Printing quality

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Prerequisites

Anything below requires you to have completed the basics, such as proper calibration!

Consumables

Filament

How is the quality of your filament?

How are you managing your Managing Your Filament

Distortions

Certain thermoplastics tend to warp if material cools to quickly, especially large parts. One of the commonly used are ABS. A build surface that is heated in order to keep the base of an extruded part from cooling (and shrinking) too quickly. Such shrinking leads to warping internal stresses in RP parts. The most common result is corners of parts lifting off the build surface. Heated beds also usually yield higher quality finished builds.

Possible solutions:

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Hardware

Bed

Build surface

Further Calibrations


Extruder

A good extruder is critical to proper 3D printing quality!

Ceramics

Metals