Cura ABS Settings
Profile Cura ABS – By default, Prusa provides its slicer, PrusaSlicer. However after I used it, I haven’t found any great results. I don’t know why.
I compared print between Prusaslicer and Cura, I found the result that cura prints faster than prusa slicer.
Therefore, I am here trying to give tips on setting up ABS using cura software for my 3D printer, the Prusa I3 MK3.
There are several menus that I focus on in this explanation, namely Material and Speed, because these often affect the print results.
ABS Print Temperature
For setting the printing temperature this will have an effect on two things.
- The Strength
- Smooth body
The higher the temperature for the hotend = the print will be shiny and strong h (because the melted filament will be strongly bonded)
The temperature is too high = the print result will be worse
Lower temperature = less glossy print and more brittle and less glossy, but usually a neater finish.
Based on my experience, the best temperature for ABS printing is from 240 – 255 degrees c. My choice can be seen in the print table below.
Therefore it takes the right setting of the Slicer to determine the final ending
Build Plate Temperature
After I did the test, I got the best Build Plate Temperature temperature for this ABS print which is between 90-100 degrees.
If the temperature is too high, the surface will melt a lot.
If it is too low there will be a bigfoot so that the surface finish is not perfectly sticky.
ABS Print Speed
For speed, if we want a good print surface, then we have to slow down the outer speed. Because this is the part that we will see. As for the inside or the inner speed may be high.
For the outer speed itself, I suggest from 10-60 mm/s. If the object you are printing is small, use the smallest value of 10 mm/s for example, or smaller than that.
Also pay attention to the speed of the top/bottom layer. It should also be slow. I suggest the value is 20-80 mm/s. Too fast, can cause big feet or peeling off the bed.
Here I enable mesh fixes to fix mesh errors from the stl file that may exist but I didn’t notice.
Setting Profile ABS Table
|Quality||Layer High||0.3 mm|
|Shell||Wall Thickness||1.4 mm|
|Wall Line Count||3|
|Top Thickness||1.4 mm|
|Bottom Thickness||1.4 mm|
|Z Seam Alignment||Sharpest Corner|
|Seam Corner Preferences||Hide Seam|
|Material||Printing Temperature||240 °C|
|Printing Temperature Initial Layer||245 °C|
|Final Printing Temperature||240 °C|
|Build Plate Temperature||110 °C|
|Speed||Print Speed||60 mm/s|
|Infill Speed||120 mm/s|
|Outer Wall Speed||20 mm/s|
|Inner Wall Speed||80 mm/s|
|Top/Bottom Speed||20 mm/s|
|Travel Speed||130 mm/s|
|Skirt/Brim Speed||60 mm/s|
|Enable Acceleration Control||Yes|
|Print Acceleration||800 mm/s2|
|Wall Acceleration||500 mm/s2|
|Outer Wall Acceleration||500 mm/s2|
|Travel Acceleration||1500 mm/s2|
|Max Comb Distance With No Retract||5 mm|
|Avoid Printed Parts When Traveling||Yes|
|Travel Avoid Distance||0.625 mm|
|Cooling||Enable Print Cooling||Yes|
|Regular Fan Speed||10%|
|Maximum Fan Speed||10%|
|Regular/Maximum Fan Speed Threshold||10%|
|Regular Fan Speed at Layer||5|
|Build Plate Adhesion||Build Plate Adhesion Type||Brim|
|Brim Line Count||10|
|Mesh Fixes||Maximum Resolusion||0.5 mm|
|Maximum Travel Resolution||0.5 mm|
|Maximum Deviation||0.05 mm|
That’s what I can give you. If you get better settings for your printer, you can comment below which may be useful for others.
Hopefuly this Profile Cura ABS article is usefull.