COEX Filaments – Recommended Nozzle and Bed Temperatures
Recommended Nozzle Temperatures:
- COEX PLA and PLA Prime:
- 215°-235° C
- COEX ABS and ABS Prime:
- 230°-250° C
Recommended Bed Adhesion Information and Temperatures:
- PLA and PLA Prime:
- 0°-60° C
- Painter’s tape is recommended for unheated beds, adhesive is optional at the user’s discretion.
- Heated bed temperature recommendation is 60° C.
- Works with Kapton tape, PEI surfaces, PEX surfaces. Adhesive is optional at the user’s discretion.
- Works great with our EZFlex plates!
- ABS and ABS Prime:
If you would like to add the material data and profile to Cura, COEX has Cura-compatible files to do so. You can download them directly from COEX here: https://coexllc.com/support/
Spool Tare Weights
- 320 grams spool tare for 500g and 1kg spools
- 970 grams spool tare for 5lb and 10lb spools
Why are these “Recommendations”?
There are a large number of reasons why these temperatures are guidelines, rather than actual rules. The first and most obvious facts are that everybody’s printer is different, everybody’s environment is different, and everybody’s handling of their filament is different.
Bed adhesion, in particular, is the subject of much debate in the 3D printing industry. Some people swear by a particular adhesive, or a certain bed material (glass vs. PEI), or a combination of multiple things. Everybody struggles with adhesion at some point during their printing journey, and a new filament can sometimes bring about that struggle for even the most advanced professional.
Be patient and experiment to find what works for you. Ultimately, you will need to learn what works for your machine, your environment, and your temperament.
Why are these temperatures higher than (insert brand here)?
Per COEX: “We suggest high temp ranges than other filament makers, because we use a high-quality resin to make our filament. Think of it this way, the need to use higher temperatures means that the finished part will be more resistant to temperature damage.”