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What are the risks of leaving to print overnight?

I'm new to 3D printing and I was wondering about the risks of leaving my printer to print overnight? I'm aware that if something goes wrong I'll wake up to spaghetti for breakfast but what are the ...
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Thermal Runaway issues on Ender 3 Pro even after replacing thermistor and heater cartridge

I have an Ender 3 Pro with the BTT SKR E3 V2.0 mini with Marlin firmware 2.0.8.2.x. I am trying to print PETG, which requires decently high temperatures. I initially replaced the stock board after a ...
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I am designing a UUV and need some learning material and resources for understanding principles of designing buoyant vehicles [closed]

I want to design and 3d print a floating water surface vehicle (UUV). I am a beginner in 3d design and 3d printing. What would be the best book, website, or any other resource for learning?. I am ...
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Engraved text (on a cylinder). The printer wasnt able to display the font style correctly,

Printer: Elegoo Mars 3 LCD Resin printer The letter height is about 3 mm. I engraved a word (text) on the side of a cylinder (which is about 14 mm in diameter and 4 mm in height). I am not sure about ...
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I have stringing issues with my Anycubic Chiron printer

Stringing issue. I'm using: 1 mm nozzle 200 °C 40 mm/s speed 0.75 mm layer height retraction is 7.5 mm and; 70 mm/s Material: PLA+. Note: I would like to keep the layer height the same How can I ...
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I have a Ender 3 S1 Pro and can't restart a print after a pause at height

My printer (Ender 3 S1 Pro) only has a touch screen. When I use the pause at height command, the print pauses properly. However, the screen only displays stop and pause "buttons". Neither of ...
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Is there printable optical-grade resin?

Are there SLA printable resins that can be printed with optical clarity and whose index of refraction make them potentially useful for optical applications? I would assume the surface may need ...
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Wavy walls on one axis (not ringing)

I own an Ender 3 max and after I did a fan upgrade to the main board (In the progress I need to let the printer sit on the y axis motor and might bend something), there're wavy patterns on the wall ...
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Nozzle digs into material and extruder starts skipping after some layers

So around a year ago I built a 3D printer very similar to a Creality CR10 and ever since I've built it, after some layers the nozzle appears to be digging into the print and the extruder starts ...
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Resin LCD print not printing first layers properly, resulting in a reduction of the height of the object

Printer: Elegoo Mars 3 LCD Resin Printer I have a similar problem to this question, First / bottom layers not printing? and this issue on Reddit, Elegoo Saturn Squishing Bottom Layers Together - ...
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Wall thickness and line count in Cura, are they redundant, or do they multiply?

I'm experimenting with larger nozzles and large objects. I thought I had left the default wall count at 3 and that's why the print was turning out much sturdier and much heavier than a smaller nozzle, ...
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What causes different fluoresence of PLA from different sources?

I discovered this by accident while gluing two pieces of 3D printed PLA with UV-curing adhesive. It's not a problem but I'm curious about why the two materials appearance under UV light is so ...
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Print Fail: Partial Mess - What are possible causes?

Can anyone help explain what might be wrong to do this? I am printing a bunch of the same item.
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Creality CR-6 SE heatblock replacement

Recently I broke the threads inside the heatblock of my CR-6 SE by tightening the nozzle too much (it seemed not deep enough). No problem - bought a new hotend extruder kit for around 35 euros. I put ...
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Ender 3 Pro keeps stopping after about 2 or 3 layers. SD card maybe?

I bought my Ender 3 Pro 2 weeks ago. Put it together, leveled it, and was off to the races the first day. I printed the test dog and test pig perfectly, so I ventured off to Thingiverse and probably ...
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Prusa MK3S not printing during printing but extruder working and First Layer working fine

Recurring problem. My MK3 Prusa won't extrude when a print is intiated. Either nothing or a few blobs. However, manual extrusion, filament comes out just fine. Tried First Layer Calibration, comes out ...
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Adjustable Angle for a 1.5 inch OLED screen

I have a 1.5 inch screen, and I would like to create an adjustable angle plate for the screen, similar to Game boy advanced (shown below) Does anyone know how the mechanism works? By any chance, is ...
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Do flyback diode filters in stepper circuits improve print quality?

Do the add-on noise reduction boards (variously called Schottky diodes, flyback diodes, noise filters) installed ahead of the stepper motors really improve print quality on FDM printers? I installed ...
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Cura variables and initial G-code commands

Ender 3 Pro, PLA, temps 200 °C and 60 °C. I want to not heat the nozzle until after Auto Bed Leveling (CR Touch) is complete. I can do that in the start G-code, but by then, Cura has already heated ...
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What's causing this lack of layer adhesion after a crash?

I recently had a print failure/crash, where the print stuck to the nozzle and forced molten filament back into the print head, fans, and heater block. I changed the nozzle for a new 0.4mm same as ...
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Pros and cons of the two(+?) kinds of bimetal heatbreaks

I just replaced my PTFE-lined heatbreak with a Slice Engineering Copperhead, and am mostly happy with the results, but in the process of buying it and learning not to jam it, I came across with ...
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Any way to print all the layers of a 3D (STL)?

I'm looking for a way to slice up a 3D model and then get the profiles of each individual layer. I need to 2D print the different layers (with the layer height that I define) for a Styrofoam craft. ...
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What is the 4pin connector next to this USB on the Creality 4.2.3 board?

What is the 4pin connector next to this USB on the Creality 4.2.3 board?
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Suggestions for heat element and temperature sensor for heating a brass printer table (dim 25x25x10mm)

I am searching for a way to heat a printer table of brass with approx. measurements 25x25x10 mm. We want to be able to control the heat from 50 °C-100 °C with preferable 1 °C steps. One idea we had ...
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Where can I change the nozzle diameter in Cura? Why is mine missing?

