Jump to content

Seams in prints (by movement)


Recommended Posts

Posted · Seams in prints (by movement)



I have this problem for a while now and I can't fixed. Sometimes there is one seam, sometimes a lot, sometimes I have a perfect print.

It's like the print moves and there's a seam. I tried using a brim, I always use 3d lac, I set up the building plate everytime, ...


Anyone who knows how I fix this or what the problem is? Or is there a part that needs to be replaced?




Thank you for your help.



  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Seams in prints (by movement)

    So it looks like you have a layer shift.  This is a common complaint/problem.  Which axis is shifting? Usually only the X or only the Y axis does this.  There are 3 possible causes:


    1) 90% of the time it's a set screw in a pulley that needs tightening.  These need to be so amazingly tight that the tool. twists - sometimes permanently.  Usually it's the one on the stepper as that one has the most torque and unfortunately is the hardest to get to but if you have a long hex driver you can push the print head around and get to it without taking those quarter panels off - they come off with just 2 screws to get at the stepper.  The second most common pulley is the other one on the short belt.


    2) 9% of the time you just need to oil things.  If this has been printing continuously for 6 months or 8 hours a day for a year then it's time to oil the axes.  Push the head around to feel the resistance of both axes.  Add only one drop to each of the 4 thick rods in the gantry and one drop to each of the two rods that go through the print head.  Push the head around again to spread the oil.  If no significant decrease in resistance/friction then it's probably issue #1.


    3) 1% of the time - forget about this - it's one of the other 2.  Well let's just say this could be the issue if your room temperature is over 30C/90F.

  • 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

      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
          • Like
        • 7 replies
      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
    • Create New...