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What is this situation called and how do I avoid it?

I am trying to print ColorFabb XT-Filament PETG on my Kobra Max, and I get the following results: These are my Cura settings:
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What does somebody mean in Cura when he demands a "feeding rate of 105%"?

In a review for a certain filament I read that somebody recommended "a feeding rate of 105%". What does he mean, and how could I set this in Cura? When I search for "feed" in the ...
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How does relative bed flatness affect print quality?

What are ways to a priori determine how bed flatness affects prints, as a function of the initial layer height? It's pretty obvious that a 50 um difference from one edge of the print to the other is ...
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Ender 3 Pro bed is lower in the middle

I just purchased this Ender 3 Pro about 1 week ago and since then I've been having nightmares with leveling/tramming the printer bed. From having to tram it again after every print to not being able ...
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Are 3D prints safe to touch right after printing?

Are 3D prints safe to touch right after printing? If not should I do some kind of curing (like in resin printing) when my prints are done or wash them with alcohol or something Note: I am talking ...
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Ender 3 CR-touch upgraded but not able to manually level the bed

I've added a CR_touch and corresponding firmware, and used some help to get started. When I brought the printer home, I dialed auto leveling , printed a calicat and it went just fine except that I ...
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What is the best printer for a student to buy? [closed]

I have a minimal understanding of 3D printers, but know enough to understand that price is not always correlated with performance. I also know that many printers are modifiable, interchangeable, ...
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Layers offset at top and bottom and some inbetween

I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem/problems for a couple of days now regarding printing issues caused probably by the Z-axis. I'm new to 3D printing and kind of at a loss about what to do next or ...
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Editing a G-code file for different material

I had a model I had originally printed in PLA, and then lost the STL... but I still have the G-code. Now I want to print it in PET-G. Do I need to do anything other than update the numbers on the M104 ...
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Why raft is printed much better than the actual first layer?

I'm facing a weird problem I cannot understand why it happens. Most of my objects have a large planar base so I don't have any adhesion issue. I'm using a PLA Silk gold filament from eSun (filament ...
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Using 40W adapter on 30W heater cartridge?

Recently, I accidentally shorted out my heater cartridge when trying to do my first nozzle swap on my Prusa MK3S+. I just ordered a new E3D v6 Hotend with 30W Heater Cartridge and it will be here in a ...
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Ender 3 failing on the same z position every print

I have an Ender 3, I changed its extruder for one metallic one. In my last prints, I am getting issues at the same height. The extruder can't pull the filament in for that z position. I cleaned the Z ...
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PETG configuration

Recently, I have started to use PETG as my new material, before that I had been using ABS. But I stopped using ABS because of the cracking. I have been printing a lot of calibration cubes and I ...
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E1 printer halted error

I changed the hot end from the stock Creality CR-10 v2 to an e3D v6. Since it uses a type 5 thermistor, I had to change the firmware; after a quick search I found the TH3D firmware which I used, I did ...
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Marlin: set the MKS_PWC with MKS_GEN_L

I have recently bought a MKS_PWC v3 power management system to work with my 3d printer, that runs a MKS_GEN_L v1.0 motherboard. I flashed and configured previously the Marlin v2.1-bugfix branch to ...
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Changing a teflon tube inside a hotend, help with disassembly

I have an HBot 3D 1.1 printer (it's a CoreXY style printer, newer versions are produced by ZMorph). I think that a filament guide tube inside the hotend got damaged, resulting in decreased diameter, ...
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I'm new to 3D Printing and I've have just assembled a new Ender3 V2 with a CR Touch bed leveller. The extruder motor is not working

Due to a mains power failure, I was unable to finish a "Thingiverse Stripes" auto bed levelling test on my new Ender 3 v2. When power returned several hours later and I tried to resume the ...
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What is this behaviour called and how do I fix this?

I am printing Eryone 1.75 mm PET on my Kobra Max printer with 80°C bed and 230°C. I am experiencing this: Is this "over-extrusion" and "stringing"? And how do I avoid this?
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Sudden Extreme Z-Banding

I am experiencing an extreme Z-banding issue that has come on all of a sudden. I'm quite new to 3D printing and I have just taken a deep dive into printer calibration by going through the Teaching ...
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Command Line Slicer OSX Terminal

What are the correct steps for slicing an .stl file with OSX Terminal. I have tried cd to the directory where the .stl file is and then ...
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Preheat bed and extruder for X mins to heat enclosure

A few times now I have gone to print something and I'm using ABS. I'd like to manually preheat the bed and extruder of my CR-10 Smart Pro in order to get my enclosure temperature up especially now ...
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Print Object Without Top Layer But With Intermediate Layers

I'm using PrusaSlicer with OpenSCAD. I want to print a solid object with a notch in it, without top layers, but with infill and solid walls for the notch, like this... I can set the number of top ...
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Ender 3 S1 - Is this positioning or extrusion error? Or something else?

