There are configuration parameters and slicing software in the storage tools attached to the new printer.
You could also get it on the wiki of the corresponding model page.
If you want to adjust the parameters according to your needs, please refer to this article.
This setting directly affects the overall printing quality of the model, usually divided into three levels: 0.1-0.2-0.3 (mm).
A layer height of 0.1mm represents high precision. While it enhances the model's printing quality and surface delicacy, showcasing the model in a more perfect manner, its downside is a substantial increase in printing time, more than doubling it, resulting in extended durations.
A layer height of 0.2mm is considered medium and is commonly used. It strikes a balance between 0.1mm and 0.3mm, achieving a certain level of surface effect without excessively elongating the print time.
A layer height of 0.3mm is regarded as general, resulting in poorer print quality, yet significantly reducing print time. If surface quality isn't a priority, setting the layer height to 0.3mm could be an option. The recommended layer height is 0.2mm.
The maximum layer height is 0.8 times the nozzle diameter. For instance, under a 0.4mm nozzle diameter, the maximum layer height is 0.32mm.
When you increase the print speed, more filament needs to be melted simultaneously, requiring an increase in nozzle temperature to provide additional heat. On the contrary, when decreasing the print speed to a very low level, the filament will stay in the nozzle for a longer duration, causing the filament to melt more fully, potentially leading to issues such as stringing and leakage. However, there are upper limits for both the printer's print speed and the working temperature suitable for each filament type. Therefore, the increase in nozzle temperature and print speed is only applicable within a specific range.
Generally speaking, the seller of the filament will marked the information on the product details page and the outer packaging. If you use the official filament of Anycubic, use the configuration file directly.
Hot Bed (also known as build platform or heated bed) temperature during the printing process is crucial. The optimal temperature helps improve the model's adhesion to the platform, preventing issues such as non-adherence or warping during printing. If you encounter poor adhesion of the print to the heated bed during printing, apart from cleaning the bed, increasing the printing platform temperature by an additional 10°C from the original setting might help.
This parameter only needs to be set according to the recommended temperature of the filament.
The higher the print speed, the shorter it takes to print, but the lower the print quality - the surface is not smooth and detailed enough.
The higher the printing speed, the higher the pressure of the filament melt from the nozzle. As the speed increases, the surface becomes more prone to cracking and exhibits abnormal fluidity. Additionally, insufficient heating of the filament can result in poor melt fluidity and unsatisfactory surface smoothness. Therefore, printing at high speeds tends to lead to relatively rough and less delacate surfaces, exhibits low gloss, and may even lose some fine details. On the contrary, printing at low speeds, especially when printing at low speeds together with high nozzle temperatures, usually leads to smoother and more delicate prints surfaces which show higher gloss and clearer details
Generally set to 20%, ornamental pieces can be adjusted to 5%, and 45%of the practical parts. Because the purpose of using 3D printing is generally to form quickly, it is rarely set to 100%solid filling.