Getting Optimal 3D Prints: Settings and Tips for Different Filament Materials

If you want to get the best quality and most accurate 3D printed parts, dialing in the right settings for each material is crucial. Here we’ll go through recommended print settings and key tips for popular 3D printing filaments. Follow this advice to improve bed adhesion, get cleaner prints, and avoid issues like clogs and stringing.

PLA Meta

Nozzle Temperature 185-195℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

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PLA

Nozzle Temperature 200-210℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PLA+

Nozzle Temperature 205-215℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PLA Wood

Nozzle Temperature 205-215℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PLA Silk

Nozzle Temperature 205-215℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PLA Matte

Nozzle Temperature 205-215℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PLA Carbon Fiber

Nozzle Temperature 215-225℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 50-60℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

ABS

Nozzle Temperature 250-260℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment GLUE
Print Bed Temperature 80-100℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PETG

Nozzle Temperature 230-240℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment /
Print Bed Temperature 60-70℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

PA

Nozzle Temperature 255-265℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment GLUE
Print Bed Temperature 110℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 70℃

ASA

Nozzle Temperature 245-255℃
Print Bed Surface Treatment GLUE
Print Bed Temperature 80-100℃
Cooling Fan 100%
Print Speed 40-60mm/s
Bottom Layer Separation Distance 0.4-0.6
Retraction Distance 5mm
Retraction Speed 50mm/s
Ambient Temperature Room temperature
Drying Temperature 50℃

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