I just upgraded the nozzle (to 1 mm) on an Ender 3v2 and want to make a test print. I added a new printer for the new nozzle size.... and can't find a setting for it. Some screenshots on the ...
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Filament based printing what operator behaviors contribute to an increased need to relevel a bed?

When using a filament based printer, what operator behaviors increase the frequency at which a bed must be relevelled between prints?
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Under-extrusion halfway into print - Dremel 3D45 -PETG

NEW UPDATE BELOW I am having trouble finding the cause for this under-extrusion at start/end of each layer. Something changes halfway into the print creating a visible seam at some specific layer ...
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Browsing and printing print files (G-code) stored in OctoPrint from printer's screen

I'm using an Ender 3 v2 with Jyers firmware. I'm looking for a firmware / OctoPrint plugin which allows browsing G-codes stored in my OctoPrint storage and starting them directly from my printer's ...
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X-axis taper problem

Tronxy P802M I believe. PLA. The calibration cube is tapered on one side of the X-axis only. Everything else looks good. The top is almost 1 mm narrower than the bottom, but only on X-axis.
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Can OpenSCAD bend text (project it on curved surface)?

I want to put relief text on curved surface but can't find way to do that in OpenSCAD. I'm aware it's possible to bend text in Blender and then import stl, but I ...
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Blender add-on "3D Print Toolbox" and MeshLab

Blender software has a nice mesh analysis add-on called ”3D Print Toolbox". It is making us give it a second look for our 3D printing workflow. On the other hand, MeshLab is very nice to have ...
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What is the type of motion system of the Ender 5 called?

It's not CoreXY, it's not H-Bot and it's definitly not a bedslinger. What do you call this type of motion system?
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Changing the temp from 200/60 in any degree triggers thermal runaway

I am new to 3D printing and having a strange issue I don't understand and would love some help with. I have an Ender 3 Pro and when I use the settings 200 °C & 60 °C it prints fine. However, I ...
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How do I check the belts on my Ender 3?

I need to check the belts on my Ender 3 to confirm they are properly set up, functioning, and undamaged. How do I go about doing this?
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Ender 3: Extruder Stepper Motor - Hand Turn

Should I be able to hand turn the stepper motor for the extruder of an Ender 3? Trying to figure out why the motor isn’t turning on a new to me, never used, but out-of-warranty Ender 3. Swapping ...
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Best way to make a new model for custom part printing?

Looking to print a new part for a home appliance. There's going to need to be a new model created with the customizations made, but the model (after printing) will have to fit where the old part was. ...
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What is causing these severe print errors on an Ender 3? [closed]

I've noticed a lot of beginners with the Ender 3 are getting blobby prints. The default nozzle temperature with the slicer and printer is 200 °C. The filament's manufacturer's suggested nozzle ...
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Circle isn't in the shape of a circle

Printer doesn't print perfect circles while calicat is perfect and top layers look weird on Ender 3 Pro: I used Cura and an Ender 3 Pro, eSun PLA+, print at 210 °C.
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Has anyone written a primer for hobbyists new to 3D printing?

Most of the guides I can find are just canned responses to specific questions. Instead I'm looking for something meant to teach good fundamental understanding and core needed skills. Beginner's guides ...
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Problems with underextrusion

I have a problem with, what I think is underextrusion (see attached photos), but I'd like to ask you If my assumption is correct. If it is underextrusion could you advice me which slicer settings ...
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Can I Print With a Fan Missing 3 Blades?

I recently broke the cooling fan on my Voxelab Aquila while doing some maintenance, and I'm in the middle of a multi piece print that I would like to finish soon. I found the fan replacement I need, ...
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Effects of bad power supply on temperature/flow?

I've been trying to trace down a mysterious reduction in the flow I can achieve. Since recording this flow test video where I successfully achieved a nominal 30 mm³/s (almost surely with ...
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Ender 3 v2 X-axis home fails

I have a problem. I upgraded my Ender 3 v2 for direct drive and added CR Touch. Updated software to bugfix-JyersUI v2.0.1. Now if I turn on my printer first homing X-axis moves to the left clicks one ...
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GT2 belts lengthened?

Can the GT2 belts lengthen themselves if they are tentioned too much? I had them tensioned quite a bit until I saw the video from "Lost in Tech". I then decided to reduce the tension, but ...
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Bed leveling suggestions given this mesh generated by BLTouch

The printer is a Creality CR-10 S5. Marlin 2.0.7.2 Here is the highest point. Deepest valley Further the leveling screws on the right X0,0 and X=0, Y=467 are barely at the very bottom of the screw. ...
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Severe blobbing prevents printing. What settings can I change to fix this?

Bought a new printer. When this problem has happened anywhere from the third to the twentieth layer up. An excess of filament suddenly exits the nozzle, often pulling the print from the bed when the ...
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Best filament to print the housing for a laptop?

I have an old notebook computer that works just fine, but the outside of the lid is badly damaged and needs to be replaced. The screen and wiring are fine, so I only need to replace the housing that ...
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Is it possible to make flat parts less flexible by adding geometry to one side?

I have a resin printer, and when I print medium to large flat surfaces they tend to warp a little after a few days. I was wondering if it's possible to reduce this by adding lines/circles or other ...
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Creality slicer filling in holes that aren't supposed to

I'm pretty new to 3D printing and I made my own file in Blender. I exported it to Creality slicer, printed it, and it was filling the holes that aren't supposed to be filled. It's supposed to look ...
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3D Builder: position shifted after auto repair

I build and export my model using ZBrush and as STL files. To fix the mesh for 3D print, I try to use 3D Builder which can automatically repair my parts. As it saves as a single file, if I import all ...
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