It can be hard to keep corners and narrow components of a printed object from curling up from the print bed. This may be due to the design of the object, the type of filament you are using and the settings that you are using.
How to fix it
Helper discs act like feet that are used to help anchor your object to the print bed. These helper disks can be added to your design as an alternative to using rafts, as it will use less plastic and print quicker. The disks can easily be peeled off or cut away once the print has finished.
- Open MatterControl and select an object to print.
- If helper discs weren’t part of your design, you will have to import a separate .stl file and fuse the two files within MatterControl. Do this by selecting “Insert” below the object view and choosing a premade model of a disc to import.
- Move the disc to the desired location and change its orientation under the “Rotate” menu if needed.
- Select “Copy” below the object view to duplicate the disc as many times as you need and repeat step 3 for each one.
- Once the print has finished, carefully remove the helper discs by either snapping them off or using a sharp tool to remove the excess plastic.
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