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    Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide

    Print Quality
    Troubleshooting Guide

    This guide is a great place to start if you are trying to improve the quality of your 3D printed parts. We have compiled an extensive list of the most common 3D printing issues along with the software settings that you can use to solve them. Best of all, the guide uses a large collection of real-world images to make each issue easy to identify when examining your own 3D printed parts. So let’s get started!

    Use the thumbnails below to identify the picture that most closely represents the quality issue that you are seeing in your own 3D printed parts. You can click on the thumbnail to jump that that portion of the guide for immediate recommendations on how to resolve the issue. If you are not able to locate your issues from the thumbnails, feel free to scroll down and read through each section of the guide in more detail. There are plenty of useful tips to learn that can help improve your 3D printed results!

    Not Extruding At Start

    Printer does not extrude plastic at the beginning of the print

    Not Sticking To Bed

    The first layer does not stick to the bed and the print quickly fails


    Printer does not extrude enough plastic, gaps between perimeters and infill


    Printer extrudes too much plastic, prints looks very messy

    Gaps in Top Layers

    Holes or gaps in the top layers of the print

    Stringing or Oozing

    Lots of strings and hairs left behind when moving between different sections of the print


    Small features become overheated and deformed

    Layer Shifting

    Layers are misaligned and shift relative to one another

    Layer Separation and Splitting

    Layers are separating and splitting apart while printing

    Grinding Filament

    Plastic is being ground away until the filament no longer moves, otherwise known as "stripped" filament

    Clogged Extruder

    Extruder is clogged or jammed and will no longer extrude plastic from the nozzle tip

    Stops Extruding Mid Print

    Printer stops extruding plastic randomly in the middle of a print

    Weak Infill

    Very thin, stringy infill that creates a weak interior and does not bond together well

    Blobs and Zits

    Small blobs on the surface of print, otherwise known as zits

    Gaps Between Infill and Outline

    Gaps between the outline of the part and the outer solid infill layers

    Curling or Rough Corners

    Corners of the print tend to curl and deform after they are printed

    Scars on Top Surface

    The nozzle drags across the top of the print and creates a scar on the surface

    Gaps in Floor Corners

    Gaps in the corners of the print, where the top layer does not join to the outline of the next layer

    Lines on the Side of Print

    Side walls are not smooth, lines are visible on the side of the print

    Vibrations and Ringing

    Vibrations that cause oscillations on the surface of the print, otherwise known as "ringing"

    Gaps in Thin Walls

    Gaps between thin walls of the print where the perimeters do not touch

    Small Features Not Printed

    Very small features are not printed or are missing from the software preview

    Inconsistent Extrusion

    Extrusion amount tends to vary and is not consistent enough to produce an accurate shape

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    Hi, I worked for Life Interiors in Australia and facing problem in creating objects and unable to fix it. The problem is like thin interior, could you please help. I am making furniture objects!
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