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Questions tagged [extruder]

Questions about extrusion hardware for 3D printers.

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Is my printer over extruding?

I'm getting some slight pooling on the end of straight lines on my Ender-3 Is this due to over extruding? Or some other issue?
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What parts are suitable replacements for an Ender 3 Pro?

I'm new to 3D printing and I recently got my first 3D printer, an Ender 3 Pro by Creality. I've tried to find information about the type of nozzles should I look for. I'm trying to find stainless ...
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Extruder motor does not stop after G1 E5

When I send G1 E5, the extruder motor rotates, but does not stop. It keeps rotating until I restart the system. I am using a Ramps 1.4 board and OctoPrint.
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PTFE pulled into extruder gears

I have a Tevo Tarantula, the problem is that PTFE is getting pulled back to the extruder gears and stopping filament extrusion, do you know how to solve this? Image: One hypothesis I have is that ...
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Makerbot Smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle question

I am looking for information on the smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle? I have looked online and from several forums come to the conclusion it is either a MK10 or MK11 assembly. Can anyone shed ...
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Inconsistent filament flow on anet a8

My Anet A8 was working and printing great until my hotbed connector snapped and shorted out my motherboard. After replacing the connections to my hotbed and my motherboard I can't print anything ...
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Extruder drive cog slipping on filament

I've been printing PLA on a Pegasus 12" for 2 years. Print quality has been great but in the last few months the quality of the prints has deteriorated. After looking into it, it seems when the head ...
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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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Geeetech Prusa i3 Extruder seems to push more filament, gear slips/skips?

I got my first printer, a Geeetech Prusa i3, and for the price I paid (160$) I am so blown away. As I saved so much money, I treated myself to a legit copy of Simplify3D, which I am happy with. I'm ...
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Apparently systematic nozzle clogging

A Monoprice Maker Select V2, upgraded incrementally with a Micro Swiss all metal hot-end, machined lever, and D4 extruder gear, systematically fails to produce complete prints, as seen below: The ...
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Compensating for smaller extruder gear [duplicate]

Assume somebody has a Monoprice Maker Select and has changed from the original brass extruder gear to a D4 Plus one, which is slightly smaller (10.6 vs 10.9 mm outer diameter). This person might be ...
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Simplified 3d will not run extruder

I downloaded simplified 3d to use with Mach 3 everything seems to work properly except for the extruder which will not communicate with the new software. Not moving filament that is my only problem ...
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Filament isn't going into the Bowden tube, instead it goes “into the room”

The pictures explain my problem. I have already tried to reduce the retraction but that showed no effect. Thank you for your help. The effect is a total stop of the print (no material is extruded). ...
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Why does my part-cooling fan cause stringing?

Really strange observation with my MP Select Mini V2 printing PLA. I've printed a dual-fan shroud so I can have a dedicated part-cooling fan. I've noticed that when I turn it on, the extruder starts ...
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Hotend heating failure too short before limit

I am trying to resolve this for months and have tried almost everything, I guess. I am using Marlin firmware on a custom extruder with a custom fabricated heating block in which heater and thermistor ...
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Sudden underextrusion on Ender3

I have printed a couple weeks perfectly fine with my Ender 3. Two weeks ago I changed the firmware but the settings were all fine and resulted in good prints. Now, suddenly during a print the ...
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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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Baking old PLA spool

Context A while ago I bought a kit for a 3D printer, along with filament etc. however, after some weeks I ran into some mechanical problems and because I had a lot of other things to do at the time I ...
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How do I calibrate the extruder of my printer?

For my DIY coreXY printer I use 2.85 mm filament that is fed into an E3D clone hot end using a Bowden tube and a custom designed extruder with belt reduction centered around an Aluminium Bulldog ...
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Extruder Clicking without Extrusion Problems

I own a DIY Hypercube Evolution equipped with Tevo Titan extruder, Clone Chimera hotend and Capricorn's High-temp PTFE tube. I use RAMPS with Mega and A4988's. During prints, my extruder motor ...
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How to use an Anet A8 control board with a damaged AVR IC?

This post was taken from this comment, as the OP did not repost their deleted answer as a new question. See associated post on SE.Meta: Is it possible to attribute a wiki post to a user? With respect ...
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Zortrax M200 skipping extruder

My Zortrax M200 has a skipping extruder motor, I’ve checked the seating of all connections and 3 different (electronic ribbon) cables and still can’t fix the issue. The gear is clean and have tried ...
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Adhesion problem (heat bed or extruder issue)

I am having an issue with the transition from the first layer to the second. It seems that the first layer isn’t staying put on the hot bed and the extruder is dragging it around creating a ball of ...
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Insulate hotend on Makerbot Smart Extruder

Simple question: how do you reinsulate the MakerBot Smart Extruders? Backstory: I work at the library. We've recently replaced the MakerBot (extruder connection issues followed by software ...
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StoneFlower3D - how to pause a print?

