My Object Peels Off the Plate During Printing


We recommend always printing with a raft. Printing with a raft will provide a consistent build surface that even tricky prints will stick to.

If you are still experiencing issues, it’s possible the Z offset between your build plate and extruder is a bit too much. This distance should be close enough so that the extruder’s nozzle can deposit plastic firmly onto the build platform. If it is too far, the filament extruded will not adhere well. The first layer of filament should sit nicely on the build platform with each resulting layer seated nicely on top of the previous layer.

Adjust your Z axis offset through the following steps below.

On your Replicator+ :

  1. Navigate to the Printer Panel and select Settings.

  2. Select Utilities.

  3. Select Calibration.

  4. Select Z Calibrate Offset. It will prompt you to unload filament if you have not already done so.

Please keep in mind that each time you attach a new Smart Extruder+, you will need to run the Z-Axis Calibration routine.

Try a test print. If you’re still experiencing issues, you can manually adjust the Z-axis offset on the Print or Mobile application directly. To do this, make sure you are connected to your printer through a USB or network connection (WiFi or Ethernet).

Using MakerBot Print:
  1. Open MakerBot Print and select your printer from the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

  2. Select Utilities.

  3. Select Calibration

  4. Select Z-axis offset. Adjust this by only -0.10mm (closer) at a time, moving the extruder closer to the build plate, and choose to Apply.

  5. Try the print again and see if the Z offset has to be readjusted. Please note that you may have to do this a few times to get to the ideal distance between the nozzle and the build plate.

Using MakerBot Mobile :

Before you begin, make sure your printer is on your local network, and that you’ve connected to the printer at least once before using Print or Mobile.


  1. Open the MakerBot application. Click on the bottom tab to choose the printer.

  2. Select Utilities.

  3. Select Z-Offset.

  4. Select Manual Offset.

  5. Tap on the red Adjust Z-Offset.

  6. Scroll to -0.10 mm (closer). Select Apply.

  7. Try a test print. Repeat with one notch closer select, if necessary.


  1. Open the MakerBot application. Tap on the red icon on the bottom right side.

  2. Select Utilities.

  3. Select Z-Offset.

  4. Select Manual Offset.

  5. Tap on the Z-Offset value currently in the display (should be 0.0 mm).

  6. Select -0.10 mm (closer). Tap on Apply Changes.

  7. Try a test print. Repeat with one notch closer selected, if necessary.

My prints still peel off the plateAdjusting the Z-offset resolved the issue

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