Questions tagged [extruder]

Questions about extrusion hardware for 3D printers.

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How to fix bad extrusion that's likely caused by high pressure in the nozzle

I've got a secondhand Renkforce RF1000 which I can't seem to get working properly. Initially, I asked about hardware issues that required fixing. After fixing those I still got some inconsistent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which hotend does not clog and is good to use with a Bowden 1.75 mm setup?

I'm building my own 3D printer (custom design, made by me and cut using a water cutting machine) but I have always had problems with the hotend clogging. I have had four hotends: a J-Head; a full ...
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Heat sensor problems with Makerbot Replicator 2X

We have a Makerbot Replicator 2X at our school. I have a class in the computer lab and one of our focuses is using the printer. Currently, it is not printing properly. We are using PLA at 210 ...
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Ender 3 v2 layer skips

I am having some issues with my printer skipping/not extruding random layers of my prints. It happens a few layers in and sometimes doesn't even affect the entire layer. I have tried switching from ...
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Stringy first layer (possible extruder issue?)

This is my first 3D printer so I'm not entirely sure what could be the cause of this issue. I recently got a SUNLU S8 3D printer and have been trying to print the first test file, however, the layers ...
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Creality CR-10 problems with extrusion while printing

I have an extrusion problem with my creality CR 10 3D printer while printing. I am using a standard 0.4 mm nozzle with a 1.75 mm diameter PLA and I use Cura as my slicer. This printer ...
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Why do slicers have nozzle size settings? [duplicate]

It seems to me that the size of hole in the nozzle shouldn't matter in and of itself. If you program in the layer height and line width, then the same amount of plastic has to be extruded, no matter ...
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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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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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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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Replacing ceramic tape on Wanhao Duplicator i3

I need new ceramic tape for my 3D printer. Does it matter which I get? Can I just get the cheapest? Is there a quality difference?
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Are control boards switchable?

I am interested in buying a larger printer, either a Sovol SV01 or a Sunlu S8 (or something else similar). What I am wondering is, can the control boards and LCD displays be changed to better units ...
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Dual extruder with gear shifting

I am planning to upgrade my printer with a second extruder. Since my printer is a Tronxy X8 it's frame is not exactly vibration resistant, so I'd like to keep the print head weight down. At the same ...
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Hotend not heating

I've a problem with my BQ i3 Hephestos. I've noticed that in the last few prints that I've experienced some temperature drops every now and then. Yesterday, after 3 of a 4 hours long print, the hotend ...
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Removed Nozzle, Plastic Still Backed Up after Cold Pull on Ender 3

I am still very much a novice and learning so here is the situation: Filament was not extruding from nozzle. Checked the filament feeder (worked fine, filament was being squeezed through) and tried ...
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How to feed the filament through the material shortage sensor?

I'm just finishing the set-up of a CR-10 Max. It is a new printer. I don't manage to feed the filament through the material shortage sensor. I can hear the micro switch click; the LED turns blue, then ...
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First layer rippling and no filament in certain areas

I'm new to 3D printing and I noticed some problems with my print. I've printed it 3 times and releveled the bed. Now, I found that the right lower corner always has holes, and some stringing problems ...
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Titan extruder retraction noise

I am experiencing some retraction noises with my Titan Extruder. At first the noise was more of a clicking noise, and the gear was skipping. I didn't feel any backlash with my finger but I still ...
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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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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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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?
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Anet A8 keeps failing prints that it used to be able to complete and new ones

The most recognizable problem with my 3D printer is that the extruder stepper keeps clicking. As you can see in these 2 pictures it fails to extrude out plastic in time when doing retractions and when ...
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What caused the blackening of this filament?