I've been trying to make a paste extruder and I came across StoneFlower3D. In their site, they mentioned about a feature called Infinite Printing. Please see page number 25 of this document. They're ...
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Creality Ender 4 extruder problem

I cannot get my extruder to work on my Creality Ender-4 printer. I have heated the nozzle but the extruder does not move. I tested the motor and cable on another system and they work just fine. ...
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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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Extruder clogs with HIPS

I've got a Prusa i3 MK3. I have printed with PLA, PETG and tried HIPS. Haven't had any clogs with PLA and PETG, but with HIPS I've got a weird problem. My first three test prints in HIPS went fine, ...
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German RepRep Neo can't heat the extruder

The printer stopped heating the extruder in the middle of the print and I noticed it getting cooled down. After a few seconds, I heard a ticking noise near the filament (which could probably mean the ...
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Extruder clogs randomly during print

I don't know how to say this but during the print, the printer will randomly have difficulty extruding the filament. I will have to give the filament a boost for it to keep going. Once I done the ...
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I want to use my 2 extruders simultaneously

I am using 2 extruders. Is it possible to use them both at the same time. Now I can use one at a time but not both at the same time. Is there a gcode that supports this action?
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Extruder prints fine up until further down the print

So I recently installed a genuine E3D V6 (direct) on my AM8 (Anet a8 with upgraded frame). I have already been able to fix most of the print quality problems. But the last one is a hard one for me. ...
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Problem with swapping E0 for E1 (TEVO TARANTULA MARLIN 1.1.x)

Looking at the following code, from Line 139, pins_RAMPS.h Here is the actual code: ...
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Large 3D printer 10'x10'x4' - Need G-code to tell when it stops extruding and to stop machine

We use Simplify and have a large 10’x10’x4’ printer. We need G-code that when the extrusion stops the machine will stop and raise 10 mm as to not to burn the print, so we know where the extrusion ...
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How to heat up a Printrbot's hotend using an SD card

My Printrbot simple metal's extruder is jammed and I need to heat it up to unjam it. Unfortunately, the printer does't want to connect to my laptop regardless of the program I'm using (Repetier-Host ...
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Zonestar Extruder motor does not work - what can I check?

While this may seem like terribly noobish question, I'm sure one day someone will have same problem. I own a ZONESTAR P802QSU (Bowden extruder) and all of sudden my extruder motor stopped working. ...
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Auger Paste extruder

I've made a paste extruder(plunger type), in which a plunger will push the syringe to extrude. Plunger movement is controlled by a stepper motor. In that arrangement, for g-code generation I've used ...
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Monoprice i3 clone heat shuts off printing abs

I have the Monoprice Select 3D Printer (i3 clone). I'm trying to print ABS. I set the temperature to 230°C for the extruder and 110°C for the bed. I can see the printer warming up to those ...
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How to change E0 to E1 on Marlin 1.1?

I have the same problem as this person but I don't have those lines in my RAMPS.h file as seen here. I've recently burnt my potentiometer on E0 so the motor isn't ...
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Filament being pushed back out the filament hole

I just got a Monoprice Maker Select v2 off eBay for $200 and I'm very happy with it (so far). I'm learning a lot, but I've run into this problem that I cannot solve: When I put filament into the ...
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QIDI x-one2 : Fan screws not holding filament feeder stepper motor in place

I noticed a knocking noise one day on my QIDI and things seemed fine at first glance, then 7 hours later my print only had 3 layers. So I figured it was a jam, and I cleaned it out but every now and ...
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Homing a stepper motor as an extruder using E0/E1 with an limit switch and end stop

Note: I have extended my question as some of you mentioned that the question is not clear. I am using a RAMPS 1.4 board with an Arduino mega 2560. I need to drive a stepper motor as an extruder using ...
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Can I use Bowden hotend instead of Wade for a direct extrusion?

I am planning to buy 4 hotends (e3d clones I assume), but I am wondering if the Bowden (long distance) be able to be used as Wade (direct extruder)?. When the pneumatic fitting is removed there is a ...
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Extruder clicking Tronxy x5s

Whenever it start printing the extruder starts clicking, I tried adjusting the voltage with no luck, it's still clicking. And it doesn't extrude a lot of plastic sometimes it even stops extruding but ...
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MK8 extruder showing 500+ °C on temperature sensor?

I just finish building a Graber i3 printer from mixed parts (a MDF clone of Prusa i3 MK2). For the hotend, I've bought the Greetech MK8 extruder. However, the temperature sensor is driving me up the ...
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Prusa i3 MK2 doesn't accept the printing material

We have a Prusa i3 MK2 and we've changed for a print with another colour material but when I pressed "load filament", it didn't make anything. Often after five times doing that the printer works. I ...
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Extruder motor does not turn

When printing from Cura on my laptop via USB, my extruder motor does not turn to extrude filament. However, when I use the "move axis" command in the firmware (on the little screen on the printer), it ...
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Do more retracts lead to extruder jams

This print failed a couple of hours in. I was wondering if the nature of the print surface, with lots of retracts (similarly the previous print which was OK) might have contributed to the clog, or if ...
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3d printer drip problem

I have a problem with my 3d printer. When I am printing, the printer seems to drip. I am very confused because I never saw this before and I do not know what to do. I attach a picture of it. Why ...
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Removing pla from extruder

I read that the best way of removing ABS was to let the temperature at the hot end to drop to around 190deg c then a sharp pull. This worked really well. I am trying to print with PLA but no matter ...