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What determines print start location on the build plate?

I'm working with an older MakerBot Replicator clone, actually a Flashforge Creator 1, with original Creator firmware. I'm able to design objects, using Solidworks, and exporting the file as xxx.stl (...
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Temperature settings not changing in Cura

I seem to have got Cura into a state where changing the material has no effect on the settings. I am a beginner with Cura, and I would like to understand what I've done wrong, and how I can undo it. ...
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Is it safe to use photon-resin-calibration for Epax printer?

This repository contains a calibration test for DLP printers. As its file Instructions.txt says, it is an ...
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How does slipping Bowden tube affect retraction or does it at all?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with upgraded Bowden capricorn tube. The tube will move approximately 1-2 mm during normal operation, though it will not come out of the coupler at all. I have read that the ...
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GRBL: inaccurate on X axis by ~4 mm on 400 mm

This is GRBL-related. I have a laser-engraver type machine, Chinese, ~550 mm X axis, aluminium extrusions, 2mm-pitch T belt, Nema 17H3430 motors, one mechanical homing switch for X, Arduino-based. ...
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How do I find the best settings for a resin?

I have an Epax X1, I have just purchased the 2nd and 3rd bottle of resin, but I don't know what are the best settings. What is the best way to find the best settings for a new resin? Is it possible ...
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My DIY printer only boots when all my endstops are triggered. Why is that?

Recycling a Robin Nano board to build a 3D printer using an old computer PSU (300 W), it only boots on when I have no endstops pugged in at all or if I trigger all the ones I have plugged. At the ...
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How far off-plane of a 4th-corner probe should be cause for concern during bed leveling?

On my TAZ Pro, after modifying and reinstalling my build surface, I have the following verbose output from running self-calibration: ...
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How to make symmetric Low-Poly objects in meshmixer?

I've made low-poly objects using Reduce function in Meshmixer. My objects are symmetric and I want to keep the symmetry in the low-poly because it's more beautiful, But the software doesn't necessary ...
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How to get rid of deforming small prints?

When printing a big base on the bed, I got no warping, but once I print small part (3 or less inches wide), there is a bit of warping on my piece as I remove it. It is 2 inches wide by 1 mm ...
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Technique for removing support from Ultimaker 2+? [duplicate]

I have made some prints with the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2+ Extended. The prints are in PLA. For slicing, I use Cura and I check the support checkbox (haven't gone to advanced settings to adjust ...
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In Cura, can I make my top and bottom layer be all perimiters?

I'm using Cura to slice my prints. I've noticed that when printing the bottom layer (and also the top layer, if it's flat), it first prints three walls, then fills in the middle by moving back and ...
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Adding bed levelling info

I just added a BLTouch to my Creality 10S5. I would like to know if there is an option to add Leveling info to the BLTouch sub menu that will display the resulting z-offset at each probed point. I'm ...
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The part printed correctly except few layers

As you can see from the picture, the part is good except some missing layers near the bottom. I have tried to search for this problem but nothing similar appeared. So, what might be the cause and what ...
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Ender 3 Power Problem: Not starting up

I have a Creality Ender 3, I've had it for just under 2 years and during a print one morning it suddenly stopped and powered itself off. After checking the fuse and other electronic components it ...
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Issue on 2 corners but not the other 2

I am printing using an Ender3 Pro with eSUN PLA+ 215/45 and I am getting this issue on two corners, the other two corners look fine. Any idea on what can be causing this? The bad corners The good ...
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Sealant to increase Water-Resistance of SLS print

We are attempting to print some single-use prototypes using an SLS printer. The parts must be somewhat water-resistant for short-term usage, but do not have to been waterproof entirely. According to ...
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PLA printings always ~0.22% larger

I was trying to print parts for a small CD-ROM drive based plotter based on this thing https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3521286 But as tolerances are very small and need to match the existing parts, ...
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Why does hairspray work as an adhesive for ABS?

Since I have a 3D printer, I worked primarily with printing ABS. I tried multiple methods for adhesion (various soluble glues, ABS juice) but always had the most success with hairspray on clean ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a BL Touch in place of a limit switch?

This is about practicality. I'm hearing that people are using their BL Touch not to adjust the Z offset, but as the limit switch for the machine! Why is this so? What are the pros and cons of using a ...
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Bumpy first layer with PETG

When I print with PLA, I get a perfect first layer. However, when I print with PETG, the first layer looks like this: I've read all the info that suggests reducing the temp, speed, and increasing ...
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CR-10S Pro pausing and starting again

I found this question, CR-10 randomly pauses for a few seconds, that someone asked earlier. I am experiencing the exact same thing, only on a CR-10S Pro. None of the suggestions on that post helped. ...
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PLA Filament Not Softening During Load w/ FlashForge Creator Pro

Recently, after printing fine for several weeks, I've gone to load in white PLA filament into the right extruder on my FlashForge Creator Pro and the extruder is not pulling the white PLA filament ...
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Makerbot Replciator 2x - restarts after heating

Really need some help. Let me run you through as much as possible. I have a replicator 2x. Ive owned this for around 2 weeks now (used). after some teething issues ive been printing really well all ...
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Combining multiple STL files

I have a collection of STL files, each containing a separate moving part of an object I want to print. (Imagine a set of gears, or similar, that prints as a single object with multiple moving parts.) ...
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XYZPrinting Premium Metallic PLA Conductivity

I have a XYZPrinting Da Vinci Mini W+ that I got for last Christmas. I am looking at the filaments available for it, since the included PLA is running 'low' (according to it) at 21 metres remaining. ...
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Is it possible with current 3D printers to print a sound trace?

