Questions tagged [adhesion]

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

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Correct amount of force on piece of paper when leveling bed

I am having some problems with bed adhesion and curling of the edges. Also my printer causes alot of stringing when creating the first layer, this can cause the print to let go of the bed and then it ...
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What tweaks do slicers use to get rafts to stick?

I've always had trouble getting prints to stick directly on my bed, but had great reliability when use rafts. This didn't present a problem when I was using PLA, but I recently got a roll of PETG and ...
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Bed Adhesion materials

There are all sorts of stories of what to put on your printer bed to make your part not come loose when it is printing but can be removed after it is done without requiring a hammer and chisel. Is ...
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Filament lifts from the hot bed while printing

I have a Tevo Tarantula 3D printer. I'm trying to print a calibration cube. The slicer is Cura and is set for a 1.75 mm filament extruded by a nozzle of 0.4 mm, with a heat bed ...
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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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Lines of PLA not sticking to the bed

When I am printing objects that have a lot of surface area on the first layer parts of that layer will rise up causing there to be gaps in the first layer. Here are two pictures. The first one was ...
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Turning off heatbed for the last few layers. Good idea or not?

My heatbed won't let go off the prints until it considerably cools down. The cooling process takes decent amount of time. I was considering putting the M140 S0 (...
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Can't get print to stick, no matter what I try

I'm new to 3d printing, so I might be missing something obvious. If so, please let me know. I printed my model successfully yesterday, but today I'm trying to print the same model and the first ...
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What is the MakerBot Grip Surface lifespan?

I've done a few prints on my MakerBot Replicator+ now and I'm curious if anyone else knows what the typical lifespan is signs of degradation are for the grip surface tape? I'm used to using Kapton ...
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One corner never sticks

I am new to 3D printing. I thought that the black surface of my print bed was supposed to keep things stuck without additional tape, spray, etc. However, every time I print something, this same ...
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Second layer: gaps, poor adhesion - why?

I'm seeing the following pattern on my Prusa clone: The first layer prints OK, layer adhesion to the bed is good. The second layer shows the weird gaps. On larger pieces, or with an increased feed ...
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Poor adhesion only for first couple of inches

I have a QIDI Tech 1. It has a heated bed, and a cooling fan attachment. Whenever I print without a raft, the first inch or two of material laid down does not adhere to the bed, but the rest of the ...
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The work is 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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Glue sticks for print bed

I would like to get a green tombow PITS adhesive stick. On Rakuten, it costs \$1 (USD). On my 3d printer's (XYZ) retailer's site, it costs \$20 (USD). Due to the costs and the fact that Rakuten does ...
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Troubleshooting poor adhesion at the edge of the bed

I've been printing for a week now on my new printer and have been getting great results, including great adhesion. However, most of my prints have had a fairly small footprint. Now, I'm stepping up ...
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My print is warping: how can I ensure that it cools evenly?

My print is warping and I suspect it is because of uneven cooling. How can ensure my print cools evenly? Should I put a fan on the bed? Will no fan and a tall skirt help? Or are my edges curling up ...

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