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What is “Tolerance Stack up Analysis” mean? [closed]

Anybody can explain what this word "Tolerance Stack up Analysis" mean, I check the web, and they show some formula. Why did they use Stack up? Do we need to have a equipment to be able to analyze ...
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Issues with print Prusa i3 infill breaking and causing clogs

I'm having some issues with my Prusa i3 prints. I'm trying to print the default beer opener print that came with the Prusa's memory card but the infill will break causing clogging and now allowing the ...
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Prusa MK3S weird 'Blobs' on PLA print surface

This is the first time I've run into this problem and it seems very confusing. I wanted to print a simple functional part out of PLA and although the first few layers were fine, the 6th/7th layer ...
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Anet A8 moves down into piece, destroying it, just before the printer is set to finish

I hope someone can help me figure out what's going on with my printer. I have been printing a couple of pieces and it's been printing perfectly. But for some reason every now and then, the printer ...
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How can I include seperate Slicing Parameters in my 3mf file

I am trying to write a program that edits a 3mf file by defines different slicing parameters for different stls that I have previously merged into my 3mf file, but I am a little bit confused about the ...
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Consistent blobbing and gaps in print towards right side

Issue: I'm having a problem with some blobbing and gaps consistently in the same areas. The left edge is always good, the right edge is very bad (especially around the corner) and the front and back ...
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Problem printing circles/holes on Anycubic I3 mega

For some time I've been struggling to print models with holes going all the way through from top to bottom. Models without those holes print out just fine. I've spend quite some time on levelling the ...
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Weird solid infill for chamfer

I am very frustrated with some weird solid infill issue, mostly due to sloped wall such as chamfer for fillet. Here is an example. I have a 20x20x20 mm cube with 2 mm rounded chamfer at the ...
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How to calculate the Vref and X_CURRENT for a TMC2130 stepper driver, knowing the rated current of the stepper motor?

I have written a question about this but I found new information in this video and I want to go more to the point. My motor "rated current" is 1.4V. I assume that this is the maximum current The guy ...
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Ender 3 nozzle gets closer and closer to the previous layer as the print progresses

I'm trying to print a lithophane with my Ender 3, but the nozzle gets closer and closer to the previous layer, layer after layer. I thought that what was causing the problem was perhaps a gear lock ...
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Thermal runaway triggers when raising temperature amid cooldown

I've noticed an interesting behavior on my Ender 3 with SKR Mini E3 mainboard and Marlin 2.0.x bugfix firmware. (otherwise, all other hardware is entirely stock) After the hotend/bed are commanded to ...
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Sketchup designed “Block with hole” printed solid in Cura

When I export my SketchUp STL model to Cura it looks good in solid mode but in the layers mode some holes are filled up. To find the reason why, I broke down the original model by deleting the parts ...
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Is there any reason not to clean nozzles with fire?

Specifically using stainless steel nozzles, but I guess it's worth knowing about brass too. Is there any reason to be concerned about dimensional accuracy of the nozzle or anything like that as a ...
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Why laser is not used to melt/soften material in polyjet?

Polyjet uses UV light to cure UV curable plastic material. I was wondering as to why laser light can't be used to soften/melt just any plastic material instead of using UV light to cure only UV ...
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Prusa MK3S Nylon&ABS print failures

I'm using Prusa i3 MK3S and every time I want to create a durable, impact resistant part, I use ABS/Nylon. The problem is, however, that when I print something small (of less than 1 cm width for ...
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Ender 5 Pro print quality issue

I got my 3D printer from Creality 1 day ago. My dog off the SD card came perfectly, Benchy was also printed almost flawlessly. I used standard Benchy settings on all my prints. Now I tried making a ...
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Creality v1.1.5 board replacement UP1 Chip

While I was having fun with my ender I burn out UP1 Chip. Does anyone know which chip is that (I can't see because of burnt) and where can I order it? Image: Damaged chip
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Technical details about polyjet printers?

I know most polyjet printing technologies are proprietary and companies that manufacture the polyjet printers don't usually reveal the technical details of their printers such as print head speed, ...
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Unable to compile Marlin for Anet A8

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How can I add an offset to the first layer to increase clearance?

My printer is calibrated for a certain clearance from the heated bed, which is chosen based on PLA. I would like to try to increase it for the first layer for PETG, so that adhesion is reduced. The ...
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How is heat creep characterized?

I have a Delta printer with Bowden extruder and all-metal hotend. When I start printing, the hotend gets often jammed. It seems to be independent of the print I am currently doing. Retraction does not ...
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Where is the fuse for the UV lamps for a Objet Eden 500v polyjet printer?

I blue the fuse on my objet Eden 500v printer. The lamp housing overheated. Where can I find the fuse? I'm getting open door errors
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Display/log tool temperature to higher resolution?

The default displayed and logged resolution of the tool temperature is to 1 decimal place. However, I noticed during autotuning the temperature is recorded to 2 decimal places. Is it possible to ...
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Less filament from the half to the end

since some prints my printer (Geeetech i3) prints less and less filament over time: Notice, that the beginning is printed well: My settings for this print (Slic3r): ...
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FlashPrint visual glitch on Linux (debian testing)

I have a problem with all version on flashprint on my Linux. Linux Debian 5.4.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.4.19-1 (2020-02-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux I tried to install ...
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Creality Ender 3 X axis homing issue

I bought an Ender 3 recently. Auto-home is on the right front moving away from the end stop. I did reverse the wiring of the X axis motor, it did not work. I had Marlin 2.x uploaded, it didn't work ...
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Relative move affected by home offset

I set a home offset on my Ender 3 running Marlin firmware so that it starts printing from the corner of a custom build surface which doesn't cover the entire bed: ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega touch screen turning white and not responding

I use an Anycubic i3 Mega and have used it for a couple years. I had just turned it on after about a month of it being unused. It started it's start-up "beeping" but showed a white screen instead of ...
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Why on the Ender 3 does the hot end move too far on the Y axis after resuming print due to filament change?

