3D Printing Failures: 2019 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair ALL Desktop 3D Printing Issues


This is probably one of the best books to have on hand for troubleshooting your 3D printer. The author Sean Aranda is a good friend of TH3D and has done a great job covering almost everything that can go wrong with these machines. We’re even mentioned in the book!

Check out his channel here: The 3D Print General

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From the author: This book has been entirely revamped and rewritten to encompass all of the updates in the 3D printing industry. Over 50% longer than the previous edition, this 2019 version of 3D Printing Failures has 8 new chapters, dozens of updated photographs, and has each chapter rewritten.
Whether you are new to 3D printing, or you have dozens of successful prints under your belt, this book is going to help you! Sean Aranda and David Feeney have hundreds of thousands of successful 3d printing hours combined, so let them help you achieve consistent clean prints.
The failures that are discussed in great detail by chapter are:

  • Bed Adhesion
  • Build Plate Not Heating
  • Build Plate Not Reading Correct Temperature
  • Built Up Material in Nozzle
  • Extruder Stepper Skipping
  • Filament Snapping
  • Ghosting
  • Hotend Can’t Reach or Maintain Temperature
  • Hotend Not Heating
  • Hotend Not Reading Correct Temperature
  • Layer Shifts
  • LCD Blank or Dark
  • Mandatory Maintenance
  • Materials and their Settings
  • Model Errors
  • Not Finding Home
  • Nozzle Clogs
  • Over Extrusion
  • Parts Not Mating Together
  • Poor Layer Adhesion
  • Print Pauses Mid Print
  • Quality Options
  • Running Out of Filament
  • Settings Issues
  • Stepper Motors Overheating or Malfunctioning
  • Stripped Filament
  • Unlevelled Build Plate
  • Warping
  • Z-Axis Wobble
  • Z-Height Issues
  • And much more!


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