Knowledge Base (FDM)

Under Extrusion
A 3D printer that stops feeding plastic or suffers from poor extrusion can be very frustrating. This is a common problem and therefore it is important to un...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:51 PM
Buildplate adhesion
One of the most common challenges in 3D printing is that the model adheres properly to the build plate during 3D printing. Below you will find our best tips...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:26 PM
Prints lift from buildplate (Warping)
Introduction Due to the nature of polymers, when returning from melted to a solid state the plastic will shrink and cause parts of the 3D-print to “lift” f...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:27 PM
Stringing/Oozing
Description Sometimes while printing the printhead may leave thin strands of plastic while performing non extruding movements When the printhead stops ...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:52 PM
Read this before creating a new ticket
In order for us to provide the best possible service and resolve cases in a fast and easy way, it is important that the following instructions are followed....
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Layer Shifting
If you get layer shifts, it is very likely it´s a problem with the mechanics of the machine. However, before we go over the mechaincs of the machine anothe...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:54 PM
Moisture
Introduction Many polymers absorbs water from the air Background After being dried some filaments like Nylon can reabsord the amount of moisture as be...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Adjust and calibrate the build plate manually on a FlashForge Finder, Dreamer, or Guider
At initial calibration of the building plate, you can benefit from the automatic adjustment using the "Level buildplate" function in the 3D printe...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:31 PM
FlashForge Finder "Distance too small"
If the printer is unable to complete the buildplate leveling script due to the error message "Distance To Small" performing a extruder calibration...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:55 PM
Cold Pull, clearing a clogged nozzle
One common problem is that the nozzle is completely or partially clogged, which contributes to poor or no plastic being extruded at all. (Learn more about t...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 4:56 PM