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    Tough PLA on JR

    Has anyone been able to successfully use the Tough PLA on a JR? I bought a spool and I cannot get it to feed correctly. No matter what I do it stops feeding within the first few layers. The feed mechanism is running and I do NOT have this problem with regular PLA. It's almost as if there is a soft spot in the filament and the feed rollers just grind it away and stop feeding. (Pulling the filament out afterwards confirms that this is what happened)

    I've tried:
    -both XYZWare and XYZPrint.
    -increasing the nozzle temperature, in increments all the way up to the 240C max.
    -raising the Z-height adjustment, in increments, until the first layer stopped sticking to the bed.
    -decreasing the extrusion ratio to 95%
    -different print jobs
    -deep cleaning the print head, both with ZYZ's procedure and the filament pull method detailed by others online.
    -Firmware and software are at the latest levels.

    I did have a similar problem once in the past with spool of White PLA that was several years old and was on the last 10 meters or so of filament. I bought a new spool and that solved the issue but this spool of Tough PLA (Black) is brand new. I've called XYZ and all they could tell me is to increase the temp and Z-height. They don't seem to want to hear the theory that the spool is bad. I have noticed that it is a LOT stiffer than the regular PLA, to the point that where the regular stuff will try and uncoil from the spool if the end is not secured, the Tough doesn't want to come off the spool. I've no idea if this is normal as this is the first spool of it I've used.

    I'm at a loss as to what to try next. Any ideas?

    -K

    #2
    Judging by what you say you have answered your question is there a reason you want to use the tough PLA. Sounds like poor quality filament.
    I am sending a link for info and alternative source for the stuff perhaps its just where you got yours from you can use stuff like petg or cpe even without a heatbed.

    https://www.filaments.ca/collections...vy-blue-1-75mm

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      #3
      Originally posted by Roger3D View Post
      Judging by what you say you have answered your question is there a reason you want to use the tough PLA. Sounds like poor quality filament.
      I am sending a link for info and alternative source for the stuff perhaps its just where you got yours from you can use stuff like petg or cpe even without a heatbed.

      https://www.filaments.ca/collections...vy-blue-1-75mm
      This is a Davinci JR, not a Pro. It can only use XYZ's filament due to the required RF chips in the spools.

      -K

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        #4
        Ok one of those What info do the chips have on them that prevents winding another filament on them.

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