Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide by Simplify3D

27 Oct


The developers of the one of the most advanced if not the most advanced slicer for 3D printers – Simplify3D, have published a very useful resource for anyone having various issues with their 3D prints. The print quality troubleshooting guide is a great place to start if you are trying to improve the quality of your 3D printed parts by first identifying what possible issues you might be experiencing and then learning how to get rid of them. The guide offers a big list of the most common 3D printing issues along with the software settings that you can use to solve them and the best is that there are real world photos of the issues in action to make identifying them even easier.

Pretty much anyone that has used a 3D printer has experienced some of these issues and had to deal with them and had to try to resolve them. We have published some tips for some of the issues we’ve encountered while 3D printing ourselves, but the Simplify 3D guide is a more extensive one and some of the tips you get can also help you with using better the Simplify3D software. Other tips for resolving issues can be fixed regardless of the software you use, but having a slicer that allows you more control over the printing process like Simplify3D can be quite helpful at times. The guide can even help you find out that you might be having a problem that needs attention and you were thinking that this was the normal behavior of your device, this is especially true for novice users that do not have a lot of experience with 3D printers.

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12 Responses to Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide by Simplify3D



January 12th, 2016 at 09:07

Hey Alex, yes thats true. But in this case the quality is higher than 3d prints with “normal” 3d printer 🙂



April 28th, 2016 at 23:24

I have been printing since 3 years but find this guide useful. Can’t remember all those issues and sometimes I am wasting time to solve it. Thanks!


Kev Brocker

May 11th, 2016 at 14:24

Excellent guide yet again guys. I think even experienced 3ders will find this useful! keep up the great posts!


3D Printing Files Marketplace

July 18th, 2016 at 16:34

The worst thing ever to see your model crashing just few minutes after it starts printing out. For the many reasons for this, having a guide like this will always make the print job easier.


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September 5th, 2016 at 13:19

It really matters to make sure that quality of printing equipment will be maintained. When problems occur, it surely helps to know some troubleshooting guidelines that can effectively restore the machine’s condition. Thanks for sharing!


Ronnie lukes

March 4th, 2017 at 15:19

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March 4th, 2017 at 15:23

We certainly have published some techniques for several of the issues we’ve found while 3D printing yourself, nevertheless the Simplify 3D guide is a more comprehensive one and a few of the tips you get can also help you with using better the Simplify3D software. Other techniques for managing issues can be set regardless of software you use, but creating a slicer that allows you more control over the printing process like Simplify3D can be quite helpful at times.


Asap inkjets

March 4th, 2017 at 15:28

Generate use of a warmed print platform. The perfect solution is to use a heated print platform and set the temperature to a place just below the plastics melting point. This kind of is called the “glass transition temperature”. In the event you get that temperature right then the first layer will remain flat on the print platform. The produce platform temperature is often set by the slicer software. You’ll normally find the recommended temperature for your filament printed on the side of the packaging or on the spool.
Apply glue. In the event you still find your print lifting at the edges then apply a tiny amount of keep glue evenly on your bed to increase aprobacion.
Consider using a different platform type. Swap out your print bed to the one that offers better aprobacion. Manufacturers such as Lulzbot use a PEI (Polyetherimide) print surface that offers excellent adhesion without stuff. XYZPrinting supply a bumpy tape in the package with some with their printers, basically a sizable piece of masking tape, and again adding this works excellently, although only with nonheated print platforms. Zortrax 3D printers have a perforated print bed, models weld themselves to this surface eliminating the concern completely.
Level the Produce platform. Print platform tuned can be another cause, run through the adjusted process to check that your bed is level and nozzle height is correct.
Increase contact. Raising the contact between your model and bed is a fairly easy fix and most print out software has the option to include rafts or websites.
Adjust advanced temperature options. If all else falls flat then you’ll need to have a look at your advanced print out settings both on your printer and in your print software. Try increasing printed bed temperature by increments of 5 levels.
Inside the slicer software look into the fan cooling down, this is usually established so the cooling supporters switch to full ability at a height of around 0. 5mm, try extending this to zero. 75 to give the base layers a little more time to cool naturally.
Even if your printer has a warmed print platform, it’s always recommended that you use glue and regularly adjust the bed level.



March 7th, 2017 at 14:16

Thanks for letting me find this very useful guide! Also thanks to Asap inkjets for the shared advices! I’m still learning and it helps me to understand more and more.


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March 11th, 2017 at 09:46

This article is completely awesome for me and often the one activity is done of searching content for collecting wonderful knowledge.



March 18th, 2017 at 03:24

I am experiencing some issues and I find this info very useful, thank you. It sucks being somewhat of a beginner lol.

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