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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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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. Whenever I print something with a base at about 10 cm x 10 cm, at least one corner of the print would warp up. I've read ...
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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 ...