Questions tagged [extruder]

Questions about extrusion hardware for 3D printers.

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Printing with PETG, printer says it's out of filament when it clearly is not

Background: I have an Alfawise U20 (CR10 clone) and am still somewhat of a noob, though I've been learning as much as quickly as time will allow. The Alfawise U20 has "out-of-filament" detection, ...
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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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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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How to add extruder to RAMBo Mini

I have given up on getting the RUMBA board to work. I tried to add a P.I.N.D.A. (or PINDA) probe, but that didn’t work. I tried to add a BLTouch sensor, but that didn’t work either. Now the RUMBA ...
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Limit to extrusion volume [closed]

Assuming heat transfer to melt the filament is not an issue, what’s the bottleneck in pushing more filament through the nozzle? Is extrusion volume per time proportional to applied extruder torque?
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Can commodity 3d printer extrusion hardware and filament be used for injection molding?

Assuming you have a suitable oven to maintain temperature at the filament's melting point and a suitable mold that can handle the temperature, is a commodity 3d printer hotend and extruder, with large ...
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Can't seem to fix over extrusion

I'm struggling to get my printer up and running for a few days now. The problem is as follows. I got a test model of a cube (40x40 mm) and everytime I try to print it, the nozzle creates these '...
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No extrusion, but manual extrusion works

I just bought and build my first 3d printer (HE3D K280 with Marlin) and I'm encountering some problems with Cura 4 and Repetier. When I load and slice a part, the printer does not extrude anything ...
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What makes an extruder right handed?

I have been looking to buy a new extruder. One of the options I have seen comes in "right handed" and "left handed". What does this mean? How can I tell what my current extruder is, so I get the ...
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Stuck filament in the extruder of Infitary M508

Model: Infitary M508 Details: The filament is stuck in the extruder preheated for PLA (the filament is PLA 1.75 white). The extruder's motor works and the filament is in the hole of the extruder (not ...
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Filament mixer?

I've seen questions about (like What is stopping us from mixing 3d filament colors in an Extruder?) and some solutions for mixing filament colors/materials at print time for multi-color printing, but ...
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New use for extruder port

Is there a way to change the use of an extruder port on a 3D printer motherboard to move stepper motors (on y axis) on a 3D printer? This is for a school project, and we have replaced the extruder ...
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Filament Length too short for extruder to push filament

When filament is too short for the extruder to push will there be a stop in printing on the Ender 3, meaning that I should replace the filament when the end of the filament is near the extruder?
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Palette 2 with an Ender 3 Printer [closed]

Has anyone had any luck with printing multi-colored prints with the Palette 2 on an Ender 3? If so, what is your steps/mm for the Ender 3 and your flow rate in whatever slicer you are using? I ...
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Printer is Confused-Printing in Air Literally

So I got my 3D printer (Anet A8) a few years ago and put it together. I couldn't figure out how to use it. Then about a month ago I decided to try again now that I am older and got it to work. I know ...
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How neodymium magnet affect (if any) on extruder motor

I saw on a popular site simple indicators for attaching to the axle of an extruder motor (Prusa printers). Those gadgets are spinning due to movement of motor, both clockwise (pulling filament) or ...
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Extruder Motor Not working during Printing [closed]

I am a newbie trying to setup and configure a 3D printer following online YouTube videos and tutorials. I am trying to configure a Hypercube Evolution 3D printer. I followed Tech2C videos (on YouTube) ...
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Installing bowden tube into E3D V6

I'm struggling with an upgrade I made to my Creality CR-10. I upgraded the extruder to an E3D V6 hotend. The extruder mount and cooling fans are installed and working, however, I'm doing something ...
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Extruder clicking issue with MKS Board v1.5

So I know there have been several clicking Extruder threads but have not found any solutions to the one I am having. Background: I have a custom Prusa like 3d printer fitted with an MKS board (v1.5) ...
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PETG Sticking to Nozzle

For a while now, my AmazonBasics PETG filament has been working like a charm. Now, it is balling up on my nozzle. I've tried slowing it down, re-leveling the bed, etc. I don't want to go through the ...
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Extrusion test cube resulted in one wall being thicker

I calibrated my extruder according to the mattshub tutorial and printed the extruder calibration test cube with 2 perimeters of 0.4 mm. So the walls should all be 0.8mm thick but only 3 are close to 0....
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Monoprice Maker Select v2 stops extruding after about 200-300 mm

I've done a fair bit of looking around for an answer and have yet been unable to find one. So here is my problem, after about 200-300 mm of extrusion, the PLA stops coming through the nozzle. ...
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Can an extruder rated for 24 V work with 12 V ATX power supply?

Heads up: I'm not good with electronics and only have a vague idea of it's inner workings. I have a E3D V6 Extruder rated for 24 V, that i plan to use in my 3D printer. Will there be any ...
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How can I avoid jamming in the feeder?

Recently, at work we bought a Guider II printer from FlashForge. When we try to print models using a high resolution or models with a too high printing time, the feeder gets clogged. And the feeder is ...
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Is it difficult to configure a dual extruder/hotend in Marlin and setting it up

My problem is that I want to build my own 3D printer with RAMPS 1.4/1.6, I already have half of the parts, but I'm still doubting if I should use a dual extruder/hotend. I do not know if this is ...
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Why won't my filament feed through the extruder anymore?

Printer: Monoprice Select V2. I've done several prints already and swapped out filaments many times but in my most recent swap, I can't feed my PLA through any more. I first preheat my extruder for ...
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Mystery filament cleaning fluid

Whilst looking to fix a different problem I had I came across this video. It's a filament reel holder, but at 02:40 the person uses a mysterious fluid. I haven't seen anything like this before (...
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Moving Extruder Gear Assembly

So I am getting a Creality CR-10S which has a similar print frame with a lot of other printers. Eventually I'm sure I will want to print using flexible materials, but the bowden system is not optimal ...
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Prusa i3 pro W - not extruding

I'm trying to do my first ever print with my Geeetech prusa i3 pro. When I try to print that printer seems to work, x,y,z axis all moving ok. What isn't working is that little to no plastic is being ...
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Flashforge Adventurer 3 Filament feeder loud thumping noise, not enough filament extruded

My Flashforge Adventurer 3 is not printing properly. Filament feeder makes repetitive loud thumping noise and not enough filament is extruded. Resulting print (if completed) is not solid. Results ...
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Retraction Causing Skipping

I am trying to get rid of stringing on my prints, to do that I have tried turning on a retraction in Ultimaker Cura, and reducing flow. When I turn on retraction it causes the extruder to skip on the ...
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When I attempt to calibrate extruder steps the increased values don't correspond to physical increases

I am attempting to follow these instructions to calibrate the extruder, however when I increase the value for DEFAULT_AXIS_STEPS_PER_UNIT the change in physical ...
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Wanhao Duplicator i3 plus temperature out of control

I have a reasonably new Wanhao Duplicator i3 plus that has been printing happily for a few weeks. This morning it has developed a new error. When you hit pre-heat for PLA (target temperature 200&...
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Abnormal Extruding

My printer stops about every 5 minutes and it gives me the error message "Abnormal Extruding". I have changed the heat setting up and down on the extruder, but it doesn't help. I have adjusted the bed,...
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Anet A8 won't print properly

I recently bought the Anet A8 from Gearbest. Everything so far seems in order, but one big problem. No matter which filament I used (PLA and ABS), the result is always like this: In the picture ...
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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 ...