Questions tagged [extruder]

Questions about extrusion hardware for 3D printers.

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Ender 3 doesn't extrude whilst printing, fine while manually setting extruder

I'm already trusted with 3D Printing and know how to flash and edit my firmware. Lastly, I flashed my Ender 3 to Marlin 2.0.x, and first got a "Err: EEPROM Version" which is now fixed. Configuration :...
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Filament feed tube

I'm new to 3D Printing and recently purchased an Ender 3D PRO I'm having an issue with the filament guide tube getting pushed out of the nozzle on the feeding mechanism. The assembly instructions don'...
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Is E-axis steps/mm resolution limiting factor in print quality?

I've been noticing in some of my linear advance test towers that the (very minor/fine) ripple pattern in walls varies with the K factor, which made me think that it isn't coming from any vibration in ...
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How to unload filament as cleanly as possible using the extruder motor?

I usually unload filament using the extruder motor, with the nozzle around 30 °C below the filament's print temperature. Despite this, often a significant amount of filament is left in the nozzle,...
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Ender 3 Extruder First Layer Perfect But Then Starts Clicking Afterwards

All of a sudden I seem to be having a lot of issues with under extruding on my Ender 3. The bottom layer (of height 0.1 mm) prints perfectly fine. This is done at 15 mm/s speed. However, The ...
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E3D v6 oozing / dripping

edit: custom printer with 2 hitends (generic ptfe lined and genuine e3d v6 all metal). verified same temperature. e3d v6 oozes to the point that its unusable, generic works well. steps taken ...
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How to get stuck filament out of this direct drive extruder?

I recently installed a "Direct Extruder System" on my Ender 3 using a 3D printed mount. For the first few minutes it worked fine, but after I looked at it once again, I saw that there's nothing ...
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Adding a Bowden extruder to a direct drive setup

I currently have a single extruder (direct drive) Tronxy X8. I am thinking about adding a second extruder, that I would use only occasionally. I really like the characteristics of the direct drive ...
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Marlin firmware question for dual extruder

I've recently added a second hotend and extruder assembly to my 3D printer and I've made all the necessary changes in the firmware. I've defined the temp sensor for hotend 2, all the pins for heat and ...
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Extruder temperature failure

I've never made solid prints since I purchased a TEVO Tarantula in December 2019, but since I'm totally new to this sport, I didn't realize I had an issue until after many failures. I kept upping ...
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Extruder doing the shimmy, How can I fix?

Printer: Monoprice Maker Select V2 3D Printer Problem: Extruder not working History: My extruder was clogged and I didn't realize it at first and I opened the extruder and pulled out the stuck piece ...
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XYZ DaVinci 3D Printer constantly jamming

I have an XYZ DaVinci Mini w which keeps jamming. It does not give a Jam Error. I disassembled the extruder 1 time and found a short piece of PLA stuck in it however that did not fix anything. I've ...
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Reprogramming Makerbot Extruder Controller 3.6 with Arduino toolchain?

Long story, but I inherited a friend's old experimental Replicator project (version 1, balsa frame), which included a bunch of Makerbot EC3 extruder controllers. After scrounging around the net for ...
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Question about the MK8 Extruder

I am trying to make a 3D printer (Prusa i3 model). I was testing all steppers and all steppers are working, however the Mk8 extruder (direct drive) is not working and I don’t know why. Can someone ...
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Would PC be considered food-safe in this setup?

I have one 3D printer with Makerbot mk10 extruder and I would like to print my custom cup for tea or coffee from PC. Other than that, I came across idea that FDM printer will always leave small holes ...
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How does slipping Bowden tube affect retraction or does it at all?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with upgraded Bowden capricorn tube. The tube will move approximately 1-2 mm during normal operation, though it will not come out of the coupler at all. I have read that the ...
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Calibrated Esteps Causes Extruder Skipping

I have replaced the stock extruder on my Ender 3 with one of these: The grip gear has a smaller diameter, so I calibrated the esteps as per the top google search: Extruder Calibration – 6 Easy Steps ...
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E3D V6 Original vs Clone

What is the difference between an original E3D V6 rather than a clone? I know an original would have its own advantages, since there is a huge price difference between the two. Will there be a huge ...
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Nozzle cleaning

A few minutes after finishing a print job, the filament is solidified in the nozzle and the nozzle-throat. When I start another print job a while later, the filament is not sufficiently melted and the ...
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Creality CR-10 extruder clicking and/or nozzle clogging

So I am fairly competent with 3D printing, but this problem has got me stumped. I use a Creality CR-10 and I hadn't printed anything off for quite a while (maybe 5 or 6 months?) and I just recently ...
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Too long time to wait for M109 to stabilize when changing extruders

I would like to kindly ask for some advice. I've got 2 extruders and 2 nozzles, they are working fine. I'm printing from Ultimaker Cura 4.1 generated files. I have problems with temperature ...
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Ender 5: Bowden tube shifts in/out of extruder during retractions

I have an Ender 5 with an aluminum extruder that was printing beautifully for a few days after building it. I received a Capricorn bowden tube and new couplings as a gift, and replaced those, and now ...
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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 ...