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Incorrect beginning Z movement

I just bought an Ender 3 Max and from the start I knew something was wrong. I figured out the problem: it is with the first few millimeters of the Z axis movement. I turn on my 3D printer, go to ...
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How do I set my Z offset?

After watching every possible YouTube video on the subject and reading any source available, and although I'm a PhD and quite computer savvy, I still can't make my Anet A6 (no probe) behave in terms ...
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Gluing paper to PLA objects

I have 3D printed in PLA a curved viaduct for a model railway (N gauge) and affixed inkjet paper using UHU glue. The layout lives in my garage and as soon as the viaduct goes into the garage the paper ...
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BLTouch will only probe 1/4 of the bed

My setup: bugfix-2.0.x + CR10s Configurations ( from Marlin as well) CR10S + SKR V1.4 TURBO + TMC22208 I have borrowed a pic of the same issue someone had here, but it was 3 years ago, and the code is ...
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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? ...
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Help coding the MIN_POS and x/y probe offsets

I've read a lot of posts in regard to these subjects but I think that the advice is just so saturated it's hard to know what to follow. I've had trouble with my bed min pos and x/y probe offsets ever ...
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Can carving templates be produced from G-code?

I am looking for a way to generate 2D horizontal templates for manually carving an object. My thought was to produce an STL of the model, generate the G-code, and then transform that into slices. ...
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Scara chess robot design for 3d printing [migrated]

I have two question regarding Chess robot. 1- I want to build Scara robot that could play chess on 37 x 37 cm chess board, but I couldn't find any design that can cover the whole chess board and an ...
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How to combine difference with concatinate object [closed]

The following creates an object with two slots: ...
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How To Fill These Squares Easily

I have an array, I have to fill these holes with different material, my question is there is an easy way to fill them directly, I tried array, array draft and it is annoying to adjust them. In blender,...
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How To Extrude These Cubes Array?

I apologize if the questions sounds stupid, I want to extrude these cubes only, I tried to select all, the freecad froze, and when I select the edges, it also say, no shapes selected for extrusion, ...
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How to get Sunlu PLA to adhere to the printing bed?

I have a Creality Ender 3 that printed a spool of Sunlu PLA with no issues, so I bought a second to replace it, just in a different color. The problem is I can’t get it to stick. The bed is level, I’...
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Marlin PID temperature control look werid

As you see in the picture, the heater turn on with 100% power (without PID) until it reach some gap say 5 degree C from setpoint then the PID start. I not sure why the heater power decrese to zero ...
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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 ...
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BLTouch V3 levels accurately on some parts of the bed sometimes or is widely off on others and sometimes scrapes

I'm trying out the new Ender 3 Pro, replaced the Z switch and put the BLTouch V3 in its place and when I try test prints with it after bed leveling, it sometimes print part of my bed on level, and ...
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Filament doesn't retract for some travel movements using PrusaSlicer

The printer does not retract the filament for some travel moves result in scrape printing part as shown in picture. This is my printer setting. Not sure which part be the problem. I want my printer ...
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Anet E10 - Print above 270 °C or “maxtemp” error

Hoping to determine the reason for my inability to print over ~270 °C on my Anet E10. To date all operation has been fine. Attempting to move to a configuration that supports above 250 °C up to ~300 °...
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Improving print speed by adding holes

Let's say, I want to print a box for putting game tokens in. It is an empty cube, but the top layer is missing. I do not need full walls. It could have holes in it resulting in a mesh structured wall, ...
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Accidentally printed a chocolate mold instead of the object itself

This is my first time printing 3D of any kind. I'm not 100% sure what happened. The quality of some of these first printouts has ranged between 'not great' and 'unrecognizabe glop'. I'm testing with ...
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PMMA print distortion and inconsistencies

I am working on refining my PMMA printing process and I am trying to print as close as possible to the theoretical 100 % density of the material. I am making good progress and am slowing increasing ...
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No stepper motor movement on Ender 3 Pro

I've recently updated my Ender 3 Pro to the latest Marlin 2.0 firmware and when I press autohome or try to move the axis, I hear a very quiet noise from the motors trying to move and then they just ...
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What can cause a 3D printer to catch on fire?

From what I've seen, you can take a typical extruder heater, apply the designated supply voltage without temperature control, and as long as the heater isn't contacting something with a flashpoint ...
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Can RAMPS 1.4 be used for a 3D printer?

I am making a DIY 3D printer on a budget. So, I came across a kit with RAMPS 1.4 with an Arduino Uno which is really a great price. But, I don't know if the RAMPS board and the stepper driver (DRV8825)...
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Setup for a firefighting solution inside a heated chamber that doesn't destroy the printer?

Heated chambers, especially homebrew ones, might pose a fire risk if the printer inside has a really bad day and its TRP is defective or - oh horror - deactivated. We are dealing with a class A fire ...
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How do I set a Z offset G-code for my Ender 3 V2 using Octoprint?

