3 Basic Things to Look For when Tuning your 3D Printer – Vision Miner

Today we’re talking about 3 things to look for when you’re tuning your 3D printer.

The frist, most important detail is your first layer -- the foundation of your 3D print. If your first layer isn’t looking perfect, it’s bound to cause issues later in the print.

The first layer should be smooth, consistent, and have straight lines -- it shouldn’t have a texture or pattern.

The second thing to look at is your surface quality -- if your part isn’t looking smooth, something is wrong -- this could be wet filament, dirty mechanics, improper first layer, or several other things.

Lastly, your part orientation -- placing the part at different angles on the plate, with or without support, can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your part!

At Vision Miner, we specialize in FDM/FFF 3D printing high-performance plastics like PEEK, ULTEM, PPSU, PPS, CFPA, and more. If you're interested in using functional 3D printing and materials in your business, feel free to reach out, and we can help you make the right choice for your application. Call 833-774-6863 or email contact@visionminer.com, and we're here to help!