Questions tagged [adhesion]

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

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Issue with rim of first 5-8 layers of my Prints

I have this issue with my 3D prints on my Ender 3 printer bed. The first 5-8 layers are wider than the rest (exaggerated illustration shown in the 3D rendering below), I think this is because the 3D ...
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Has anyone applied four 200 x 200 mm PEI sheets to a 400 x 400 mm bed?

Of course I'm referring to side by side and not stacking or overlapping. 200 x 200 mm PEI and Kapton sheets are more readily available than 400 x 400 sheets. I'm wondering if anyone has tried this ...
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Removing test print from magnetic flexible paper coated build plate

I have a Monoprice MP10 with magnetic flexible paper coated build plate and I have just tried printing bed level test which is, of necessity, very thin on the build plate. Watching the item print, I ...
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Problem printing bigger models in the Ender 5

In all the bigger prints I print on my Ender 5 with PETG I have problems with warping and raft detachment during printing. I have a glass bed and I'm using Ultimaker Cura 4.6.1 standard printing ...
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Every print drops off plate

I am very new to 3D printing and just got an Elegoo Mars Pro. It's been a few days that I am trying desperately to print something, but every print (including the test file one) drops into the resin ...
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How to prepare bed for printing ABS filament?

I have never used ABS filament before, so my question is, how do I prepare my glass build plate for printing ABS filament? My second question, is, after you have prepared it, and have finished ...
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PETG warping - adhesion or temperature too high?

Ender3 v2, SIENOC PETG which advises temperature of 230-250 °C on the box. I'm printing on top of cleaned blue tape, using a temperature of 230 °C for the nozzle and 80 °C for the bed. I've had all ...
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I mistakenly used 90% ethyl alchool to scrape some PLA off my bed; did I ruin it?

I just printed my first cube from my newly arrived Artillery Sidewinder X1. I am totally new to 3D printing but I managed to correctly unbox, assemble and prepare it for printing. I used PLA filament ...
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Any possible issues with adding heat/cool down cycle in the end of print (PLA)

I'm printing with anycubic i3 mega on an ultrabase bed. When I first got the printer the prints were easy to remove from the bed after it cools down, I didn't need to put any extra effort. However ...
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Do you need to manually level the bed with a BLTouch? Adhesion issues with Ender 5 and BLTouch 1.3

I've just installed a BLTouch on my Ender 5 Pro and updated the firmware to 2.0.5.3 and enabled BL touch. I can send a G29 which probes all the points correctly, I ...
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Use fixation holes instead heated bed

I think that heated bed have some disadvantages - they arent always reliable, they consume additional electrical power. I can imagine one way how HB can be replaced - in some flat surface - glass or ...
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First layer rippling and no filament in the certain areas

Hello I'm new to 3D printing and I noticed some problem with my print. I've print it 3 times and relevel the bed now, I found that the right lower corner always have holes, some string problem ...
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Resin prints pulling away from build platform

My prints start out good, but seem to warp or pull away from the build platform at a later time. Should I divide up my support bases so they're not one big base? Should I sand/roughen the build ...
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Diagnosing why the left side of a print detaches from the board

I have and Ender 3 Pro, which I'm enjoying except for an intractable problem. No matter how carefully I level the nozzle and tighten the X belt, using this great guide, the prints seem to be tilting ...
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Ender-3 Pro - PLA mid-layer warping (layer separation) - salvageable?

I just got into 3D printing with an Ender-3 Pro. The test dog printed great, some custom small / thin objects printed good, and now I tried my first big object. Designed in tinkercad (link to my ...
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Poor adhesion on new layer - Monoprice mini select

On my Monoprice Mini Select v2 there is poor adhesion when the print head goes to put down a new layer on the bed as seen in the photo. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Brim around just one section

I'm looking to print this item: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4274950 I want to lay it flat on the bed, 90° to how it's shown on Thingiverse. The problem is there's the one little corner on ...
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Problem printing circles/holes on Anycubic I3 mega

For some time I've been struggling to print models with holes going all the way through from top to bottom. Models without those holes print out just fine. I've spend quite some time on levelling the ...
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How can I add an offset to the first layer to increase clearance?

My printer is calibrated for a certain clearance from the heated bed, which is chosen based on PLA. I would like to try to increase it for the first layer for PETG, so that adhesion is reduced. The ...
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Per-Model Bed Adhesion in Simplify3D

I'm looking for a way to have different bed adhesion for different models in the same print. My question is similar to this question, but I'm using Simplify3D. I have an STL file that contains many ...
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FDM printer first layer infill swell upward

My Kossel Mini printer was working well. Recently I made some changes including replacing the nozzle and throat, adding a silicone heater cover. Now it has the problem of first layer adhesion. The ...
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What's the difference between “Initial Layer Width” and “Initial Layer Flow” in Cura?

I'm trying to increase adhesion of the first layer (as well as to fill gaps for a more even surface) by squeezing more material against the bed. The obvious way of doing that in Cura is by increasing ...
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First layer looks weird and print fails

Update below Printed 650 of these tokens, no problem. Then all of a sudden I can't get them to stick and the first layer looks wavy and weird. After a few tokens it knocks one loose and the whole ...
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What hairspray brands are known to contain PVA / PolyVinylpyrrolidone

It's common to use hairspray, especially AquaNet, as a bed adhesive. My understanding is this works because the spray includes a chemical called polyvinylpyrrolidone, or PVA. What other brands of ...
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Why doesn't PLA stick to heated bed?

