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Ultimaker 3 printing area?

I have designed a model with the dimensions 215x125x12 mm. According to my printer settings, the printing area of the Ultimaker 3 is 233x215x200 mm. But I can not get the model to fit. Why is that? ...

ultimaker-3  
asked by F_Schmidt 2 votes
answered by 0scar 5 votes

Bed heating stops when paused by filament runout sensor

My CR-10 S5 has a feature, that stops the print, when the filament runs out. However, when the printer pauses, the bed cools down and the print plops if the bed. Is there a way to tell the printer to ...

heated-bed adhesion fdm creality-cr-10 filament-sensor  
asked by Frezzley 1 vote
answered by Hacky 1 vote

Top layer and walls have gaps even with 120 % flow (Cura)

I'm printing with Geeetech A20 printer, PLA. I've started printing the same test piece while changing the following parameters: Temperature from 215 °C to 195 °C (lowering by 5 °C on each print) Flow ...

underextrusion geeetech  
asked by Afron Orana 1 vote

Horizontal lines on feature/geometry/density change

I've had an Ender 5 Plus for a few weeks now. It's printing great and I've got my tuning pretty good at the moment. I've noticed some horizontal inconsistencies matching feature/geometry changes. It ...

pla creality-ender-5 layer-shifting temperature  
asked by GmodCake 1 vote
answered by R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE 1 vote

How to tell if PLA temp is too hot/cold,

I was having an issue with flat sheets raising up during initial layers, I had my bed at 80C and kept raising it thinking it was an issue with cold. After reducing the temperature to 50 the sheets sit ...

pla build-plate temperature  
asked by FourierFlux 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to format an SD card for Monoprice Select Mini V2?

I bought a 32 GB SDHC (Sandisk) I'd like to use for my Monoprice 3D printer. I have downloaded Partition Wizard and partitioned a 2GB primary partition formatted as FAT and it still does not show any ...

sd microsd monoprice-select-mini  
asked by Erik Blomberg 7 votes

When should I use a raft, when should I use a brim?

Taken from the answer provided by @EricJohnson, When should I use a raft, and when should I use a brim? What advantages does each have over the other? Raft Brim

rafts brims  
asked by Matt Clark 18 votes
answered by Eric Johnson 10 votes

What is G92 used for in G-code

On the reprap wiki it says using Znnn it sets a new axis position. But then it says "No physical motion will occur". What would the line G92 E0 be used ...

g-code  
asked by Keith Bybee 9 votes
answered by Mick 9 votes

Which is more durable to sunlight/weather - PLA, ABS or PETG

The backstory: I'm installing a pigeon net in my home. Because of the shape of the opening I'm installing the net in and the material on the sides it's difficult to anchor the net using the normal ...

print-material material outdoors  
asked by Nir 22 votes
answered by Nir 21 votes

How to increase the amount of probing points for a BLTouch sensor in Marlin firmware?

I have a new BLTouch that is setup (using Marlin 1.8.7) but I want to increase the probing grid from a 3x3 to something like a 5x5. I am using bilinear leveling with a 3x3 grid. How would I go about ...

marlin bed-leveling z-probe bltouch  
asked by Tanner D 6 votes
answered by 0scar 7 votes

How to set Z-probe boundary limits in firmware when using automatic bed leveling?

In setting up a probe for automatic bed leveling, the limits of the probing area must be entered in the firmware of a 3D printer. When using a sensor, how do you define the bed limits for the sensor ...

marlin bed-leveling z-probe knowledgebase  
asked by 0scar 12 votes
answered by 0scar 17 votes

Ender 3 severe under-extrusion

I've been using my Ender 3 for about four months now and it's been working wonderfully. The print quality is amazing and all the prints are very strong. Then about three weeks ago, my entire system ...

print-quality ultimaker-cura slic3r creality-ender-3  
asked by Tinkerman255 7 votes

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Top layer and walls have gaps even with 120 % flow (Cura)

I'm printing with Geeetech A20 printer, PLA. I've started printing the same test piece while changing the following parameters: Temperature from 215 °C to 195 °C (lowering by 5 °C on each print) Flow ...

underextrusion geeetech  
asked by Afron Orana 1 vote
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