Jump to content
AlmondPA

My first layer seems to be off

Recommended Posts

Posted · My first layer seems to be off

I have a UM2 and am printing with Matterhackers 3mm PLA. My first layer seems to be consistently off. I have tried to re-calibrate the print bed and there is a little effect but not a big difference. My concern is that I seem to get 'pillowing' or what I assume to be some sort of pillowing at the top but seems to be pervasive throught the layers of the print. IMG_4402.thumb.JPG.4283d8792498ba05531b1d6dd7513391.JPGIMG_0114.thumb.JPG.d6ae36f438a62a3c43f2d19852a546e1.JPG

Being new to 3D printing, I am happy to post whatever information would be helpful in sorting this out. Thanks in advance for helping, I do appreciate it.

David

IMG_4402.thumb.JPG.4283d8792498ba05531b1d6dd7513391.JPG

IMG_0114.thumb.JPG.d6ae36f438a62a3c43f2d19852a546e1.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · My first layer seems to be off

Does quality of the PLA make a difference. I just loaded some ColorFabb and the print looks solid. Think this might be coincidence or PLA quality does make a difference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · My first layer seems to be off

It looks like your bed is a little bit too low.

Mostly noticeable in surface finish, white PLA is not the most forgiving material to print with. The added pigment to make it white can influence its behavior.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · My first layer seems to be off

Neotko and SandervG thank you for your help. This morning I re-calibrated and the prints are much better. I really appreciate the help

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!