Simplify3D - curling and warping

Curling or Rough Corners

If you are seeing curling issues later on in your print, it typically points to overheating issues. The plastic is extruded at a very hot temperature, and if it does not cool quickly, it may change shape over time. Curling can be prevented by rapidly cooling each layer so that it does not have time to deform before it has solidified. Please read the Overheating section for a more detailed description of this issue and how to resolve it. If you are noticing the curling at the very beginning of your print, please see the Print Not Sticking to the Bed section to address first layer issues.

Related Topics

Not Extruding at Start of Print

Printer does not extrude plastic at the beginning of the print

Not Sticking to the Bed

The first layer does not stick to the bed and the print quickly fails


Printer does not extrude enough plastic, gaps between perimeters and infill


Printer extrudes too much plastic, prints looks very messy

Gaps in Top Layers

Holes or gaps in the top layers of the print

Stringing or Oozing

Lots of strings and hairs left behind when moving between different sections of the print


Small features become overheated and deformed

Layer Shifting

Layers are misaligned and shift relative to one another

Layer Separation and Splitting

Layers are separating and splitting apart while printing

Grinding Filament

Plastic is being ground away until the filament no longer moves, otherwise known as “stripped” filament