Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

PLA strong smell

Recommended Posts


Since a few days there is a strong smell coming from my printer when I get back home from a while away. Smell pretty similar to pot actually. I have been using my printer a lot lately but its the first time it smell that strong. I print only PLA coming from Ultimaker at the moment...

Anyone else got a similar situation? Any tricks?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you sure it's not because you're coming home to a room that has been saturated in the smell and it seems stronger because it's fresh to your nose? I find that I notice the smell much more if I'm not home while printing.

Crack a window :)


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I must admit I had to laugh when I realized the smell of weed was coming from the printer. As a by product smell it could be a lot worse.

I'm yet to discover what the colorfabb pla/pha and Xt filaments smell like. I will have to play with those later on.


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
Sign in to follow this  


  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | People
      The goal of this contest is to design a set of people figurines that could be used in such a project to make an area, office or mall seem populated. 
      Think of different types of people in different environments, like walking people, people standing still, working people, and both men and women.
      • 6 replies
    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
      • 3 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!