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Why won’t this print adhere after a perfect calibration print?

I am new to 3D printing and have an Ender 5 Pro. I have manually leveled the bed by setting the nozzle gap to 0.1 mm (via feeler gauges) and then printing a calibration print and manually adjusting ...
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HALOT BOX makes objects with support move up

I'm trying to slice some models using the default HALOT BOX software from Creality, which comes with the Halot One resin 3D printer. I've oriented them at 45 degrees, and am using supports. When I ...
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Resin layer for adhesion: how should I do it?

Backstory: Like quite a lot of people here, I'm having problems with parts adhering to the build plate of a resin printer. I've tried everything that I can think of: cleaning & re-sanding the ...
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E3D V6 hotend gets jammed very frequently

In the past couple of weeks, my V6 hotend gets jammed very frequently. The nozzle is 0.4 mm and the printer is a D-Bot. Here are some of the things I have tried so far, Switched between the original ...
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Printing minuscule objects

I am not familiar with 3D printing at all, is it possible to print tiny objects with some 3D printing technology that is available to a consumer audience? I am not talking about microscopic scale, but ...
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Possible to get G34 auto align and IDEX with Ender 3 Pro and BTT E3 RRF?

Long story I'll try to bullet point to speed up so bear with me: I have a heavily modded Ender 3 Pro Relevant mods for this question: Control board swapped for BTT E3 RRF, Dual Z motor, BLTouch ...
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I dried my filament because it wouldn't adhere properly but now it adheres a bit too well

I dried my spool of PLA this morning to solve adhesion issues and proceeded to print the model that failed due to the aforementioned issues. But when it was done and I went to remove it from the bed, ...
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Manually provide the number of steps to be executed by a drive (RepRap firmware 3.3)

I am writing an M-code for a new algorithm to reduce vibrations during printing. After a bit of preprocessing, my algorithm spits out the number of steps for each drive. Is there any way I can provide ...
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Cable Chain lubrication?

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 V2 to use a Micro Swiss Direct Drive and extruder. with the layout change, comes a lot of cable management changes, especially to prevent the cables from getting ...
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Creality Ender 3 v2 and BLTouch v3.1 - issues with x, y axis - crashing to the printer's frame

after installing BLTouch v3.1 on my Creality Ender 3 v2, I am facing the issue with x and z axis. During auto bed leveling seems like printer is trying to go outside x, y position of bed and make ...
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OctoPi and sub-recommended hardware spec?

I have an Ender 3 V2 running off a Raspberry Pi and Octoprint, and it works. I'm trying to tune the prints and improve output, and I'm not sure how much impact the Pi has on the print quality. The ...
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Ender 3 V2 & BLTouch with Jyers firmware not compensating

I got the Jyers firmware to upgrade my Ender 3 V2 and added a BLTouch. I got it up and running, followed most of the tutorials on the internet and videos, and uncommented all that was needed. The ...
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Issue with Ender 3 bed

I have an Ender 3 and I'm experiencing an issue where it won't print on the edges. Near the outside of the bed plastic just peels away. Bed is level - verified multiple times. The nozzle appears to be ...
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Looking for 3D filament thats compatiable with HHO-oxyhydrogen and NaOH sodium hydroxide -lye

I'm testing a HHO generator (oxyhydrogen - browns gas generator) and I use 1% NaOH solution (sodium hydroxide -lye). I made some M8 threaded adapters for it using PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate ...
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Extruder motor freezing

I recently upgraded from a Creality 4.2.7 controller board to a BigTreeTech SKR E3 Turbo and touch screen. When power is applied, the extruder motor turns slightly, then freezes and has a low humming ...
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Should I cure my 3D printed resin model before or after sanding down imperfections?

When printing a 3D model on a resin printer should I sand down imperfections and marks left by supports before or after curing? What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing it either way?
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K-Thermistor vs Ender 3 Stock Thermistor: Problem with bad reads

I have changed my hotend on my Ender 3 v2 with Dragonfly BMS. In effect, because I wanted to reach higher temperatures, I also changed the thermistor with one that is 3mm wide and does not have the ...
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3D Printing - Cylinder printing has holes - why? How to print with internal supports - Ultimaker Cura

Blender and 3D printing beginner here. First of all I'm using Ultimaker Cura and Blender of course, with an Ender 3 Pro to print. I need to print this cylinder with extruded paths. How do I go about ...
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Does abrasive filament require a special hotend?

I know that you need a special nozzle to extrude abrasive filament (carbon fibre, copper, ...). I do have such a nozzle (coated steel) and am printing carbon fibre and copper filament. Last time I ...
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I suddenly can't get any bed adhesion at all on my Ender 3

I got up this morning and went to start a 13-hour print, but when it went to print the raft the PLA filament wouldn't adhere at all to the bed. It seemed to just bunch up around the nozzle. I don't ...
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Ender 3 Pro elephant's foot

I recently got an Ender 3 Pro and had a blast with it for the first few days, but then I got greedy for a better print and threw off my calibration with some "upgrades" and ended up with ...
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Ender 3 V2 error message

I bought an Ender 3 V2 printer and printed successfully with PLA and PLA+. Ender 3 V2 is rated at <= 250 °C but when I set temperature above 200 °C to print to PLA+, I get an error message "...
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Weird wall patterns on Ender 3 Pro

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a 3D printed direct drive extruder on it. After switching to the direct drive, I noticed weird lines and patterns forming. I've tried everything imaginable, besides it ...
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Ender 3 pro Z axis homing

Whenever the printer homes, the nozzle ends up digging into the bed and causing damage. This also happens when I start prints, the first layer is shoving the nozzle into the bed, this happens every ...
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AutoCAD settings going strange? [closed]

In the middle of my AutoCAD builds, I keep finding myself being totally lost in what I'm doing. It will randomly be flipping so up is down, and left is right, then start moving the center of my build ...
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Is it normal for belt tension to differ between sides of a CoreXY printer?

