ENDER3 CURA SETTINGS: THE BEST ENDER3 CURA PROFILE
Perfect Ender 3 PLA Profile: Printing Temperature: 200 °C Bed Temperature: 60 °C Speed: 50 mm/s Layer height: 0.12 mm Retraction: 6 mm @ 25 mm/s Infill: 20% Initial Layer Speed: 20 mm/s Initial Fan Speed: 0%
One of the most important settings is temperature. An incorrect temperature setting can cause over or under-extrusion, curling, and blobs or zits. Most PLA filaments require at least 180 °C for smooth extrusion and can stretch up to 220 °C before over-extrusion becomes a problem.
Ideal temperatures vary between materials (ABS: 220-250 °C, PETG: 220-245 °C), but the brand of filament can also make a difference. When trialing a new filament, it’s a great idea to print a temperature tower. In general, we find 200 °C a great average temperature for PLA.
Remember: only change one setting at a time when calibrating your printer.
Summary: PLA: 200 °C ABS: 230 °C PETG: 240 °C
The bed temperature also depends greatly on your material. PLA doesn’t actually require heating (but still benefits from it), especially if you use something for bed adhesion, like blue painters tape, hairspray, or glue. Ideally, your bed temperature should always be higher than the ambient room temperature.
Bed temperature for ABS should be significantly higher than for PLA, around 110 °C. If you’ll be using your Ender 3 for ABS, then you’ll also probably need to build an enclosure to eliminate excess cooling and prevent warping and layer splitting.
PLA: 50 °C ABS: 110 °C PETG: 70 °C