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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How to start a print in the center position after a change in parameters using M92 and M500 G-code

I have a Core XY Custom DIY Printer, but actually I have a problem with the measure in Axis X and Y. When a print a test cube with the measure 20 mm x 20 mm 20 mm, the object printed result with these ...
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Why does my TMC2208 only rotate my stepper motor in one direction?

I have two TMC2208 stepper drivers, both with the exact same problem. They both only allow the motor to rotate in one direction. They are currently used inside a CoreXY style 3D printer. In my case, ...
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What type of kinamatics is 3D Gence One using?

I was looking at some end high 3D printers (drooling just a little bit) when I found this. Now, this was a 3500 \$ printer when new back in 2016. I'm relatively to the 3D printing (well... kind of) ...
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Can I use different sized steppers for different axes?

So basically, I have 3 different types of steppers. A NEMA 23 stepper for the Z-axis, a good quality NEMA 17 for Y-axis and another lower quality NEMA 17 for X-axis. This setup should work right?. I'...
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Marlin keeps restarting when I push the LCD controller button

I am new here and also new for the 3D printers world. I have built a 3D printer myself. Everything seems okay, but, when I install Marlin firmware I can't use the printer. While my printer is ...
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Should I Opt For Linear Rails With Belts OR Linear Rails With Ball Screws For A Cartesian Style Printer?

I am building a medium-sized printer which needs to produce super-precise parts at a moderately fast print time. I frankly don't want to deal with belts or their tension issues but on the other hand, ...
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How does an H-bot printer work?

I’m thinking of building a diy H-bot printer but I have some questions... How can I tell the firmware that the printer is an H-bot one? I just need to uncomment the CoreXY option? Is it the same? ...
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Using a grow box filter and fan as a cheap 3D printer filter

Anybody consider using a Grow Box Fan and filter inside an enclosure. They come cheap with 200 cfm fan and aluminum carbon filters. https://www.amazon.com/iPower-Inline-Variable-Controller-Ventilation/...
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Creatorbot-3D Kickstarter assembly instructions

I disassembled my printer a couple of years ago for a move and now I'm getting back to it and can't find the manual detailing the assembly anywhere and the google drive link is gone. Does anyone have ...
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When to use an anti-backlash bolt for a Z drive gear?

I am building an HEVO printer with a 300x300 build plate and the project includes two T8 lead screws, lead 8 mm ("Tr8x8(p2)"). I read that such long lead may worsen backlash issues, so anti-backlash ...
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Access uncapped 5 V output on 3D printer controller board

Typically in Arduinos, most of the 5 V outputs that have a limited amount of current (40 mA). Are there any 3D printer boards, or is there even a more usual spot, where you can get a 5&...
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RAMPS 1.4 LED 2 blinking when trying to heat up bed

On my i3 clone I've been trying to add the Anycubic i3 Ultrabase to my RAMPS 1.4 board and after adding the necessary configurations in the Marlin firmware I can heat up the bed. The issue is that it ...
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PLA Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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100k Thermistor not reading properly

I am working with a Flashforge Creator Pro Mighty Motherboard for my home built large 3D printer and the heat bed I purchased uses a 2 wire 100k thermistor, while the board uses a 4 pin connection. I ...
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What kind of problem is this? How does it correct itself?

I fired up my printer again last night to print something (Printrbot LC that I have customized), and happened to notice the Octopi instance still had a file that I printed ~5 years ago. Also, I ...
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Makerbase MKS Slot2 V1.0 + RepRapDiscount Full Graphics LCD + RAMPS 1.4

I want to add an external SD card adapter on my RepRapDiscount Full Graphics LCD. My 3D printer is based on (Arduino Mega + RAMPS v1.4 + RepRapDiscount Full Graphics LCD). I buy an SD Card Adapter ...
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How to fix a Duet3D board on an Ender 3 frame pausing mid-print

I have just installed a Duet3D Wifi 2 on an Ender 3 Pro. I sliced my first print using Cura and uploaded it via the web interface. It prints fine, except that it pauses for 10 seconds several times ...
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Finding electronic flexible/spring cable

In order to do some cable management I wanted to use the same wires as we can find in USB chargers that are wrapped like springs. The only ones I found are USB or audio cables that I can't easily use ...
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Marlin 2.0.x bugfix 2nd extruder not working

I am using the SKR PRO board on a dual extruder 3D printer. I have tried Curaengine and Slic3r in Repetier-host. The printer firmware is handling the offset fine (it prints in the right spot for ...
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Do spare throats or a heater blocks ever break?

A question to those who have a 3D printer. Have you ever needed a spare throat or a heater block? Do they ever break? I just bought some spare parts: heaters, thermistors, nozzles... However, I am ...
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Attach LCD to VAT

I began build LCD printer and I want make some modifications. What if I will place LCD below VAT? Will the display break when printing? what are the risks? I seen a lot of printers and all of them ...
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Printer inverted Y-axis

I made a custom printer with RAMPS. I used Y-MIN endstop at beginning. After few prints I discovered that Y-axis was inverted (mirrored). I fixed Marlin firmware and now I have: ...
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Help needed implementing Bear Upgrade

I am attempting to build a 3D printer using the Bear Upgrade for guidance. In this moment, I am implementing the X-Axis. The X_end_idler consist in two parts, the idler and the belt tensioner, as you ...
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3D printing extruder not warming up

I faced some problem with my 3D printer device. It seems the bed warms up without any problem, however, the hotend does not warm up! Could you please help me identify what the problem is?
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Stepper motors not working when connected to RAMPS 1.4

