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Top new questions this week:

Why is there a "dotted line" in my "larger" prints

For some reason, my larger prints, or rather the ones that I create, have this "dotted" line in them. And, that line usually splits into two pieces. I use Ultimaker Cura for a slicer, I use ...

creality-ender-3 ultimaker-cura blender  
asked by Bee 3 votes
answered by agarza 0 votes

Print Nozzle Type vs Heat Requirement

I recently went to a stainless steel nozzle for printing. What I found is it required significantly more heat to print PLA than I was used to. I'm not sure if the PLA itself (a brand I'd never used ...

nozzle heat-management  
asked by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 2 votes
answered by fred_dot_u 3 votes

Instances won't share support or brim

In PrusaSlicer-2.3.3, when there are two instances of an object closer than the support width, the intersecting surface is filled twice; this is what you can see in the center of the picture. The ...

prusaslicer support-material  
asked by alecail 1 vote

Stripe down the middle of BLTouch mesh is somehow not level

I'm fairly new to 3D printing, but I've had my Ender 3 V2 for some time and have made some upgrades to it, including a BLTouch module and some non-stock firmware that seemed to really help. Now, I can'...

creality-ender-3 troubleshooting bltouch bed  
asked by Joshua Dudash 1 vote

Pimples/blisters on some curves - cause?

I've noticed my Ender 3 V2 printing odd little bubbles of material on curves. Is this over-extrusion? I'm using Creality PLA at 210 °C with a bed temperature of 60 °C The opposite side of the same ...

creality-ender-3 print-quality pla overextrusion  
asked by Criggie 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Efficient and easy way to thermally insulate the heat block of the hotend?

Sparked by this question, I wanted to discuss the most efficient and also the easiest ways of thermally insulating the heat block of the hotend. I have seen Kapton tape insulations as done here with ...

extruder hotend heat-management efficiency  
asked by kamuro 15 votes
answered by Ryan Carlyle 9 votes

How to add menu options to the (Marlin firmware) LCD menu?

Where is the correct Marlin firmware file and location to add code that I want to shop up in the LCD menu of my printer, and then execute the function I write when the button is pressed? For example ...

marlin firmware  
asked by cds333 10 votes
answered by 0scar 8 votes

Ender 3 BLTouch first layer problems

I recently installed an original BLTouch V3 on my Ender 3 pro and ever since I can’t seem to get a decent print. My first layers are horrible. The install wasn’t so bad, I really thought it would be ...

creality-ender-3 bed-leveling bltouch  
asked by Raph 2 votes
answered by Raph 4 votes

What causes these round corners

Nozzle diameter = .4 Extrusion multiplier = 1 Extrusion Width = .45 <-- I feel like this could be reduced to fix it? Layer Height = .3 I'm using Simplify3D....

extrusion  
asked by easycheese 7 votes
answered by Eric Kelly 3 votes

How do you assure that you print layers that bond correctly?

I'm fairly new to 3D printing but I'm getting the steam up and I chug out pieces without much hassle. One thing though is that I have the impression that sometimes, parts are easily broken, and I ...

pla print-strength  
asked by Valmond 6 votes
answered by Athanasios Karagiannis 5 votes

First 3 mm prints poorly, then fine after that

I have an Ender 3 that I have been pretty happy with so far, however it recently started an odd behavior and I can't figure out what's causing it. What happens is that the first ~3 mm of the ...

print-quality extrusion troubleshooting creality-ender-3  
asked by Steve In CO 11 votes
answered by Steve In CO 11 votes

How to work with PETG? Settings, caveats, etc

We've been doing some printing with PETG filament on Ender 3 Pro printer and the result were awful: Here are settings we used: Extruder: 240 °C Bed: ~70 °C (± 10 °C)...

creality-ender-3 petg  
asked by wha7ever 5 votes
answered by wha7ever 2 votes
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