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Ender3 V2: What stops the Y?

As there is no limit switch on the operator end of the Y (Y-), what stops its travel when the print is done?
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3D Printer keeps pausing during prints

I have used this 3D printer for over a year now and I just now started running into this problem. It is an Anycubic Chiron with no mods or anything custom added. It is placed in a cabinet my dad and I ...
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Plastic bottles to filament

Is there a machine (for hobbyists) that can convert and number plastic to filament. I have seen the filabot but this uses only plastic from previous prints not plastic types Polyethylene Terephthalate ...
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Why does the first layer only adhere to bed if I increase the temperature by 10 °C and drop the speed by 75 %

I'm running a stock Ender 5 pro with the filament that came with it, and using Creality Slicer 4.8.2, but I'm only able to get reliable bed adhesion if I increase the bed temperature from 50 to 60 °C ...
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Topology problems

My model is purely quads, (I know about tris/quads for .stl files and other formats, etc.) but when I import it in slicer software (Ultimaker Cura), it changes the topology (and that repeating ...
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Editing stl files for unwanted multiple parts [duplicate]

I have a Creality CR-10S5 and am printing a large ocean liner model in sections. The problem I am coming up against is that when the person built the model, the 100's of portholes extend into the ...
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Print is rotated perfectly on bed, while straight in the slicer. X-axis moves slowly while printing a straight Y-axis line

I have a weird problem that I can't seems to find an answer for. I'm using SuperSlicer with my Ender3 + OctroPrint setup. The prints on the bed in SuperSlicer is perfectly straight However, it seems ...
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Phrozen ABS-like resin profile (.cfg File) for Chitubox, where to download it?

I am a beginner at 3D printing. I use: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K Chitubox In Chitubox, there are some resin profiles preloaded and selectable. There also is the possibility to import profiles (.cfg file ...
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Can't connect PowerBelt3D Zero to Print Server

I have tried connecting via Repertier, Pronterface, and OctoPrint. All of them fail to get a response from the handshake attempts. The OctoPrint "AUTO" setting will automatically try all ...
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CR-10 Smart with weak infill

I had a hard time printing some parts as the brim was printed very well contrary to the first layer, wall, and especially infill. I noticed that filament lines were too thin when printing walls, ...
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Using a shorter heatbreak on the Anet A6

I need to replace my heatbreak on my Anet A6 since I pushed out the PTFE tube when my filament got clogged... The current heatbreak has a length of 40 mm, but, the shop I'm buying from only sells the ...
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Ender 5 BlTouch Install

I just installed a BLTouch on my Ender 5 but I'm having trouble installing/editing the firmware. After watching a few YouTube videos, I figured going to the GitHub BTT Marlin repository (because I ...
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Unusual printing after upgrading

So I've just done a full upgrade to my machine in by no means a beginner but this issue is stumping me, and a few other veterans that I've asked. Steps Completed: E-Steps extruding a perfect 100 mm ...
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Alternative to PA12

Looking for alternatives to Nylon PA12. I need a material that is extremely impact resistant, durable and can be left outside. PA12 performs like a dream but it's a nightmare to print with, so I'm ...
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Calibration of Y-axis produces different results on single model with different length even after E-step calibration

TL;DR; If I calibrate my Y-axis steps/mm based on the long side of the model shown below, the calibration cube part is printed too big. If I calibrate the steps/mm based on the calibration cube part, ...
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Temperature problems [closed]

For some reason whenever I turn on my printer, my nozzle says that it is at 120 °C even though it is not set at anything and my bed says that it is set at 180 °C even though it is not set to anything. ...
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How to properly run a PID Tuning and update the firmware?

The Firmware Step-by-step guide remarks to only mess with PID-Tuning settings in the firmware when you know what you are doing. Apparently, defining those settings in the firmware is a somewhat ...
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3D Printing with malicious intent

I have a bit of an odd request. I am studying the vulnerability of 3D printers and would like to know if there is a way to disable the limit switches on, for example, an Ender 3 in the G-code. Ideally,...
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BLTouch not working on Creality Ender 3 Pro

When starting the printer, the bed leveling sensor does its little startup thing and then lights up static red. When pressing Level Bed or Auto Home it homes X and Y and after that sends the Z-axis ...
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Copper-infused PLA for spur gears

I am currently printing PLA infused with 80% copper powder. So far I mainly used it because it looks and feels really nice and post-processing is almost limitless, however recently I have thought that ...
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Gap between offset walls in print in Cura

I've been printing a lot of things with 1 mm offset walls to fit lids. However, in Cura, it's been slicing them but not compensating for the offset creating gaps since the shell thickness (0.8 mm) is ...
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Why does part of the model come away from supports during print?

I have been trying to print the same dinosaur model for several days and all my attempts have failed in the same place. On every attempt, the tail falls off the supports. Sometimes there is a little ...
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Fusion 360 + Snapmaker original for printing

Total beginner, not a single print yet Snapmaker original I saw a couple of tutorials telling one to design whatever needs printing on Fusion 360 and then export it to STL, import on Luban, and print....
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3D printing using only binary tensors representing parts

I need to 3D print several composites. The constituent materials are photopolymer resins. The composites are very similar to a Rubik's cube. Considering it that way, each voxel (every small piece of ...
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Anycubic firmware update fail and screen blinks or update firmware never ends

I spend many hours tonight with a friend figuring out what's happening and solving my Anycubic Vyper firmware update. I had various issues : While updating with the current version (2.4.5 as of today)...
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Adaptive infill density in small region

I'm using Ultimaker Cura to slice my 3D models, and I often have a problem with object with dimensions over multiple orders of magnitudes. Basically, if I set an Infill of 20 %, the infill is ...
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Anet A8 keeps failing prints that it used to be able to complete and new ones

The most recognizable problem with my 3D printer is that the extruder stepper keeps clicking. As you can see in these 2 pictures it fails to extrude out plastic in time when doing retractions and when ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder motor failing constantly

I have had my Ender 3 Pro for about 2 years now and it has been working amazingly! Since November it's struggling very much while printing. I am quite sure the problem lives on the extruder motor. ...
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Z-axis lead screw not turning to adjust height when using auto leveling?

