A5X TPU

nedned Posts: 6Member
Hi all. 
I try to print TPU but this is not working. 
Before I tried to print TPU I changed the extruder to a GEEETECH MK8 Extruder. 

Problem on my print is, that filament stops extruding while printing. The Extruder works but there is no tpu extruded. 
I change in Cura the temperature and the flow(up to 140%). The fan for cooling Filament is disabeld for the print.   

Do you have some advices for me. 

Cherrs
ned

Comments

  • Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 2,689Administrator
    Hi @ned , welcome to the forum. TPU can be tricky to print. Try reducing the speed to 1/4 to 1/2 the normal printing speed.
  • nedned Posts: 6Member
    Hi @Samuel Pinches, thanks for your answer. 
    Well I tried different temperautures and speeds yesterday evening/night (german time). 

    In the end my speed was 10mm/s, temp 230°C and retract off. 

    Are there some advices which yould help?  
  • Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 2,689Administrator
    edited March 2019
    Those settings sound about right... you could also try lubricate the bowden tube with a drop of canola oil. TPU is always challenging to print.
    Are you still encountering extrusion problems? Is the extruder gear grinding on the filament? Or is the motor stalling?
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  • nedned Posts: 6Member
    canola oil ?  interesting. 
    yes I have some small grinding on the filament
  • nedned Posts: 6Member
    ps there is no Motor stalling
  • nedned Posts: 6Member
    I am wondering why my print with tp works between 5% and 40%. I dont know reason why i works sometimes 40% and sometimes 5%. 
    I will try the oil on my next step 
  • nedned Posts: 6Member
    Hi @Samuel Pinches , the test with the oil solves my problem. Many Thanks for that. 
  • Samuel PinchesSamuel Pinches Posts: 2,689Administrator
    Awesome, I'm glad to here you have a solution :smiley:
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