Hey all, I recently became the proud owner of a Lulzbot Mini. This is my first 3D printer. I’ve been a lurker here on the forum for a couple of weeks soaking up the useful stories and advice you all have to offer. So far, the experience has been a lot of fun, and I have completed some cool prints.
I have noticed that when printing with PLA my prints tend to curl on some of the edges. This is most noticeable when the print reaches layers that overhang the outer shell of the print, and varies from minor curl to severe curl depending on the amount of overhang. Usually my prints finish when this happens, but the areas where curling occurred are of a noticeably lower quality.
Why does this happen? What can I do to minimize the curl?
I’ve attached some photos of a print that is currently in the works. Here are the print details:
Filament: 3mm Matterhackers Light Blue PLA
Slicer: Lulzbot Cura
Settings: Built-in Quickprint profile for “high quality” PLA
Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give!