Questions tagged [axis]

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Why the Ender 5 Pro can't remember the axis position or cant move back to home anymore?

I am completely new to 3D Printing. I got my first printer a Creality Ender 5 Pro yesterday. My problem I did shutdown the printer without the axis being in home position (X: 0, Y: 0, Z: 320 instead ...
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How do the MAX endstops work?

I’m building my new 3D printer and I have a doubt. I’m using limit switches on the 3 axes, but only the MIN switches. I also have another three switches which I want to use as MAX switches. How can I ...
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Drift and stuttering on prints

I stopped using my Monoprice Maker Ultimate (re-branded Wanahao Duplicator 6) for a couple of weeks and am getting a seemingly random drift with all my prints now when re-attempting printing. I also ...
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How to extend Marlin to support additional movement axis?

On a RAMPS 1.4 it is possible to mount 5 stepper motors: X,Y,Z steppers are used for ...
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Home E / extrude until endstop is triggered

I'm working on something that I'll share once it's done (then hope it's not a disaster and actually useful to someone). It requires a stepper to rotate a part by a certain amount of degrees, which I ...
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Delta Printer: After Calibration X and Y Axis are slightly different

I noticed that my x axis is slightly longer than my y axis (~0.6%) if I print an object. What parameter in Marlin can be tuned to correct such issues? The rod length parameter seems to rather ...
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Anet A2 3D printer suddenly will not home X and Y

I have been using my Anet A2 for about a year. A few problems but none that I haven't been able to resolve. Today it suddenly stopped auto homing. Using the position commands I can advance the X and ...
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Change Slic3r settings for left handed coordinate system

I made my printer to have a left handed coordinate system (it homes to the back left corner of the heatbed), I did this because it happens to make working on the printer easier for me. This, however, ...
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How to re-program Prusa firmware to accept a taller Z axis?

Machine specs: Prusa MK3, firmware version 3.1.2. Facts: I have designed a new Z-axis frame for my printer, so I can print models up to 360mm high in stead of the standard 210mm. The plan has worked ...
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Z height incorrect on calibration cube

I tried to print 30mm calibration cube with my TEVO Tarantula. I found that a few bottom layers was missing as shown in picture. I noticed that a few bottom layers looks thin during printing. Anyone ...
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Why all the excitement about linear rails?

Whenever a 3D printer that uses linear rails is announced (case in point: the cetus), the Internet (well... at least that corner of it dealing with 3D printing) gets abuzz with excitement. I ...
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XYZ cube's layer is shifted, How can I check my TEVO Tarantula axis?

I just bought new TEVO Tarantula and tried to print xyz cube. I found that my cube's layer was shifted as showed in picture. How can I fix this ?
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I am looking for STL files of my Prusa i3 printer? [closed]

This is my 3D-printer, and I am looking for it's .stl parts to print. Also I don't know which kind of Prusa is it?
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Does a 5 axis 3D printer have any benefits over a regular 3 axis printer?

5AxisMaker has a 5 axis CNC/3D printer combo machine. I understand what the benefits of 5 axis are for CNC machines, but are there any benefits for 3D printing. In this video they show the printer ...
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How to map Cura printspace to Prusa I3 printspace

I seem to be observing a couple problems w/ Cura2.3 OSX . It seems to be placing the sliced data (gcode) over to negative X by a cm or so. Further, the X- and Y-axes displayed in Cura definitely map ...