Questions tagged [adhesion]

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

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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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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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Prints are now sticking too well to the bed. What to do?

I'm a beginner. I've a Printrbot Play with a heated bed add-on. I'm using it exclusively with PLA. It worked great initially, but then I took the nozzle out and put it back in, and the Z calibration ...
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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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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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First layer rippling and no filament in certain areas

I'm new to 3D printing and I noticed some problems with my print. I've printed it 3 times and releveled the bed. Now, I found that the right lower corner always has holes, and some stringing problems ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Lower BuildTak adhesion

I'm having a similar issue to this one: I have retrofitted my printer with a BuildTak sticker. I'm printing PLA at 60°C bed temperature - currently using a 0.3 mm nozzle, but I had similar issues with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should you use hairspray on a metal bed 3D printer?

I've heard that using hairspray is useful for keeping the 3D objects from peeling off of the bed, but every example I have seen where someone uses hairspray, they use it on a glass bed. Is it okay to ...
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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 ...