I've given up on using the MBI Automated Build Platform for the time being, the plastic belt curls up too much to print super thin (<0.25mm)
Even so, I've now gotten my 'bot tuned down to a nice 0.2mm layer thickness! Here are my primary settings:
- Layer Thickness: 0.2mm
- Width / Thickness
- Perimeter: 2.5
- Infill: 2.125
- Flowrate: PWM 197 <- I know a lot of you who use MakerBots are probably cringing at this number, it's so close to the stall point of the motor. However, I love this flowrate for one huge reason: No Strings.
- First Layer: 1.14 * Operating
- Operating: 34 mm/s
- Travel: 50 mm/s
- Base: 0.75 * Operating
- Interface: 1.2 * Operating
- First Layer:
- Perimeter: 0.8 * Operating
- Infill: 0.9 * Operating
I also use an outline with margin of 3, that way, I don't have to pull off the test extrusion, I just let it start the outline, and the test extrude hangs off the side nicely out of the way!
I gotta give a huge thanks to Coasterman for his post on http://groups.google.com/group/makerbot/browse_thread/thread/546cdd46874a49a5?hl=en# His settings are the ones I use (with a tiny bit of tweaking) and they work incredibly well for me!