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What is the reason for the difference in the profit margin of 115*1*22 cutting disc?

According to the statistics of industry-scale enterprises, abrasive enterprises: cutting sheet production enterprises, the proportion of sales and profit rate decreased by 50% and 90% respectively, ...
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Help to reconcile nozzle diameter, deposited layer width, and wall thickness in Cura

I need help resolving some conflicting logic between the nozzle width and shell thickness--parameters in Cura 16.021--and the physical deposited layer thickness. DEFINITIONS For clarity, let me ...
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Calibrating E steps for new filament

Is it a good idea or do I need to calibrate my E steps after I switch to a new filament due to the different types I use (to make my prints accurate)? E.g. calibrate when switching from PLA to ABS/...
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Has anyone purchased directly from creality3d.shop?

Has anyone purchased directly from creality3d.shop? I made a purchase over 2 weeks ago and haven't seen anything. I can't get a response as far as tracking information or if the printer has even ...
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Is G-code read line by line?

I am trying to add the line G4 P4000 G1 F4000 E-50 to pause and retract the print. Does this work or should i skip lines or does it not matter at all? G4 P4000 G1 F4000 E-50 Would the ...
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Automatic leveling probe offset; adjusting for one side ruins the other

When I adjust the probe offset to get the proper layer height and adhesion, one side is set right but the other doesn't work. If I decrease the probe offset (say -1.100 to -1.050) the right side seems ...
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How To Trace The Line Of A Print With The Nozzle (With No Plastic Printed)

I want to calibrate my printer for my new BLTouch (Ender 3 using Marlins 1.1.9), every time I adjust the values in the configuration.h and send it to the printer I end up having to wait for the nozzle ...
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Ultimaker Cura problems with build platform size and overhang support

I am attempting to print an axial fan blade, and due to the size requirements, I have to angle it on its side (despite only being 7.44 inches in diameter...). I am using an Ultimaker 3, which I ...
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'std::runtime_error' what(): [on hold]

i have a problem with my code . I have the Error "'std::runtime_error' what(): " that error komm from my solver( Krylovsolver) please wath is wrong ? the complet error is: terminate called after ...
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Which one is more efficient and give better result in use photoshop or matlab? [on hold]

Which one is more efficient and give better result in use and suitable for all windows?
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Can I use a 2D photo to get a 3D printing model? [on hold]

Can I use a 2D photo to get a 3D printing model that gives a good result?
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How to set the boundaries for BLTouch probing

I have just installed the BLTouch on my Ender 3 running Marlin 1.1.9 and I want to set it up so the probing does the 9 points in a perimeter that uses most of the bed surface area. At the moment the ...
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Getting a Cura Raft to stick to the object more firmly (for ABS)

I have been have a problem printing ABS with Cura on an Ender 3. I am getting good bed adhesion on the raft, but the object on top of the raft easily curls off it. See photo below. Settings: Bed ...
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Ender 3 Z-limit now unreliable - possible causes and solutions?

I had a couple of recent nozzle/bed crashes, so I now frequently do a manual bed levelling. I do these while the bed is heated to allow for expansion. Today i found, after levelling, a subsequent ...
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Problems with STL model in Ultimaker Cura

I want to print a piece of fruit modeled in Blender. It is an STL file. Please note that I am an absolute beginner at 3D printing models. What do these red zones mean? What is wrong about the mesh ...
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What are the most common 3D printing file formats?

What are the most common 3D printing file formats, and which one is more effective or used more than others?
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Creality Ender-3 slanted nozzle

I’ve just received my first 3D printer, the Ender-3 and while assembling the unit I noticed that the nozzle is slanted and not vertical on its holder unit. Is this normal or do I have to try to make ...
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Is my printer over extruding?

I'm getting some slight pooling on the end of straight lines on my Ender-3 Is this due to over extruding? Or some other issue?
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If I have a model with hands that stand out from the sides, what do I have to turn on to be able to print it? [closed]

If I have a model with hands that stand out from the sides, what do I have to turn on to be able to print it?
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Adding additional extrusion to a raft (raft with a skirt?)

I started using rafts more often, to get better results with complex or fragile parts, but my Ender 3 consistently under-extrudes the initial outside line of the raft (for the first inch or two, where ...
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Ender 3 seemingly speeds up too much on straight long shell lines

After few good prints with my new Ender 3, I noticed that prints with longer shell straight lines (> 5 cm) have extrusion problems in the middle of those lines. I figured that this might be ...
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What parts are suitable replacements for an Ender 3 Pro?

I'm new to 3D printing and I recently got my first 3D printer, an Ender 3 Pro by Creality. I've tried to find information about the type of nozzles should I look for. I'm trying to find stainless ...
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What software should I use if I am a beginner in 3D design? [closed]

What software is useful for beginners and I should use, if I am a beginner in 3D design?
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Cantilever snap-fits print axis

I'm new to 3d printing and need to design and print a case on an Ultimaker S5 using PLA. The case is box like and consist of a top and a bottom part. I was thinking about cantilever snap-fits to join ...
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How can I show my 3d model on a QR code with AR? [closed]

I have a 3d model .stl and I want to show it on a QR code or a code that can be read with any app and show in Augmented Reality. Do you know if there's any service,...
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How can I run two instances (or equivalent) of Slic3r on OS X?

