Questions tagged [warping]

Warping denotes the phenomenon of lifting edges during printing. Warping is a thermal expansion effect due to filament shrinking when cooling down.

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Does moisture cause warping?

I'm printing flat objects (like rectangular) with PLA on a glass bed and 70 celcius degrees (also tried 75 celcius too, 65 celcius and lower ends with adhesion problem in general). Also I use brims ...
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Warped bed - bulge vs dip?

Theoretically what is better- a warped bed with a dip in the middle, or a bulge in the middle? (I would instinctively think that a dip would be better, since in a perfect world the glass build ...
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Great prints then suddenly terrible quality

I've been printing with my Ender 3 for a while now and it's been great. I've had very few problems - depending on my settings, these are my typical first layers: However with no settings or ...
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How to get rid of deforming small prints?

When printing a big base on the bed, I got no warping, but once I print small part (3 or less inches wide), there is a bit of warping on my piece as I remove it. It is 2 inches wide by 1 mm ...
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How do you solve PLA corner-curling short of printing really, REALLY slow?

I've been trying a lot of different things to combat corners curling upward in the first few tens of layers after the bottom skin. To be clear, I'm not talking about corners of the first layer printed ...
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TPE warping problems

I'm attempting to print some flexible TPE filament. But I failed to imagine TPE was this difficult to print. Specs of the shop-brand filament: Red 1.75 mm TPE (+-0.05 mm). Hardness: 45D. ...
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PLA print warping on heated bed [duplicate]

I am trying to print the 3 jaw lathe chuck on Thingiverse. This specific piece is the scroll.stl, but it applies on every big piece. The print material is (transparent) PLA, that I print on custom ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

When I run prints on my Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer (using Ultimaker Cura as slicer), I set the heated bed to around 70 °C for PETG. after the first few layers, the heated bed set point ...
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Raft warping (Makerbot Replicator+)

Quick thing: Please tell me if I misuse any of the terminology On a replicator+, I have been printing successfully for a while, when suddenly the raft started to warp. I was doing a bunch of models ...
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Will lowering print temperature help warping?

I realize this issue (warping) has been repeatedly addressed on this site. I've just graduated to high-temp filaments (PC in particular). I don't know much of the physics of this. I'm wondering ...
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Warping of bottom of print

The bottom of my prints warp/curve upwards, most often at the corners. This is a very slight curve, only about 1-2mm. I print with a raft all the time. I don't have a heated bed. I print with PLA at ...
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Printing with Polycarbonate keeps warping

I'm trying to print a large piece with polycarbonate but it keeps warping, I'm using a Taz 5 printer and setting 290 C in the extruder and 145 C in the heating bed. Other setting I have are: ...
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What can I do about a printjob in progress that starts to warp/curl on the edges?

I currently have a print job that is about 50% done, been running for 2 hours with 2 hours remaining. One side is curling/warping pretty bad, and I'm afraid there's no possible way this is going to ...
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Help preventing warping while 3d printing with polypropylene

I am wondering if anyone can help me achieve a good 3d print using polypropylene. I am trying to print custom insoles for shoes and I'm getting some bad warping/lifting (see image). Some details ...
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Printing shells and pouring filler

I had this idea for bulky parts for just printing the shell (PLA) then pouring in some kind of filler in to make up the bulk/strength. Printing bulk .2mm at a time line by line is slow and subject to ...
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3D prints keep suffering from warping

I have a Prusa i3 made by Geeetech. My 3D prints keep suffering from warping when printing with PLA. Whenever I print something with a base at about 10 cm x 10 cm, at least one corner of the print ...
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How to print a 6" wheel in ABS?

I'm using a Flashforge Pro and attempting to print a wheel about 6mm thick to serve as a platform. In other words, the wheel doesn't have to be solid, but spokes won't do the job. I've experimented ...
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How to prevent bend (or warping) with M3D printer?

Hello is there a way to prevent bend on print with M3D printer?
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PLA and bed heating?

I've read different things about PLA and heat-bed. Some say it is not needed, others recommend 60-70°C, but not for the first layers. For larger objects I often have the problem that the object does ...
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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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How to remove a PLA print stuck to a BuildTak sheet

BuildTak is great because the printed plastic really sticks to it, it pretty much solved all the problems I had with prints detaching from the buildplate during printing. However, it does sometimes ...
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How could I keep the material on the print plate from bending up on a makerbot 2?

I printed a big base for a model, but the corners of the bottom bent up, making the whole base rock when set on a table. Is there a quick fix for a makerbot2 without a heated plate?
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Wanhao Duplicator i3 ABS settings

I am looking to others who have successfully printed in ABS using a Wanhao Duplicator i3. I have tried and get a lot of warping and delamination. I tried putting a large box over the printer which ...
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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 ...