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Top new questions this week:

Ender 3 Y Layer Shifting

My school started a robotics club this year and one of the teachers gave us an Ender 3 printer to use, they assembled it the year before but never actually used it so it was sitting in their garage, I ...

creality-ender-3 troubleshooting layer-shifting  
asked by Puyodead1 3 votes

Are there multi-filament hardened nozzles or equivalent systems?

I discovered "diamond" nozzles (name of the design, not the use of diamond material), which have multiple filament inputs (designs for 3 or 5) and a single output nozzle, see figure. They look like ...

hotend nozzle multi-material diamond-hotend  
asked by FarO 3 votes
answered by 0scar 3 votes

Anet A6, Marlin 1.1.x, bed leveling with sensor probe

I have an Anet A6, an SN04 sensor for the Z-axis, and Marlin 1.1.x software that has automatic bed leveling enabled. My question is (looking at the image below): "It seems my bed leveling is not ...

marlin bed-leveling anet-a6  
asked by zwep 2 votes

Bed temperature command going to 0 °C with no obvious reason when print is started

Configuration Printrun/Pronterface Slic3r 1.3.0 Windows 10 Arduino Mega + RAMPS 1.4 Marlin 1.1.9 Prusa i3 -- Hephestos BQ with following modifications: 450W PSU (230V to 12V) heatbed 3D touch ...

marlin heated-bed troubleshooting firmware hardware  
asked by Guillaume D 1 vote

My printer is making mistakes on the right half of the print, but not the left

I am an absolute beginner having issues with my Monoprice Maker select v2 printer. The left half of my prints look fine but the right half always gets messed up. When I watch it print the right half ...

troubleshooting monoprice-maker-select  
asked by Clayton Falciani 1 vote

Part cooling fan on when printing TPU?

I could have sworn I read somewhere that when printing with TPU to make sure the part cooling fan is blowing. But I just did a quick Googling and couldn't find anything stating such on Matter Hackers ...

cooling flexible tpu  
asked by Lux Claridge 1 vote
answered by R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE 0 votes

AnyCubic Chiron shifting in Y axis

I have an AnyCubic Chiron, and sometimes the bed doesn't move correctly. This causes the prints to shift and ruins the print. I've spent a lot of time watching it, and noticed that when this ...

troubleshooting anycubic-chiron  
asked by stevex 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

SLA prints not sticking to build plate

I have been working with our SLA printer (Facture Draken) for a couple weeks now printing in makerjuice waxcast. . I have had some successful prints, but the majority (80%) end up as pancakes stuck ...

build-plate sla troubleshooting  
asked by DMrFrost 7 votes
answered by Shahin 6 votes

Heated bed is not heating anymore

I have built a RepRap Prusa i2 a while back. It worked for a while, but then I moved the printer from place to place and after a while I noticed that the printer's bed is not heating anymore. The ...

asked by Froggy 7 votes
answered by StarWind0 3 votes

Pronterface won't connect to my Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus

For the Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus I have to upload data to the 3D printer from a software called Arduino and then close it. Then I open Pronterface and put in the right port and baud rate that is in ...

diy-3d-printer kossel pronterface  
asked by S. Lindqvist 4 votes
answered by Michael Pankratz 2 votes

Safety precautions when using acetone

Acetone can be used to smooth ABS prints. What safety precautions should be taken during its use?

abs acetone safety  
asked by Eric Johnson 14 votes
answered by HDE 226868 11 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 3 votes
answered by Athanasios Karagiannis 2 votes

What causes bubbles in extruded filament?

I've noticed this on almost ever print I've ever had. On the initial first line that clears the extruder nozzle tiny little bubbles/craters seem to form on the line. While I don't think these are ...

filament print-quality makerbot  
asked by Diesel 13 votes
answered by StarWind0 7 votes

Ideal print bed: Glass or Aluminium?

Glass is always level, easy to clean, easy to work with. Aluminium allows for the addition of automatic bed leveling with an inductive sensor and distributes heat a little more evenly. When printing ...

heated-bed hbp  
asked by Chase Westlye 16 votes
answered by Tormod Haugene 14 votes

Can you answer these questions?

TMC connection error; SSD1306

I have some trouble with my small I2S OLED SSD1306. When enabled in Marlin 2.0.1 it shows up great buuuut with a bottom line saying TMC CONNECTION ERROR. M122 in pronterface shows: Driver registers: ...

marlin ramps-1.6  
asked by Martin_K 1 vote

print pausing during printing

I got a new CR-10S 3D printer (I received it at Christmas). It has been printing just fine until yesterday, I was doing a print and it randomly paused, it did not restart on its own, I had to restart ...

troubleshooting creality-cr-10  
asked by Lori Banister 1 vote

How to efficiently pack a build plate?

I have a project that has lots of parts to print. I want to pack as many as possible onto the build plate. Does anyone know of software that can do intelligent packing?

software efficiency  
asked by linuxdan 1 vote
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