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I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

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Posted · I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

I got my printer in January and I haven't seen to get  it to work. I've built filters, cleaned nozzles, replaced nozzles and this just keeps happening.....CURLING...... PLEASE HELP THE NOOB

That print was a storm trooper with my printers magic numbers

 

 

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Posted · I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

To me it appears as though the bed is too far from the nozzle.

The first layer needs to squash flat to stick to the bed.

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Posted · I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

Yeah I have tried doing that, but it still just will not work.....it curls around the nozzle and does not stick

 

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Posted · I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

Hi TheJaguarPrince,


 

Welcome to the Ultimaker Forum.

Here is very little information, as printer type, filament type, temperature for nozzle and heath bed. I can see this is a Flashforg. 3D printer, that I do not know very much about, however nozzle height adjustment is something common for this kind of FDM 3D printers.

I can see some tiny marks on the heath bed, is this remains during trial?

Anyway, the glass plate need to be "super" clean, no fingerprints or things like that here.

So wash it in a mild soap water, hand warm, then rinse with warm water. I'm using approx. 60 deg. Celsius for this rinse. then let it dry or use a clean cotton rag.

For the nozzle adjustment, we use very thin paper.. The kind like a note from the ATM machine is the one I'm using. Make sure there is no plastic popping out from the nozzle that's can make your adjustment to high. A good practice is to wipe of any things like this before the head cool down after use. Do this adjustment when cold, some use bed and nozzle some heated when doing this. I'm using the cold adjustment method.

The picture of you nozzle, with filament hanging down looks like temperature is a little lo. So, temperature and filament (thermoplastic) type is mandatory for us to know..

Here is lots of people in here, so I'm sure you will have lots of more response if you need.

 

Anyway, good luck.

 

Thanks

 

Regards

 

Torgeir 

 

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Posted · I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

You can get some great tips for bed adhesion at this topic:

 

They are usually suitable for different kinds of printers and materials.

 

Good luck ?

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Posted · I have spent 30+ hours and cant get this thing to work help the noob

Thank you all for being so helpful.......I changed the nozzle and even though I leveled it the object I was using was to thick. Luckily now it is working better than ever. 

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