Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Any idea why this is happening?

Recommended Posts

Brand new Ultimaker 3 Extended.

XY calibrated successfully

Manual bed leveling multiple times

About 4 prints in, yet to be impressed - and HAVE to believe it's me.

To break it down to simple parts...I chose to print a model that was single print and no supports.


Scaled it to 400%.

With a single extruder and the included Ultimaker Silver PLA filament, I am seeing stringing from point-to-point and a strange wave effect on the first layer.



Thoughts? Concerns?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is pretty normal. The wave effect means you are too close but you want to be "too close" because if you don't squish the first layer well then the part won't stick.

that stringing is so thin you can whisp away thousands of those to nothing in 1 second with a heat gun. If you still get lots of stringin on higher layers possibly lower the nozzle temp by 5C to 10C but that stringing looks pretty minor. You should see more typical stringing, lol, which can be a pain to clean up.

  • 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

  • Our picks

    • Introducing Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta
      Ultimaker Cura 3.6 | Beta is available. It comes with new features, bug fixes, and UX improvements. We would really like to have your feedback on it to make our stable release as good as it can be. As always, you can download the beta for free from our website, for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
        • Like
      • 95 replies
    • Print Core CC | Red for Ruby
      Q: For some users, abrasive materials may be a new subject matter. Can you explain what it is that makes a material abrasive when you are not sure which print core to use?
      A: Materials which are hard in a solid piece (like metals, ceramics and carbon fibers) will generally also wear down the nozzle. In general one should assume...
        • Like
      • 30 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

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!