Questions tagged [extruder]

Questions about extrusion hardware for 3D printers.

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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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Which is the difference between MK6 and MK8 and even MK10?

I made and assembled my own 3D printer two years ago and I notice that some extruders are MK6 and MK(*whatever). Some of them has the block fuser horizontal and others vertical, then uses a nozzle ...
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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 ...
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Anet A8 hard to insert filament

I had been printing with ABS and took the advice to alter the fan so I can see the filament when I am loading it into the cold end. It was tricky but doable. I am now trying with PLA and getting it to ...
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Anet A8 Hot End Spares Quey

I saw an extruder mod on Amazon "EAONE 2 Pcs PTFE Teflon Tube (2 Meters) with 4 Pcs PC4-M6 Fittings for 3D Printer 1.75mm Filament (2.0mm ID/4.0mm OD)" Anybody know how this is fitted? Is it simply ...
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My extruder does not reach the set temperature

Anet A8 with Cura. First time use. The extruder temp is set at 190 °C for PLA but the temp never quite gets that hot, e.g. 189.2 °C. So the printer never prints. The bed temperature is fine....
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Wrong temperature on extruder 2

Firstly, I just bought a G2S mini pro from Geeetech and it is my first 3D printer (therefore I'm 100% newbie in this area). The first extruder seems to be ok, the temperature varies from 23°C to 201°...
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Anet A8 extruder motor moves back and forth

This is what is happening to my motor. Any suggestions would help. 1. I have tried adjusting the trimpot. 2. Rewire the connector to match the one on the motherboard. 3. Anything else I found on the ...
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How can I get PLA or PETG to stick to a glass bed permanently without adhesives?

3D printing gurus, I've read on several forums that people have had issues with printing with PETG or even PLA on glass and it sticks so well to the glass that chunks of glass rip off due to thermal ...
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Problems with feeding the filament into the bowden tube

I just finished building my Anet A6 and I was working on inserting some filament into the extruder. It was very difficult to get the filament to go in the hole (past the gears to go down to the hot-...
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Jammed extruder. Wanhao duplicator i3 Plus

I am new to 3d printing having only recieved it for christmas. The filament is jammed somewhere in the extruder of my Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus. I have tried removing it with the included hook but was ...
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What do you do If the whole extruder is clogged?

I have a prusa 13 that's shipping in the mail, and I intend to make good use of it, one also own a da vinci jr. and the one time it got so clogged that the extruder itself was filled with pla, with ...
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Anet A8 filament not coming out

Our Anet A8 seems to be working but the filament won't come out of the extruder. We can manually push it through though. The gears seem to be working fine and it's warming up. I have read the other ...
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If I have a nozzle clog, can I easily get rid of it by simply replacing the nozzle?

I'm getting a Prusa i3 with a replaceable nozzle. If I have a nozzle clog, can I easily get rid of it by simply: replacing the nozzle, or; removing it and submerging it in acetone, or; removing it ...
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Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!

I accidentally let the print head of my Anet A8 crash into one of 2 clips that are holding a glass sheet onto the hot bed, and suddenly the screen went blank and the printer rebooted, then it started ...
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Prusa i3 Mk2 (RepRapGuru kit) stops extruding mid-layer

So I've been fighting with this all weekend, figured I'd see if others have suggestions. When I attempt to print, my printer will go just fine until about the halfway point on a layer, then there'll ...
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Nozzle always "randomly" moves to 0 during print, then resumes

I recently bought an Anet A8 (https://pevly.com/anet-a8-3d-printer-review/). I've managed to get everything up and running, leveled the board, but am now running into a problem. At the start of the ...
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How can I prevent my nozzle catching on my print?

I have created a budget 3d printer using parts of old computers, specifically I used the CD drive mechanisms for the x,y and z axis. This printer is similar to the curiosity E-Waste printer, as seen ...
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What is this called and where can I buy a replacement?

In the image, there is an object circled in blue on the anet a8 printer that I need to buy a replacement of, however, I can not find it online, please help.
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Extruder motor not running during print job but working after I preheat the extruder and test it

I have a Prusa i3 (from FLSun). I have assembled the printer, calibrated it (fairly decently), and have successfully demonstrated extrusion manually. However, when I try to run a print job (the G-code ...
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Ramps 1.4 and extruder

I have ToyRep printer (RepRap), with RAMPS 1.4 on the board. And I am powering in from ATX power supply with 12V. And the problem is it doesn't heat to 230(for ABS), max value was 173 degrees by ...
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Extruder motor not functioning after G29 command

On my Anet A8 3 printer, running Skynet. When I do not use the G29 command, Auto Bed Level, the printer won't print and just extrudes plastic in mid-air. But when I ...
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Print Nozzle Dragging and Smearing Filament while Printing

