What should i do if the parts come off the plate during printing?

If parts come off the plate during 3D printing, there are several steps you can take to improve adhesion and prevent this problem. Here are some solutions and tips:

CHECK THE LEVELING OF THE DECK: Make sure the leveling of the deck is correct. An unlevel plate can cause adhesion problems. If necessary, re-level the deck.

CORRECT PRINT OFFSET: Check and adjust the print offset before you start printing. The smooth offset helps ensure that the first layer fits properly on the plate.

LAYER HEIGHT CHECK: Check that the layer height set in your slicing software is compatible with your printer’s nozzle diameter. In general, the layer height should not exceed half the diameter of the nozzle.

CORRECT GLUE USE: The use of glue can improve adhesion, especially on ABS plates and wide geometries. Apply a thin layer of glue to the surface of the bed before you start printing.

TIPS TO IMPROVE ADHESION:

  • USING BRIM: If the pieces are small in size or tend to come off easily, consider using a Brim. The Brim is an additional flat support structure that surrounds your object and improves adhesion to the platter. Make sure the Brim has at least 3-4 turns.
  • SLIGHTLY SMALLER PLATTER OFFSET: You can adjust the platter offset so that it is slightly smaller than its actual size. For example, if the platter is 4mm thick, you could set an offset of 3.8mm. This can improve adhesion.
  • INCREASE THE EXTRUSION TEMPERATURE: Increasing the extrusion temperature for the first layer can help improve adhesion. In addition, you can consider using the “firecup” heated to a temperature between 70°C and 100°C to further improve the initial adhesion.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • GLUE USAGE: We do not recommend the use of glues other than those recommended, such as DIMAFIX, as they can react unpredictably with your printing material and plate.