I have a basic Creality Ender-3 with a black rough bed cover. I'm printing with PLA. After assembly, I printed 3 or 4 small toys sliced by Cura with basic settings. All were printed very well! ...
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Does anyone know what would cause this? [closed]

I’m a 3D printing newbie. I’ve tried adjusting various settings but nothing seems to help. Most of the brim looks great and I’m pretty sure my bed is level, but as soon as it starts printing the ...
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Why does hairspray work as an adhesive for ABS?

Since I have a 3D printer, I worked primarily with printing ABS. I tried multiple methods for adhesion (various soluble glues, ABS juice) but always had the most success with hairspray on clean ...
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Alternative raft generation

For some recent prints I have been using rafts as generated by Cura to aid in bed adhesion; which helps, but is not as reliable as I'd like it to. However, it seems to me that the raft generation ...
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first layer tearing

I have an Anet A8 and have a problem with my first layer. I printed nice prints but starting today the first layer is tearing in the middle: Any idea how to fix this?
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Build plate adhesion, PLA

Am just wondering if any conclusions can be drawn from this: Three corners are solid, but not the one in the centre of the plate. The bed was levelled before printing (and checked afterwards also). ...
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How would you clean/prepare a flexible/magnetic mat (e.g. Ender 5) as compared to a glass bed?

I have started printing about a month ago on an Ender 5 (using mostly PLA but recently also PETG) and it seems it's about time to give the print bed a more thorough cleaning than what I usually do ...
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DLP build plate adhesion

Does anyone have tips on improving build plate adhesion in DLP printers? I've heard a thin layer of resin or UV glue applied to the plate will help, but we're not sure if we leave the resin/glue wet, ...
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PETG layer adhesion

I've been playing around with PETG for the first time, and everything seemingly worked right just from the start - clean prints, no stringing, no bed adhesion problems, no warping or dimensional ...
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Why does the painters tape have to be blue?

I have been looking at getting some painters tape to use on the glass plate for better print adhesion, and everything I read suggests the blue painters tape, such as this: However, this white tape is ...
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ASA and BVOH adhesion

I am printing a mechanical part for my printer. It's a new mount for my extruders and I have been attempting to use BVOH as a support filament so that when my print is done it will cut down on the ...
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Removing glue residue on part after printing

Following advice I read elsewhere, I have covered my (heated) print bed with blue painter's tape, and before each print I apply an Elmer's purple washable glue stick to improve bed adhesion. After ...
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Polypropylene Bed Adhesion

I recently upgraded to a Polypropylene print bed, but I haven't actually been able to complete a print. Adhesion seems incredibly inconsistent, even on the same spot. Sometimes it goes down great, ...
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How do I get circles on small interior holes to adhere to the bed?

I’m using a RepRap printer, PLA (Hatchbox 1.75 mm), SketchUp, and Slic3r. The heated bed is covered with a blue polyester sticker. When I print small holes (1 to 1.5 mm radius), slicer software ...
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Infill not reaching perimeter

I've got several examples like the image below where the perimeter either doesn't bond to, or doesn't reach the infill. I tried adjusting the infil overlap ...
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Long prints shifting with Ultimaker 2

I am currently using Ultimaker 2+ to print some big parts with PLA. As long as the printing lasts for less than 15 hours (that's what I observed by experience, approximately), there are no problems. ...
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Adhesion issues using AmazonBasics PLA [duplicate]

I am a neophyte at 3D printing. My Ender 3 is now 4 days old and I modified it out of the box with a glass bed. My first print was a fairly complex item, but a mere 90 x 160 x 3.5 mm. Used the ...
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Printer fails to print a cube

I'm trying to print a calibration cube from PLA using a 70 °C heated build platform on a Prusa i3 Pro W. This results in: Please explain why it prints like this.
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Filament moving around and not sticking to bed

I have only just set up my Anet A6 today. I am trying to print a calibration box, but the print is moving around the bed while trying to print. Any ideas how to fix this? The documentation is very ...
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How to level bed after applying glue stick for bed adhesion

I'm pretty new to printing PETG, and my Creality Ender 3 now has a glass print bed. I've done some research, and it looks like a pretty bad idea to try and print PETG on a pure glass surface for fear ...
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Adhesion problem when printing calibration test

Here is my first attempt at printing a "Bed Leveling Calibration test". It obviously didn't come out as I would have hoped, but what can you say just looking at this picture? Is it possible to tell ...
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Under-extrusion after a certain amount of successful layers?

My CR-10 is starting prints, BUT then makes weird spiral pattern, layers go up vertically with large gaps. Hollow infill. I don’t know if it’s: - My Slicing skills - original files - the printer ...
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Bed too close to nozzle?

I've been having some bed adhesion problems that I have been trying to solve by leveling the bed. I think that it's pretty level now but when I start a print the lines seem pretty flat. Is this true? ...
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Setting up a brim/raft for only a portion of the overall print

I'm trying to build an assembly with one larger part (about 50 mm x 50 mm), two small parts (about 10 mm x 5 mm) each, and one part that starts with two 2 ...
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Why is Print Adhesion almost good, but still not right?

It feels like my print is almost there, I spent a long time fine tuning the calibration with a fantastic set of G-code files from Chuck Hellebuyck. I am using an Ender 3, on which I have modified the ...
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What do you use to keep your blue tape from lifting?

I have a few issues with the blue tape, which I'm trying out for the first time. The tape seems to warp, bubble and lift from the aluminum plate when it heats and cools and during printing. I put ...