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Questions tagged [diy-3d-printer]

Questions related to 3D-printers, that are either not manufactured on a commercial scale and assembled by the end user, or are designed and built by a non-commercial entity.

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Path of a nozzle crosses over itself

I built my first printer couple of days ago. I started printing small models (20x20 mm max.) and everything was alright at first. However, when I tried to print a bit larger models, I started ...
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Linear guideway with Ball screw for X, Y ,& Z axes

I'm building a 3D printer for bio medical application and looking for different opinions on motion system. Build volume 400x300x250 mm I'm thinking about using Linear guide way with ball screw Linear ...
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Connecting OLED 128x64 LCD; dogm_lcd_implementation.h is missing for patching

I'm trying to install a MKS 12864 0.96 OLED for my DIY 3D printer (see this other question). It's not listed in Marlin's LCD section of configurtion.h and according ...
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Homing the 3D printer

I have just built my first 3D printer, and I am having some problems. It is a Cartesian based 3D printer, using Marlin firmware and Pronterface software. My problem is homing the 3D printer. I do not ...
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Bed Heating Failed, Printer Halted, Please Reset

A couple of weeks ago I have successfully built a 3D Printer and Printed an XYZ Calibration Cube with ABS material at bed temperature 80 °C. Next Day I tried bed heating at bed temperature ...
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How to start building a 3D Printer right from scratch? [duplicate]

I am willing to build an 3D printer for my future personal/business projects.I want to build an printer to sculpt some basic prototypes. But I don't want to buy one since I don't have sufficient funds ...
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Bed leveling compensation not working! [closed]

I have a DIY 3D printer that uses a probe as z min limit and bilinear bed leveling. The problem is that bed leveling compensation sometimes doesn't work. This is in my starting scripts in Simplify3d: ...
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How does a 3D printer software/firmware work

I have been working on a printer project that basically is a 2D printer (dot matrix type). We are using solenoids as actuators to make impressions on the paper. We are now in the process of designing ...
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Calibration of Z axis in Simplify 3D

I'm using Simplify3d and a DIY 3D printer. The printer works fine and I've printed very nice objects with very smooth and beautiful surfaces BUT they are twice as tall as they should be! It is like ...
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Pronterface won't connect to Printrbot Simple metal with error message

I am using Ultimaker Cura to try and get my simple metal back up and running again. It is the strangest thing as this thing has printed decently for four years with just one calibration being the ...
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How to attach bowden tubing to other side of extruder?

I built a drybox to house the filament roll but now I have to figure out how to attach the PTFE bowden tubing to the other side of the extruder. Currently the filament just feeds in through the ...
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Trying to control temperature of hotend using PWM signal and MOSFET

I have a 40 W, 12 V resistance heater in the hotend. It also has a 100 kΩ thermistor built in. I am using an Arduino to read the temperature on the LCD. This is working fine. I want to use this ...
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How to make physical buttons send gcode?

I want to hook up an arduino to my creality printer running marlin firmware, such that I can have a few physical buttons mounted on the machine that will execute commands such as preheat, home, ...
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Correct wiring Arduino Uno and GT2560 to install bootloader

Can anyone help me with the correct wiring between an Arduino Uno and a GT2560 board to install the bootloader using the Arduinio as the ISP. I'm trying to follow this video https://www.youtube.com/...
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Geeetech Prusa I3 Pro W. Cannot update firmware

Initially when I built it, it turned on and the LCD worked. I had an issue with the Z axis but I think that's unrelated to my current issue. The next day when powering on the LCD just showed black ...
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First time assemble of Anet A6 printer. Only fan works

I bought an Anet A6-L printer (after some research I discovered that this is not a genuine Anet A6) and assembled it. The first time I plugged it in, the fan (fan 2, I believe) is the only thing that ...
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Building a cheap 3d printer with DC Motors?

Because I do not own a 3d printer I am searching a way to build an affordable 3d printer. But paying a 200Euros for one seems too much for me. So in my search for affordable 3d printer I thought to ...
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3D printer out of normal printer (HP PSC 1315)

I thought as a fun project to make my own 3D printer out of a normal printer parts + some parts out of old CD-ROM drives that are lying around. The printer of my choice is an HP PSC 1315 one. But I ...
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Is a 3-D printer made from 3 CD Drives practically somewhat decent, being DIY and less expensive? [closed]

I want some indication to all the workings of 3D-Printers and the basics of design. All links regarding DIY 3D-printer are welcomed.
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Dual extruder clogging problem

I have attached a dual extruder (2 in 2 out) to my 3D printer. There is a repeating problem of clogging while printing. I have fixed Chimera hotend. A big fan, which covers area more than the ...
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Issues with Auto Bed Leveling

I have enabled auto bed leveling on my 3D printer. I have used a 6-36 V inductive sensor with a 7805 voltage regulator running the sensor at 10.78 V. I am using Marlin 1.1.9. This is my configuration ...
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Anet A8 prints not good

I bought my Anet A8 less than 2 weeks ago. The setup went fine. In the first 1 week, I printed a lot, and the quality was really good. Now, the quality of prints is really bad. The infill is terrible, ...
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Ball screw: Maintaining Z axis position when motor is OFF

I'm building a 3d printer of size 500 x 500 x 500 build area. For the Z axis, I'm planning to use this Linear actuator. The maximum weight Z axis might encounter is 15 Kg due to it being a clay ...
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Which is a more accurate linear motion system? [closed]

If someone looking for accuracy, which is the better linear motion system: Maker slide, Smooth rod - bearing, Linear guide way, V slot, Open rail Please let me know if there's a better one other ...
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Hot end considerations for 300+ °C and greater than 1 mm nozzle size for polycarbonate