I have a 3DTouch with my Ender 3 3D printer with the Creality 4.2.2 Board. It is running a custom build of Marlin 2.0.9.2. As I have been watching my prints, I noticed that the Z-axis lead screw does ...
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What is the difference between Linear Advance and Pressure Advance

I've been trying to do some research on Linear Advance (LA) on Marlin and Pressure Advance (PA) on Klipper, and from my understanding the technology behind each is different, although also similar. ...
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Model looks differently on one leg, has holes [duplicate]

I am currently trying to let someone print a 3D-model of mine for school. The model was made in blender. Everything works fine until the guy imports my model via ...
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Why does my printer stop extruding towards the end of the print?

I am new to 3D printing and I have been doing some test prints on my Ender 3 v2 that turned out fine. I then decided to print the Death Star, which requires three pieces. The first two printed well, ...
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Ender 5 Spool Holder

I switched my Ender 5 to a direct drive extruder and it works great but I need a better place to put the filament spools; probably something elevated (or even just higher than the stock spool holder) ...
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What caused the blackening of this filament?

About 5 hours into a print last night, the filament stopped extruding leaving the model unfinished. On investigation, I saw that the filament had stopped feeding. I can see marks on the filament left ...
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Is PETG sensetive to moisture?

Various filaments are sensitive to moisture to one degree or another. So far I've only printed with PLA. I can definitely tell the difference between fresh (just out of the package) PLA but I don't do ...
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The nozzle hits the bed and does not lift when I do G29 P4 to edit UBL mesh

I have an issue with my 3D printer which is operating on SKR 1.4 Turbo board and Marlin 2.0.8. I have a conductive probe and UBL is enabled. The mesh building goes fine and I have no issues with the ...
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Ender 6 un-modded loud retraction sound

Newly built Ender 6 printer makes a loud whine or beep for every retraction, print quality not affected, but is very annoying and louder than the rest of the printer. Is this normal or do I need to ...
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Impact on 3D printer of movement forced over the limit

Faulty endstop caused the printer (a traditional cartesian FDM) to try to move over the maximum axis limit at top, the noise has been atrocious, I don't see damages (apparently) but I'm wondering if ...
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Extruder keeps crashing into print

I have an Ender 3 Pro and I am trying to print a fairly delicate model of a low-polygon chicken as a Christmas ornament. My slicer is Cura 4.11.0. I have successfully printed a dozen of them with 0....
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Weird lines in the print at specific heights

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 printer with all metal extruder and upgraded my mainboard from 4.2.2 to 4.2.7 silent board. I also added a Creality touch sensor for auto bed leveling. Before these ...
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Marlin 2.0.x changing order of multiple menu items

I am using an Ender 3 Max with Marlin 2.0.9.3 and I need help with changing the order of the main menu. I have found a post changing a menu, but not in a way I describe below. Here is the current ...
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Is it possible to change the orientation that filament is laid down for the top layer in Cura Slicer?

In Cura Slicer, is it possible to change the direction that the filament is laid down when making the top layer? For example, in the above picture the filiment is laid down at about 45 degrees to the ...
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Some problems with printing on my Ender 3

This week I got an Ender 3. When printing the models, I get some inaccuracies on them. I tried printing a low-polygon chess rook, and it isn't printed accurately. It has these additional plastic ...
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How to stop scratching the bed and print properly on an Ender 3 V2

I am new to 3D printing, and I just put together the printer yesterday, and I spent a while trying to level it, but if I move the bed too low when it moves it gets stuck on the motor for it in the ...
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Y-axis on KP3S Kingroon only moves in one direction

I recently got a KP3S Kingroon 3D printer and have been trying to set it up. After a couple of test prints, the Y-axis seems to only move in one direction. At first, I thought it was a motor issue, ...
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Best practice: For ensuring a good print with dual extruder machine

I own a Qidi X-Pro that uses a dual extruder. I just spent the last 45 minutes trying to print, over and over, a simple model I had printed before. I'm using ABS with a glue stick. The ABS is fed ...
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Melting 3D printed scraps: Burns up

Every time I try melting a scrap piece of plastic it ends up turning brown, smelling, and smoking before even melting down completely. My entire home ends up filled with cancerous fumes and there's no ...
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Printing above, not onto the bed

I just got an Ender 3 pro printer and set it up. I have levelled my bed and set the coordinates to (0, 0, 0) with the nozzle paper’s thickness away from the bed. When I started printing the default ...
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Preform like support generation UI for AnyCubic photon

I'm used to Preform with Form 2/3 for generating supports. I've recently been trying out Anycubic Photon, Elegoo and other more cost-effective printers. How can I select and configure support points ...
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Issue milling a circular contour with CNC – 3018 Pro

I have a 3018 Pro CNC and being trying cutting a contour of a simple circular part: G-code: ...

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