I am building a Prusa i3 MK2 Clone and I am caught on this one. I have replaced the extruder with a MK8 adapted by myself to fit with most of the previous hardware from the E3D style extruder. My ...
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How to print TPU material with 3D printer

Is there anything special for printing TPU material e.g extruder or temperature? It's my first time printing TPU material, so if you have any photos, it would be great if you can share them.
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3d Extruder temperature lower automatically (Prusi I3)

when I command to start print from SD card; extruder temperature raise slowly and print start but with in 4-5 minutes suddenly Extruder temperature lower automatically.
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Tevo Tarantula extruder motor clinking sounds

The extruder motor makes these clinking sounds. I read about that and I tried to adjust it with its potentiometer, I tried reassembling the clamps, reinserted the leading tube in both ends, cutting ...
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Tevo Tarantula I3 filament clogging up

I have just finished assembling a TT I3, with a large heated bed 220x280, a couple of weeks ago and my first print went well. After a few initial experiments I noticed that the filament will not ...
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Extruder keeps jamming because of filament dust!

Yesterday evening i have been trying to print a few upgrades but after coming home after an hour, it is printing in the air because there is to much filament dust inside the extruder. Is this because ...
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prusa i3 not extruding enough plastic

I built my 3d printer from a kit a few weeks ago, and initially, it was working fine. However, when I took it with me to college, something must have went awry. The first layer comes out fine, but ...
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Filament not feeding then eventually blocked

I have an ANET A2 Prusa - which I've setup and performed a few prints on and they have various problems with the quality. I'm after some specific experience on what the flow of filament should look ...
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Ramps 1.4 1.8 stepper motor extrusion calculation

I have Ramps 1.4 and would like to get answer on extrusion in Marlin firmware. I have NEMA 17 stepper motor 1.8 deg, set to 1/16 step. Mk7 direct drive. 38 teeth in extruder drive gear. I bought it ...
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How to attach insulation to Hot End

I bought some heating block cotton to insulate the exposed surface of my hot end. I thought the yellow as double-sticky but it appears to be Kapton. What can I use to attach it to the extruder? My ...
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E3D V6 underextruding always?

I have an E3D v6 1.75mm bowden. When I print, there is a gap between infill lines, and also when printing rectilinear/hexagonal infill lines seem to be pretty slim. My settings: Slicer: Slic3r ...
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Anet A8 won't print

I have just built my Anet A8 and it won't print. I will preheat it (190°C 60°C) and then press "Print File" and select, then it starts for a second, gets to ...
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Anet A6's filament not feeding through the nozzle

Whenever I try putting the filament through the nozzle it does not go through. I have searched everywhere online and have found nothing.
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Weight Reducing Design Change for Extruder Driver

I'm considering removing the driver motor from the extruder assembly, and placing it on a stationary mount point instead, and then using a flex-shaft type connector from the motor to the extruder ...
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Delta 3D printer extruder?

I've never gotten a 3D printer, nor do I know very much about them, but I'm thinking of buying a delta 3D printer kit for around $450. When I looked online of some disadvantages of Delta printers I ...
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MKS base 1.5 (E0 & E1) not working

I have bought two MKS base 1.5 boards. Both extruder ports are not working. I made sure the stepper motor still works and that there is nothing wrong with the Marlin firmware that I know of. Any ...
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How to Make Use of 3mm Filaments?

I'm not really sure if I'm asking the right question here, but I just made a noob mistake of buying 3 mm filaments instead of 1.75 mm. I have a Makerbot Replicator 2 which I've been using and so far ...
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3D printer extruding too thick

Last night there was an error in printing that caused the printer to stop printing, but kept the hotend on. This morning I discovered that it had fused to what it was printing after renaming on all ...
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How to unclog a clogged extruder?

I have a Wanhao Duplicator i3 v2 (A.K.A. Maker Select, Cocoon Create). My extruder got clogged: I noticed that it wasn't extruding, so I stopped my print, removed the fan, heatsink and the extruder ...
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Extruder skipping/clicking (brand new printer)

I just got a GeeeTech Rostock 301 mixer head delta printer and am having trouble honing in on why the extruder is struggling with my first spool of ABS. Being the main parts of the printer came ...
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Silver Solder specifications for hot end heating element

In this question I was told that I should use silver solder to connect the heating element to the power supply. (I was also told that a ceramic extruder head was the way to go, but I'm working with ...
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Calculating extruder motor steps for 1 mm

I would like to calculate the amount of steps to turn the motor to have 1 mm of the filament. I did the following (using approximate values): The gear on the outside of the teeth as a diameter of ...
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Retainer for PTFE in throat

I've tried using a throat with a PTFE tube, but encountered the problem described in this question. It seems only a small amount of excess pressure in the extruder is enough to force out the inner ...
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Can the da Vinci Jr 1.0 print in 100 microns, if so how?

I was wondering if the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 can print in 100 μm layer height. If so, how could I do this?