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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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Multiple unattended prints using extruder to sweep build plate?

I read something the other day about a guy who found a way to knock over completed prints with the printer head itself, then slide them to the edge of the build plate, where they fall into a box/...
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How do people load filament, prime the printhead, flush out the old filament when changing colors when using a standalone 3D printer?

I am wondering how people that use standalone 3D printers (printers that have the ability to print autonomously from SD Card) feed in filament, prime the printhead and/or change filaments without a ...
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How to automate printing of multiple parts continuously?

I would like to print multiple parts continuously (non-interactively), so I can leave the printer alone for a longer time. So after finish, parts could be moved somehow out from the printing area, so ...
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