Questions tagged [anet-a8]

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Clamps / clips for glass on heatbed

I'm looking for clamps to fix the glass on my heatbed. After some search I found that some people use clamps printed of PLA. Can I use PLA clamps for a heated heatbed (~60 °C)? I also tried ...
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What is this called and where can I buy a replacement?

In the image, there is an object circled in blue on the anet a8 printer that I need to buy a replacement of, however, I can not find it online, please help.
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Connecting (Anet A8) 2004 display to MKS GEN L

Was anyone able to connect the default Anet A8 (2004) display to a MKS GEN L? I've tried direct connection with re-wiring, and see white squares there, but I'm only able to see white squares on the ...
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Anet A8 - X and Y axis not square - how to fix?

I have an Anet A8 printer for about 4 months, set up pretty well (or so I thought) and printing a number of models pretty well. I made a large 3" x 6" box with a sliding lid yesterday and when it was ...
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Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!

I accidentally let the print head of my Anet A8 crash into one of 2 clips that are holding a glass sheet onto the hot bed, and suddenly the screen went blank and the printer rebooted, then it started ...
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Anet A8 bad/inconsistent extrusion after changing nozzle

I just changed my nozzle on my Anet A8 after it was fully used up. When I started printing with my new 0.4 mm nozzle (same as before) my extrusion was VERY bad and inconsistent, even so bad I ...
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Does anyone know the thread size (pitch and lead) of the Anet A8's lead screw?

I bought a new printer, and unfortunately the left nut for the lead screw isn't tapped. Does anyone know the thread size, w.r.t. both pitch and lead, of the lead screws?
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Flat heated bed replacement for uneven bed

So the heated bed I got with my anet a8 is not entirely even. The middle of the bed is lower than the outer edges of the bed, which always causes issues with the first layer, especially with a larger ...
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Anet A8 beginning layers not printing correctly

I have had an Anet A8 printer for about two months now and still have not gotten it to print good prints. At first, it would only print completely solid parts and every time I would try infill from ...
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Setting custom x/y bed bounds for Anet A8/marlin

I have an Anet A8 that I just flashed with the latest Marlin firmware (1.1.9). I'm sending prints to my printer with Ultimaker Cura via OctoPrint. I have affixed a PEI surface to my bed that's about ...
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PLA printings always ~0.22% larger

I was trying to print parts for a small CD-ROM drive based plotter based on this thing https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3521286 But as tolerances are very small and need to match the existing parts, ...
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Nozzle jumps off the bed when using Marlin Mesh Bed Leveling

I am using Marlin firmware with a RAMPS board on an Anet A8 printer. The bed size for the printer is 220 x 220 mm and that is stated in the configuration.h file. ...
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Can't connect Cura to my Anet A8 on OSX 10.11.6

I finished the mount of my Anet A8, tested everything and apparently it was ok. I installed the driver that came with it, CH341SER_MAC, turned on the printer, ...
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Nozzle heats while autoleveling (or before)

When I'm auto-leveling my Anet A8 with Marlin firmware, the nozzle heats to 195°C during the leveling process, which leaves drops of filament. I checked the resulting G-code but makes no sense to me: ...
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Filament not extruding

I've recently bought an Anet A8, and haven't been getting good prints with it. I noticed there was filament leaking from the top of the hot end and pooling, eventually dripping over onto my prints. I ...
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Anet A8 LCD shows garbage data after done printing

I have an Anet A8, and recently updated the firmware to Marlin 1.1.8. My only change was replacing the configuration files by the Anet A8 sample files built in with the firmware zip file. Everything ...
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My extruder does not reach the set temperature

Anet A8 with Cura. First time use. The extruder temp is set at 190 °C for PLA but the temp never quite gets that hot, e.g. 189.2 °C. So the printer never prints. The bed temperature is fine....
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Using an Anet A6 3D printer in the UK… (mains voltage issue!)

I understand that this is probably more of an electronics question, but was hoping that someone with experience of using an Anet A6 in the UK (or a country outside of the US/China) may be able to help....
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Printer is Confused-Printing in Air Literally

So I got my 3D printer (Anet A8) a few years ago and put it together. I couldn't figure out how to use it. Then about a month ago I decided to try again now that I am older and got it to work. I know ...
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Switched to a Bowden setup. Should I retract the filament out at the end of a print?

I switched my Anet A8 over to a Bowden and it's printing great. Moving that weight off has enabled me to almost double the speed and resonance problems have vanished. My question is regarding after ...
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Should I be doing PID auto-tuning with my fan at 100% (Anet A8)

I'm using an Anet A8 with Marlin 1.1.6. I've read countless guides on PID auto-tuning and never saw that the fan needed to be on, but when I look at the Marlin source code's ANet A8 configuration (...
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Anet A8 mainboard dimensions and hole offsets

I'm trying to get a clean set of measurements of the Anet A8 mainboard and determine the exact positioning of the holes in both the board and frame. The frame and the board are cut to accommodate an ...
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Extra data appended to the Y values when issuing `M92` & `M500`

I am still trying to dial in my Anet A8. The Marlin firmware takes too long to scroll through the axis settings when I change them, so I use Repetier Host instead issuing ...
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Plug sdramps module and Anet A8 LCD together into RAMPS smart adapter

I want to upgrade my Anet A8's motherboard (the stock one is broken anyway, see: Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!) to the RAMPS 1.4, without having to get a new LCD/microSD ...
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Anet A8 extruder is clicking and not extruding

I was printing with my Anet A8 and it pulled the filament spool off of the shelf I have the printer on and forced the filament out of the extruder. I took apart the extruder and removed the debris ...
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Anet A8 One Z output only moves down (even on up command)