I have an Ender 3 v2, but it needs a -1.80 mm offset (because the nozzle height is different from homing and printing). I was recommended OctoPrint but can't seem to figure out how to set a Z offset I'...
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Bug In FreeCAD Appimage [closed]

I tried to use a stable version of Appimage FreeCAD. While I am trying to use FreeCAD Material Editor, FreeCAD crashes. I think there is a bug. Has anyone had a similar experience?
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Hotend functioning inconsistently. PID completed normally, heating to quickly or not at all on print start up

I have a Xvico X1 printer which I had previously installed an SKR 1.3 on running Marlin, which was functioning normally. For Christmas I got a BLTouch, a heated bed and a Raspberry Pi for it, so I ...
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Safe, cheap, heated enclosure solution for New England garage

Hopefully this isn't against the rules as it may fall under "opinion" more than a concrete answer, but I'll ask anyway. I live near Boston and it gets cold here. My Ender 3 Pro is out in a ...
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Are all glue sticks PVA-based? How to find out?

I'm struggling with bed adhesion for nylon on a glass bed (122 °C measured) in an enclosed chamber (45 °C near the front, likely more on top of the print bed). I used a glue stick to enhance adhesion, ...
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How to design a DIY printer

I am making myself a DIY 3D printer on a budget. And I don't know how to prototype it or design it. Like, I have already planned the parts. But, I don't yet have planned the structure or how parts ...
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Ender 3 V2 Layer Shifting, No Apparent Reason, Desperate

I first want to say thank you for taking the time to read this. I've been trying to print out some parts for another project of mine. These parts use up around 70% of the bed so they are fairly large, ...
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Rubber stopper/plug [closed]

I'm hoping someone has seen this, and can help me find it again. I found a site not long ago, that took the input of your hole, the depth of the walls, the shape of a few other elements, and gave you ...
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Creality CR10 max BL touch

I have a CR10 max with BL touch After I have manually levelled the bed and set the BL touch to do an auto level it seems to unlevel the bed and only prints one side of the bed however it’s not ...
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Stringing between holes

I am printing out models with holes, the printer makes circular patterns for each hole(which makes sense) but then it also has a string that attaches between each hole. This is unsightly and results ...
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Can we apply more voltage to a PCB heated bed to get faster heating?

From my understanding, the power of heater must higher than heat dissipate to ambient air so the bed can heat up. The reason why a bed heats up too slowly is due to its heat capacity compared to ...
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Considering size of smooth rod

I am making a DIY 3D printer based on the Prusa MINI. I want to ask what smooth rod size is great for a printer with a 20x20x20 cm print volume. I am planning on using a 8 mm rod for the z-axis and 6 ...
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Will RAMPS able to control 4 stepper motors

I am making a DIY 3D printer based on the prusa mini. So, I doubt is if RAMPS can only control 4 stepper motors as it has slots for 5 stepper motor slots and one will not be used in my case, if I can ...
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BLTouch not touching bed while leveling

I have an Ender 3 Pro that I installed a BLTouch sensor on. After I auto-home, I level bed and it deploys the probe in the right spot, but doesn't go down far enough, then goes back up and stops ...
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How can I improve dimensional accuracy of a delta printer?

I have a delta printer that I am trying to fine tune. I have printed a 20mm calibration cube and I get the following measurements: X: 20.5 Y: 20.3 Z: 20.0 How can ...
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How to make a replacement belt for Ender 3 v2?

I need to replace one of the belts on my Ender 3 v2. I have ordered the timing belt and crimp ends to make a new belt but I am wondering what is the best way to make a new belt. I was thinking of ...
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Proper belt tension for Ender 3 v2

The Y-axis belt just broke on my Ender 3 v2. I believe that it was over tensioned from the factory. When I initially assembled the printer, I noticed that the Y-axis tensioner was tightened almost all ...
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Ender 3 v2 Pro Print Questions

I recently purchased my first 3D printer, an Ender 3 V2 Pro. I completed assembly and bed leveling, and tried execute "auto-home". The printer zero-based to the front-left of the table, but ...
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Z-min always open when using BLtouch and Marlin 2.0

I recently added a Creality BLTouch v3.1 to my Ender 3 which has a MKS Base v 1.6 motherboard and is running Marlin 2.0, but the Z-min never triggers. I have made sure that the BLTouch unit lights up, ...
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Ender CR-10 Max with BLTouch won’t level

I don't even know where to begin with this one. From day one I have had nothing but problems. The only reason I still have it is because the store I bought it from is refusing to accept a return. So ...
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Will glue sticks form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface?

Will glue sticks, such as Elmer's All Purpose, Cra-Z-Art washable or Scotch Permanent, form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface? While forming a barrier that holds ...
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Ender 3 Pro thermal runaway

From day one, I had issues with the bed unleveling all the time even if I hadn’t touched it. After watching more videos I bought springs and I was having fantastic prints every time. There was no need ...
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(SOLVED) Marling 2.0 blocks stowing/deploying allen key probe outside of printing area on a delta printer [closed]

I am trying to configure Marlin 2.0 for my delta printer that is running Marlin from roughly 2015. I have run into a problem, when I set the coordinates to deploy/stow the allen key probe that I am ...
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How to attach PEI sheet to glass for high temperature printing?

I am using an Intamsys FunMat HT, which has a "ceramic glass" bed. I'm not sure what "ceramic glass" means, the stuff behaves like borosilicate in the way it either chips or ...
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e-steps are wrong only during printing moves

I have two otherwise-identical machines (called "Lefty" and "Righty"), so I have a baseline to compare. I am running Marlin 2.0.7.2 on both machines. They are Creality CR-10 ...
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How to interrupt long command with G-code?

I was able to connect my terminal program (Putty) to my 3D Printer (Creality Ender 3 Pro) and was able to send G-code commands to my printer and it obeys. Now suppose I sent long command like ...

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