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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Whai is Twitter Marketing?

Well, Twitter is loaded with hundreds of people who visit this site at least once a day. So it’s obvious that if you can add Twitter to your Marketing campaign, it will do the wonder for your brand. ...
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Why would a printer stop moving but keep extruding? [closed]

My printer will randomly stop or slow down but it still extrudes as if it never slowed down. This has ruined many of my prints and I can’t figure out why it’s doing this?
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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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How to solve burnt blobs on Prusa MK3S (PETG)?

As stated above, I am trying to solve a problem I've had for a long time. Unfortunately, this has recently intensified to the point where it causes layer splitting/detaching from each other. I have ...
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Still got poor printing quality after calibrating my Anycubic Predator

I've got an Anycubic Predator (aka Anycubic D). I followed the official instructions and leveled my printer. The first annoying problem I ran into is that after the auto-leveling, the level test ...
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First 3D print made up of diagonal strands

Just got a Creality Ender 3 yesterday. Set it up and ran the dog test print. Photo below. I used the sample filament that came with the machine. I'm not 100 % what kind it is, but assuming it is ...
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Empty patches with a very viscous resin

I have a Mars-like 3D printer, which so far worked very well with typical resins. Then I decided to print a mechanical part with Siraya Blu. I followed their recomendations of a "heavy" support, which ...
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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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Gaps/Holes in the 3D Print walls

I'm new to 3D printing, I bought an Ender 5 Pro just recently. Trying to print with 1.75 mm PLA, but the results are very bad, unfortunately. When I got after bed leveling I got a decent result ...
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Surface artifacts when formation of object changes (Layer inconsistency)

When my Ender 3 prints a top or bottom layer, it leaves a line on the layer. Slicer Cura Linear Advance: 0.57 Retraction: 3 mm @ 35 mm/s Max Speed: 100 mm/s Ironing enabled Minimum ...
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What can this be caused by?

I have changed stock Anet A8 board (Anet v1.5) to new SKR 1.4 with TMC2209. Then I found out these lines on the walls, i don't know how to determine it. Previously this wasn't so visible, but now it ...
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Raised lines on top layer surface Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 for two weeks now, my first 3D printer. I think I have a problem with top layers. See the left 3 stones on the first picture. It looks like lines and it feels like raised lines. The ...
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PLA Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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I have bad print quality, what should i do?

So I have an issue, every time I try to print anything it basically looks like a comb. All around the model there are just holes and holes everywhere. I dont know what to do about it. I don't have any ...
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Tarantula droplets on the side

I have add my Tevo Tarantula for a couple years now and made a lot of modifications. The last in date is a direct extruder from Trianglelab with an updated X-carriage and a NEMA 17 motor for the ...
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Getting the Turnigy Fabrikator Mini V2 to a usable state

I recently bought a second hand Turnigy Fabrikator Mini V2, which, as far as I can tell, is a rebrand of the Malyan M100. After my first few prints I noticed that my prints were very stringy and the ...
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Very unusual diagonal banding

Edit #2 Title changed again to better reflect the nature of the issue. I installed the Z axis motor at the top of the frame to help alleviate any misalignment that may be occurring. The Z axis runs ...
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Issues with print Prusa i3 infill breaking and causing clogs

I'm having some issues with my Prusa i3 prints. I'm trying to print the default beer opener print that came with the Prusa's memory card but the infill will break causing clogging and now allowing the ...
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Prusa MK3S weird 'Blobs' on PLA print surface

This is the first time I've run into this problem and it seems very confusing. I wanted to print a simple functional part out of PLA and although the first few layers were fine, the 6th/7th layer ...
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Prusa MK3S Nylon&ABS print failures

I'm using Prusa i3 MK3S and every time I want to create a durable, impact resistant part, I use ABS/Nylon. The problem is, however, that when I print something small (of less than 1 cm width for ...
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Ender 5 Pro print quality issue

I got my 3D printer from Creality 1 day ago. My dog off the SD card came perfectly, Benchy was also printed almost flawlessly. I used standard Benchy settings on all my prints. Now I tried making a ...
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Less filament from the half to the end

since some prints my printer (Geeetech i3) prints less and less filament over time: Notice, that the beginning is printed well: My settings for this print (Slic3r): ...
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What kind of problem is this? How does it correct itself?

