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Clogging from heat creep, but only in the nozzle itself?

I have an all-metal V6 hotend clone that has worked in the past, but recently will clog very easily. I've tried the following to address it: Clean/replace the nozzle (0.4 or 0.5 mm, nozzle is hot-...
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Pros and cons of the two(+?) kinds of bimetal heatbreaks

I just replaced my PTFE-lined heatbreak with a Slice Engineering Copperhead, and am mostly happy with the results, but in the process of buying it and learning not to jam it, I came across with ...
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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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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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Hotends where heatbreak is not load-bearing?

Having started with an Ender 3, it just seemed natural to me that the heatbreak should not be load-bearing; Creality's stock hotend has 2 bolts holding the heat block to the heat sink, which of course ...
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Way to add identity to an all metal hot end

Is there any convention on how to mark an all metal hotend to distinguish it from a hotend with a PTFE tube in the heatbreak? Once assembled for a German Riprap 3D printer, they look exactly the same ...
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E3D Clone heatbreak / nozzle leak issue

I've built a custom machine based on the AM8 (Anet A8 upgrade). I've got an E3D V6 clone hotend in, seems like a decent clone. I've replaced the heat break, heat block, and nozzle several times but ...
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Can I use a material other than PTFE to print PETG?

Because of the crazy shipping prices, I want to find a cheaper alternative to ordering a 600$ all-metal hot-end. Is there a material like that which does what PTFE does but till higher temperatures?
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Is it practical to build a separate hotend temperature controller to assemble hotends without taking up printer time?

One could make such a controller with 3D printer parts and building a case for them, but is it significantly less than just buying a compatible low-cost printer. The intent is to heat up the all-...
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After print failure cant extrude PLA [duplicate]

I had a failed print lastnight and a glob of pla surrounded the hotend. After heating it up and removing the glob the extruder does not release any significant material. I checked with OctoPrint and ...
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Why does Marlin report the wrong temperature until print is stopped?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a Bigtree SKR board. I just replaced the entire hot end (thermistor, heating element, Micro Swiss hotend). Now when I try to print a Benchy everything seems fine until maybe ...
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All-metal hotends are less forgiving / not as good for PLA -- but how bad?

Currently, I'm using a Creality printer to print PLA (that's what I have on hand) but I'm definitely interested in working with other materials that require higher temperatures (both much higher, and ...
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