Is it possible with the accuracy of current 3D printers to print a sound trace? On a vinyl record the grooves in the record are an encoded sound. Is something like this doable with 3D printers? If ...
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Anycubic Kossel Plus raises the Printhead around the corners of the bed too High if the print is too close to the corners

Hi guys I am quite new to 3D printing. I am having this problem with the printhead rising too high during printing when it gets near to the beds' borders. It isn't a problem with smaller prints but it ...
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3D printing overhangs that are over .200 in

I am new to 3D printing but have been in CNC Machining for a few years. I have a part I am trying to print that is a cylinder 1.000 in. in diameter and has a .200 in overhang starting at 1.300 in. In ...
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How to extract 3D information from a 3D model for calibration?

I made two "OBJ" 3D models of myself using Sense 2 scanner and using photogrammetry with Meshroom. I would like to extract some information about myself to be able to scale the model properly and to ...
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Anet A8 Clone LCD not working after flash

My Alfawise EX8 (Anet A8 Clone) had an issue, so I flashed the firmware provided on the GearBest page. After the flash the LCD is no longer doing anything and I can't really identify the LCD to ...
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Making Polyurethane molds with PLA (or ABS) 3D printed master

I want to make Polyurethane molds for concrete using 3D printed PLA or ABS master object. like this video: (this video is not about concrete of course!) I'm not sure ...
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How to tell if a nozzle is truly stainless steel?

Normally stainless steel is magnetic. But whenever i order stainless steel nozzles from Amazon, they are not magnetic. This makes me think they could be brass coated in something like aluminum. ...
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G28 ignoring Z-Probe X/Y Offsets

I recently installed a SKR 1.3 Board with a 3DTouch-Probe on my Creality Ender 3 Pro. The probe works, G29 does its magic, but: If i issue a plain ...
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Horizontal line z-axis not printing correctly

I have just started with the FlashForge Creator Pro using the FlashPrint slicer software. I have gotten some nice prints but I am having an issue with a certain print from this model of a knife. See ...
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How to use a BLTouch or equivalent touch probe to 3D scan objects with a 3D printer?

I thought about using a BLTouch probe to do 3D scans of objects. The objects to be suitable require smooth gradients and enough space for the probe, without anything hitting the print head/hot end. ...
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Anet A6 ERR MAXTEMP BED error

Out of the blue my A6 printer displays a ERR MAXTEMP BED error and shows about 100 degrees on the bed even when just powered on. A quick thermistor check shows that it's working properly : about 80 ...
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CR-10 Ignoring Z-Stop Switch, Keeps Trying to Lower

I have a CR-10 with TH3D's most recent firmware on it and an EZABL (Plug & Print Auto Bed Leveling Kit) installed. My problem is that when I select "Auto Home", the printer ignores the Z-stop ...
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Alternative raft generation

For some recent prints I have been using rafts as generated by Cura to aid in bed adhesion; which helps, but is not as reliable as I'd like it to. However, it seems to me that the raft generation ...
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Anet A8 not printing over heat bed

My Anet A8 printer will not print over the heated bed. Once I have prepared a file on Cura and inserted the SD card into the printer, the nozzle (extruder) moves into the top left corner and stays ...
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Which filament to use for an application involving water circulation?

Let's suppose I want to build a water block shaped exactly for my Ubis 13s hot end (similar to this instructable), or that I want to circulate water around specific objects to be cooled (like Water-...
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What do I need to know to successfully use Taulman/Dow EVOLV3D™ USM Universal Support Material?

Taulman3D advertises a soluble support material (EVOLV3D™ USM Universal Support Material) that handles temperatures appropriate for nylon and is completely safe to flush down the drain. There's very ...
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Why is some part of the print not aligned?

I'm using a Prusa Slicer with a FlyingBear Ghost 4 and got a wrong printing alignments on the Y axis only on a part of the printing object. What may cause this? Here are the printed model pictures ...
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Does right handed radial fan exist?

I have mounted two radial fan on my printer as a part cooling solution. As you can see, the fan has input on the left side and blows air down. Does a mirror construction exists? With outlet on the ...
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Vertical lines with no layer adhesion

I have an Ender 3 Pro which I use together with Cura 4.2.1 (and Octoprint). I print in PLA at 180°C. The print bed is set to 70°C. The Bed temperature is lower though, since I use a glas bed on top of ...
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Getting wrong measurements on my Kossel Linear Plus after installing SKR 1.3 with Marlin 2.0

So I've switched the Trigorilla board in the printer with a SKR 1.3 with TMC2208 drivers and installed the latest Marlin 2.0, with a config based on this one. You can find the Configuration.h here, ...
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Printing straight from the browser

Are there any browser extensions or printers with Octoprint built in that would allow me to print straight from the browser? Thinking of a workflow like this: Make something with tinkercad (or other ...
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What do I need to go along with my new SLA 3D printer?

I just purchased an Anycubic Photon 3S LCD-based SLA 3D printer. I understand the need for cleaning and curing parts after printing. While the device is in transit, I'm looking to set up a workstation ...
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What does it mean when they say up to 256 interpolation and 16 micro stepping for the TMC step sticks?

I am planning to get a few TMC step sticks for my 3D printer. I wanted to know what does 256 interpolation with 16 micro stepping mean, in simple terms? Does it help? If so, how?
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Why and how am I supposed to change the extrusion multiplier? [duplicate]

The slicing software knows exactly (given accurate E-step, filament diameter, nozzle diameter values) how much cold plastic is pushed in the extruder and how much mass is extruded. Why should the ...

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