3D Printing & Modeling + Ed3DP

2. 3D Printing

2.2. Preheating

It is extremely important to preheat both the extruder and bed to 10 degrees above your actual printing temperatures prior to starting the print.  It is best to cover the print bed with a cloth or other suitable insulator while pre-heating.  The printer has a heavy aluminium print bed so has a much higher thermal mass than regular 3D printers, which helps with warping and adhesion, but does require effective preheating.  This usually takes about ten minutes.

Use the printer "preheat" menu to heat both the bed and extruder to printing temp + 10 degrees prior to starting print job.

The extruder should also be checked for effective functioning by running a test extrude using the menu.