The temperatures that you print at are extremely dependant on the material you’re printing with. Some materials are more sensitive to printing temperature than others. Because each brand, type, and even color of filament can print at different temperatures, it’s usually best to abide by the filament manufacturer’s suggestions when setting a printing temperature.
Be aware of your HotEnd’s maximum safe printing temperature, and don’t exceed it. Going over your maximum printing temperature can damage the hardware of your printer:
It can be valuable to do some tests of different printing temperatures in order to get the best quality or strength out of your prints. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Inter-layer adhesion can be improved with slightly higher temperatures, as warmer layers fuse together better.
A warmer first layer can help improve bed adhesion.
Reducing printing temperature can improve oozing and stringing.
Toggle whether Pathio will control your printer’s fans, or if it will omit any fan control codes from your final Gcode. Keep this checked under normal circumstances.
Toggle whether Pathio will control your nozzle’s temperature, or if it will skip setting any nozzle temperature commands from your final Gcode. Keep this checked under normal circumstances.
Toggle whether Pathio will control your bed’s temperature, or if it will skip setting any bed temperature commands from your final Gcode. Keep this checked under normal circumstances.
Sets the temperature for the build plate to heat to. If you don’t have a heated build plate, set this to
It’s important to know if your printing material performs best if it cools down right away rather than cooling gradually. If the latter, make sure to turn off your active cooling fan!
For filaments that prefer to be cooled immediately after being extruded, active cooling can help when printing very small tops of prints, letting the layers fully cool before the next begins. This also helps with curling that might occur on layers besides the first.
For this many layers (including the first layer), the active cooling fan on your printer won’t be on.
Higher numbers will deactivate your fan for more layers. This can help reduce warping off the build plate.
Lower numbers will deactivate your fan for fewer layers. This can be helpful if you don’t need to worry about warping.
Sets the speed that your active cooling fan will be spinning when printing overhangs.
Sets the speed that your active cooling fan will be spinning when printing bridges.