Questions tagged [adhesion]

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

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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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What's causing my PLA prints to lift like this?

I'm printing a Soma cube I found on Thingiverse -- it's a puzzle toy I remember from the early 1970s, and the kind of thing that ought to be really easy-peasy to print. Each of the seven pieces is ...
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PETG layer adhesion problems

I have recently started printing with Polymaker's PolyMax PETG on my Ender 3 v2. I have not been able to get the layer adhesion anywhere near as strong as it should be. I would guess it is around 20-...
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Flashforge Adventurer 3 PETG under extrusion after Rapid Move

I have recently started 3D printing and have had fine success with both PLA and ABS. Now I am trying to make some parts for which I believe PETG to be the correct material. However, I have run into ...
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Print not sticking to bed

Today I ran into an issue with the filament not sticking to the build plate. However, the strange part is, that this only happens with one filament color (both PLA, khaki, black works just fine) and ...
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My Hatchbox PLA filament only allows me to use rafts

When I first got my 3D printer (a FlashForge Adventurer 3), it came with a sample pack of filament. With this filament, I was able to use skirts for my first layer. When the sample filament ran out, I ...
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After sitting for a week first layer won't adhere

Last week I set up my Ender 3 V2 and it seemed to work perfectly out of the box. I leveled the bed, did a test print, and discovered that the nozzle was too low (successful print but elephant foot). ...
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What is the best way to adhere an old printed part to the bed?

I am currently trying to print a company logo on another part I have printed in a different colour. To try and maximise the strength of the part, I need to print the part on a different orientation to ...
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Nozzle too high on first layer after leveling

I've had my Ender 5 Pro for 6 months now, printing happily and quite a lot. Some days ago, a print failed mid-way, and since then I've not been able to make it print properly. I've now spent days ...
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First layer problem

I have Ender 3 v2 with BLTouch and Marlin 2.0.x software There is a problem on the first layer it allows come wrong the last problem I have it is the first layer it is not constant on the bed it comes ...
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Can't print anything! Is this heat creep? (Detailed explanation & Photo)

I have bought an Ender 3 Pro in November. I loved 3D printing and even upgraded my machine to improve my experience. However, lately, I can't print anything due to an issue I can't seem to resolve. I ...
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Prints fail to adhere to build plate

I have been using an Anycubic i3 Mega for about a month now and it worked fine. But when I designed a simple model in Fusion 360 and sliced it with Cura it started to have issues sticking to the bed. ...
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Irregular adhesion on Creality glass bed

I have an Ender 5 pro and upgraded from the magnetic bed to the glass version. I print with Prusament PLA on 65 °C bed temp and 220 °C extruder temp. I measured that the glass surface has ~58 °C in ...
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CR-6 SE glass build plate - no lifting possible

I've been dealing with 3D printing for 1.5 years, but now own a CR-6 SE myself since the beginning of 2021. Most things are already quite clear but for 2 days I have had a problem with the adhesion of ...
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Bed heating stops when paused by filament runout sensor

My CR-10 S5 has a feature, that stops the print, when the filament runs out. However, when the printer pauses, the bed cools down and the print plops if the bed. Is there a way to tell the printer to ...
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Are all glue sticks PVA-based? How to find out?

I'm struggling with bed adhesion for nylon on a glass bed (122 °C measured) in an enclosed chamber (45 °C near the front, likely more on top of the print bed). I used a glue stick to enhance adhesion, ...
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How to attach PEI sheet to glass for high temperature printing?

I am using an Intamsys FunMat HT, which has a "ceramic glass" bed. I'm not sure what "ceramic glass" means, the stuff behaves like borosilicate in the way it either chips or ...
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Internal thread not sticking to inner wall

I've been trying to print some M14 female threads. The male threads I've printed were perfect and fit into a female metal nut, but for some reason I cannot get the female threads to "stick". ...
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Layer bending with first layer not sticking

I'm pretty new to 3D printing, so I'm looking for some tips with following problem I have. I'm trying to print following model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4671256 on my Ender 3 v2. But as soon ...
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Filament sticks to nozzle

Normally, I'm all fine with my printer and filament. But today I changed the filament for another brand and no matter what, it sticks to the nozzle so nothing comes to the bed and soon my nozzle is ...
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What are the pros and cons of Painters tape?

Painters tape is a common quick fix to adhesion problems, and we know it doesn't need to be blue, but it is often recommended not to do. Why? When is painters tape best used or skipped upon?
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Issue with rim of first 5-8 layers of my Prints [duplicate]

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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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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