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There Are Gaps Or Cracks In My Prints

If you notice gaps or separating layers in your prints, it's possible that your print just isn't getting enough plastic. This is called underextrusion, and it can have several different causes.

First, let’s make sure it’s not an issue with the file you’re printing.

1. In MakerBot Print, navigate to File > Insert Example Prints and select the 20 mm Calibration Box example file.

2. When the model appears on your build plate, click Print Settings. In the sub menu, if you see any settings other than Support enabled right-click on the custom setting and select Reset All to Default Value. 

3. Print the model and examine the printed box.

Does your calibration box look more like the box with gaps and cracks on the left, or the box with the flat, solid roof on the right?

The box on the leftThe box on the right

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