3D Printing Troubleshooting / Tips
3d printing is not as easy as printing something on paper. There are a lot of things to watch out for.
The 3D prints that can be downloaded from this website have all been tested on a 3D printer. Nevertheless, problems can arise, here are a few printing tips for better results (not complete):
- Your printer should have been properly calibrated before printing (e.g. first layer calibration, Prusa Printers).
- Leveling the heating bed (some printers do this by themselves, others do not).
- The nozzle should never be damaged, blocked, loose.
- The belts must always have the correct tension.
- Make sure the heating bed is perfectly clean, ideally cleaned with isopropanol, do not use detergents with additives.
- Use 3D printing adhesive to achieve better adhesion of the object (e.g. Magigoo, PrintaFix)
- Do not use old (moisture) or cheap (precision) filament.
- Pay attention to the temperatures of the printer, the filament manufacturers and the printer manufacturer provide information about the temperatures.
- All filaments also have a speed limit, see manufacturer information.
- Scaling the object up or down, can cause the object to malfunction
- Here is a list of problems that can occur (Google search):