Frequently Asked Questions

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About 3D Printing

Printer setup

Before a print

During a print

After a print


Further information


A first good layer (also called ‘raft’) is essential for the success of a print. If the nozzle is too far from the build-plate (picture on the left), you risk that the print object will let go of the build-plate at some time during the print. If the nozzle is calibrated too close to the build-plate (picture in the middle), it could wear down parts of the printer’s hardware and the build-plate. The first layer doesn’t need to be 100% perfect in order to achieve a successful printing result, but it increases the probability considerably. You can manually calibrate the Z axis by visiting “printer tools” (the tab on the right) in the Sculpto app.