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Questions about part-to-platform or layer-to-layer adhesion while 3D printing.

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First layer is thin with voids in the first corner of a rectangular object inside border

Qidi X-Max. PLA printing temp 200 °C build plate temp 60 °C. I am using the back of the magnetic plate that came with the machine (the white front is a little worn out from ABS printing. the back is ...
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Ender V3 SE middle of print bed sticking but fine elsewhere

Recently got an Ender V3 SE and new to 3D printing. I am having issues where the prints are sticking hard to the middle of the print bed and are difficult to remove, often with damage to the bottom. ...
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Poor layer adhesion on only one layer of PETG print

One layer of PETG is not printing correctly I’ve successfully been able to print in PETG, and it looks perfect except for a random layer in the middle of the print. It adheres to the bed fine, and the ...
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What is the difference between Carborundum Glass and Borosilicate Glass and which has better adhesion properties?

I'm choosing a new bed for the Creality Ender 3 V2. It's unclear if the Creality Ender 3 V2 came originally with a Carborundum Glass bed or a Borosilicate Glass bed. What is the actual difference ...
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First layer disaster: auto-leveling the bed. Need guidance

I have been printing on and off for years. Generally, I have had no issues until recently. Upon thinking back I don't think I used the Z-offset at any point and only manually leveled my Ender 3 S1 Pro....
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Issue with PETG adhesion

I am printing on a Prusa i3 MK3 with white PETG and I face several issues when it comes to the extruder shaping the bridge and solid infill. For the record, the temperature is set at 230 °C for the ...
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What factors go into pushing the first layer speeds of an FDM print?

When searching for "how to increase first layer speed" and "how can I get faster first layers", the only results I get from both Google and DuckDuckGo are articles talking about ...
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Bad adhesion only when printing many small parts "all at once" - can't use Brim

There is a similar question First layer prints just fine, then at second or third layer the printer just unsticks the small parts and makes a mess. But the solution is "Use brim". And it ...
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Can "unnecessary" supports be used effectively to improve bed adhesion on objects with a low surface contact area?

I have a number of models to print that are supposed to be orientated in a specific way for printing so the layer lines go in the same direction (purely aesthetic), and to ensure that shrinkage occurs ...
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How do flow rate and part cooling affect bed adhesion in PLA?

In general terms, what effect does increasing or decreasing the flow rate and part cooling during bottom layer printing affect bed adhesion when dealing with generic PLA?
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Optimal bed and hot end temperature for bed adhesion with PLA on a Bambu P1P

Using Bambu matte black filament, a Bambu textured PEI bed, and a Bambu P1P printer without an enclosure, what is the optimum bed and hot end temperature for maximum adhesion on a tall thin print with ...
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Small parts de-adhere halfway through print

I have a Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro that I'm trying to figure out. I was able to make 3 solid prints using white Creality-branded PLA without issue and with just an initial auto-level pass, but after ...
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The print broke into tangled filaments

I've just got an Ender-3 Pro printer and set it up according to general recommendations, including bed leveling (I used the "paper in the corners" technique). The test model that comes with ...
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Filament curls up in the nozzle and doesn't stick to the bed

We have an old Anet A8 3D printer. It took us a while to fix it and get it running. But when it prints, the filament curls up and sticks to the nozzle end and doesn't stick to the bed. Sometimes it ...
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What causes this lack of adhesion on the first layer

I just got an Elegoo Neptune 3 Pro and it's been printing great. Until now. I'm not sure what changed. My first layer is acting funny. I get separation of the lines, but only where the extruder is ...
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15x15 mesh returns ridiculous values

So I've followed the wonderful tutorial here and managed to modify the Anycubic firmware to include more mesh points to probe for (I've set it to have a 15x15 grid because I'm printing a large scale ...
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Ender 3 S1 general (beginners) problems

I'm a beginner, so my terminology may be off. I bought my first 3D printer a while back It's the first Creality Ender 3 S1 series that came out. Question I'll summarize my observations: Manual and ...
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Stronger connection (thicker point) between two lines

I've just bought my first 3D printer, and I've started playing with it. But apparently, I have the problem that the raft won't stick. I mean, it sticks, for iteration (layer) or two, and after that it ...
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Random layer malfunction

When I was printing this part which has this cross-shaped portion in the middle that has supports, it seems that as soon as it started the layer with the supported part, the layer just completely ...
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Is the first layer safe to touch after printing with heated bed adhesive (PrimaFix)?

I just purchased the PrimaFix heated bed adhesive for my 3D printer. I read on the back of the box that it's dangerous when it comes in contact with the eyes, skin, mouth and when swallowed. After ...
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How to keep model flat in resin printing?

I am having some trouble with model adherence to my print bed. As shown in the attached photo, my model is pulled away at the sides leaving it bowed even though it is designed to be flat. Other than ...
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ABS does not stick AFTER some good layers

Usually I had problems with the adhesion of the first layers, and most questions here and out there are about this issue. Instead now I'm facing another problem. After "some" (few or even ...
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Prints not sticking to bed or just not extruding?

I'm very new to 3D printing. When my printer was new, I got loads of really good prints, however, now they're all failing. I suspected that the nozzle was in bad shape, so I replaced it, but even now, ...
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No way to stick PETG on buildplate

I did my homework reading similar questions, like this, this and this. Here a video that shows the issue: The filament is PETG from JAYO and the printer is a Dremel ...
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Glass bed is higher in center when corners are leveled

After leveling the corners of my bed (Ender 3 Pro, with Creality glass bed) the center of my bed is higher. When I start a print the nozzle is so close to the glass bed no filament is laid down. Is ...
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Static electricity underneath the print with mystery adhesion and warping

Any idea what could be causing a static discharge on large prints? It seems that it's mostly visible when it's done and the print is being removed, it keeps zapping (can barely feel it. Small prints ...
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Does an uneven resin printer matter if the build plate is level with LCD?

