Questions tagged [extrusion]

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

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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 ...
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Filament gets coiled inside the extruder

A while ago bought a Bowden extruder to replace the old built-in one (It was malfunctioning or something that I cannot remember well). This one in particular has been acquired: The thing is, that ...
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Print Lines Aren't Joining Together

I have encountered a problem where the print lines are not joining together, when I remove it from the plate it turns into a stringy mess. I am not sure what the problem is because I print out models ...
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Different lengths of filament is extruded with different temperatures

TL;DR: I'm looking to change the steps per mm but I'm not sure what to set it to. Do I decide on a temperature and change the rate based on the percentage for that temp? Or is there a more general ...
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Ender 3 extrudes plastic whilst at standstill, and while moving to start of print

I have a small problem where plastic comes out of the nozzle while the printer is at a standstill (normally towards the end of heating the nozzle for a print), and whilst it moves from the line for ...
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Stuttering extrusion after layer change

I am currently encountering a problem where under certain circumstances, the extruder stutters when it starts a new layer. I am printing on an Anycubic i3 Mega and am slicing with Cura 3.6.0. The ...
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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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Adding additional extrusion to a raft (raft with a skirt?)

I started using rafts more often, to get better results with complex or fragile parts, but my Ender 3 consistently under-extrudes the initial outside line of the raft (for the first inch or two, where ...
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Hemispherical Bowl : how is it possible?

I was reading up about how to extrusion print an overhang greater than 45 degrees, when something weird stuck me. I see lots and lots of 3D extrusion printed bowls that have perfectly printed ...
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Under extrusion, looking for specific information

Have a Monoprice maker select with a Micro Swiss hotend, and am using Cura IIIP. Edit: plus Janbex PLA 1.75mm filament. Trying to print a Pi camera mount, but am getting (I believe) under extrusion, ...
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Massive over extrusion after changing firmware

I have an Anet A8 printer (no modifications) and first printed a calibration cube. It came out okayish, within expectations. Afterwards I flashed the firmware to Marlin 1.1.9 and since then have very ...
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PETG filament doesn't stick reliably to fake Buildtak surface

I just got my first spool of PETG and tried to calibrate an Ultimaker Cura profile for it on my Ender 3 today with limited success. I've had severe issues with the filament not sticking to the build ...
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Slicer line width vs. extrusion multiplier for layer adhesion?

My question would like to address what would be better for adhesion and general quality and possibly strength: either increase the slicer line width option or increase the slicer extrusion multiplier ...
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Unknown issue affecting print quality

I have been having issues with a vase print using a FlashForge Creator Pro. I am using the default slicer for the printer(FlashPrint) because the Creator Pro only accepts ...
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Given a viscosity is it possible to calculate required pressure for desired output?

The following rheology question relates to predicting the flow of polymer-based non-newtonian fluids extrusion processes. In this case, applied to 3D printing. I'm trying to calculate the pressure ...
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Extruder feedrate when loading and unloading filament

I have an MKS Base 1.4 board with a TFT28 touch screen and a Titan Aero setup. When I use the load filament command from the touch screen the motor turns at a crazy speed to load filament, whereas if ...
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Constant under extrusion and filament grinding

I sadly have a big problem since a couple of weeks and I cant fix it myself. For over 20 prints, I had the same problems: At the start, everything goes well but at some point of time, my Creality CR-...
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How can you calibrate extrusion multiplier value in Slic3r WITHOUT changing printer settings in memory?

Most tutorials ask you to change the printer settings using the ...
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Problems with Z step

Recently I bought a Prusa i3 pro W (from Geeetech) and I've been struggling with something that is ruining all my printings. I attach a photo with what was supposed to be little "boxes": As you ...
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Underextrusion after travel moves with PETG/Colorfab XT

I came across several issues which seem to have been lowered. Firstly, I changed from a 0.4 to a 0.5 mm nozzle. Because of the backpressure I was not able to print my PETG (Colorfabb XT filament) ...
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Anet A2 3D printer suddenly will not home X and Y

I have been using my Anet A2 for about a year. A few problems but none that I haven't been able to resolve. Today it suddenly stopped auto homing. Using the position commands I can advance the X and ...
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How is the E argument calculated for a given G1 command?

I'm working on building a tool to generate G-code (a simpler slicer), and I'm trying to calculate how much filament should be extruded per movement. Is there a standard calculation for this? ...
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Would a really short melt-zone be beneficial

IANAE (I am not an engineer), but I've been wondering: wouldn't it make more sense to limit the length of the melt-zone and hot-end as much as possible? I've been having a lot of problems with nylon ...
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Strange grooves with ABS

I am experiencing strange grooves in my ABS prints; with PLA everything is fine. Some layers seem to randomly overextruded and others underextruded. My parameters: Temp: 240°C Retraction Distance: 5&...
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Extruding a (wall?) in Fusion 360?

I have a model that has walls with a volume of 0.00mm that I want to extrude so I can 3D Print it. I was unable to convert it into a normal body in order to extrude it. In addition I was unable to ...