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The bed of my Ender-4 does not go down during printing!

I am using an Ender-4 with MKS Marlin Firmware and an MKS Rovin V3 Motherboard. It took me a long time to get Marlin set up correctly, but now I am apparently on the way. I calibrated the bed and to ...
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Why is it more common to move the extruder on the Z-axis than the print bed, in consumer FDM printers?

Why is it more common for consumer level FDM printers to move the extruder on the Z-axis (For example, the Ender 3) while the bed remains at a fixed height, than to have a bed that moves up and down ...
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Nozzle not level and first print failed

So I just got my first 3D printer the Ender 3 Pro. My nozzle is a bit too high (first image) and this is what happened after my first test print (second image). I saved for a while to buy this and I’m ...
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Stripe down the middle of BLTouch mesh is somehow not level

I'm fairly new to 3D printing, but I've had my Ender 3 V2 for some time and have made some upgrades to it, including a BLTouch module and some non-stock firmware that seemed to really help. Now, I can'...
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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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Ender 3 bed level issues along Y axis

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a magnetic bed. Recently, I've come across an issue I've never had before. The printer bed is higher on the front and back edges, along the Y-axis. It's okay in the middle ...
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Insulating bed material?

I've observed printing PETG that the primary if not the only reason for using a high bed temperature seems to be preventing the bed from acting as a huge heat sink and rapidly cooling the initial ...
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What can cause the center of the bed to be higher than the sides?

I find it impossible to level the printer recently. I read a couple of articles on bed warping but that refers to having the center of bed lower than the sides (collapsing on its own weight warm up ...
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How can you prevent the build plate from slipping?

I have just set up my new 3D printer. However, the build plate keeps slipping while printing. I tried to use binder clips to keep the plate in place, but this makes the build plate unlevel, messing up ...
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Options for removing failed prints

So basically I've been having a problem with my Micro+. It will not level / calibrate itself and I can't fix it. The reason I'm here is that I've been using Cura, and somehow it destroyed my bed. (See ...
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BLTouch error causing bed and nozzle temp setpoints to change to zero

I replaced my CR-10 motherboard with no problems and ran fine for a few weeks, then decided to add a BLTouch. BLTouch was enabled from the config.h during compile. ...
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Rather than stiffer springs, can I preserve my fine-tuned bed height using Nyloc nuts?

I've read a bunch of articles about getting better springs for my bed levelling screws so that I don't have to adjust it as often because standard springs vibrate loose as it prints. However, would it ...
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Cura: How to prevent my 3D printer from auto cooling after prints

Is there a setting or G-code, to prevent Ultimaker Cura from setting the nozzle and build plate temperatures to 0? I have looked and have not found anything in the printer beginning/ending G-code, ...
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What is the best technique to improve removing PETG from the print bed?

What is the best technique to improve removing PETG from the print bed? PETG is known for sticking well to the bed; so well that it does not need a heated bed. If it weren’t for printing other ...
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Ender 3 PRO BLTouch V2 perfect on center with small prints but fails on corners or big prints

For my Ender 3 Pro I bought this touch sensor set Chinese clone BLTouch set and changed the printer's firmware to the latest TH3D firmware (first I tried with Creality's original BLTouch firmware but ...
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Filament residue sticks to bed and wont come off

There is filament residue on my glass bed that is so thin that it wont come off. I have had residue buildup for over a year now and none of it has come off. This residue appears with both the PETG and ...
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Issue with rim of first 5-8 layers of my Prints [duplicate]

I have this issue with my 3D prints on my Ender 3 printer bed. The first 5-8 layers are wider than the rest (exaggerated illustration shown in the 3D rendering below), I think this is because the 3D ...
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Bed wobbling on Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 3d printer. It has a bed that wobbles because it came with only 1 bed support beam. Every model I print, I must print vertically, because the closer it gets to the edges of the ...
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Ender 3 print bed damage

Just got an Ender 3 a week ago. This is my first 3D printer. On the 5th print the object ended up tearing away the surface of the print bed such that it's no longer usable. Trying to work out if this ...
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What's the purpose of the "outlines" around prints?

I am curious, what is the purpose of printing a single-height outline around the objects to be printed? Also, how would it affect the outline if the object to be printed extends to (very near) the ...
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Can I print directly onto the bed plate? (Ender 3 Pro)

I just got an Ender 3 Pro at the beginning of the week and have been printing a lot. I creased the magnetic plate cover, not realizing how it would hold up to being bent. This led to uneven printing ...
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PRUSA likes the bed to be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. What else should I use?

I have the original Prusa i3m3 printer. Prusa recommends cleaning the bed before each print with isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol), with only occasional cleaning with acetone. The textured bed ...
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Model stuck on the heating bed

I've tried to apply a sharp blade (the one that came witht he printer) to scrape the model off like I usually do but this model seems overly robust. What method can I do to take this off safely? See ...
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Bed size and nozzle homing offset in Marlin 1.1.9 firmware

This is driving me up the wall, hope somebody can give me some advice... I have an Anet A8 (metal frame, so 'AM8'). Bed is the original 220x220 mm. When the nozzle is at the X/Y end stops it ...
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How to correctly clean the Lacquer from bed?

How can I correctly clean the lacquer from bed printer? I have used some ethylic alcohol (ethanol) to help cleaning But what is the best way to do it?
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Damage to bed surface from heat or chemical or..?

The original bed surface of my Ender 3 has become brittle and finally cracked, requiring replacement. I'm trying to figure out what the cause might have been to avoid it happening again. It seems to ...
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