I have been printing for a few years now, and recently purchased an Ender 3 S1. I have a strange issue, that I couldn't resolve yet. If there is a geometric change between layers, then the unchanged ...
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Torture toaster with PETG

I'm new in the 3D priting and I bought a BIQU B1 printer :-) I printed the Pokemon with the white filament that come as a sample with the printer (PLA) and after that I bought the Inland PLA+ and PETG+...
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BLTouch on Bed Leveling check don't move left after point 6

My Setup Ender 3 BTT SKR Mini E3 v1.2 with BLTouch Marlin v2.1.x Problem Captured it here (short video): When Bed Leveling, the print head doesn't return left on the X-...
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XYZ da Vinci 3D printer doesn't want to load filament

My XYZ da Vinci 3D printer doesn't want to load my spool but I still have a lot of filament on it. I took the chip out in both spool and the printer itself and made sure I loaded them in correctly, ...
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Anycubic Chiron homing issue

The Anycubic Chiron is the third 3D printer I’ve owned, so I’m fairly familiar with the inner workings of them. The problem occurs when I home the Z-axis. Once the Z-axis sensor gets triggered, the Z-...
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What is this called and how do I avoid it? (model frees itself from support structure and warps upwards)

I want to print the following model on my Kobra Max using ABS. I have uploaded it here. I have tried it 3 times now, it always results in this: As you can see, one part managed to break free from ...
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Dual Z Options: Pros and Cons

I have an Ender 3 V2 Neo. I have installed the Creality dual Z-axis upgrade kit (with a second Z stepper motor) and third-party anti-backlash nuts. Only afterwards did I discover that users were ...
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Setting Z offset on Artillery Hornet (Marlin 2.0.7.2)

After leveling the corners of the bed and doing a manual mesh bed leveling (both options on the menu LCD) I adjust the babystep Z while printing to get a perfect first layer. Ideally, I would take ...
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Thermal Runaway E1 Error, Extruder text jumps randomly

Ender 3 Pro, everything is stock except that I swapped the magnetic sheet for a glass bed. As the tin says, I'll get this error around a half hour into a print: ...
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Why does Cura create this turquoise support structure?

I am just using Cura for the first time. This is what my model looks like in Fusion 360: Here is a close-up look: And this is what Cura creates for me. I assume the turquoise area is a support ...
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How would I print a non-flat surface using FDM?

So far, I have only printed with SLS printers. The results were great, but it was such a horrible mess, and precautions took so much time (gas mask, chemistry gloves, etc.) that I am now switching to ...
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How do I increase the spring tension on the idler arm on a Stock Ender 5 Pro

It has been suggested that I should increase the spring tension on the idler arm, on a Stock Ender 5 Pro, due to a problem with the extruder mangling filament during rapid retractions. How do I do ...
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What are the potential continuances to a print of setting the retraction to 0 in a slicer?

I have a moderately sized model that includes 4 thin towers off approximately 6 inches each in height as its final element, each tower is less than 1/4 inch in diameter. These towers consistently fail ...
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Flashforge Adventurer 3, filament problem

I have just bought my son a used Flashforge Adventurer 3 and the man who sold it to me said he had a bit of trouble with the filament starting to come out before it touches the print bed but if you ...
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Do I have to warm up the hotend for replacing pneumatic couplers on brand new Ender 3?

I have a brand new Ender 3 v2 that I have not assembled yet. I've seen a lot of people saying the stock couplers break very soon so I already bought new couplers. Now every video online says I have to ...
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Resin forming thin layer on bottom of vat (sludgelike)

Hello everyone just bought the Anycubic Photon Mono X and am having some trouble was wondering if anyone else ever had this issue. The resin seems to be hardening on the bottom of the vat after I ...
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Which software would be best to model these types of parts (needed for cubicle repair)? [closed]

I'm in need of printing some replacement parts for cubicles, and the image included with this post contains most of the parts we are need of replicating. I read this helpful infographic on different ...
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How to keep model flat in resin printing?

I am having some trouble with model adherence to my print bed. As shown in the attached photo, my model is pulled away at the sides leaving it bowed even though it is designed to be flat. Other than ...
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Are IDEX printers able to make gradients?

I know that a single mixing nozzle with dual filament input can blend them in order to make gradients. I also know that IDEX means you have two independent nozzles and you can make objects with ...
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How to find enclosed 3D printer that can host 1 kg filament bobbins?

I'm struggling to find out an enclosed 3D printer that allow to load the common 1 kg filament bobbins. Most of the enclosed ones accept only proprietary bobbins (like Dremel or Flashforge). Do these ...
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Calculate Z-height at a given orientation

Does anyone know a way to calculate the Z-height and support's volume of an object at a specific orientation (specific x, y, z angles)? I am looking for an Equation/s or a Python code/s, not a slicer ...
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How can a speaker or active buzzer be connected to the Arduino 2560/RAMPS 1.4 boards to provide alerts in response to M300 commands in the g-code

My Prusa i3 does not appear to have any sound device incorporated. I've read "Writing G-Code: Audible Alert at end of print" and it seems everything needed to implement audible alerts is ...
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Is my stepper motor driver to blame?

I have a Mooz-2 3D printer from dobot (an obscure chinese brand) that I got from kickstarter. I've done numerous upgrades over the years, including a full-metal hotend, dual z-axis and a custom power ...
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Inconsistent Z-height on Ender 3 V2 print bed

I have an Ender 3V2 running a custom version of Jyers Marlin, and using a CR Touch as a Z-stop, and with a heated glass print bed. This is my first printer, and it mostly prints fine except when ...
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ABS does not stick AFTER some good layers

Usually I had problems with the adhesion of the first layers, and most questions here and out there are about this issue. Instead now I'm facing another problem. After "some" (few or even ...
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How to convert a conventional Inkjet printer into a FDM resin 3D printer?

I searched about the subject in this website and could only find this question here asking "if there is an FDM Resin 3D printer", not how to build it. The idea is to replace the inks for ...
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OctoPrint runs exceptionally slow

I recently got my "first" 3D printer (I already had one but never really did a lot with it). Then I got myself a Raspberry Pi 3B and a cam to install OctoPrint. So far so good. Now I was ...
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Ender 3 S1 fails printing mid ways

I got my first 3D printer, a Creality Ender 3 S1. I followed the Quick Installation Guide for the initial configuration. I also had to adjust the corners of the bed manually (the very first print ...
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