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Creality Ender 3 Pro - Z travel issue with TH3d firmware

TLDR - I’ve just driven myself insane trying to fix what I thought was a physical problem with my Z-axis, but it seems to have been solved by switching from the TH3D firmware to the Creality firmware. ...
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Ender 3 v2 layer skips

I am having some issues with my printer skipping/not extruding random layers of my prints. It happens a few layers in and sometimes doesn't even affect the entire layer. I have tried switching from ...
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My 3D printer checks axes home during print. Often wrecking the print

My Tevo Tornado has picked up this habit along the way of checking axes during a print. It is mostly fine when it happens on the X or Y-axis, as the only resulting issue is a string on the outside of ...
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The brim made by slicer programs often separates too easy from printed object. What are some better techiques?

Because the brim prints parallel to the printed object to make it easier to separate after printing, often it separates too easily if the printed object warps. If one draws a brim two layers thick, ...
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Can you optimize head movements to speed up printing?

I'm currently printing 11 copies of the same model. I noticed as it's printing that it seems to work on one model at a time but doesn't travel to the nearest model next. I suspect it's traveling ...
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Anycubic resin printer not printing beyond the first layer

I recently acquired a Anycubic Photon Zero and I'm having trouble printing anything that's not pre-loaded from that company. I create my own models in Blender, put them through the Photon Workshop ...
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(SKR 1.4 Turbo, TMC2209 Drivers) - Power supply has 4 output, but board only 2 input

I have recently purchased an SKR 1.4 Turbo which I intend to add to my P3Steel printer. I have an old power supply which appears to have dual outputs [COM COM +V +V]. I want to connect this to the ...
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Inconsistent layer printing

I’ve had my 3D printer for about 2.5 years. Recently while I’ve been printing, it makes these small little gaps in the filament, like it can’t print consistently. I’m not sure if there’s something ...
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Layers on printed part have started smushing together mid-print and I don’t know why

I’m using the Ender 3 with the Cura slicer and I’ve had success in doing the same print but recently the layers in the middle have smushed out and I don’t know the reason why. I’ve tried reprinting ...
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Does updating the firmware on an Ender 3 V2 erase its previous settings?

A few months ago, I flashed my Ender 3 V2 with JyersUI fork of the Marlin firmware and I like the options and settings that are available with this firmware. The author has put out another update (v1....
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PLA filament becomes brittle inside PTFE tube

I know that it's said the PLA becomes brittle when kept in a humid environment, but my case is slightly weirder: I have rolls of 1.75 mm PLA that I bought years ago and they are fine. But if I leave ...
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Ender 3 Upgraded to All Metal Hot End — Heat Creep?

I was having heat creep related hot end clogs leading to skipped layers or plain old air printing (with extruder stepper skipping). Since I'd just received the all metal hot end I ordered a while ...
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Ender 3 Microswiss Print Quality Decrease

My Ender 3 was working AMAZING. I decided to buy it a Microswiss All-Metal Hotend. I called the company I bought the printer from, and they sent a technician to install it for me. Once he installed it ...
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Why is Cura printing vases much slower than the printer can go?

I have been trying to tune a new filament, on my CR-10 V2, by printing vases, but Cura won't let me print the vases any faster than 10-15 mm/s even when I input all the print speeds to about 65 mm/s. ...
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Layer splitting in same place

I am getting layer splits that always happen in the same place like these: Interestingly enough, when I do multiple prints on one plate, sometimes some prints get split and others don’t. I don’t ...
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Converting .par files to STL

I am using SolidEdge to create 3D models in .par files and right now I have over 30 files and I need to create STL files to print them in 3D printer using GrabCad Is there a way to convert all those ...
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Thingiverse dealer button text block

I’ve been using Thingiverse pretty heavily since I started printing, and I frequently come across the same text block in unrelated models. Am I missing the joke or a hidden meaning in the frequent ...
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PC-ABS poor layer adhesion

I recently started printing Polymaker's PC-ABS blend on my modified Ender 3 v2. The print quality is good but the layer adhesion is pretty bad. The layers aren't delaminating while printing but I can ...
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What temperature should I bake PLA prints at to increase strength?

I recall seeing that it's possible to "bake" or "anneal" or even "remelt" PLA prints to strengthen them. As I understand it, the main effect is improving layer adhesion, ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

I have tried to print Baby Groot , but every time I print the head, there are always layer shifts like the photos below. I have printed three heads and the layer shifts happened all in the same place. ...
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Anycubic Mega X slanted Z-axis

Just got a new printer (first time setting it up myself). While trying to level it, it appeared that the left side was higher than the right on the Z-axis. When the nozzle moves left, it digs into the ...
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Any method that I can refer to simulate 3D scanning and flow through extruder in MATLAB?

I would like to simulate the 3D scanning process with a specific wavelength and swath width of the beam, etc. and then reproduce the image, the whole of which in MATLAB. I also want to simulate the ...
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Ender 3 V2 bed slanted

I'm at a loss I have no idea what to do, I've tried everything I can think of. I've fixed my x-axis gantry, added silicon bed mounts, used washers, straightened out my BLTouch but still this is the ...
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Hotend temperature goes to infinity after few layers

I have a "classic" home built 3D printer, Arduino Mega, RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin 2.0. It worked, was put in storage, and now I am trying to get it running again. During all of the testing ...
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Distinguish i3 MK3 from i3 MK3S

I have a Prusa i3 MK3 or maybe it was upgraded to a i3 MK3S. How can I figure out? The description of the upgrade kit talks about the SuperPINDA (how is it different from the old one?) a number of ...
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Is enclosure without ventilation enough to keep VOC's and printer fumes from leaking into my room?