I just finished assembly of Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone). X any Y work fine, both Z motors move down just fine, when homed. On Z-stop trigger, right Z moves up, left Z continues to try to move down. ...
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Anet A8 extruder motor moves back and forth

This is what is happening to my motor. Any suggestions would help. 1. I have tried adjusting the trimpot. 2. Rewire the connector to match the one on the motherboard. 3. Anything else I found on the ...
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Bed heating from Pronterface works, but not from LCD menu nor from SD print

Running my Ultrabase (glass plate) through a MOSFET on an stock A8 board with Marlin 1.1.8. When I do PID tune through Pronterface (by using the M303 E-1 C8 S70 ...
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Getting 5V directly from the Anet A8 mainboard

My anet A8 stepper drivers get very hot after some time printing, so I decided to install a 5V fan to cool them down. I had the idea to get a 12V to 5V regulator to connect a 5V fan, but then i found ...
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Slicer settings for easy support material removal

What are the best settings for Ultimaker Cura to have support material that's easy to remove for my Anet A8. I have printed an object with two different spools of PLA (same manufacturer just different ...
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Printing starts well but then it breaks down, Anet A8

I'm printing a cylindrical piece but at any moment it breaks down. I tried it two times, both have break down in different place. I'm using a 1.75 mm PLA filament in my Anet A8. I'm using Cura 2....
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Help installing my Anet A8 printer to my computer

I am a complete noob when it comes to the 3d printing world. I just finished assembling my printer and I plug it into my computer with the included usb cable and nothing happens. My computer does ...
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Why did my power supply fuse blew out on my Anet A8?

So yesterday I got my power supply in the mail and I thought, let's check it out! I put all the wires in correctly (as shown in this YouTube video, Anet A8 power supply unit fuse blown, I just ...
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ANet A8 running Marlin v1.1.9 Auto Bedlevel with ROKO SN04-N

I'm trying to get the ROKO (SN04-N) sensor to work with my Anet A8. First of all, while trying to screw it to the extruder, I tightened it too much and sort of broke the acrylic plate... sort of. I ...
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How to calculate linear Y rod length for a larger replacement bed?

I have an Anet A8 which I want to convert to an aluminium frame printer like the AM8 (rebuild of Anet A8 parts):        This should give a much more stiff frame with ...
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Anet A8 (Prusa i3) Power Supply Fuse

A little backstory to help you understand the situation. I put the 3D printer together and turned it on and everything seemed fine until I started printing. It didn't even get the first layer down ...
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Extruder prints fine up until further down the print

So I recently installed a genuine E3D V6 (direct) on my AM8 (Anet a8 with upgraded frame). I have already been able to fix most of the print quality problems. But the last one is a hard one for me. ...
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Anet A8 hard to insert filament

I had been printing with ABS and took the advice to alter the fan so I can see the filament when I am loading it into the cold end. It was tricky but doable. I am now trying with PLA and getting it to ...
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Issues with connecting Pronterface to Anet A8 printer

I was recently told I should probably update my printer's firmware from the current version (ANET_A8_20160701V2.0) to Marlin (going to use v1.1.9). To do this, I dutifully downloaded both Pronterface ...
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White blocks on LCD screen after Anet A8 power up

I just completed assembly of the Anet A8 and powered it up. Powering up shows white blocks on LED and a series of clicking noise for about three seconds with flashing red LED. During power-up, the ...
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How can I stop the flare out of the bottom layers?

On nearly all of my prints, my first few layers are flared out slightly. I'm using painter's tape for the bed, and the bed temperature is at 60 °C while the extruder is at 205 °C. ...
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Apply X-offset to gcode (re-slicing not possible)

I am currently printing the QTrainer aircraft from 3DLabPrint on my Anet A8, via the supplied i3-compatible gcode files. So far, everything has printed fine, but the main undercarriage part tries to ...
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Anet A8 right Z drops 2 mm during print

I've noticed that after my Anet A8 completes a print, the right hand Z mount ends up 1-2 mm lower than the left, even though I make sure both the left and right hand Z mounts of the X-axis are at ...
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Connecting Anet A8 to PC issue

I am still at calibration stage and need some info from the PCB. I connected the USB and ran Repetier. The PCB wants to talk at a higher baud rate than my serial port says it can do. I tried setting ...
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Anet A8 - hot end temperature still same

I've recently purchased Anet A8. First print went well, but now, the hot end temperature stays at ~230 °C. When I touch it, it is still cold. I tried the thermistor, and it correctly changes ...
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Anet A8 Calibrated but print sizes are wrong

Anet A8 printer, Github Marlin, Repetier Host, Cura slicer Just setting up printer and printed 20mm calibration cube from Thingiverse. X,Y,Z & E not too far off but not quite right (centre hole ...
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Anet A8 filament not coming out

Our Anet A8 seems to be working but the filament won't come out of the extruder. We can manually push it through though. The gears seem to be working fine and it's warming up. I have read the other ...
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SkyNet3D firmware home settings

I recently installed SkyNet3D V1.1 on my Anet A8 printer. When I prepare the printer and select "auto home" it moves the head close to the upper right hand side of the bed. How do I change these ...
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Anet A8 stops printing

I have an issue with my Anet A8 printer and how it interlocks with Ultimaker Cura. I want to print this file named Loki_hörner_v2.stland Cura slices it fine, but ...
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How to repair burnt heat bed connector?

My Anet A8 suddenly had issues with being unable to heat the bed. After ruling out software issues, I disconnected the connector and found this (sorry for the terrible quality): The left most pin on ...