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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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Suggestions for heat element and temperature sensor for heating a brass printer table (dim 25x25x10mm)

I am searching for a way to heat a printer table of brass with approx. measurements 25x25x10 mm. We want to be able to control the heat from 50 °C-100 °C with preferable 1 °C steps. One idea we had ...
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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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CR-10 S Pro bed heating problems

I've had my bed continually heat up and not stop. I have replaced the SSR and replaced it with an identical-looking one and also replaced it with a MOSFET.
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Flashforge Adventurer 3 - bed temperature not going over 89 °C

I have an issue with my Flashforge Adventurer 3. When printing with ABS, the bed temperature is not going over 89 °C. Additionally, when I connect to the printer with Flashprint, it displays a ...
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Short-circuited heatbed

After some months of good quality prints, since yesterday my heatbed does not heat anymore. I've a BQ Prusa i3 Hephestos with this heatbed, controlled by this mechanical relay and powered by this ...
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Has anyone applied four 200 x 200 mm PEI sheets to a 400 x 400 mm bed?

Of course I'm referring to side by side and not stacking or overlapping. 200 x 200 mm PEI and Kapton sheets are more readily available than 400 x 400 sheets. I'm wondering if anyone has tried this ...
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PLA does not stick to center of the bed anymore

I have used my printer (Flying Bear Ghost 4) for the last year and a few days ago I noticed that the center of the heat bed does not stick like it used to. I think it can be caused by the fact that I ...
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Wiring heatbed into Main using ATX

I had my 3D printer powered by dual 24 V PSUs wired in parallel and my heatbed was wired into the main using a SSR to help power it. I replaced the two PSUs with a single Corsair 750 W ATX. My printer ...
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Heated bed is not heating up

Hello I am building a clone of Prusa MK2. So I connected all the connections to the RAMPS 1.4 shield. I used Pronterface successfully to set the temperature of bed, but it did not heat up... So I ...
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Can Polycarbonate be used as heated bed

This is more about using polycarbonate with silicon heated pad as the bed itself, and not as a material that goes onto an existing aluminium bed; i.e. I am not intending to use it as a flexible build ...
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MOSFET burned and high heated bed resistance

I am a newbie to 3D printing and I am making a 3D printer from scratch (Cartesian). I've got a RAMPS 1.4 shield and an Arduino Mega 2560 board. I have a few questions and it would be very nice if I ...
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Three RAMPS boards wasted by plugging in a heated bed

I have a DIY 3D printer. Everything works fine except the heated bed. When I plug my heated bed to the D8 terminal smoke comes out. This is my third RAMPS board that I have had this problem with. ...
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Why is glass a widely recommended option for the print bed?

Glass is really bad at transferring heat. Therefore using it with heated bed seems to be a strange solution since it will not be transferring heat from bed to the print. However every article I see ...
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How can I extend silicon hotbed wires safely?

I'm in the middle of building a D-Bot printer, and have run into a bit of an issue when it comes to the heat bed wires. The heated bed is an aluminum plate with a silicon heater attached to it, and ...
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How is a Thermistor supposed to be installed between Heated Bed and the Glass?

opposed to what the title of this question might impose, I'm not new to 3d printing itself and have operated more than one printer for years, however, I feel dumb with installing the Thermistor on ...
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Thermal Stress Cracking During Heat-Up on Glass Heated Bed

About two months ago, I added a heated bed to my custom 3D printer in order to print larger ABS parts for my research project. The heated bed (the PCB kind) was not new, but taken from an old printer ...
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The filament is almost impossible to remove

Most people complain about the filament not sticking on build plate but mine is vice versa. At first it used to be very good. When I removed the magnetic bed the project would come off easily but for ...
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Use fixation holes instead heated bed

I think that heated bed have some disadvantages - they arent always reliable, they consume additional electrical power. I can imagine one way how HB can be replaced - in some flat surface - glass or ...
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RAMPS 1.4 LED 2 blinking when trying to heat up bed

On my i3 clone I've been trying to add the Anycubic i3 Ultrabase to my RAMPS 1.4 board and after adding the necessary configurations in the Marlin firmware I can heat up the bed. The issue is that it ...
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Diagnosing why the left side of a print detaches from the board

I have and Ender 3 Pro, which I'm enjoying except for an intractable problem. No matter how carefully I level the nozzle and tighten the X belt, using this great guide, the prints seem to be tilting ...
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