When printing a model I pause the print at around 80 % complete to insert a new spool of filament since I'm at the end of my last spool of Polymaker PETG. I used Slic3r Prusa edition to slice the ...
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PID autotune fails 'Temp too high' with 12 V heater cartridge but works with 24 V?

So, I have created my own heater block for my 3D printer and mistakenly was using a 12 V, 40 W heater cartridge thinking that was the standard for my Ender 3, when in fact it is supplied ...
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Pile up objects and attach them for mass 3D printing

I'm completely new to 3D-printing. Because of Covid-19, my dad got a Dagoma Magis 3D printer and we are printing protective visors for hospital workers here in France. We have been given a 3D model ...
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Z Offset Keeps Changing Flashforge Hunter

I am a newbie and I started having printing problems with my Flashforge Hunter. I found out that with every calibration the building plate Z offset is getting larger by approx 0.1 mm to 0.2 ...
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3D Print something as flexible as a cloth with PLA?

Would it be posible to design something that is as flexible and that can be printed with PLA that would work as a cloth? I did some research and found that there was a company named Electroloom but ...
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I can set the voltage and current of the TMC2130 driver manually. But, in which cases some of the components could burn up?

I need to know if something will burn up beforehand I plug all the circuits: Ramps 1.6+ Arduino Mega 2560 PSU 12 V, 15 A 2 TMC2130 V3.0 Stepper motor driver 2 Stepper motors 17hs3401 ...
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G29 Bed Level not doing anything on Marlin 2.0

I've just updated my Anet A8 with the blue bed level sensor to Marlin 2.0 . Both pressing the Level Bed button on the display or using G29 after ...
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Extreme stringing (hairy) print

I'm trying to do a print, but there's a huge amount of extremely thick filaments. I don't even know how to describe the issue, so please see image Using 0.12 mm slice, Cura 4.5, Ender 3 Pro
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Which 3D printer controller should I use?

I recently build a 3D printer from scratch and was using an Arduino Mega + RAMPS 1.4 to control it. A few weeks in I installed a heated bed to help my prints stick to the surface. The bed I bought was ...
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Ender 3 doesn't extrude whilst printing, fine while manually setting extruder

I'm already trusted with 3D Printing and know how to flash and edit my firmware. Lastly, I flashed my Ender 3 to Marlin 2.0.x, and first got a "Err: EEPROM Version" which is now fixed. Configuration :...
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Which connectors should I use to connect my Power Supply Unit to the Ramps?

I have read that the cable colours depend on multiple factors: Used voltage Kind of cable Type of voltage (DC or AC) My cable looks like this: I live in Spain, in Europe. The colour codes of the ...
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Prusa slicer and support material

I usually use Slic3r 1.3 but now I'm trying the new Prusa slicer 2.2 that offers new features. I see that Prusa slicer creates ...
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Problem with Creality v1.1.4 (Ender 3 Pro) and BLTOUCH v3.0 (removed C7 capacitor)

I followed this tutorial on how to set up BLTOUCH v3.0 with my Ender 3 Pro. (v1.1.4 motherboard) I even removed C7 capacitor on Z axes. And no luck. My BLTouch probe is working, it turns on with the ...
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Metal sintering layer-by-layer with DLP

As of current technological advancements, there exists Metal 3D printers that make use of Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector to 3D print metal objects. These printers use a mixture of metal ...
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Can I resolder a power connections with a partially burnt board

Recently my RAMPS power connector caught fire while heating the heated bed. I suspect this was a defect caused by the connector, and de-soldered/removed it as best I could. I'm not an electrical ...
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Filament feed tube

I'm new to 3D Printing and recently purchased an Ender 3D PRO I'm having an issue with the filament guide tube getting pushed out of the nozzle on the feeding mechanism. The assembly instructions don'...
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What kind of problem is this? How does it correct itself?

I fired up my printer again last night to print something (Printrbot LC that I have customized), and happened to notice the Octopi instance still had a file that I printed ~5 years ago. Also, I ...
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Cura imports FreeCAD stl wrong

I am trying to import an STL file, I created in FreeCAD. It has a hole in the hull of the object and behind that hole there are two pins inside the object (see attached FreeCAD screenshot). When I ...
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Why are my layers messy and curling off the print bed?

I use an Ender 3, with cheap Amazon "Eryone PLA", which states a range from 190-220 °C, 1.75 mm dia. I have had this for about a year. I use the rough build plate, not the glass. I have ...
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Homing damages limit switches Ender 3

I'm new to 3D printing and have bought an Ender 3. I have printed a few good prints but I'm noticing a worsening issue: When I select "autohome" the axes head towards their limit switches, but the y ...
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Is there any way I can remap pins so the Z axis outputs through the extruder driver?

I have a Wanhao Duplicator i3 from which I have blown the Z axis stepper motor. I would like to be able to have all three axes of motion available for another project. I am trying to see if there's ...
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Linear rails maintenace [duplicate]

On my delta printer I have linear rails and one of them (rail+block) started squeeking while printing. I have thought about these causes: 1) the rails are not lubricated well enough, they were always ...

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