I fired up my printer again last night to print something (Printrbot LC that I have customized), and happened to notice the Octopi instance still had a file that I printed ~5 years ago. Also, I ...
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Why are my layers messy and curling off the print bed?

I use an Ender 3, with cheap Amazon "Eryone PLA", which states a range from 190-220 °C, 1.75 mm dia. I have had this for about a year. I use the rough build plate, not the glass. I have ...
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Layer Separation Where A Previous Layer Ends

I have a problem with my prints having a small separation gap between layers when I have a corner and the Z layer ends or starts for a partial distance. The gap reminds me of a gap between a print and ...
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How do the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Metal Parts Compare to Parts Made by Investment Casting?

I have read quite a few articles discussing various issues with 3D printed metal parts, a few are listed below. (Ref 1 thru 4) However, I was not able to find any sources of information ...
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Bad print quality on Creality Ender 3

About 1.5 months ago I changed the springs of my printing bed and since then I have had the same problem again and again. Strangely enough, it only happens sometimes. I have already realigned the ...
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Help troubleshooting: wavy/lifting lines [duplicate]

Can someone help me troubleshoot? Seems like it's sticking to the bed, but not well, as lines are somewhat wavy or lifting. Is it related to adhesion? Or maybe I need to clean my extruder? I think I'...
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Lack of smoothness / homogeneity in several first layers of print

I have a LultzBot TAZ 6 3D printer and the software I use for my prints is "Cura LulzBot Edition - 3.6.3". All of my printing settings/parameters are at their defaults (i.e. no personal customization ...
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Overhanging section of part turns into spaghetti

A part I've printed (on a Monoprice Maker Select V2, sliced with Cura) has a small peg on it, which is an unsupported overhanging section of the model. The first few layers of the peg end up a mess ...
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Is E-axis steps/mm resolution limiting factor in print quality?

I've been noticing in some of my linear advance test towers that the (very minor/fine) ripple pattern in walls varies with the K factor, which made me think that it isn't coming from any vibration in ...
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How can I solve the problem of line distortions on my prints?

Hello guys I have a little problem with printing. Whenever I print something there are always these lines my printer does, it's not a very big deal, but it looks rather ugly and I'd really appreciate ...
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Print of fine hole seems to twist

My model is a keycap for mechanical keyboards. There is the cap itself, and a stem with a hole in the form of a cross, which fits the switches themselves. I print in the same position as it is ...
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Can this part be 3D printed?

I have an old air conditioner and most of the vent flaps/louvres are missing. I've modelled it in Solidworks, but can it be printed? Are the tips too small for 3D printers? It's about 14 cm long ...
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Weird deformities on surfaces with ender 3 [duplicate]

Today I noticed some weird holes/deformities on the surface of this simple usb holder I printed. Since I'm fairly new to 3d printing I have no idea what may be the cause of this problem My printer is ...
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What level of detail can be expected from a consumer-grade SLS printer?

I'd like to prefix this question with the fact that I know virtually nothing about 3D printers, aside from the general principles of how they work. I've recently seen that SLS printers have become ...
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Why could my opaque PETG be printing “transparent” in certain places?

I'm printing with opaque grey PETG on glass. The intention is to produce a house number plate, so a shiny, production quality finish on the bottom. For this reason, extruding at 245 °C with a bed ...
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Poor surface quality when sweep interrupted

I just started 3D printing a few weeks ago, so I'm still trying to get a handle on the tricks. I printed something with a flat surface and a few raised pieces (shown below). I'm pretty happy with the ...
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problem sculpt option meshmixer

I wanted to know how I can solve this problem. When using the sculpt option in meshmixer, the cursor appears black instead of being transparent or gray. If anyone can tell me how to fix it, I ...
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Inconsistent vertical walls on a Robo 3D R1+

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with my 3D printer (Robo 3D R1+). It cannot print vertical walls well any more. Here is a picture of what it looks like: The walls are very inconsistent. To ...
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Edge warping on BIQU Magician

Whenever I print something on my BIQU Magician 3D printer, there is often edge warping. What should I do to resolve this problem?
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Ender3 printing flattened on X axis

I'm fairly new to the amazing world of 3D printing, with an Ender3X. Default model (the dog) worked very fine, but I'm experiencing some issues with some of the printer improvement parts I decided to ...

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