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What to Do If Your 3D Printing Machine’s Output Fails to Attach?


Even if you are making the best effort to maintain your 3D printing machine, there would be moments that they will wear and break down on you. When the inevitable happens try not to rely so much on the experts for help. Equip yourself with some basic knowledge on how to make your machine running again. 

If the first layer of your project will not attach properly to where it is supposed to go, it can ruin everything for your 2D-printing. 

Everything may be running seamless and smoothly, when all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, your 3D printing machine’s output would not attach itself properly to the object you want it to print on. Many 3D printer users have encountered this problem before and most of them are at a loss on what to do.  

The rest of the printing process will be bound by the first layer. Therefore, if this initial part of the printing output fails, none of the jobs will likely make it to the project specifications or perhaps it will just warp. This explains the reason why it is of paramount importance to identify the problem early on, and rectify it right there and then. This way, it will not snowball into a more pronounced, serious problem for you. 

The fiasco of the printing process could be brought about by several unseen factors, but the first thing you might need to look at here is if the 3D printer is not leveled. If so, then it is positive it will engender initial problems on the aspect of adhesion but there is also a tendency that the object will get warped.  

You can begin working on the bed temperature and make some adjustments to it.  See to it that you set it at a high temperature, hot enough to keep the plastic from cooling down. Otherwise, it will curl, which is its natural tendency when contracting.  

Should the first layer still curled upwards,  you may want to set the temperature a notch higher until such time that you will be happy with the printing results.  

The second thing that you may want to look into is checking your vertical. See to it that your Z-axis axis is indeed placed at the correct height, this should be anywhere between 0.10 to 0.25 mm. The height itself must not hamper the 3D printer from producing the required amount of pressure between the bed and the nozzle while printing out that vital first layer.  

Finally, make it sure that the printing bed is squeaky clean, clear from grease and any kind of debris. Presence of undesirable materials would keep in the way of the plastic from attaching itself to it properly.  

Conclusion

Most of the time, beginners and amateurish people in the 3D printing space does not have the necessary skills that will help them set-up their machine right, while when it comes to the industrial machines people they are a bit more expensive, have better structures and are managed and set-up by people we often qualify as no less than an expert staff.

If you are a beginner in the world of 3D printing machine, it is of paramount importance that you learn how to veer yourself away from making mistakes. Failing to do so can easily become another costly expense for the business, and may signify that you need to call again on the experts for the job to help rectify the issue for you.