Questions tagged [print-quality]

Questions about troubleshooting and achieving certain print-quality. Please include photos of your problem, and also describe what the limits of your 'good' prints are.

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Wouldn't a higher flowrate for 2nd outer wall increase the print quality?

I mostly print mechanical parts and thus need dimensional accuracy. When calibrating my printer I stumbled over the fact, that some people calibrate flowrate with single wall prints which would give ...
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Unwanted texture at base of ABS print

I'm getting close with this print, but I'm seeing some rippling at the base that I can't seem to eliminate (see photo at the end of the post). The model is here if it helps. It seems that the texture ...
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Is it better use Nylon fillement for cold pull even if I have been using PLA?

Using Prusa I3 MK3S I am using PLA fillement and I need to do cold pull from time to time. I noticed many people on Internet suggestusing Nylon fillement for clod pull. I wanted to reach out to this ...
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Top and bottom of part not coming out smooth

I have an Ender 3 printer and can not figure out why the top and bottom layer of this print comes out the way it does every print. I have tried increasing the initial layer height to 0.3 mm and ...
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Problem with the first layers on the print

I ran out of ideas on what could cause my problem. Ender 3 Pro Nozzle temp 200 °C Bed temp 60 °C PLA filament Please look at the pictures. The first layers don't look nice. The top and the sides are ...
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Printing issue with X-axis motor

Here's an idea of what's going on. This is a picture of the progress during the first layer: Printing a simple calibration square, and as you can see, my X-axis is not moving like it should. I turned ...
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how to control fine details from overhanging part to not build upwards

I noticed that when printing small teeth on a pulley that the angle is not matching the design angle. I am printing without any support structure. Overview: Detail: Printed: The printed overhang ...
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Why are fast printed lines thinner?

I have run the K-factor Calibration Pattern generator to tune LIN_ADVANCE and found that when K=0, the whole middle part of the ...
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Calibration cube quality

I built an i3-style printer (it started a few years ago as an Anet A8 and now I replaced basically everything). I've been printing some stuff that doesn't really need to have a good quality look or ...
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Do printer controllers take inertia into account when interpreting G-code into movement instructions?

I've never built a 3D printer before, but I understand dynamical systems and control theory, and I imagine a lot of the distortion/inaccuracy that happens during the FDM process (especially at high ...
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How to accurately print a thin piece with a hole pattern

I'm quite new to 3D-printing. I need to build a curved piece with a hole pattern and I was wondering whether it was possible to print such a hole pattern accurately, with such a thin (3 mm) thickness ...
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Bottom rough edge

I am trying to get rid of the bottom rough edge of my printed jobs. It is on everything I print. I have adjusted my Initial layer settings but no change. I have the Ender 3 and using the provided ...
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Effects of static on 3D printers & print quality

I manage four 3D Printers for my college's robotics team. They are used pretty constantly throughout the school year; that is, they are used more as manufacturing printers than hobbyist printers. The ...
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Sudden deterioration of print quality on Prusa i3MK3S+

I've had my Prusa i3MK3S+ for a couple of months now, and done 100+ prints, and other than a few issues with first layer adhesion (which are pretty much solved now), have been getting consistently ...
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What's wrong with my prints?

I just got my printer for Christmas. It's an Ender 3 Pro. I ran two test prints and they came out great. However, after changing the filament from the one that came with the printer, my prints ...
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Printing problem on right half of printer

I am having an issue with prints set on the right side of my printer bed. I have leveled the bed, have a BLTouch and used a bed visualizer just to try and get it manually as level as possible. You can ...
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PMMA print distortion and inconsistencies

I am working on refining my PMMA printing process and I am trying to print as close as possible to the theoretical 100 % density of the material. I am making good progress and am slowing increasing ...
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Ender 3 V2 Layer Shifting, No Apparent Reason, Desperate

I first want to say thank you for taking the time to read this. I've been trying to print out some parts for another project of mine. These parts use up around 70% of the bed so they are fairly large, ...
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Stringing between holes

I am printing out models with holes, the printer makes circular patterns for each hole(which makes sense) but then it also has a string that attaches between each hole. This is unsightly and results ...
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First few layers are now printing very badly

Machine type is an Ender 3 pro with the 4.2.7 board, the latest Marlin bugfix code, latest BLTouch 3.1, latest all metal extruder feeder hardware, Capricorn Bowden PTFE Tubing. This really started ...
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Tiny holes happening randomly when printing thin walls (Creality Ender 3 Pro - Simplify3d)

I'm trying to 3D print a cookie/clay cutter with the cutting edge at 0.4 mm but I keep getting small gaps in the print that seem to appear randomly. I've toyed with settings such as increasing the ...
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Will 3D printing work upside down or in zero gravity?

