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3d Printing Temperatures for Pla


Best 3D Printing Temperatures for PLA, TPU, ABS, & More

If the temperature is too high
You will see more strings between the separate parts of your print and you may notice that the extruder leaks out a little bit of plastic while moving between separate areas of the print.  If this happens you should try to incrementally lower the temperature by 5 degrees until the stringing is brought under control without compromising strength. If you just can’t seem to get the stringing to stop, you might want to consider adjusting your retraction settings to increase retraction in increments of 0.5mm or so.
If the temperature is too cold
You will either see that the filament is not sticking to the previous layer and you are getting a rough surface (like the picture below), or you will get a part that is not strong and can be pulled apart easily.  In either case, you should increase the temperature by 5 degrees and try again until you get good line segments on every layer and have a strong part when done printing.


PLA prints best at around 210 °C, but it’s very versatile and can work well anywhere from 180 to 230 °C.  It doesn’t require a heated bed, but if your printer does have one, set it to somewhere between 20 and 60 °C.