When I pluck the belts of my CoreXY printer, I feel significantly different tension between the two idlers on the back and the tension on the sides, between the gear on the stepper shaft and the idler ...
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How do I fix infill support in Cura?

I am making this dog feeder. My goal is to 3D print it using an Ender 3 V2. I am using Cura to slice it. When I slice it, though, Cura does not see the Top part (Dispenser box) as a solid piece. And ...
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Printer has stopped extruding

I have been printing toy cars for about a month now and my Ender 3 has stopped extruding plastic even when I insert filament, it has been about a day since it stopped working. Is there any tips for ...
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How can I convert a mathematically defined shape into a 3D printable gcode file?

Suppose I have the x, y and z coordinates (either in a list or a function z = f(x,y)) that defines a shape like the one provided and I want to 3D print it with a solid bottom, is there an easy way to ...
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How do metal infused filaments work?

I am considering making modifications to my Ender 3 so I can print metal-infused PLA, but I'm somewhat unclear on how it works and how the PLA is supposed to be separated from the metal content in ...
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Are there any free scanning programs available?

I keep looking around for good 3D scanning software but can't find anything I like. Any suggestions? I'm more looking for a free app so I can use my android phone, but am open to desktop based ...
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Steel heatbed - White stains after cleaning with IPA

So, I'm new at 3D printing and I've tried cleaning my new 3D printer's steel heated bed with Isopropyl Alcohol and it left some very nasty white marks all over the bed. I tried cleaning it off with ...
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My FlashForge Creator Pro has started to spontaneously restart mid-print, begin vibrating, printing along one axis repeatedly, etc

I've changed SD cards, printed from USB connection, upgraded/reloaded firmware and attempted using different software packages. Nothing has worked yet. When connected via USB, I get a "...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Eryone's 15% metal PLA compared to other PLA?

I am thinking of using it for a project or two but am still somewhat new to this. So, I was wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of Eryone's 15% metal PLA and X% metal PLA in general?
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Is there a good or rather better way to finish/smooth FDM prints? [duplicate]

I'm curious as to whether there's an easier and/or more effective way to smooth/finish my FDM prints. I've read about some online but I'd like a second opinion. I'm mostly using PLA and PLA+.
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What else can I print with my stock Ender 3 [closed]

I have used PLA and PLA+ so far and I know that it can use ABS and PETG but I'm curious what other materials could I in theory use with my Ender 3? It is a stock configuration, for the time being at ...
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Ender 5 plus - leveling

My Ender 5 plus developed a strange issue. The printer is always moving the bed a couple of mm from the nozzle. I have releveled the bed a couple of times, that does not solve it. I did also a manual ...
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Can Fusion 360 optimize topology using only struts and triangles?

I want to make a light titanium part which will be very visible and 3D printed. Can I force Fusion to use only struts like this? I realize it will limit the performance but in this application ...
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Bridge infill does not stick to the perimeter

I'm printing small detail on Prusa Mini with Prusament PLA @ default 215 °C. Model was sliced with the PrusaSlicer with default 0.15 mm quality profile. The problem is that when the printer is making ...
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Initial Layer Line width in PrusaSlicer

In Cura, there is a setting called: Initial Layer Line Width. What is its equivalent in PrusaSlicer?
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Creality Ender 3: Layer shifting at high speeds

I am printing Benchies at high speed, I successfully printed one at 300 mm/s. If I set the speed to 400 mm/s, the Y axis begins shifting around. This is usually accompanied by a banging sound. In ...
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Inconsistent layer widths and uneven outer walls

I have problems with layer widths and uneven outer walls on my 3D prints. Sometimes layers are squeezed and sometimes pushed outside. I noticed that these problems happen when there are retractions on ...
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What is the operator precedence in OpenSCAD?

OpenSCAD User Manual's section on operators does not mention precedence. Quick Web searches found nothing. I assume the usual order of exponentiation, then multiplication, then addition does hold, but ...
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Big permanent layer shifts on X-axis, looks like something is holding the stepper motor but its not

I have an Ender 3 with a 32-bits version 4.2.2 controller board (5 weeks old, <10 prints). This is a video of what it does during a mesh bed leveling MBL (9 points): ...
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Flashing a bootloader to an Ender 3 with an official Arduino Uno R3

I am new to flashing bootloaders and whatsoever. An "avrdude" error won't let me upload. I have an error whenever I try and upload it to the Arduino. This is what it gives me: ...
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Is it possible to extract printed part with a fan?

I'm trying to figure out how to automatically extract the part after it was printed. One of the ideas is to wait until the bed get cooled enough (let's say to 40-50 °C, usually the part can be just ...
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How to determine the firmware and firmware version of a Frankensbox fx-800? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a used Frankensbox fx-800 3D Printer and I am coming up with little info on it. I've tried the website, Google, and their Facebook page looking for some kind of support. I am ...
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Are there any common household chemicals that will degrade or erode the most common types of resin from an SLA printer once cured?

Are there any common chemicals that will damage, degrade or erode (Causing pitting, for example) the most common types of resin used in an SLA printer once it has been cured? For example, chemicals ...
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Any way to have slicer make a stronger lattice work?

I'm trying to 3D print a lattice work or truss, basically some beams forming a rectangle and additional beams forming the diagonals and where those beams cross, they should be fused. So, something ...
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What does the Fusion360 client app do?

I have a beginner question: Tinkercad is a fully cloud based and the STL files are/can be stored locally on our computer (STL files are not stored in the cloud). Fusion 360 is also fully cloud-based. ...

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