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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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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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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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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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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Under extrusion towards the end of the print

I have really strange problem. Thing is that my print (first layer) started ok, not good nor perfect but ok and everything was going well but then all of a sudden, near the end of a print, quality ...
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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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Ender 3 Calibration Cube Fail + Can't Print Circles

After noticing that my ender 3 couldn't print a 'perfect' circle I decided to use a calibration cube to see if that could be the issue. These were my results: I did have some successful prints before ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replicator+ Experimental Extruder Filament Slipping Error

I'm experimenting with MakerBot's new "Experimental Extruder" which essentially opens their software (MakerBot Print) to change traditionally "behind-the-scenes" settings like retract rate/distance, ...
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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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How to fix bulging first layers of print?

The bottom 1-6 layers of my prints always bulge, like an enlarged elephant foot effect. I've tried all the fixes for elephants foot to no avail. I'm using: XYZPrinting DaVinci Jr 1.0 Pro with their ...
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Odd print artifacts on same layer as large top surface

I printed the following object (I'm printing the single opening version, Flower_pot_3.STL), and observed an unusual print artifact. I would like some idea of what's going on so I can avoid it in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the most common 3D printing file formats?

What are the most common 3D printing file formats, and which one is more effective or used more than others?
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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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Does this microstepping test result indicate need for TL smoothers?

Note: The "TL smoothers" referred to in the question title are an arrangement of 8 diodes that presumably both provide a voltage drop to address the minimum current output issue of some stepper ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I vary the first layer height

Up till now, I've tended to scale my first layer according to the print quality, so a 0.12 mm first layer for a 0.08 mm print, and 0.28 mm for a 0.2 mm print. After changing to a ...
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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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3D print Ember Autodesk issues affect print quality

does anyone know something about Autodesk Ember print issues? Currently I am working on my master thesis and I would like to print with the Ember 3D printer a holder (see attachment) using the ...
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Filament spreading apart and stringy on first layer

I keep having this issue on prints where the first layer has stringy lines that don't stick together. I've tried the following things Replaced nozzle and throat Used new filament (to rule out ...
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How to avoid line curvature in first layer of a 3D print

I have a problem with large lines in the first layer of my prints which have curvatures. The last layer has no problems. You can see the problem in the horizontal line of the "A", the rest of the "A" ...
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Any fix for PLA prints getting more brittle over time?

I've been printing small quantities from a PLA filament spool on a Craftbot printer for about two months now. Recently the printed objects have been coming out very brittle. Some structures that ...
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Uneven motion in X and Y directions after attempting to adjust Z motion in ADVI3++

A few weeks back I updated my Monoprice Maker Select Plus from the stock firmware to ADVi3++ 3.0.2. I've put more than 20 prints through the machine since then and everything has been fine. One of ...
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Ender 5 Printing Issues

I'm brand new to 3D printing. Just got me an Ender 5 Pro. After messing around for the last couple of days with bed leveling, I'm finally able to get consistent first level all thought I have to ...
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What is causing the walls of my prints to separate?

I have been having an issue with certain portions of the walls of certain prints becoming separated from the rest of the model. It happens with smooth vertical edges. Specifically, this model, ID ...
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Why does my model stop printing at the same spot?

I have a Monoprice Maker Select v2 printer which has a printing height of 7". I tried to print this trophy. The first time I printed, it stopped about 3/4 of the way (about 5.5"). I use Ultimaker ...
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My print failed and looks charred

I started a print on my Monoprice Select v2 and let it run. I'm printing with Dikale PLA at 200 °C extruder and 60 °C build plate temperatures. My initial layer speed is 30mm/s then ...
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Help diagnose Z-banding

The printer is "Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2". This is how my printed fan part looks like: These printers are notorious for their Z lead screw assembly (M4 bolt & nut) so I installed ...
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How to fix bad extrusion on my printer

Around 30% into a large print I had to cancel as the layers of the print were not full layers and looked very stringy. Here's a couple pictures of what it looked like. I have a feeling that it may be ...

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