I am currently in the look for a 3D printer and one major issue I find it the fumes/VOCs that printing can emit. I am not planning to do ABS or similar but I've read from studies that PLA also may ...
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Building a program to convert LiDAR data directly to an STL or directly to G-code

Some people have figured out how to take raw LiDAR data and after going through multiple steps (using LAS tools, converting to digital elevation model (DEM), converting to an STL) getting an STL file ...
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What makes a new nozzle clog before I can finish the print?

I found my Ender 3 was skipping extruder steps a lot, mainly while printing infill (tri-hex at 30%), to the point I saw several layers of infill with spotty extrusion or nothing adhered at all. When I ...
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How to restore languages to Creality CR-6 SE after firmware update?

I have been battling print issues since my purchase of a new Creality CR-6 SE. I chose to do a firmware upgrade to see if it's perhaps a patched issue. I used the Creality Download page and downloaded ...
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Stepper motor driver dead?

I own a cheap 3D printer FLSUN Delta, which was bought 6 years ago. Several structural and other upgrades were done, such as additional frame links, a new heated bed with external MOSFET. In the past ...
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Determine screw size needed from 3MF file(s)

I have a set of 3MF files to enclose a MacroPad. They have openings for screws that go through top then PCB then into bottom, but I've been unable to figure out the dimensions of the screws needed and ...
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Z-axis rising from bed after BLTouch and homing

I have an old Ender 3 printer. I have let it sit for a year without anything to print. Nothing major has happened to it like falling or setting things on the printer. It has an old BLTouch. I set up ...
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Separate Z-stepper E-steps

I have three stepper motors each with its own stepper driver. Two of those motors have the same lead screw, while the third has a ball screw. I need to be able to set the E-steps for the ball screw ...
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3D printer putting scars on my prints

I just ran a 3D benchy on my Lotmaxx SC-10 3D printer and it came out fantastic. No stringing, melting, the dimensions look good, the bed adhesion is perfect, and it is identical to the 3D model. But ...
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3D printing ESD safe/high temp parts

I am trying to develop a process to print fixtures/jigs that can withstand a convection oven temperature of 165 °C. The tricky thing is that these parts have to be considered ESD safe (surface ...
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What are the options for an insulated but still transparent door for a 3D printer enclosure?

When considering enclosures able to reach higher chamber temperatures, insulation is essential to keep the heater power low. Typical insulation materials are not transparent: cork (fire retardant, ...
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Why does Cura default to printing walls so slowly?

I just noticed the other day that my Ender 3 is printing stuff a lot slower than it can, and realized when I was slicing a part that it's because the default "Wall Print Speed" is half the &...
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Use raft pattern instead of wall

This might be an odd question, as rather than being disappointed by the raft material that Cura produces, I actually love it. It prints quickly, is sturdy yet flexible... I was wondering whether ...
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Chitubox estimated time very away from the real time

Some time ago, I bought an Elegoo Mars 2 Pro, and I really liked the product. This is my first resin printer and I am very satisfied. What has been bothering me a little is in relation to the slicer. ...
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Ender 3 extrusion not working properly

I got a new hotend for my Ender 3. When I start to 3D print a model, everything seems to be going well. After about 20 minutes or so the extrusion stops and the extruder motor can't push the filament ...
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TMC2208 v1.2 stepper motor drivers not detected on SKR 1.4 turbo with RepRap firmware

I've upgraded my board to SKR1.4 Turbo with RepRap firmware. Everything works, but motors move double the request. M112 reports them as 'no-driver-detected'. ...
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G-code to make printer move around without actually printing

I have a Prusa i3 MK3S with the MMU on it. At my work, I'm creating a display case to advertise/show off the 3D printing we can do. I was thinking about putting the Prusa in the display case and ...
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How to define bed dimensions in Marlin for custom carriage / hot end?

How would I begin measuring my hotend / carriage dimensions in Marlin to prevent my hotend from slamming into the frame? I see in Marlin the 'define bed size' parameters ...
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Why do segments of my print “pop” off the bed after a few layers? [duplicate]

I just received delivery of some new filament and after a few layers of printing some segments will start to "pop" off the bed. I've calibrated esteps and levelled bed. It only seems to ...
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Movement of the extruder out of its original position during printing

I have a problem with my Creality Ender 3 printer. When I start printing, the first few levels go fine. But then the extruder starts slowly moving in the wrong direction and after a few minutes the ...
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Making durable 3D printed drill templates?

I’m gearing up for making batch of 30 or so drilled aluminum enclosures (guitar pedals!), and getting the holes drilled accurately is a challenge. I’d like to make a 3D printed drilling template that ...
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Screen protector for Elegoo Saturn?

Can I cut down an iPad screen protector and stick it over the top of my Elegoo Saturn to protect the LCD from scratches or resin leaks\drips? Or will this harm printing? Additional information A resin ...
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Should I put my models close together on the build plate, or space them out, to minimise suction?

On a resin printer, if I'm printing 5-6 similarly sized items (Warhammer figures, for example) should I group them close together, or space them far apart, in order to get best adhesion on the build ...
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Jagged edge on one side and not on the other side

As you can see the left side of the edge came out jagged. The right side came out just fine. What happened to the left side? I am using Ender 3 + BLTouch using Sunlu PLA+ with 200 °C hotend. Here are ...
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Generating height map with Rep Rap

I recently did a G29 (run mesh calibration) and my printer did a 25 point probe and reported back the stats to the console. After this I went to the height map section and it says "height map ...

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