I have my M200 since X-mas and so far its been great and printed everything just fine. But recently I’ve started having warping issues even with small parts. I went through the instructions and cleaned the plate and used glue stick and now the raft sticks to the plate even on very large parts… for the most part. Sometimes a corner will still get loose and warp away. I also use large styrofoam boards as side covers.
Now I want to print a large mold for building an architecture model out of gypsum or cement, and I've tried lots of different settings and methods to get the raft to stick, but nothing really worked.
I'm about to try hairspray and ABS-juice I made, but I doubt it will work because the parts are very large, and I suspect that they will just start to warp in the middle if the raft cant warp.
So is this mostly an ABS issue? Would parts this size work without warping if I used Z-hips?
I've attached the files. So far I've only tried 0,39 mm layers because I didnt want to wait over a day just to see that the print has warped anyway. Other settings were:
-auto fan / no fan / 20% fan (didnt see a difference tbh)
-bottom layer 3 / 6 (more bottom layers seemed to warp more)
Unfortunately I cant post pictures of the failed prints because I allready threw them in the trash, but I've wasted almost an entire roll of ABS trying this out.
So my question now is, should I even bother trying other settings with ABS (I have ordered HIPS but it will take a few days)? Would smaller layers work better to prevent warping? What are the ideal settings to print large parts with the respective materials? Maybe we could get a post stickied to the top of the forum, where each material is listed with the best settings for various sizes of prints?
I will try to print individual parts now, not the whole thing at once, using hairspray or ABS juice, and using smaller layers, but I doubt it will help. But I am looking forward to some helpfull replies.