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Questions tagged [heat-management]

Managing temperatures in 3D printers. This includes hotends, heated beds, heated chambers, cooling elements and cooling of electronics.

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Heater cartridge with 7.2 ohms - 12 or 24 V?

I have a heater cartridge here that measures 7.2 Ω. At 12 V that would amount to 20 W At 24 V that would amount to 80 W The cartridge itself is 2 cm long Could ...
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Bed and nozzle temperature jumping

During my last print I noticed this jumpy behavior during heat up (blue is bed, red is hotend): So I am wondering about the jumps. What could cause this? I do not think that it is a defunct sensor (...
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Clogging due to heat creep: buy new cooler or new hotend?

Sadly, I am not able to "repair" my 3D printer. Every time, I want to print something that takes a bit longer to print, the extrusion stops at some point during the print (the first few layers are ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

When I run prints on my Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer (using Ultimaker Cura as slicer), I set the heated bed to around 70 °C for PETG. after the first few layers, the heated bed set point ...
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Unable to hit hot end temperature with part cooler on

I'm unable to use the parts cooler I printed. Every time I turn it on, the hot end temp drops too low, and for some reason the PID can't seem to get it back up: This is a test to simulate the issue. ...
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Getting E1 Thermal Runaway errors, even after replacing the heating element on Tevo Tarantula

Earlier today I successfully completed a small print (less than 1 hour) on our Tevo Tarantula. When it came time to print the next one, I started preheating for PLA and got an "E1 Thermal Runaway" ...
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Anet A8 won't print properly

I recently bought the Anet A8 from Gearbest. Everything so far seems in order, but one big problem. No matter which filament I used (PLA and ABS), the result is always like this: In the picture ...
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Which capacitor to change on CR-10S S500 motherboard?

I have a CR-10S 500 and want to change a capacitor on it to improve and solve temperature issues. This capacitor that needs to be changed should be labeled as "C4" as mentioned on this post but it's ...
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Reprap RAMPs over heating issues

So I've got a couple problems, to begin I'm using the RAMPs 1.4, generic Arduino mega with Marlin, generic stepper motor drivers, a generic power supply. Nothing is special or even out of the ordinary....
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Insulate hotend on Makerbot Smart Extruder

Simple question: how do you reinsulate the MakerBot Smart Extruders? Backstory: I work at the library. We've recently replaced the MakerBot (extruder connection issues followed by software ...
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German RepRep Neo can't heat the extruder

The printer stopped heating the extruder in the middle of the print and I noticed it getting cooled down. After a few seconds, I heard a ticking noise near the filament (which could probably mean the ...
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Proper way to power down a FDM printer

I just got my first 3d printer today, QIDI X-ONE[2], and so far so good with the setup and getting my 1st print. I wanted to power off the printer, but I don't see any instructions on how to properly ...
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Weird ripping and warping of ABS print

I print my ABS at: 240°C; with a bedtemp of 80°C; 5% rectilinear infill; 0.25 mm layer height; 2 solid layers top and bottom; Fan is completely disabled; 0.25 mm extrusion width; 50 mm/s perimeter ...
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Heated Bed vs Heated enclosure for large scale printer

I'm /relatively/ new to 3d printing (I'm getting pretty good prints from my Wanhao di3 plus, but haven't done any DIY kits or anything) and materials engineering is probably the furthest thing from my ...
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How can I insulate my thermistor?

I have had many problems with my heat shrink for the thermostat on my Anet A8 melting from the heat block. Is there a way I can insulate my wires from heat but still have enough room to put the ...
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Delta Kossel 3d Printer Heatsink issues

I feel stupid for asking, but could it cause issues if the Heat sink/Heater block/Extruder tip can spin freely in a Kossel Delta 3d printer? I went to remove the extruder tip the other day, and ...
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Extruder temp is too high

I am using Simplify3d software to print my first object, I set the temp to 230, but I notice that the temp some times reaches to 300 c, any help, here is temp plot here is the communication code of ...
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Increasing hotend temperature to compensate for increased filament throughput

It seems that when filament throughput is increased (by increasing movement speed or extrusion width/height), printing temperature also has to be increased to compensate, because the filament will ...
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How much insulation do I really need?

I have been looking at cork sheet insulation for my 200 mm x 300 mm aluminium PCB heatbed, by I am not entirely sure how thick it should be. There seems to be a trade off between losing a few ...
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How to utilize/calibrate print fans for PLA?

At the moment, I am thinking about print fans that cool the plastic when printing. I am not asking about the design of the fanducts, which might be a whole book on its own. I would like to know how to ...
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Efficient and easy way to thermally insulate the heat block of the hotend?

Sparked by this question, I wanted to discuss the most efficient and also the easiest ways of thermally insulating the heat block of the hotend. I have seen Kapton tape insulations as done here with ...
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FlashForge Creator Pro Tool Failure! Temp limit reached

After printing successfully for a while I received an error saying: Tool 0 Failure! Temp limit reached Shutdown or restart. The front panel is not responsive and doesn't allow the printer to print ...