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Heating time

Hi,


I wonder why the heating of my hotend is so slow.

Is there a way to accelerate it?

Sadly there is no way to accelerate the heating time of the hot ends.


But when you say they take a lot of time could you be a bit more specific? Like to heat up to 200 degrees they take what 10 - 20 - 30 minutes?


Could you remove the heat cartridge from the hot ends ( the cilindrical tube with the red wires) and see if they are damaged or burnt in any way? It could be that the heat cartridges have to be replaced.


Let me know what you find.

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Filament Guide

ABS
  • Extrude at ~ 225o C.
  • Requires heated bed.
  • Works reasonably well without cooling.
  • Adheres best to polyimide tape.
  • Filament tolerances are usually tighter.
  • Prone to cracking, delamination, and wraping.
  • More flexible.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives or solvents(Acetone or MEK).
  • Fumes are unpleasent in enclosed areas.
  • Oil Based.
PLA
  • Extrude at ~ 180-225o C.
  • Benefits from heated bed.
  • Benefits greatly from cooling while printing.
  • Adheres well to a variety of surfaces.
  • Finer feature detail possible on a well calibrated machine.
  • Prone to curling of corners and overhangs.
  • More brittle.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives.
  • More pleasant smell when extruded.
  • Plant Based.

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