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3D Printing First Layer Problems – How to Make it Perfect

Written by David

March 8, 2019

Back to top The first layer of every 3D print plays an immense role in dictating print success. With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll become a master at getting it right. A visual guide showing the different effects of z-axis calibration. Source: Prusa Research 3D printing the first layer is essential for every FDM 3D print, as it forms the foundation on which more plastic is to be laid. If the first layer adheres poorly to the print surface, the print may dislodge before it is completed, leading to a failure. Over-adhesion should also be avoided, as prints will become difficult to remove. Every first layer is about striking the balance between print stability and ease of removal. To start off, level your print surface properly. Many newer printers have automatic leveling, so if this is you, just make sure that you’ve run the leveling sequence […]

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