Are you maybe using a older version of Simplify 3D? This is the only reason why I can think of as to why the settings were not imported correctly.
Please make sure you have the latest update installed the 3.0.2.
I attached a test gcode for PLA printing on the HS for the right hot end. The file also has pictures of the resulted print. Please try printing it and let me know how it turns out.
The only reason why the extrusion of PLA at 220 degrees would not work is if the nozzle block might have some old filament inside. Could you try and manually load the filament inside the hot end ?
See if you need to put a lot of pressure on the filament to see some extrusion at 220 degrees.
I apologize the gcode did not go through but I attached it to this message just in case you ever want to try and run it;
Also I am glad to hear you are able to print now using the default settings.
after about 20 spools printing (PLA only) my experience is
Bed 53C for first layers then down to 50 or 51 degrees
Nozzle start at 220 then down to 215 after bottom layer(s)
Fan start at 30% moving up to 75% or higher depending on filament from layer 3 this helps avoid rounding of corners
Print settings in the Creatr Software can be directly updated in under 'print'.
The latest Simplify 3D profiles can be downloaded using the following links:
Bolt - Simplify3D settings
Bolt Pro - Simplify3D settings
To use the profiles, choose File, then Import FFF Profile and be sure to select the correct profile in your process. You can also watch this video.
Request more information on the Bolt (Pro) firmware and how to update this via the Ticket System
Bolt Pro Firmware