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davidwest
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Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

I just received my first Prusa printer via post, a Mini, and I love the detail and care that went into making it. 🙂

I have some Prusament that I have used for my first print, the Prusa logo, but I would like to try some PLA filament I already have for my next prints. It is made by a company called Mika3D, who I know little about, but I have done prints on it with my first printer, a Monoprice Select Mini v2.

There is no print profile for Mika3D. Do people avoid printing with filaments that are unlisted? I'm imagining I'll want to experiment, but I'm interested in seeing whether you can make your own profile, maybe publish profiles for new filaments, etc.

 

Thanks,

David

Best Answer by mrstoned:

You can make your own filament profile with settings that work for your machine and filament combo.

 

For example, on my Flsun QQs, i need to run a red color pla 3c hotter than the white pla from the same brand.

So not only are same type (pla for ex.) the same across different manufactors due to their own formulas.

The roll should list a printing temp on the side, otherwise try and print something small at different temps or a temp tower. Most PLA print around 200c so it's a good starting point. 

Posted : 21/03/2021 10:56 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

I have printed it with the Prusa PLA settings.  

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Posted : 21/03/2021 11:02 pm
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mrstoned
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RE: Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

You can make your own filament profile with settings that work for your machine and filament combo.

 

For example, on my Flsun QQs, i need to run a red color pla 3c hotter than the white pla from the same brand.

So not only are same type (pla for ex.) the same across different manufactors due to their own formulas.

The roll should list a printing temp on the side, otherwise try and print something small at different temps or a temp tower. Most PLA print around 200c so it's a good starting point. 

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Posted : 21/03/2021 11:07 pm
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davidwest
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

After completing the wizard and getting more into Prusa Slicer, I found the Generic PLA setting, and also a way to modify and save parameters to match the label on the spool. Thanks everyone!

Posted : 21/03/2021 11:11 pm
daniel.seltzer
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RE: Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

I'm trying out some of the colored Mika3d filaments as well, and thanks to @cwbullet's guidance, I just tried it with the default Prusa PLA settings and it's coming out clean and well. Quality seems quite good so far.

 

Posted : 26/04/2022 8:51 pm
davidwest
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

I have found that I get the best results when I copy the Prusa profile and modify it in the following way.

1. I look at the recommended printing and plate temperatures on the filament I am using.

2. Generally speaking I choose the lowest listed temperature I can without having problems. At least for Inland PETG and Inland PETG+ I need to mostly use the highest recommended temperatures.

This has given me great results.

Note that I did have to replace my hot end assembly. It was clogged on my third or forth print with the hot end that came with the Mini +. I went on Amazon and chose one from POLISI3D

Posted : 08/12/2022 5:15 pm
jsw
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RE: Using a filament not listed in Prusa Slicer (Mika 3D from Amazon)

I've done quite a bit of printing with the Mika3d metallics and I've found it's best to use the Generic PLA profile but bump the nozzle temperature 5-10 degrees or so.

I've found that it will occasionally clog in the extruder, particularly on longer prints, if this is not done.

Posted : 09/12/2022 1:55 pm
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