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A very visible line on side of print? Due to PLA shrinkage?

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Posted (edited) · A very visible line on side of print? Due to PLA shrinkage?

I'm printing a scaled architectural design but I'm having issues. As you can see in the pictures there's a very visible horizontal line, on the whole print, where the bottom plate finished and the walls started to print.

It looks like the bottom plate shrinked more, especially the layers with infill, compared to the layers with only walls or the top/bottom layers of the bottom plate.


I know the material shrinks when cooling down but on this print it looks really ugly and I'm wondering if this is still normal? Or what can be done about this to prevent it from happening?


Any toughts?


I printed this with Ultimaker PLA White. Maybe other materials have a lower shrink ratio and are better suited for this particular printjob?






Edited by akke

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