This is 3DPC’s PC+ filament 240C/120C.
On the first attempt, it shattered the glass (2nd time in a week), although I think this time it was caused by the high bed temperature specified on the filament roll, combined with the fact that I’m in a cold basement and the glass overhangs the bed by several cm which could cause a substantial temperature variation between the middle and the edges.
After switching to a magnetic build surface, which has to be clamped down because the glue wants to separate those temperatures, I printed a model overnight. It had some obvious defects on the surface but the oddest one was that it seemed “squishy” like the 20% density cubic infill was missing.
I printed another and watched it:
Strangely, the tree supports came through undamaged. The damage seems limited to the infill.
Then came the time to put infill over the area that was supported by the tree supports. This also got gouged out.
I’m at a total loss as to what’s going on here. I had changed the infill to 50% density and triangles, hoping this would make it more solid.
As you can see, it’s almost as though the nozzle was digging out the infill as it went along and depositing it as a steady shower of plastic bits all over the build plate. The fact that entire sections of infill where hollowed out in this way explains why the previous attempt felt spongy. On the second attempt it didn’t even manage to complete the outer shell.
Does anyone have any idea why it’s behaving like this?