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Ender 3 printer shutting down with "MAXTEMP BED" error

I had problems with my extruder and while I was fixing it, this came up on the screen and it started beeping (I shut off the 3D printer and started it again but it still came up on the screen): ...
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At what bed temperature is it safe to remove PLA prints?

I print with PLA with hotbed set to 60 °C. If I try to remove the print immediately after printing, the bottom part of the print might deform and keep the shape to which it was bent at the time of ...
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Does Type A Machines Series 1 Pro heated bed have a thermal fuse?

I'm resurrecting a printer I inherited. Can anyone tell me if the Type A Machines Series 1 Pro heated bed has a thermal fuse in it? It's a 120 VAC bed and I'd like to protect from a possible short-...
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Why is the heating unit not on top?

Most printers are build the following (please excuse if I do not use the correct terms) A heating unit mounted below an aluminum build plate and then some surface on top that can be printed on like ...
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What is the best time interval and method to stop heating the bed to start releasing before the print is finished?

I want to end the bed heating approximately X minutes before the print is finished so that the bed starts cooling and releasing the print. Since an object can have different sizes and printing one ...
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Heater on bed stopped working on Fusion3 EDGE printer

I just received a Fusion3 EDGE printer and tried printing ABS with a 0.4 mm extruder at 260 °C and bed at 115 °C (the temperatures set by the demo print). The bed started heading on the first print, ...
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Bad adhesion only when printing many small parts "all at once" - can't use Brim

There is a similar question First layer prints just fine, then at second or third layer the printer just unsticks the small parts and makes a mess. But the solution is "Use brim". And it ...
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Do PEI beds have a maximum safe usage temperature?

I have a generic smooth PEI bed and a Bambu PEI textured bed. I've never used this bed material before and so have no experience with it. Does PEI have a maximum safe usage temperature or at least one ...
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Will active chamber heating with heating bed and PTC heater (forced convection by fan) be better than passive chamber heating with only bed?

1.Active chamber heating (fan forced convection +heating bed +PTC heater) vs 2.Passive chamber heating(natural convection+ heating bed) In the book "3D Printing Failures_ 2020 Edition_ How to ...
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MKS Base V1.4 does not recognize my PCB MK3 heat bed

I am using an MKS base V1.4 board, PCB MK3 dual-power heat bed, and Marlin 2.0.1. My printer does not recognize my heat bed. I cannot control it and I cannot even see the temp. Actually, my printer ...
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Is it a bad idea to run 24 V to 12 V step down to heated bed?

I've got a 12 V bed (MK2A) and a 24 V PSU (Meanwell 350). I've also got a 12-24 V Einsy Rambo controller, and I'd like to run my hotend at 24 V. My HEVO is still in development, so when I tested the ...
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Math in Cura start G-code expressions?

My printer's hot end heats up way faster than the bed. Still, it takes its sweet time, and Cura's default startup sequence: heat the bed, wait for bed to reach target temperature, heat hot-end, wait ...
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Drying filament with heated bed on Prusa - how to "bypass" safety timer?

On my Prusa MK3, I'm trying to make a G-code that only heats up the print bed and moves the Z-axis up and down a little bit every 20 mins to prevent the safety timer going off. This is what I have ...
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Ender 3 S1 printing issue - round bottom

I got myself an Ender 3 S1 printer a couple of days ago and I tried printing the following headset stand. The printing is still in progress. The top doesn't look too bad (unless you know how it could ...
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Controlling MOSFET with 12 V from board to heat bed with 24 V PSU

I'm thinking about trying to use a 12 V power supply for the board and 24 V for the hotend and heatbed triggered by some MOSFETs modules like this Power Expansion Board Heating Controller MOSFET High ...
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ABS does not stick AFTER some good layers

Usually I had problems with the adhesion of the first layers, and most questions here and out there are about this issue. Instead now I'm facing another problem. After "some" (few or even ...
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Ender 3 pro Bed won't heat over 85 °C and gives E1 error

We have a brand new 3 month old Ender 3 Pro and we want to print ABS, but, unfortunately the printer trips and gives error E1. We limited the error to the bed: ...
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Are magnetic hotbed plates interchangable?

The Anycubic Kobra Max comes with a glass plate. I need to use a textured PEI plate for my Kobra Max. As I understand it, the PEI plate needs to be used on a magnetic bed plate. Currently, there is no ...
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MKS Gen L v1.0 smoking when I heat up the build plate

When I boot the Flsun Cube F5 with an MKS Gen L v1.0 controller board, it boots fine; it beeps, and all the LEDs come on. When I heat the hotend it works beautifully, and once up to temperature, the ...
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Pros and cons of the two(+?) kinds of bimetal heatbreaks

I just replaced my PTFE-lined heatbreak with a Slice Engineering Copperhead, and am mostly happy with the results, but in the process of buying it and learning not to jam it, I came across with ...
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Large format heated bed

I'm building a larger format printer with a heated bed. The bed size will be 1080 x 1080 mm. It will be mounted on a 40 x 40 mm aluminum T-slot frame. I was thinking of using an Aluminium Precision ...
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Setting Heat Bed Height Manually Mid-Print?

So, I've gotten the G-code to work regarding the waiting 10 seconds as I wanted it to. However, does anyone know if there is any G-code that exists that will allow me to manually set the height of the ...
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Nozzle not level and first print failed

So I just got my first 3D printer the Ender 3 Pro. My nozzle is a bit too high (first image) and this is what happened after my first test print (second image). I saved for a while to buy this and I’m ...
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How do I verify the bed temperature on an Ender 5

I have an ender 5, and I'm not certain that the bed is getting up to temperature. Or maybe I'm not understanding what it should be like when it gets up to temperature. If I use an infrared thermometer,...
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How hot is too hot for magnetic beds?

