3D Printer settings HALO filament

3D printer settings for HALO 3D filaments:


Print temperature: 190 - 220°C

We print the 1st layer at 210°C and the rest of the 3D print between 190 - 205°C. The lower the temperature, the darker the color and shinier the print. Above 215 -220°C the 3D print becomes a bit duller.

*Prevent as many variables as possible: Make sure the filament is at room temperature (+/- 20-25°C) and the room temperature is constant at a constant relative humidity. For example, in a cold draft garage or a badly heated attic room you will have to print at a higher temperature.


Layer thickness: 0.15 - 0.2 mm

Our experience is that with a layer thickness of 0.15 - 0.2 mm, the print layers seem to merge. Because of this effect, parts of the print appear smooth and solid, which benefits the metal appearance of the filament.

* Of course you can print on any layer thickness, but the coarser the layers the more reflection and therefore less shine We are curious about your results!


Heated bed: 0 - 60 ° C

In principle, a heated bed is not necessary, but we achieve the best results at 60°C


Bed adhesion: We recommend Plasticz Gravitiy Spray; that works great and is cheap. Magigoo is also a very good option for bed adhesion

 

Cooling: 0 - 40%> bridges and overhangs 70 - 80% if the 3D object requires this

* Every 3D printer is different, so try some different settings and tweak your ideal cooling setting!


Print speed: 25 mm / second

The same goes for HALO filament: the slower you print, the higher the gloss! If you want faster then you will see that the shine decreases. We recommend printing the outer perimeter at 25 mm and the inner perimeters at 45 - 50 mm / second.

* The Prusa slicer presets for quality prints PLA are generally a great starting point for HALO filament, but don't forget to decrease the cooling and print temperature!


Tweaking: We recommend that you print this 3D-test object, specially designed by De3DPrintman, a few times and vary it separately with nozzle temperature, cooling and printing speed. Every 3D printer has different settings, so check which ones work best for your printer.