I assume SLA printing only works on Earth and upright. But would fused-filament printer (e.g. Prusa Mk3) work in zero gravity? What about upside down or sideways? If not, could it be modified to work ...
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Ender 3 Pro - Randomly skip lines

I am a newbie to the 3D printing world. Every night spending hours researching and troubleshooting. Recently though I am having a weird problem for which I can not figure out a solution. While ...
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Selective laser melting and building near the road (vibrations)

Our company want to implement selective laser melting(metallic powders). But our building close to the road plus we have industrial machines near us, what vibration levels are dangerous in SLM ...
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Print quality: possible Z wobble

The printer I am using is an Artillery Sidewinder X1. In the photos attached you can see that I am having a lot of inconsistency between layers. The problem has never gone away and I always thought it ...
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Anycubic Mega S 3D printer: Filament is not exiting the nozzle correctly when printing

I have this weird problem with my brand new Anycubic Mega S. First of all I use the default "Normal 0.2" setting in Ultimaker Cura 4.8 and I am trying to print this *MICRO* All In One 3D ...
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Ender 3 Inconsistent Bad Prints

Recently, my Ender 3 printer is giving these bad quality prints as shown in the image below. Something in common in all these bad prints is that they only fail in a particular section. The print looks ...
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Retuning a very delicate and tricky print after print failure

I recently leveled my bed on my Monoprice Select Mini v2 and tried printing this object with family: Pentagonal Hexacontahedron Bracelet by mathgrrl - Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:...
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I can't figure out how to name this problem or solve it

(Ender 3 Pro with Bigtreetech Board and Touchscreen, BlTouch) Hello everybody, I want to print something for my family but the hotend gets clogged every time in the same part of the print. I tried: ...
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Layer Shift with a new CoreXY printer

I've started assembling a Sapphire Plus CoreXY printer and produced a nice calibration cube (no layer shift, although a bit of over extrusion in the corner). Then, I started printing a 3D benchy, and ...
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Prusa MK3S Y-skewed prints

My prints have recently started to come out with a serious skew along the Y axis. This occurs regardless of printing parameters such as speed/acceleration. I don't know the exact cause yet, can ...
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Compressed corner in my prints

I'm getting issues with any print in the specific corner throughout different and unrelated prints. The specific corner comes out compressed. I have tried to take pictures to illustrate the issue: ...
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Problem with grid infill (line positioning)

I have a problem with the grid infill on my BCN3D+ Dual Paste extruder: when I print a structure the lines of the infill are not evenly printed, every two lines the gap between the lines is higher (...
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Ender 3 Layer Shifting

I recently got an ender 3. It was working well for 2 prints. I managed to print two small items which were upgrades for the printer (filament guide and cable clip). Following this, I tried to print ...
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How to improve printing over 100 mm/s with 0.8 mm nozzle?

It has been a long journey failing and printing over and over to be able to print at faster speeds. All I did mostly was trial and error. I am currently trying to wrap my head around a problem that ...
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Gaps between perimeter walls; potential under extrusion?

The cube is a 2 cm x 2 cm with infill at 30 % and layer height 0.2 mm, more details can be seen below. I'm printing with PETG using an Ender 3 printer. There seems to be a gap between the perimeter ...
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Strange behaviour x and y axis - corner of print

Some background to the problem: Several months ago I started getting poor print quality in one section of my prints (back left corner of bed) - I diagnosed that the plastic X axis carriage and the ...
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Rough vertical ridges

I sometimes have a problem with rough surfaces. This problem can show up any time on vertical surfaces. In the linked picture of the problem, the area further from the camera has ridges that are sharp ...
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Molten layers when differing layer lengths

Something that has been happening consistently with this printer is when there's a discontinuity in the layer lengths, a band forms on the layers above and below. Almost like with the additional time ...
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Ringing with Ultimakers, what is the cause?

At my work, we have 3x Ultimaker 2+, 1x Ultimaker 3 and 1x PRUSA i3 mk3s. The Ultimakers have been used quite a lot for the past three years, but the belts and bearings seem ok. I got heavy ringing ...
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SeemeCNC Rostock V2 in 2020

Looking to get into 3D printing without spending too much up front for now. Found an assembled seemecnc Rostock V2 for sale at a very good price considering its MSRP is 1k for the kit pre-assembly. My ...
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Top Layer/Solid Infill Bulge

Whenever the print reaches a layer with top/solid infill, it bulges out. It is not on the same layer for every print, which rules out Z-binding. Here are things I have tried: Different slicers ...
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Visible lines along Y-axis on Ender 3 Pro

I have a model that's placed on the bed exactly like on this picture: I have constant quality degradation as the bed moves down to print in the upper left corner (1). Everything is fine on the X (2)-(...
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Bumps in outer wall

First of all, I'm quite new to 3D printing. After printing some temperature towers, stringing and bridging tests, I wanted to print the Bechys to see everything working together. I'm getting some ...
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Why does printing outer walls last cause corner curling?

In an old question I just self-answered, I had ongoing problems with corner curling that went away due to my switching to using Cura's Outer Before Inner Walls (...
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Size change after the cut and print a model

Trying to print a base for a laptop, this turned out to be larger than the printing surface, taking the model the next sizes: So I decided to cut the tip of the original model using Meshmixer, so ...
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weird part slices with horizontally printed holes

I just made a remix of that mod to have a more rigid chassis for Z axis. While the parts are a little too heavy to my taste, I did import the STL to FreeCAD and made some adjustments before printing. ...
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Inconsistent wall width

So I'm trying to calibrate my flow and I'm printing the walls of a 20x20x20 mm cube. I have a 0.4 mm nozzle and I'm printing 2 wall lines and ideally I should end up with a wall thickness of ...
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Prusa MINI 0.6 mm nozzle print fail

Setup: Prusa MINI with 0.6 mm Nozzle. Firmware 4.0.5 Bootloader version 1.0.0 Buddy board 1.0.2 Prusa Slicer 2.2.0 Using the OctoPrint 1.4.0 on OctoPi 0.17.0 with serial connection. Find the G-...
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Print gets worse with every layer - Ender 3

First of all, I'm still new to this 3D printing and I've bought myself a second hand Ender 3 with some mods done to it. I've successfully printed with PLA in different colors but after a good first ...

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