Massive Warping with PLA  

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with this project i have massive warping on 3 corners of to 5 mm, only one corner is ok.

The part have the complete building plate, Prusa PLA @ 215°C, Buildplate @ 63°C, Roomtemperatur @ 20°C

how i get this away?

Posted : 04/06/2020 4:42 pm
Trusted Member

Is there room on the build plate for a brim or mouse ears on the corners?

Could also try glue stick. I know everyone on here says it shouldn't be necessary, but in a pinch it does help.

Is the printer in an enclosure? PLA doesn't need to be, but just having something to block any stray breeze can make a difference.

Posted : 04/06/2020 4:56 pm
Thomas liked
Eminent Member

Could reducing % or  changing the infill pattern help ?.

Posted : 04/06/2020 5:44 pm
Peter M
Prominent Member

Wash bed with dish soap to get maximum sticking.(very important)

Check your first layer, if it is a little to high, it will not stick very good.(very important)

A big brim attach to the model.

Extra: if needed.

Glue stick.(check if your glue stick works, some do not work good).

First layer more heat. To get more sticking.

No wind on the printer.

Print a little hotter all layers.

Try different filament, check for water in filament.



Posted : 05/06/2020 11:34 am
Estimable Member

It's a common problem with large prints that have sharp corners. If you access to the design files, add fillets to the corners. If not, @darcshdow and @peter-m26 had good suggestions. In my hands, adding a brim works most of the time, plus glue stick if needed. 

Posted : 05/06/2020 12:12 pm
Noble Member

Switch to a smooth PEI build sheet for PLA.

Avoids all the adhesion problems with the textured sheet.

Posted : 05/06/2020 3:43 pm

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