Under certain circumstances it may happen that your 3D printed component does not correspond to the desired or usual quality. The reason for this is often a lack of maintenance of the printer or incorrect storage of the materials. If the result of your 3D printing is unsatisfactory, it is imperative that you investigate the cause and find out why the component does not meet the usual excellent print quality. This is the only way to avoid mistakes in the future and to print your components at the highest level.
With the Markforged Desktop series, the printer checks its position at 5 layer intervals by performing a reference run to the zero point (back right). This results in an excess of material, which the printer deposits in the form of threads when it is reattached to the component.
The “settling” of the material is most likely caused by damp material. To check whether damp material is the reason for the unaccustomed quality, please carry out the following tests.