thunder
Hi chaps,,the very first layer of filament that the printer puts down that goes around the actual print and is not part of it,is it called the initial layer ? can this single layer height be changed independently ? thanks all
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TomMonton
The word you're looking for is skirt.

Yes you can change the speed, temperature, amount of flow and number of layers but unless you clearly understand what the printer is doing I would recommend staying with your default settings.
Fly like your mad at it.
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thunder
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The word you're looking for is skirt.

Yes you can change the speed, temperature, amount of flow and number of layers but unless you clearly understand what the printer is doing I would recommend staying with your default settings.
Agreed,thanks
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quorneng
The 'initial layer' is the first layer of the part. It can be set to be a different thickness to the rest of the layers. A thinner first layer can improve the adhesion to the bed.
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thunder
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The 'initial layer' is the first layer of the part. It can be set to be a different thickness to the rest of the layers. A thinner first layer can improve the adhesion to the bed.

Yes and thanks for commenting.
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Grantman
Also depends on the filament. PLA and ABS like a bit of "smoosh" on the first layer to aid adhesion, PTEG has to lay down without any or it just balls up on the nozzle.
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thunder
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Also depends on the filament. PLA and ABS like a bit of "smoosh" on the first layer to aid adhesion, PTEG has to lay down without any or it just balls up on the nozzle.

Thanks for that,i always use PLA and my bed surface is a mirror tile,,the filament sticks like glue when bed is hot and pops off when bed has gone cold.
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