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Troubleshooting: filament thickness deviation (inconsistent diameter)

This document teaches about all the possible known causes for filament thickness deviation. Please note that there are so many variables related to this problem, that a 100% fix is of course unrealistic. But by reading this document you will at least learn what these variables are, which is the first step in fixing the issue.

Troubleshooting: preventing oval or flat filament

A very common problem during filament extrusion is that the filament produced with your filament maker is oval or flat shaped. Filament ovalness (or flatness) can cause 3D-printing problems. This deformation of the filament can have two different causes, which will both be discussed here, as well as potential fixes.