Common 3D Printer Issues
The very notion of "printing" these days implies a similarity with modern paper printers. 3D printing, however, is much different in terms of the technology being applied. In many ways we'd liken it to learning a machine tool, or some other deep skill set. In fact, many companies that engage in contract R&D and rapid prototyping as core businesses will work in only one or two types of plastics and follow rigid protocols in order to deliver consistent quality and timely delivery to their clients. What follows is an open source Wiki troubleshooting guide that should be required reading for all. The challenges listed below will happen in the course of day-to-day printing. The sooner you learn to identify and surmount them, the easier your days will become. The blue links below work as advertised, and will navigate you away from the guide. Use the back arrow on your browser or leave and return to this (AutoX3D) page to reload.