Questions tagged [extrusion]

Questions about extrusion mechanisms in varying types of 3D printers.

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Resume print but no extrusion

Had a print stop about 20% through and read through some old questions (3+ years) so I'm posting again. Apologies if it's in here some where... Found the layer to restart, deleted everything from ...
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Gaps between perimeter walls; potential under extrusion?

The cube is a 2 cm x 2 cm with infill at 30 % and layer height 0.2 mm, more details can be seen below. I'm printing with PETG using an Ender 3 printer. There seems to be a gap between the perimeter ...
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Filament consistently jamming / clogging in Bowden tube on MP mini 3

I've had this MP Select Mini III for years and years. Lately it's consistently jamming/clogging somewhere between the hot end and the PTFE tubing - but not right away, often when it starts getting to ...
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Causes of over-extrusion?

What could be the causes of a consistent over-extrusion? I know about these: steps/mm of extruder motor set too high larger filament diameter slicer setting: filament diameter - setting it lower ...
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Optimum ratio of line width to layer thickness for overhang performance?

When I have overhangs in my model, Cura colors them red. However, I noticed if I make layer thickness thinner, the red area is reduced or disappears. This could mean that thinner layer thickness is ...
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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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Increase volumetric flow rate using a longer nozzle

I'm looking to increase the printing speed, through increasing the volumetric flow rate, which is currently at 5 mm³/s. Larger amounts cause the feeding mechanism to skip steps. I'm running at ...
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Partially missed / dragged layers

I'm trying to diagnose a print issue that looks like a missed layer (sorry, first-time printer here) and Specs: Printer: QIDI Tech X-Plus (direct drive). Material: PLA. Extruder temp: 200 °...
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PLA support material suddenly a problem on Ender 5

I have an Ender 5 that I meticulously calibrated with good success and was regularly getting great print quality with PLA. I stopped using it for a couple of months and when I resumed (without having ...
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Monoprice select mini underextrusion?

Can someone please review the picture and tell me things to try to fix, the threads are full of little gaps. The layers that are solid, below the threads have a tiny bit of space between them. Is it ...
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CR10 V2 under extruding and heating up too quickly

The heater cartridge on my CR10 V2 broke so I ordered a new one(12V). After replacing it the new one heats of very quickly past the target temperature and the slowly decreases to the target. Once it ...
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Ender 5 Pro print quality issue

I got my 3D printer from Creality 1 day ago. My dog off the SD card came perfectly, Benchy was also printed almost flawlessly. I used standard Benchy settings on all my prints. Now I tried making a ...
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Gobs of filament during initial movement of extruder

I have successfully printed a few models on my Maker Select V2 (Wanhao Duplicator i3) including 3D Benchy, but I'm seeing a consistent problem with a model that I've sliced with Cura. The extruder ...
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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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New PETG spool from eSUN is making popping sound while extruding

I just bought new eSUN PETg filament. When I started to extrude it, I heard popping sound same as moisture boiling out of it. I don't expect new eSUN vaccum sealed filament having moisture content. Is ...
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Wavy lines on 1st layer only

I'm getting wavy lines on the first layer only in both the x and y direction identically. The first layer is 0.4 mm with a 0.4 mm tip. The other layers are 0.2 mm. I've tried changing the Z offset ...
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How to solve this extrusion problem?

I was using this model at 100% infill to test extrusion: The printer is an old Printrbot which I converted to Klipper, so I'm doing some tests to ensure correct parameters. ABS filament 3 mm (not 2....
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Prusa i3 MK3S keeps clogging during print. Ugly streaks sometimes, and complete clog when printing with lower layer lines

The extruder on my Prusa i3 MK3S keeps clogging while printing. Loading is fine, and each time it clogs, unloading and loading the filament seems to work. The filament extruded just after resolving a ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder drive rocking back and forth

I've been running this Ender 3 Pro for quite some time with no problem up until recently. The issue was the printer refused to extrude filament (the extruder stepper seems to be rocking back and forth)...
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3D printing overhangs that are over .200 in

I am new to 3D printing but have been in CNC Machining for a few years. I have a part I am trying to print that is a cylinder 1.000 in. in diameter and has a .200 in overhang starting at 1.300 in. In ...
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Why and how am I supposed to change the extrusion multiplier? [duplicate]

The slicing software knows exactly (given accurate E-step, filament diameter, nozzle diameter values) how much cold plastic is pushed in the extruder and how much mass is extruded. Why should the ...
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How to calculate the extruder gear ratio given a desired max printing speed filament diameter and nozzle diameter?

I have a Printrbot LC with the following extruder gears: Stepper on the right, filament toothed gear inside, same size of the small stepper gear. I don't have much more information besides the model ...
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Ender 3 Pro Filament extrusion problems

I run quite a few Ender 3 Pro's using the same slicer settings (Simplify3D), and just recently I have noticed a very odd extrusion problem. I find that at about the same height on several printers ...
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Why is my 3D printer not extruding properly?