I am modifying some config parameters and comparing the results. How can I have two instances (or equivalent: I would like to see two model windows with their associated configuration screens) of ...
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Marlin 1.1.8 on Geeetech A10 - G0 and G1 ignores coordinates, always runs to [0, -6, 0]

I've just gotten my Geeetech A10. I have a 3dTouch sensor installed. I got my offset and calibration set. If I send a G1 or G0 command, regardless of arguments, it runs the print head off the front ...
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How does one use a heat tower?

I've been asking around on how to choose the right temperature for a given filament. I noticed that with two different brands of pla I have to print at different temperatures, and the manufacturer ...
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Good alternative to HDPE for FDM

A while back, I had worked on building a Yostwerks Sea Cruiser. Now I'm thinking of trying to create a 3D printable (or 3D millable) version of the plans. The original design uses cross-sections cut ...
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Hollow wing for rc plane

I am trying to print a wing for a rc plane with my 3D printer. In order to make the wing as light as possible I need to hollow it (and afterwards put some stable structure there). I've tried the ...
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Does moving the z-endstop upwards affect the maximum height of the printable object?

As moving the endstop upwards reduces the range of the z-axis, I was wondering whether it reduces the maximum height of the printable object, by the distance the endstop was moved. Or is this somehow (...
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Tevo Michelangelo nozzle below build plate?

I got a Tevo Michelangelo as first 3D printer today and already got a problem with the bed leveling: The extruder nozzle is way below the build plate. (When I auto-home the axes, which I've done ...
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Delta Printer: Slighty incorrect print alignment on the build plate

After building a Delta printer, I noticed that my whole prints are slightly tilted around the Z-axis in comparison to the slicer (e.g. Cura). There is no twist layer wise. This means, the prints ...
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Print Software for Monoprice Dual Extruder

Back in 2015 I bought the Monoprice Dual Extruder 3D printer (I know it was a clone of a FlashForge or a Makerbot, but I don't remember which). I played with it for a while but we moved and I never ...
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Prusa i3 pro b second layer failure

I just bought a 3D printer => Geeetech Prusa i3 b. I build it myself and I'm trying to print the famous boat, the Benchy one. Here's my settings (I've tried Repetier host and Slic3r or Ultimaker ...
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How to print an item the size and thickness of a laptop display? [duplicate]

I want to print a case for a laptop display that I plan to turn into a second display. I have the Ender 3 printer, with a print area smaller than the case's size. ...
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Extruder motor does not stop after G1 E5

When I send G1 E5, the extruder motor rotates, but does not stop. It keeps rotating until I restart the system. I am using a Ramps 1.4 board and OctoPrint.
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Screeching Noise when moving the Z-Axis Down

I have had my Prusa i3 clone for about two years and it has always made a screeching sound when the z-axis is moving down. I have tried many solutions for this problem like greasing the z-rods, ...
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Is it ok for stepper motors to be hot?

I have been running my i3 MK3 for about 12 hours now and the motor on the extruder is fairly hot, not too hot to touch but I'd guess its about 60c on the outside. Is this within normal operating ...
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Z Axis inconsistency - Geeetech I3

I'm 3D printing almost 2 years, and I expected to have better result after changing to complete smooth rods with new bearings. I have a problem with my Z axis giving me inconsistent prints; I already ...
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CTC Formaker Air Printing

I have a CTC Formaker 4 in 1 3D Printer. It has worked great for a long while but now it is messing up. It will print fine for awhile and then the filament will stop coming out but the printer keeps ...
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Safe way of disposing resin

I have some leftover resin (100 ml) that I`m not planing to use anymore. What is a safe way of disposing it that doesn't involve curing?
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Print “hairs” without support in GrabCAD Print

I have a part with hair strands, such as the Hairy Lion on Thingiverse, and I want to print it on a Stratasys F370. The thin strands are intended to print without support, bridging to the exterior ...
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PTFE pulled into extruder gears

I have a Tevo Tarantula, the problem is that PTFE is getting pulled back to the extruder gears and stopping filament extrusion, do you know how to solve this? Image: One hypothesis I have is that ...
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Monoprice maker select v2 doesn't extrude but is not clogged [closed]

So I have been printing lately, and got a new spool of filament. It will extrude when I pre-heat the nozzle and manually extrude it, however when I start to print, it doesn't extrude any filament. ...
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How to set the Z home offset

I have what I thought would be a simple question. I don't have an auto leveling probe, I do my leveling manually with 4 screws and a piece of paper (I measured the thickness to 0.1 mm). For the ...
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What causes ripples on part of first layer?

I'm having issues with ripples on the first layer of big flat prints. The initial corner of a big flat print is fine, but then ripples begin to form as shown in the screenshot. I'm just a newbie, so ...
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Makerbot Smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle question

I am looking for information on the smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle? I have looked online and from several forums come to the conclusion it is either a MK10 or MK11 assembly. Can anyone shed ...
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Knotted String as Replacement for Toothed Belt

I'm at a location where I don't have easy access to toothed belts for my printer (a RepRap Wallace). While trying to look for some solution, I saw some talk of using fishing line as a belt, along with ...
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How to correctly print an object with supports

I'm trying to print the following model in my Prusa printer using its Slic3r PE software. Ferment Air Lock In the comments of the model it says that the way to print is the with the filler opener ...

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