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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 ...
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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?
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E3D v6 oozing / dripping

I've got a custom dual extruder machine - I've calibrated the temperatures of both hotends so I know the temperatures are very accurate. One is a regular hotend similar to an Ender 3 setup and the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What filament material is safe to use as in-wall housing (US)?

Which type of filament material(s) is safe to use as an in-wall box for regular, 120v wiring? For instance, an electrical outlet box. In case it matters, location is the state of Washington, USA.
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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 a ...
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Odd dotting when printing a line

I tried printing a "improved" calibration cube and noticed that the printer was laying down dots instead of a solid line. This was right after switching out my extruder motor and tweaking retraction ...
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Newbie looking for great online community to connect with others and work on projects [closed]

1st post on here. I am not sure if I am on the right forum for this, but I love the idea of 3D printing technology so I figured it might be relevant here. I have started using python using tutorials ...
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Stepper motors not working when connected to RAMPS 1.4

Stepper motors are not working when connected to RAMPS board in the X,Y,Z pins. I used A4988 drivers and the Arduino board is an original version. I checked the input voltage to the RAMPS board, it's ...
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Hotend doesn't maintain temperature

I got an Anycubic Predator last month, and after resolving a few mechanical problems, I was able to get it printing decently well. The only significant modification I've made so far is a set of 8-...
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Anycubic i3 Mega incorrect Heated Bed temperature Reading

It's been about a month since I've started using my Anycubic i3 Mega and everything has been going great. But today, I left it alone to print a 3DBenchy and it suddenly stopped mid-print. I didn't see ...
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Monoprice Select Mini V1 restarts when attempting to preheat either bed or nozzle

Just got this machine and I am currently running firmware version 29.39. The printer will move no problem but when I attempt to preheat either the bed or the nozzle, the printer immediately powers off ...
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Ultimaker Cura/Ender 3 pro - build volume shifted forwards [duplicate]

I'm trying to do my first largish print and am having an issue. My slicer (Ultimaker Cura) is only allowing me to move the model ~3 mm before saying it's out of the print volume; however on the ...
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Heated build plate issues [duplicate]

My heated build plate randomly shuts down on two of my CR-10S Pro's. This happens at random points throughout the build. If I happen to be there I can restart the heating but if not , the build is a ...
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FDM printer first layer infill swell upward

My Kossel Mini printer was working well. Recently I made some changes including replacing the nozzle and throat, adding a silicone heater cover. Now it has the problem of first layer adhesion. The ...
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Why are skirts designed the way they are?

I understand the purpose of printing with a skirt (or at least, I think I do): it gets the filament warmed up and flowing properly, in order to avoid extrusion problems while starting to print the ...
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Ender3 printing flattened on X axis

I'm fairly new to the amazing world of 3D printing, with an Ender3X. Default model (the dog) worked very fine, but I'm experiencing some issues with some of the printer improvement parts I decided to ...
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How to slice thin curved wall

I'm trying to print a part with thin walls. I've designed it with wall 1.2 mm thick, so that I should get three 0.4 mm lines. This works just fine for the straight lines, but for the ...
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New 3D resin printer with a scratched bed - will it work well anyway?

I just received a new SLA printer from AliExpress. There are scratches of different shapes on the bed, as seen on the photo. I am particularly worried about a set of scratches of about 0.2 mm ...
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Extruder motor making a knocking sound, nozzle is not clogged

I've been trying to print anything for the past few days. Every time I go to print something the printer stops pushing plastic out and usually the motor makes a knocking sound. My original thought ...
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How to get stuck filament out of this direct drive extruder?

I recently installed a "Direct Extruder System" on my Ender 3 using a 3D printed mount. For the first few minutes it worked fine, but after I looked at it once again, I saw that there's nothing ...
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Cura slices the model but printer doesn't acknowledge it [closed]

I'm printing an 8 piece model. When I import it as an all-in-one type file, Cura 4.4 slices every piece and everything seems fine. But when I start to print, the printer draws the outer skirt part ...
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How to 3D print an ID card

Say I wanted to print a plastic credit card like shape (like these), but with a QR code engraved. How could I do that for cheap? You can buy an "ID card printer" for $1,000-1,500 on Amazon, but that's ...
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What precautions to take when flashing Marlin 2.0?

I was just informed via a comment that the TH3D Unified firmware a version of Marlin that's no longer updated and considered obsolete (1.9.X in this case) and that, since I'm flashing my firmware to ...
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E-steps somehow reset, how could it have happened

Background After installing a direct drive extruder (E3D Hemera) to my CR-10S, I calibrated the E-steps so that adequate extrusion would happen; going from ~95 steps/mm to ~390 steps/mm. ...
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Print from SD and connect to serial host at the same time

I am wondering if it is possible to print with a 3D printer from an SD card and connect to a serial host at the same time. I want to use the Marlin M118 serial ...
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Adding a Bowden extruder to a direct drive setup

I currently have a single extruder (direct drive) Tronxy X8. I am thinking about adding a second extruder, that I would use only occasionally. I really like the characteristics of the direct drive ...
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3D printer manufacturers - sales statistics

Are there any statistics regarding how many units each manufacturer has sold, e.g. in 2019? An article from 2016 claims Monoprice to have led the market back then - but all of the printers in that ...
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Wanhao Duplicator 6 / Monoprice Maker Ultimate thread pitch or number of steps?

