Help Printing ASA

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  1. barkerpa3466

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    Sorry for the long post I have been at this awhile on my own, I also tried another forum but no luck there so far.

    Need Help finding the right settings to print ASA on my Qidi Tech X-Plus. I have been printing PLA for about two years but I have not had to really mess with the settings to get decent prints so I am essentially green. This is my first time printing something other than PLA. I switched to the high temp print head and I am still using Qidi Slicer software, I have not been able to get Cura to work quite yet.

    I have tried printing several Benchy's with varying levels of failure. so I decided to just try a Temp Tower and go from there and they are even worse than Benchy. As you can see from the pictures I did not have any bridges until atempt #7 but after that I was not able to dial it in. obviously I don't know how to interpret what I am seeing. I don't know if its a print speed, flow, nozzle, cooling fan, print temp issue or all of the above.
    I tried to approach this from what I think is a logical direction but at this point I think I am just spinning my wheels and wasting filament. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you

    I have added the pictures and the g-code for print #7

    Filament Recommendations:
    Print Speed:30-53 mm/s
    Print Temp: 240-260C
    Bed Temp: 75-95C
    Fan: Off

    Print Settings: #1
    Temp Settings by layer height (The Temps are not as shown on the print)
    Layer: 1 38 72 106 140 174 208 242 276
    Temp: 263 261 258 255 252 249 246 243 240
    Layer Height: 0.2mm
    Infill Density: 20%
    Print Speed: 40 mm/s
    Travel Speed: 50 mm/s
    Min Layer TIme: 20s
    Fan Speed: 20%
    Bed Temp: 84C
    Initial Bed Temp: 86C

    For the following prints I will only list the changed settings.

    Print Settings: #2 ............ Print Settings: #3 ...................Print Settings:#4
    Fan Speed: Fan OFF..........Print Speed: 30mm/s................Print Speed: 40mm/s
    ............................................Travel Speed: 40mm/s.............Travel Speed: 50mm/s
    ............................................Min Layer Time: 26s..................Min Layer Time: 26s
    ............................................Fan Speed: Fan OFF................Fan Speed: Fan OFF
    ..............................................................................................Retraction: OFF

    Print Settings: #5..................... Print Settings: #6
    Print Speed: 30mm/s..................Print Speed: 50mm/s
    Travel Speed: 30mm/s...............Travel Speed: 60mm/s
    Min Layer Time: 30s...................Min Layer Time: 17s
    Fan Speed: Fan OFF.................Fan Speed: Fan OFF
    Retraction: OFF.........................Retraction: OFF

    Print Settings: #7
    Print Speed: 40mm/s
    Travel Speed: 50mm/s
    Min Layer Time: 26s
    Minimum Speed: 30s
    Fan Speed: Fan OFF
    Retraction: OFF
    Wall Line Count: 6 was 4
    Top Layers: 6 was 4
    Bottom Layers: 6 was 4
    Optimize Wall Printer Order: On
    Outer Before Inner Walls: On
    Enable Bridge Settings: On
    Minimum Bridge Wall Lenght: 5mm
    Bridge Wall Coasting: 80%
    Bridge Wall Speed: 35mm/s
    Bridge Wall Flow: 95%
    Print Settings: #8
    Minimum Bridge Wall Lenght: 5mm
    Bridge Wall Coasting: 75%
    Bridge Wall Speed: 32mm/s
    Bridge Wall Flow: 85%
    Print Settings: #9
    Fan Speed: 10%
    Minimum Bridge Wall Lenght: 5mm
    Bridge Wall Coasting: 80%
    Bridge Wall Speed: 35mm/s
    Bridge Wall Flow: 90%
    Print Settings: #10
    Minimum Bridge Wall Lenght: 5mm
    Bridge Wall Coasting: 75%
    Bridge Wall Speed: 35mm/s
    Bridge Wall Flow: 95%
    Fan Speed: Fan OFF
    Temp Tower 1.jpg Temp Tower 2.jpg Temp Tower 3.jpg Temp Tower 4.jpg Temp Tower 5.jpg Temp Tower 6.jpg Temp Tower 7.jpg Temp Tower 8.jpg Temp Tower 9.jpg Temp Tower 10.jpg
     

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