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Warping is the most common aspect of 3D Printing! Warping happens when the layers start to cool down and the plastic begins to contract. The so called glass transition temperature. These contractions causes the plastic to pull in on itself into the shape of a “bowl”. There are several reasons why warping may happen and how to avoid it:
A built in feature in cura called “brim” is another great way to help keep your print from warping. This feature puts what looks like the brim of a hat on the bottom layer of your print to help fight against the pulling forces of the cooling print. Since this brim is only a single layer thick it is very easy to remove once the print is complete.
Another option is also to enable the raft option in Cura instead of a brim. Brims are useful for tiny prints, whereas rafts are good for large objects in order to detach them from the bed more easily.
You want to make sure that the infill lines on your first layer are touching each other and that there’s no gaps in between.
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