Spaghetti monster

Updated 2 months ago ​by Tomáš Chvalina

Even though the name of this printing error sounds pretty cool, that’s about the only thing that’s good about it. It usually happens after most of the printing is complete.

As mentioned above, once the first layer isn’t perfect, the chance of any type of print failure increases. The so-called spaghetti monster is a perfect example of this. What usually happens is that the printed object detaches from the print bed mid-printing, and the remaining layers stop sticking to the object. The other common source of this problem may be an error within the STL object.

Troubleshooting

  1. Check the first layer – Simply make sure that the first layer is sticking properly to the whole print surface. You can refer to The first layer does not stick.
  2. Check the object for errors – Always check the generated G-code in the Preview of our Slic3r PE. In case you find any gaps or broken geometry, you can either repair the STL object yourself or you can use one of our previous guides where we show How to repair corrupted 3D objects.
  3. Try to increase the bed temperature – If you have already experienced this error, try to re-run the print and increase the bed temperature by 5°C. This should help with the first layer adhesion. You don’t have to re-slice the object and prepare a new G-code. Just start the print, go to the LCD Menu – Tune – Bed.


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