In all the bigger prints I print on my Ender 5 with PETG I have problems with warping and raft detachment during printing. I have a glass bed and I'm using Ultimaker Cura 4.6.1 standard printing settings for PETG (Recently I had some success using 245 °C nozzle temperature and 80 °C build plate).

Any ideas how to reduce those problems?

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    $\begingroup$ Large prints with PETG really benefit from a heated chamber, to keep the entire build close to the glass transition temperature until it's all done, then let it all cool at once. $\endgroup$
    – Davo
    Aug 25, 2020 at 19:58
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    $\begingroup$ They also benefit from a bed that has an even heat distribution. $\endgroup$
    – user77232
    Aug 26, 2020 at 2:35
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    $\begingroup$ If you can get your bed level so you do not need to use raft, you can then apply glue stick to the glass bed. Works for me everytime as I use auto bed leveling and do not use raft. If you need to use raft, I would suggest pumping up the temps a bit higher in order to make the layers bond together better (255°C on nozzle, 85-90°C on the bed). I am not sure about Cura, but there should be a setting to set the distance between the first layer of the print and the raft. If you decrease the distance, the print will stick to the raft better, which will also result in the raft being harder to remove. $\endgroup$ Aug 30, 2020 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Davo Please convert the comment into an answer! It has my vote and apparently 2 other's! $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Jun 20, 2022 at 17:56

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Every print is somewhat affected by chamber temperature. On small prints, or prints with lower-temperature materials, the improvement is minor.

However, large prints with higher-temperature materials (like PETG) really benefit from a heated chamber. This helps by keeping the entire build close to the glass transition temperature until it's all done, and then letting it all cool together, more uniformly. Uniform cooling reduces the stresses of having different layers cool at different times and rates.


This sounds like a bed leveling issue. As reported by others, I get much less warping with PETG than with ABS or even PLA, and deal with too much adhesion with PETG rather than too little. With a Reprap x400, I printed a faceplate for the extruder to hold a electronic drop indicator. This gives me much higher precision leveling. Of course, I remove the drop indicator after leveling.

If leveling isn't the issue, then you may be printing too fast. The recommendations I've seen are to print PETG at 50 mm/s or less. I print a a lower speed than that.


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