Does anyone know the the thread pitch or number of steps for the Wanhao Duplicator 6 / Monoprice Maker Ultimate?
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How to ease the process of removing support for miniatures

I have recently bought an Anycubic i3 Mega S 3D printer. I'm using the stock nozzle (.4 mm) and I print with the plastic it came with (ABS). I'm using ...
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Model stuck on the heating bed

I've tried to apply a sharp blade (the one that came witht he printer) to scrape the model off like I usually do but this model seems overly robust. What method can I do to take this off safely? See ...
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Slicer for 32 Bit Operating systems?

I currently only have access to an old, 32 bit OS and need to slice a couple things. While there are a lot of slicers around, most popular ones, for example Ultimaker Cura 4, need to run on a 64 bit ...
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Creating a two part label for storage boxes

I want to create two piece labels for storage containers. The main piece would be the “badge” which would have text cut out of it (e.g. “Paint”, “Electrical” etc.). The second piece would be a ...
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What should I use to clean buildtak(knock off)?

My printer came with a knock off BuildTak like build surface. What can I use to clean it? I don't want to damage it.
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Flashforge Adventurer 3 Spool mounting

I have just purchased the above 3D printer and the mount for the spool does not fit the new spool. The external spigots are too large and there is no axle shaft that would have helped. Has anyone else ...
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3D print Ember Autodesk issues affect print quality

does anyone know something about Autodesk Ember print issues? Currently I am working on my master thesis and I would like to print with the Ember 3D printer a holder (see attachment) using the ...
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Conductive materials quality

I was considering the possibility to 3D print some capacitors with various forms and shapes in order to test them. I need to be able to print both the non-conductive and the conductive materials at ...
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FabPro 1000 making flat little discs?

I'm just getting into 3D printing, and I got a FabPro 1000 (to make miniatures, mainly). I've tested it by trying to print a few things, but it's been a disaster every time: It just prints out these ...
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Marlin firmware question for dual extruder

I've recently added a second hotend and extruder assembly to my 3D printer and I've made all the necessary changes in the firmware. I've defined the temp sensor for hotend 2, all the pins for heat and ...
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Seeking documentation for Apex slicer on AirWolf 3D printer

I have been, unsuccessfully, in contact with AirWolf and have concluded that there is no formal documentation available for their Apex slicer software that would explain what all the various ...
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AnyCubic D (aka Predator) - Z-zeroing and first layer issues

Long story short, my wife and I are now the proud owners of an AnyCubic D, also known as the Predator. This is not our first 3D printer, but it is our first "delta" design, with the circular build ...
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How to save the post processing scripts configuration with Cura?

I have made a temperature ⨉ fan speed tower which needed 3x9-1 ChangeAtZ post processing scripts and it took me quite much time to configure them all (and check it twice). Is there a way to save this, ...
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Using an Anet A6 3D printer in the UK… (mains voltage issue!)

I understand that this is probably more of an electronics question, but was hoping that someone with experience of using an Anet A6 in the UK (or a country outside of the US/China) may be able to help....
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Cura is printing support on nothing?

I am new on 3D printing, but I cannot understand how support structures (in Ultimaker Cura 4.4.1) can stand if they do not lay on anything, but air. Throwing everything away after 9 hours of printing ...
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Top layers failing/underextruding on Creality CR-10

For some reason the only the top layers keep failing or underextruding on my prints, for no clear reason. Here are my settings: Slicer: Simplify3D Filament: 1.75 mm Black PLA from Filamentive ...
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Extruder temperature failure

I've never made solid prints since I purchased a TEVO Tarantula in December 2019, but since I'm totally new to this sport, I didn't realize I had an issue until after many failures. I kept upping ...
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Altering the print bed temperature at different layers

I am using Cura for slicing, and OctoPrint for the actual printing. On small pieces with roughly one square cm of surface area prints over about 6 mm have a risk of coming off at 60 °C. ...
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How can I remove my print from the bed safely

I have printed two objects with my new 3D printer (Anycubic Mega S) and everytime, my prints are stuck to my bed (sort of glued to it). I cannot remove them by hand. I have tried waiting until it ...
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Remove broken heatbreak

I'm trying to replace my hotend with the E3D Hemera direct kit. I got to the final step of hot-tightening the hot side and managed to snap my heatbreak. The part that screws into the heat-sink is ...

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