Questions tagged [layer-height]

Questions relating to the resolution of print layers, that is prints parallel to the Z-plane.

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Ender 3 Pro: How to solve the issue with different Z-offsets?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch (original) and did at least a dozen of test prints to adjust everything (steps/mm, ...). I did everything at the target temp of PLA. But I've still got the problem ...
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Delamination issue Ender 3 Pro PLA

I recently bought some SUNLU PLA black filament and was attempting a small print with it and it started to come out in strings and lumps and was incredibly inconsistent. Before this I'd been using ...
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Why do slicers have nozzle size settings? [duplicate]

It seems to me that the size of hole in the nozzle shouldn't matter in and of itself. If you program in the layer height and line width, then the same amount of plastic has to be extruded, no matter ...
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Partially missed / dragged layers

I'm trying to diagnose a print issue that looks like a missed layer (sorry, first-time printer here) and Specs: Printer: QIDI Tech X-Plus (direct drive). Material: PLA. Extruder temp: 200 °...
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My first layer becomes solid when sections are supposed to have small separations

I've only been 3D printing for a few weeks and most of my prints seem to come out fine, but when I try to print models which require a small clearance between sections of the model, e.g. various ...
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Smaller outer layer height?

I am printing minis and other very detailes stuff and I find that 0.04 mm layer height gives the best looking (smoothest) result. However it takes a long time, so I am looking for ways to speed it up. ...
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ABS prints consistently splitting in the same place

I am printing ABS in an enclosure and most of the prints have worked out well with minor tweaking. However, the top layer always seems to split or skip a step (not sure which). The cube is sliced in ...
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Does matching whole Z-motor steps for layer height actually matter on Ender 3?

This question asks about computing the fundamental layer height unit for full Z-motor steps, on the basis of a theory that layer thickness can be inconsistent if the height is at different micro-...
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Path of a nozzle crosses over itself

I built my first printer couple of days ago. I started printing small models (20x20 mm max.) and everything was alright at first. However, when I tried to print a bit larger models, I started ...
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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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How specific can I get setting layer heights?

When choosing a layer height, I know that often you go as fine as your printer will do for better precision, but sometimes you go a little thicker, for speed, for example. I also see 0.1 mm and ...
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Prusa i3 MK3 latest release first layer calibration issues

I am trying to get my first layer calibrating done but no matter what I do, I can not get the lines sticking to the bed. My first question is the distance of the P.I.N.D.A. What I did was what Prusa ...
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Prusa i3 pro b second layer failure

I just bought a 3D printer => Geeetech Prusa i3 b. I build it myself and I'm trying to print the famous boat, the Benchy one. Here's my settings (I've tried Repetier host and Slic3r or Ultimaker ...
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Print speed and settings for printing below 0.1mm resolution on PLA

I recently purchased an Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus delta printer, and I'm interested in trying to print slightly below the 0.1 mm stated lower limit of layer height. I'm not interested in trying to ...
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How thick is 0.1 mm?

I have a printer with a 0.1 mm typical layer thickness. Of course I can choose some different sizes in Cura or other slicing software, but most prints on this machine will be .1mm. In my (admittedly ...
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Layer 1 won't adhere anymore

I have a new Tevo Tornado, which I have completed two good prints with, a 20x20 test cube from the supplied SD and the spool holder also from the SD. I say this to note that the printer was capable of ...
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Adhesion problem (heat bed or extruder issue)

I am having an issue with the transition from the first layer to the second. It seems that the first layer isn’t staying put on the hot bed and the extruder is dragging it around creating a ball of ...
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First layer height problem after changing nozzle

I have a problem with my first layer height. But lets start at the beginning: I own a Tevo Tarantula Dual extruder printer with a endstop switch for Z axis. No Auto bed level. 0.4mm nozzle. ...
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1st layer problems with .1 layer height

I re-read my question and realized I made a confusing one, so I am rewording a LOT. So the software I use is Craftware. When it comes to the first layer I have it set to .25mm, with the following ...
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Anet A8 - first couple of layer are trash

I just got an Anet A8 and I'm pretty happy with it except for one small detail: All my prints start like this. I tried to : pre-heat the printer ❌ add a smaller height of the first layer ❌ I’m ...
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Nozzle rubs on previous layers

I'm having a frustrating problem on my recent built custom 3d printer so every single print I made, from the third layer, the nozzle is "rubbing" on the already placed filament. This results in a ...
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Can you print at 0.3 mm with a 0.2 mm nozzle?

I recently ordered some spare E3D 0.4 mm nozzles. However, there was a mix up at the factory and they delivered 0.2 mm nozzles instead. I usually print at 0.3 mm using a 0.4 mm ...
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First layer overlap on one side

When printing the first layer, the infill overlaps on just one side of my print. Thereupon there's a rough, and a lot higher, surface on the first few millimeters after the wall. Printer: Arduino ...
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How does the sizes of nozzle diameter and the Z-axis layer resolution work?

I have a 3D Printer with 0.4 mm (400 micron) nozzle length and the printer guide suggests that it can print up to a layer thickness of 60 micron and has a accuracy up to 100 micron. What I'm ...
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Do I need to recalibrate z-probe offset every time I switch to a different layer height?

It occurs to me that I'm never really thinking about layer height when I calibrate my z-probe offset. This is obviously an oversight, because I'll want my nozzle to start higher for 0.3mm layers than ...
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Is it necessary to have both hot ends on a dual extruder printer at the same height?

I'm thinking of another extruder on my printer, and I'm curious about this one.... Is it necessary to have both hot ends on same height? Why yes / why not? (if there is not)