About 5 hours into a print last night, the filament stopped extruding leaving the model unfinished. On investigation, I saw that the filament had stopped feeding. I can see marks on the filament left ...
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Weird lines in the print at specific heights

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 printer with all metal extruder and upgraded my mainboard from 4.2.2 to 4.2.7 silent board. I also added a Creality touch sensor for auto bed leveling. Before these ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega layers don't stick together/are too thin

My Anycubic i3 Mega suddenly stopped printing properly. As you can see on the images attached, the printed filament seems to be too thin which causes the layers to not stick together. I already: ...
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Air printing/jamming midway through raft creation

For a school project, my teacher gave me a brand new Longer 3D printer to create parts with. After one good job, the printer cannot get past the raft creation without air printing. The thickness of ...
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Are there FDM epoxy/resin printers?

After seeing a question about FDM printing of temperature-resistant parts, high-temperature 2-part epoxy came to mind. Are there any (experimental or production) FDM extruders for laying viscous, fast-...
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Ender 3 Pro Extruder Stepper Skipping with a Chunk sound

I have a relatively new Ender 3 Pro, stock except for adding a tempered glass bed. I've fed about 3 kg of PLA filament so far, all Solutech brand. Near the end of the last reel, I started hearing ...
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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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3D printer with a cartridge [closed]

What are the possibilities of building a 3D printer which uses a cartridge-style material filling rather than the conventional extruder setup? The idea of the cartridge is to eliminate the necessity ...
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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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Extruder spins for a few seconds after layer changes

Sometimes my Extruder will start spinning pointlessly fast and long. Youtube Video showing the problem This Issue only happens: When printer has finished a Layer and moved up to the next (right ...
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OctoPrint suddenly no longer able to heat up hot end / extruder

My OctPrint and Monoprice Maker Select IIIP (A Wanhao i3 Duplicator Plus clone) were working fine, but suddenly today the hot end won't heat up anymore. I tried disconnecting the OctoPrint USB and ...
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Ender 3 Extruder Speed / Upgrade

I am attempting to make my Ender 3 Pro print significantly faster than it is intended it I fear. I hear a clicking noise coming from the extruder above 130 mm/s in Cura when it is going in long ...
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Mixing nozzle vs dual nozzle vs IDEX vs tool changer for pva and pla

I am planning to build a 3D printer with dual extrusion. I want to use PVA with one of the extruders and the main material with the other one so color printing isn't important for me and I just want ...
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Longer LK4 Pro moving to corner mid print

My printer is the Longer LK4 Pro, and I just got it 2 days ago. When I started to print some objects, on a certain layer, the printer would stop and move to the far right corner of my bed. What can I ...
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Why did my extruder motor stopped working?

Before it stopped working, the stepper motor worked very well and didn't show any problem. I experienced this after I fixed a filament problem. The filament got stuck soI retracted to pull the ...
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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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Best practice: For ensuring a good print with dual extruder machine

I own a Qidi X-Pro that uses a dual extruder. I just spent the last 45 minutes trying to print, over and over, a simple model I had printed before. I'm using ABS with a glue stick. The ABS is fed ...
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Ender 3 with Trianglelab matrix extruder

I ordered a matrix direct drive extruder from Trianglelab and printed two mounts for it. The mounts I have printed are found here. I have only printed the first and second part from the referenced ...
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Movement of the extruder out of its original position during printing

I have a problem with my Creality Ender 3 printer. When I start printing, the first few levels go fine. But then the extruder starts slowly moving in the wrong direction and after a few minutes the ...
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Ender 5 with 8-bit Creality 1.1.4 board- Issue with speed of extruder motor spinning too slow

The issue I'm having is that the extruder motor is not spinning fast enough so the filament doesn't come out as fast as I would like it to. In terms of the specs, the printer is an Ender 5 that has ...
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CR-10 Extruder Clicking / Filament jammed in Extruder?

I have a CR-10 S5. I was very happy with the way it was printing but all of a sudden it cant get past 1 hour of printing without the filament breaking in the extruder. I have caught it in the act, it ...
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Adjusting extruder

Since I have some problems with printing I wanted to try to adjust my extruder esteps. While changing the esteps I noticed that the value has almost no impact. My default setting was 93 and the ...
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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 ...