How hot is too hot for any given magnetic layer holding a steel bed surface? Are certain types or grades of magnets more or less suited for this purpose? How can I ascertain which kind I have if the ...
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Filament not adhering to bed for the first 10 mm after every move

Update following advice from @R..GitHubSTOPHELPINGICE in the comments - I've increased the Z-offset from -2.97 to -3.10 and all now appears to be much better. Printer: Ender 3 V2 with heated glass ...
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Machined Aluminium Print Bed

I'm currently printing on a glass bed and it is warped in the centre of the bed. Not by much, but enough that my prints aren't the quality I want them out. My work around at the moment is to print on ...
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Issue with Ender 3 bed

I have an Ender 3 and I'm experiencing an issue where it won't print on the edges. Near the outside of the bed plastic just peels away. Bed is level - verified multiple times. The nozzle appears to be ...
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Steel heatbed - White stains after cleaning with IPA

So, I'm new at 3D printing and I've tried cleaning my new 3D printer's steel heated bed with Isopropyl Alcohol and it left some very nasty white marks all over the bed. I tried cleaning it off with ...
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Are heated beds or auto-levelling systems worth paying extra for on an entry level filament printer?

I've been using a resin printer for some time now, and am looking for a filament printer to compliment it. It will mostly be used to print scenery or bases to match 3-6" models printer on the ...
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Which glass for heated bed

I am building my CoreXY 3D printer with 350x350 mm heated bed at about 4 mm thickness. I just found out that borosilicate glass is unavailable at the local glazier. He offered tempered or ceramic ...
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Acceptable temperature variation in heated bed

Ever since my original Creality CR-10S Pro heated bed quit and was replaced, I have had trouble with bed adhesion and printed first layer material warping using PLA and auto bed leveling. I am getting ...
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Figure out max bed temperature

I have a Tronxy X8 (yes, I know, poor choice but I didn't know better) and after some years printing PLA, PETG and TPU, I am considering trying ABS, since I got myself a second hotend which can go up ...
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Why are so many bed surfaces black? Would white help?

It occurred to me after recalling cooling problems in the layers near the bed that many popular build surfaces (e.g. BuildTak clones) are black, which should radiate the most heat - onto the part ...
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Which material should I use to print a mounting adapter for the y-carriage?

I have purchased a replacement bed for my 3D printer. I wish to have it mounted on a single linear rail. Currently I am unable to drill properly into aluminum (due to problems with my drill). ...
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Prusa MK3 heatbed shorted: replace just Einsy or heatbed too?

Prusa MK3 heatbed power cable shorted out (on the Einsy side) and it looks like I need to replace the Einsy. Should I replace the heatbed too? I don’t know electronics well and am worried I will just ...
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Acetone making white stains on heat bed

I recently tried cleaning my CR-10S Pro heat bed with acetone and it made this white stain on it. Anyone have any solutions to this?
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Ultimaker Cura 4.8 / How to specify bed (Print) Area?

Repetier-host has a setting to specify the "print area". That's roughly the size of the bed. Note that the printer head can go out of those bounds, in my case my bed is very undersized ...
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What modifications do I need to make to Marlin if I completely replace the heated bed assembly?

I have a 3D printer built from generic, scrap parts. It's controlled by a 2+ years old MKS GEN L board running Marlin version ...
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Why does my Ender 5 Pro bed stop heating 10 °C below the set point?

After a long battle with SKR Mini v2, TFT35 and BLTouch and creating the right firmware. I thought I was through it all and ready to start printing again after finally being able to set the Z offset ...
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Bed heating stops when paused by filament runout sensor

My CR-10 S5 has a feature, that stops the print, when the filament runs out. However, when the printer pauses, the bed cools down and the print plops if the bed. Is there a way to tell the printer to ...
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How to get Sunlu PLA to adhere to the printing bed?

I have a Creality Ender 3 that printed a spool of Sunlu PLA with no issues, so I bought a second to replace it, just in a different color. The problem is I can’t get it to stick. The bed is level, I’...
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Can we apply more voltage to a PCB heated bed to get faster heating?

From my understanding, the power of heater must higher than heat dissipate to ambient air so the bed can heat up. The reason why a bed heats up too slowly is due to its heat capacity compared to ...
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Will glue sticks form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface?

Will glue sticks, such as Elmer's All Purpose, Cra-Z-Art washable or Scotch Permanent, form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface? While forming a barrier that holds ...
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How to attach PEI sheet to glass for high temperature printing?

I am using an Intamsys FunMat HT, which has a "ceramic glass" bed. I'm not sure what "ceramic glass" means, the stuff behaves like borosilicate in the way it either chips or ...
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Bed temperature is changing randomly

While printing the bed temperature is changing like this. If the print time is below 30 minutes, printers stops after print two layers. But longer then 30 minutes, finishing job. I changed bed ...
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alternative to Mic-6 bed plate

I am building a toolchanger CoreXY 3D printer. I am in big trouble to find mic-6 aluminium toolplate in my country. Can you suggest me an alternative to mic-6? In my country, I can find easily 5083, ...
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Filament sticks to nozzle

Normally, I'm all fine with my printer and filament. But today I changed the filament for another brand and no matter what, it sticks to the nozzle so nothing comes to the bed and soon my nozzle is ...
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Gluing silicon heater to aluminium

I am making a bed for my 3D printer. I have bought a silicon heater (31x31 cm) and I want to glue it to my custom aluminum bed. The tape that it had from factory was bad, so I removed it. I want to ...
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Retuning a very delicate and tricky print after print failure

I recently leveled my bed on my Monoprice Select Mini v2 and tried printing this object with family: Pentagonal Hexacontahedron Bracelet by mathgrrl - Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:...
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