I am using an Elegoo Saturn S and have leveled the build plate per manufacturer's instructions a handful of times. However, I have yet to get a successful print except for the rook model that came ...
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"Blobs" at beginning and end of layer and no adhesion

I am trying to configure my Ender 3 v2, but I am having (again) trouble with layer adhesion: With the CHEP leveling test I am having these problematic "blobs" at each lower left of the ...
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Prusa i3MK3S+ layer skip with polycarbonate (overheating?)

On the last couple of polycarbonate prints with my Prusa, one or more layers have been completely skipped (i.e. no material extruded). The rest of the print is fine save some minor warping. I'm ...
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Ender 3 Pro Glass Bed print fails midway

Since upgrading to the glass bed my prints are failing right after the point where I finally feel confident that they are adhered well and printing smoothly. They seem to be coming loose from the bed ...
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Reinforcing inter-layer seams

I'm using my printer for some baby toys. My last print was one of those pillars for stacking rings, base 5. The basic format includes a base and a pillar coming up perpendicularly in the middle. A box ...
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ABS bed adhesion on a textured glass bed (AnyCubic Chiron)?

I have printed a lot of ABS in the past and understand the issues of shrinkage and adhesion. My previous printer had smooth window glass surface, and both clean surface and hairspray would usually do ...
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Why does the first layer only adhere to bed if I increase the temperature by 10 °C and drop the speed by 75 %

I'm running a stock Ender 5 pro with the filament that came with it, and using Creality Slicer 4.8.2, but I'm only able to get reliable bed adhesion if I increase the bed temperature from 50 to 60 °C ...
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How many bottom layers for a DLP printer?

I just got an Anycubic Photon 4k DLP printer, and am experimenting with the print parameters in Photon Workshop. I noticed that the number of bottom layers (40 second exposure time) was defaulted to 6....
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Filament not adhering to bed for the first 10 mm after every move

Update following advice from @R..GitHubSTOPHELPINGICE in the comments - I've increased the Z-offset from -2.97 to -3.10 and all now appears to be much better. Printer: Ender 3 V2 with heated glass ...
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What techniques are needed to minimise layer separation after filament change?

I have been trying to make some small signs, and to highlight the text by changing between black and white filament at a layer just above where the text comes out of the back plate. I've used Cura 4....
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Can’t get a proper first layer on my Ender 3 pro

I’ve been trying to level my bed for close to a week now and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I thought buying new springs and a glass bed would fix the problem, but it didn’t really help. I either ...
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Bad print bed adhesion of white PLA, no problems with transparent uncolored PLA?

I had problems with print bed adhesion when using white PLA (Arctic White) but no problems when using other colors. So I tried to print three bottom layers with transparent PLA and all other layers ...
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What is the optimum shape to ensure that a base of a model adheres properly to the build plate on a filament printer using PLA?

If you are printing an object that has a base (A statue or trophy, for example), and presuming that you have already optimized every other setting: which shape of base would give you the best and most ...
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Part not adhering to the raft

I'm having a very odd problem where my part is not sticking to the raft. I'm using support material, with a very large overhang angle (70°). However I don't think this is the cause, as the side of the ...
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Why won’t this print adhere after a perfect calibration print?

I am new to 3D printing and have an Ender 5 Pro. I have manually leveled the bed by setting the nozzle gap to 0.1 mm (via feeler gauges) and then printing a calibration print and manually adjusting ...
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Resin layer for adhesion: how should I do it?

Backstory: Like quite a lot of people here, I'm having problems with parts adhering to the build plate of a resin printer. I've tried everything that I can think of: cleaning & re-sanding the ...
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I dried my filament because it wouldn't adhere properly but now it adheres a bit too well

I dried my spool of PLA this morning to solve adhesion issues and proceeded to print the model that failed due to the aforementioned issues. But when it was done and I went to remove it from the bed, ...
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Issue with Ender 3 bed

I have an Ender 3 and I'm experiencing an issue where it won't print on the edges. Near the outside of the bed plastic just peels away. Bed is level - verified multiple times. The nozzle appears to be ...
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I suddenly can't get any bed adhesion at all on my Ender 3

I got up this morning and went to start a 13-hour print, but when it went to print the raft the PLA filament wouldn't adhere at all to the bed. It seemed to just bunch up around the nozzle. I don't ...
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Need help printing a quality first layer, but having adhesion and fill issues

I am attempting to print a model that is too tall to print up-right and it has a large flat side that would be my first layer but ultimately would be the side of the object and I'd like it to look ...
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Thin bead not adhering to itself or bed very well, what am I doing wrong

I'm just learning how to use a 3D printer, I have an Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0. When I start printing the PLA filament doesn't want to adhere very well. I have leveled it out and all of my corners on my ...
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How to remove ABS from PEI Sheet

Recently building a new printer, I went with a Wambam PEX system. When I began printing ABS I found it did not stick very well and eventually purchased a new build plate and a PEI sheet since PEX isn'...
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Layer splitting in same place

I am getting layer splits that always happen in the same place like these: Interestingly enough, when I do multiple prints on one plate, sometimes some prints get split and others don’t. I don’t ...
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PC-ABS poor layer adhesion

I recently started printing Polymaker's PC-ABS blend on my modified Ender 3 v2. The print quality is good but the layer adhesion is pretty bad. The layers aren't delaminating while printing but I can ...
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