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January 31, 2021 2 min read

Not all 3D printers are created equal. Settings can vary based on the hardware and software used by different manufacturers. Therefore, 3D printing settings will have to be adjusted slightly based on the type of printer you own.

The type of 3D filament you choose can also play a role in how you set up your 3D printer settings. The quality of the filament and filament type can produce drastically different results.

Because of this, we have put together 10 ideal 3D printer settings that have been proven to work with MOFCO 3D printer filament on a variety of 3D printers. Keep in mind that some settings may need to be adjusted based on the type of machine that you own. Following these printer settings will point you in the right direction and should be very close to producing ideal results on most machines.

Here are the general settings with the .4mm nozzle when using MOFCO 3D filament:

  • Initial layer height:.28mm (.2mm works fine, but I leave it at .28mm for most prints just to have better assurance that the initial layer adheres)
  • Layer height: .2mm
  • Line Width: .4mm
  • Printing Temperature: 225°C
  • Printing Temperature Initial Layer: 240°C (Same case as the initial layer height, the standard layer setting of 225°C works fine, I use a higher setting for the initial layer just to provide extra assurance that it will stick)
  • Build Plate Temperature: 60°C
  • Build Plate Temperature Initial Layer: 65°C (Again, the higher setting for the initial layer is just for extra assurance)
Following is likely more dependent on the printer itself
    • Print Speed: 50mm/s
      • Outer Wall Speed: 40mm/s
      • Inner Wall Speed: 80mm/s
        • Initial layer speed: 15mm/s (this extra slow speed may be overkill and you probably could set it higher, but be sure to prioritize having better initial layer adhesion over a faster speed for the first layer)
        • Fan speed is off for the first layer, 50% for the second layer, then 100% for the third layer
        • Retraction distance is set to 3.5mm (This is very dependent on the printer's extruder)

        Mike Cipriani
        Mike Cipriani


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