Stepper motors are not working when connected to RAMPS board in the X,Y,Z pins. I used A4988 drivers and the Arduino board is an original version. I checked the input voltage to the RAMPS board, it's ...
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How to 3D print an ID card

Say I wanted to print a plastic credit card like shape (like these), but with a QR code engraved. How could I do that for cheap? You can buy an "ID card printer" for $1,000-1,500 on Amazon, but that's ...
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My 3D printer hotend always jams

I've just built my first 3D printer. It uses a Bowden setup. When I try to print the extruder starts fine, but after a few seconds the extruder motor start skipping and the nozzle is jammed. I ...
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Surface Tension Support for FDM Printers

I've been thinking about alternatives to support materials for FDM printers, such as multi axis printers, dual head with soluble support material or printing in a gel/liquid which traps the material ...
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Help needed to design 3D printer part

I am attempting to build a 3D printer using the Bear Upgrade for guidance. However, I want to modify some of the parts. I am basing the modified parts on the original designs. I would like to ...
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Building 3D printer: LM8UU bearing can't fit into

I'm new to 3D printing and I'm learning how to build my own 3D printer. I bought polymer LM8UU bearings and I'm trying to fit onto a rod of dimension: D8 mm * L300 mm. Sadly it doesn't fit, ...
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Using stepper motors with integrated controllers

I just scavenged stepper motors from an old laser printer. These have integrated controllers. I'd like to use them without dismantling the controllers. I currently have 4, 6 and 9 wires stepper motors....
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Thermal runaway on extruder hotend

I am getting thermal runaway even after PID autotunning many times. I tried 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 cycles and after reuploading FW onto the printer but I still get the error... I've built a copy of ...
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Setting Junction Deviation in firmware has no effect

I have built a 3D printer with Marlin bugfix-2.0.x forked from github. I am attempting to set the default value for junction deviation so that I don't have to change it through the printer's screen/...
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CoreXY Carriage moves on the Y when moving the X

I have a custom designed and built CoreXY printer. I have noticed that when I order the X to move from one side to the other (right to left) that the Y axis moves back about 0.6 mm as well. When ...
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My DIY printer only boots when all my endstops are triggered. Why is that?

Recycling a Robin Nano board to build a 3D printer using an old computer PSU (300 W), it only boots on when I have no endstops pugged in at all or if I trigger all the ones I have plugged. At the ...
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Anet A8 not printing over heat bed

My Anet A8 printer will not print over the heated bed. Once I have prepared a file on Cura and inserted the SD card into the printer, the nozzle (extruder) moves into the top left corner and stays ...
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3D printed object can't print straight upward [duplicate]

I have a weird problem, my object base starts good and then as the object goes to the next layers it is off centered. I have a picture to better explain.
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Proper hotend heater for Reprap x400 Pro V3

I'm trying to verify the correct hotend heater for a Reprap x400 Pro V3. I know a 12 V 40 W doesn't work. A working heater measures 4.4 Ω, so I'm guessing it is a 12 V 30&...
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Changes rods for linear rails

I would like to know if it is possible to change the rollers for linear rails, just replacing or some calculation should be done and take some precautions. In my case, I have a Core XY DIY printer. ...
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Using both .gcode and .gbr files in a hybrid 3D printer + circuit etching machine? (RepRap 1.4 with Marlin firmware)

I'm making a hybrid 3D printer and circuit etching (CNC milling) machine that can both 3D print and etch prototype circuit boards. I'll be using Marlin firmware with an Arduino Mega & RepRap 1.4 ...
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Retraction Jamming Problem!

Recently I had this problem where I needed to change filament from PLA to PET-G or similar. And... filament jam. After playing around with different settings and speeds and still getting the same ...
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Extruder problem

When I am trying to print something on my home made 3D printer, I can print the first and second layer, then the Bowden extruder's gear starts slipping; it cannot push the filament anymore,the gear is ...
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3D Printers imported from China - avoiding asbestos exposure [closed]

Many 3D printers are made in China, and as asbestos is still legal in China (with large ongoing production it seems). It is thus quite possible to end up with a 3D Printer that has asbestos parts in ...
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How to create supports for the parts hanging above 45 degrees? [duplicate]

Do you have any specific process recommendations to achieve support for the parts hanging above 45 degrees, using open source software?
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Are there practical reasons to NOT use a stepper motor with lead screw for the X and or Y axes?

After a few months of printing with my Prusa Mk3 (with plans to get a second one soon), I have been wondering about making my third printer a home-built one was a larger print bed than the Mk3. One ...
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Weird lines and smaller height

I finished my first print and it came out like this I calibrated all my axis steps and manual movement gives perfect numbers. I am printing with these slicer settings: I don't even ...
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Why do 3D printers have only one limit switch?

I have seen that many 3D printers have only one limit switch for each axis, how does it know where to stop on the other end? My first guess is that the machine knows how big the plate is, and ...
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How to decrease sensitivity to heat-bed temperature?

Sometimes I use a DIY 3D printer running Marlin firmware and I have a hard time to set my heat bed temperature. when I set it to 70 °C for PLA, after a few minutes it decreases to 67 &...
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Help-build a decent 3D printer for a beginner (any ideas/tips/info) [duplicate]

Hi I'm a beginner looking for an helpful advice on how I can build a 3D printer for practice before getting an official 3D printer. If you have any suggestions/tips/info/etc. Please let me know as I ...
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Can I repurpose most of the components of this Prusa clone for a Delta?

I have a generic Prusa clone that I'm not using (my primary issue with it is the lack of rigidity in the frame housing as built). Will the motors (ks42sth40-1204a) and controller that come with it be ...