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Compensating for smaller extruder gear [duplicate]

Assume somebody has a Monoprice Maker Select and has changed from the original brass extruder gear to a D4 Plus one, which is slightly smaller (10.6 vs 10.9 mm outer diameter). This person might be ...
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What kinds of gaps/tolerances should I use when designing pieces that fit together?

Let's say I'm modeling a simple box with a lid. Just as an example, we'll say the outer edge along the top of the box is 50mm x 50mm. With 3D modeling software, it's easy to build a lid for this box ...
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How to fix wall separation in 3D prints (gaps in between wall perimeters)?

The print is very solid except for the 4 walls. From the top, I can slide a paper down to the bottom. This is ONLY between the walls, the rest of the print is solid. The filament is PLA 1.75 mm. ...
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Why is the printed object smaller than original model?

I am printing a small cylinder, but when the object is finished, it's smaller than the measures I used when create the model. I used thincerkad to make a simple model, the measures are: width: 90 mm ...
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Ender 3 BLTouch first layer problems

I recently installed an original BLTouch V3 on my Ender 3 pro and ever since I can’t seem to get a decent print. My first layers are horrible. The install wasn’t so bad, I really thought it would be ...
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How to make moving parts not stick together?

I am new to the 3D printing world and I would appreciate if someone can give me advice on how to 3D print moving parts without them sticking together. I recently 3D printed the predator pliers from ...
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CoreXY Calibration Issue

I have a Tronxy X5S and I am having issues calibrating my X and Y axis. When I print a 20 mm3 cube it comes out 19.9 mm x 20.4 mm x 20 mm. I have already made the belt tensions as even as I can get ...
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Print Lines Aren't Joining Together

I have encountered a problem where the print lines are not joining together, when I remove it from the plate it turns into a stringy mess. I am not sure what the problem is because I print out models ...
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Massive over extrusion after changing firmware

I have an Anet A8 printer (no modifications) and first printed a calibration cube. It came out okayish, within expectations. Afterwards I flashed the firmware to Marlin 1.1.9 and since then have very ...
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First layer prints too thin causing gaps everywhere

I'd assume insufficient z offset but some areas of the first layer look fine. I've been struggling with this problem despite lots of attempts including z offset, infill overlap, belt retensioning, etc....
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Is my printer over extruding?

I'm getting some slight pooling on the end of straight lines on my Ender-3 Is this due to over extruding? Or some other issue?
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When I attempt to calibrate extruder steps the increased values don't correspond to physical increases

I am attempting to follow these instructions to calibrate the extruder, however when I increase the value for DEFAULT_AXIS_STEPS_PER_UNIT the change in physical ...
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What is wrong with my first layers?

I just assembled a Prusa i3 MK3 and went through the calibration process, but when I print the first layer doesn't look good and my prints come unstuck from the bed. I think it might be Z height but ...
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Inconsistent inner/outer dimensions

Using CuraEngine with my Ender 3, I'm getting what I'd call inconsistent inner and outer dimensions - for example, a nominally 3 mm peg is significantly larger than a 3 mm hole, and it takes ...
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Inconsistent filament flow on anet a8

My Anet A8 was working and printing great until my hotbed connector snapped and shorted out my motherboard. After replacing the connections to my hotbed and my motherboard I can't print anything ...
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Dramatic failure of calibration print

I printed out this calibration shape from Thingiverse with an unexpectedly catastrophic failure. It looks like there are a lot of things wrong here. I used the ...
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Infill not printing well. What I am doing wrong?

I am a new to 3D printing, somehow, the infill of my print compiled by Cura 4.5 is weak. I print with generic PLA (FD plast) on 200 °C. See image below: Print details: I have a Zonestar Z6FB which I ...
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Calibration of Z axis in Simplify 3D

I'm using Simplify3d and a DIY 3D printer. The printer works fine and I've printed very nice objects with very smooth and beautiful surfaces BUT they are twice as tall as they should be! It is like ...
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Getting the Turnigy Fabrikator Mini V2 to a usable state

I recently bought a second hand Turnigy Fabrikator Mini V2, which, as far as I can tell, is a rebrand of the Malyan M100. After my first few prints I noticed that my prints were very stringy and the ...
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Thin bead not adhering to itself or bed very well, what am I doing wrong

I'm just learning how to use a 3D printer, I have an Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0. When I start printing the PLA filament doesn't want to adhere very well. I have leveled it out and all of my corners on my ...
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Sketchup designed object printing first layer incorrectly

I am a 3D printing beginner but wanted to get stuck in straight away and design my own 3D objects. I used Sketchup to design a badge of one of my logos. I make sure that all faces of my object are not ...
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PyCNC - How to configure for my setup?

I have replaced the main board of my Anet A8 printer with a Raspberry Pi based one, running PyCNC. After many issues I have finally got to a point where all the motors work as well as heating and ...
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Filament getting stuck after 1.5 hours of printing

Problem: After about 1.5 hours of printing on my modified Anet A8 the (converted to Bowden) extruder begins to make a clicking noise. The filament is not being pushed through the hotend (E3D V6, it is ...