I need help with finding what properties or designs I need to look for. I know that I will need these characteristics to work with the material of my choice: Can reach 300 °C or up Can handle ...
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How do you calibrate a delta robot 3D printer? [duplicate]

I have a delta robot 3D printer, but I have no clue how to calibrate it. Any advice?
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Do all 3D printers allow the printing of flexible material? [closed]

Are there any specific type of FDM 3D printers that I should look for?
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Stepper motors are not working when connected with RAMPS 1.4

ISSUE: Stepper motors are not working when connected with RAMPS 1.4. OBSERVATION: The LED lights(LED 2,3,4) in the RAMPS 1.4 is not powering up. PRACTICES: I use Arduino Mega 2560 and installed ...
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Adding a battery backup power supply

So apparently the wiring in my home is... questionable. Very rarely, plugging or unplugging things will cause a power dip. This is almost always the result of turning on a fan or something, is only ...
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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 a aluminium frame printer like the AM8 (rebuild of Anet A8 parts):        This should give a much more stiff frame with ...
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Printing with colorfabb XT fails after several successful layers

I'm printing parts for a HEVO (HyperCube Evolution CoreXY), using Colorfabb XT filament. After several successful prints. I'm having a lot of failed prints. They start off pretty well but after ~15 ...
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Arduino WEMOS and RAMPS

I'm thinking of buying an Arduino WEMOS1 as I am tired with SD card fiddling. As the ESP8266 chip has 32 Mb (~4 MB) flash memory, I am hoping to be able to push most of the G-code files ...
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DQ542MA Blown Fuse

I purchased two DQ542MA drivers in order to run two NEMA 17 steppers. After about five days of use I noticed that the green indicator light had gone out on both drivers. The DQ542MA driver running ...
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DQ542MA Driver proper settings for NEMA 17 Stepper Motor

Using a 24 V power supply I have two NEMA 17 stepper motors each driven by a DQ542MA stepper motor driver. I have the current settings on the driver set for a RMS of 1.69 and a pulse/rev of 400. ...
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3-D printing initial stage for a beginner [closed]

I am a new-bee to 3-D printing. I want to learn about it as much as I can. So, where to start? like a total beginner. Any suggestions are welcomed!
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3D printer filament will not load after running the printer out of filament

We wanted to test the post process properties of PVA but did not want to print anything. We unloaded the ABS that was in the printer and then started loading some PVA. After the PVA was loaded we ...
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Linking an Arduino Mega with RAMPS and an Arduino Uno with CNC Shield to control more stepper motors using Marlin firmware

I've been looking for this for a while, and it looks like no one has tried it before. Does anyone know if there is a way to link an Arduino Mega with RAMPS as master, with an Arduino Uno with a CNC ...
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Dual PSU with one switch fuse

My home built printer has been having issues running properly. The x/y/z motors will run freely with standard non build position commands but when they are suppose to start a raft layer and they ...
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Robotdigg linear guide not smooth motion

I recently bought the MGN12H linear guide and rail from robotdigg, which is supposed to be the copy of the Hiwin. I have noticed that the motion is very smooth when moving fast, but if I move it very ...
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Arduino and Ramps powering up [closed]

i want to run 2 stepper motor using arduino mega 2560 and ramps 1.4 and somehow i got by arduino burned while connecting motor when i plug the board to computer.my questions are Can i plug external ...
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At which point does a delta 3d printer change the G-code in order to work in its non-cartesian design?

For example, to make a DIY cartesian 3d printer you could use/do the following: Create G-code using a program of your choice. Load it into Universal G-code Sender (GRBL). Pass it into an Arduino with ...
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Which proximity sensor to use?

I am building a dolly and I am confused as to which proximity sensor to use. Should I go for M8 or M12 and 5 V or 6-36 V? What should be the best detecting distance? Should it be 2/4/8&...
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RAMPS 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6?

I'm about to build a Prusa i3 dolly. I am confused whether to use RAMPS 1.4 or 1.5 or 1.6. What is the big difference? Is it only the MOSFETs and the poly-fuses? If that is the case, would it be ...
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Lead screws - M8 instead of M5?

I am building a Prusa i3 MK2S (Dolly). I find it very difficult to find M5 rods for the Z axis, I have an M8 lead screw with 8 mm lead, So I thought since M8 is widely available online I could ...
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Heat bed won't heat above 70°C [closed]

I am currently heating a silicone heat bed through the 110v/220v AC mains and for some reason it only seems to heat up to 70°C, but it is heating the bed evenly. The power supply I am using is 24v ...
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Heat bed troubles

I am currently building my own 3D printer, it is all set and ready to go but I seem to be having issues with the silicone heat bed I purchased. The motherboard I use is from the Flashforge Creator ...
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Z axis Stepper motors not working correctly

I have been searching around the internet for the last 3 days trying to figure this out. My Z axis motors for a pursa-i3 3d printer are not working correctly. I have marlin firmware and using repetier ...
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Pronterface window question

I switched to a Raspberry Pi 3 to use with (Linux) Pronterface for my 3D printer. This Pi 3 has a 3.5" 320x480 LCD display. When Pronterface is loaded, only part of its window can be seen and some ...
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3D printer stepper motors only going one direction and skipping in the other

I have built a couple of 3d printers now and I'm having a little trouble with one I'm currently on. I frankensteined this one with two of my other printers that I had built. I took the Arduino mega ...
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Why is my 3D printer over extruding when I have set the flow rate very low

Hello I am using Cura to slice my prints, and despite turning the flow rate to the minimum value of 5%, my prints are still hugely over extruding. I have calibrated the extruder stepper perfectly, ...