I have a Duplicator i3 mini, which has yet to make it a month without breaking. This time it is extra broken because the filament is not extruding properly. the most successful print I've had yet had ...
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Retraction Jamming Problem!

Recently I had this problem where I needed to change filament from PLA to PET-G or similar. And... filament jam. After playing around with different settings and speeds and still getting the same ...
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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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Watts of filament extrusion

I'd like to calculate the wattage lost through the filament being extruded (or in other words, at how many Watts I'd have to run an ideal heater that loses heat ONLY through filament so that it stays ...
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How is E value calculated in Slic3r?

I want to know the math behind how Slic3r calculates E values. $E_{value}$ represents amount of filament in mm (unless volumetric extrusion is selected) that has to be fed into the hotend to obtain a ...
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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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Strange banding on first layer/skin

I've been printing for a while with a Creality CR-10S with Colorfabb black PETG economy and all was good. Until today, where on a large, flat print (30x10cm - a small drawer) I can't manage to get a ...
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Print came out like a wafer

I'm not sure how else to describe it. There's probably a name for this but I just don't know it. But the bottom few layers came out great, but the rest came out kind of like a triscuit. Below are pics ...
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How is the Ex.xxx calculated? [duplicate]

How is the Ex.xxx calculated, formula G1 X129.000 Y126.322 E7.90758 G1 X128.476 Y125.548 E7.92045
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Handling retraction when using a mixing extruder (2 in 1 out)

I have a Zonestar Z5FM2 running Marlin 1.1.8 with a mixing extruder. That is, 2 extruder stepper motors feeding a 2-in 1-out hotend (similar to the E3D cyclops). I'm slicing with Simplify3D and I ...
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Is there any (relatively simple) way to determine whether a stepper is being directed to move by the voltage signal across its winding?

This may be a long shot, but I was wondering if the signals seen across a stepper motor's windings could indicate whether the stepper was being told to move over some short time period. This is in ...
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Slicer software capable of working with large filaments

I'm starting work on a very large 3d printer that uses very large filament. The idea is to house the entire thing in a shipping container and print things as large as cars. Filament will be some ...
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Extruder retracts filament while moving from default start line to actual object location

I am new to 3D printing and recently got a second hand RF1000 and am busy calibrating it. For this I want to print a basic calibration cube. I noticed the print doesn't always start with enough ...
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Isn't using the Extrusion Multiplier like cheating?

One thing I never understood is the so-called Extrusion Multiplier (EM) or Flow setting in slicers like Simplify3D (S3D) or CURA. The description for this setting reads... S3D: Multiplier for all ...
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Extruder calibrated, but prints still oversized by .1 mm or so

I've got a pretty straightforward problem. In general my printer is very accurate for the XYZ movements. What I'm running into is no matter what size my print is, the XY dimensions will be thicker by ...
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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 a single line of Gcode have variable extrusion rate?

Fairly long winded, but hopefully makes sense; I understand that G-code is executed line-by-line, and in the main printing phase each instruction is effectively go to location XY (assuming staying ...
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Use Gcode Extrusion Speed in Calculations

I have a Rostock Max V2, and I've added a second extruder going into a y-splitter into a single nozzle on my printer. I have both extruders working correctly, but I'm having trouble tuning the ...
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Periodical under extrusion with Slic3r

I got myself an Ender 3 printer, put it together and tried the test g-code, worked fine. But i sometimes have problems with under extrusion, as shown in the picture below. As you can see, the part to ...
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First 3 mm prints poorly, then fine after that

I have an Ender 3 that I have been pretty happy with so far, however it recently started an odd behavior and I can't figure out what's causing it. What happens is that the first ~3 mm of the ...
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Small structures are deformed after switching to Duet Wifi

I just switched to the Duet Wifi board (used MKS Gen L 1.0 before) and now small structures look terrible. From my observations the hot end moves correctly, but almost no filament gets extruded. On ...
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Material extruded to prime the nozzle doesn't stick to bed at first

When the material is extruded to prime the nozzle before the print starts it doesn't always stick to the bed for the first 20 or 30 mm of the line, causing the material extruded just after to peel off ...
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Weird surface thing

I have a 3D printer at home, the Colido Compact, and for some reason when I 3D print big flat surfaces a really weird thing happens. I'm using some PLA from Colido too I think It almost seems as if ...
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Filament Leaking During Automatic Bed Leveling

Before the print has actually started I have set up Auto Bed Leveling using a BLTouch sensor, during the period that this runs I find that material leaks out of the nozzle and curls back onto itself ...
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Extruder doesn't retract on inner wall lines thereby causing stringing

I am trying to stop the stringing that occurs on one of my prints, I have set it so that it retracts the filament which does stop it during the extrusion of the outer wall layer, however when it comes ...
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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 ...