Questions tagged [hotend]

Questions about the standard extrusion mechanism found in FDM/FFF printers.

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Anet E10 - Print above 270 °C or “maxtemp” error

Hoping to determine the reason for my inability to print over ~270 °C on my Anet E10. To date all operation has been fine. Attempting to move to a configuration that supports above 250 °C up to ~300 °...
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Hotend functioning inconsistently. PID completed normally, heating to quickly or not at all on print start up

I have a Xvico X1 printer which I had previously installed an SKR 1.3 on running Marlin, which was functioning normally. For Christmas I got a BLTouch, a heated bed and a Raspberry Pi for it, so I ...
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Is it practical to build a separate hotend temperature controller to assemble hotends without taking up printer time?

One could make such a controller with 3D printer parts and building a case for them, but is it significantly less than just buying a compatible low-cost printer. The intent is to heat up the all-...
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Dead thermister or dead board on Ender 5?

I have a base model Ender 5 with the silent v4.2.7 board. Earlier this week during an overnight print, I came in to find it unfinished and powered off. I turned it back and it complained about an ...
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What technics are you using to seal between the throat tube and nozzle?

Thinking this over, the best place to seal the hotend is between the throat tube and nozzle. What are the advantages/disadvantages of an integrated nozzle and throat to make this seal? Does a throat ...
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What happens if you use high temperature PTFE tape with the heater block?

High temperature PTFE tape is rated up to 550°F, which is 288°C. I'm wondering if it would be useful for components on the hot end to prevent oozing. Has anyone tried it?
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Ender 5 Underextruding

Recently I cleaned up the bowden tube and the nozzle, after that I noticed the 3D was underextruding because the walls of the prints were weak and the first layer didnt adhere on the bed. I watched ...
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I can't figure out how to name this problem or solve it

(Ender 3 Pro with Bigtreetech Board and Touchscreen, BlTouch) Hello everybody, I want to print something for my family but the hotend gets clogged every time in the same part of the print. I tried: ...
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What material should I upgrade the teflon tube to?

I'd like to print PET on an Ender 3 v2, but I see that some people recommend upgrading the hotend because it will melt the teflon filament feeder tube. I'm not sure if the hotend will even get hot ...
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New Build. Hotend Overheating. Not Printing Yet [duplicate]

My build with the Hypercube Evolution continues with a replacement BIQI KFB2.0 board. I am not at the printing stage yet. This is due to my latest problem. The kit contains a “no-name” hotend, ...
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Anycubic i3 MEGA not heating past 140 ºC

[SOLVED] on [EDIT 3] I just finished changing my i3 Mega's PTFE tube and brass nozzle, reassembled it, always taking care not to damage the heating element and thermistor wires. Then I check the ...
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Got “Heating failed” error while heat catridge is working

I bought an Anet A8 Plus in January. Everything worked pretty well until one week ago. When I tried to print something, I got a "Heating Failed" error, as the hotend didn't get hot. I've ...
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Why does Marlin report the wrong temperature until print is stopped?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a Bigtree SKR board. I just replaced the entire hot end (thermistor, heating element, Micro Swiss hotend). Now when I try to print a Benchy everything seems fine until maybe ...
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CR-10 heating problem

I've been happily printing on my CR-10 for a couple of months but now there is an issue. As soon as I turn it on the hot-end begins heating. I have replaced the heater and the thermistor but the ...
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Thermal runaway

I have a bit of a headache with my Anycubic i3 Mega which originally had a Trigorila 32-bit board. I decided to swap it because of loud A4988 drivers and got myself an MKS Robin Nano 1.2. This printer ...
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What type of plug is this?

I'm not really sure what the type of plug on the heater cable is. Is it a Molex KK or maybe a JST PH? The printer is a Prusa I3 Hephestos (aka BQ Hephestos). It came with this "BQ HOT-END ...
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Increase hotend temperature on Monoprice Ultimate 2

I'm fairly new to 3D printing and I have a Monoprice Ultimate 2. The Monoprice website says it can reach 250 °C with a 100 °C bed temperature. I want to print some projects using Matterhacks Nylonx, ...
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Do thermistors degrade in accuracy without hard failure?

Lately I've been having problems with overhangs not adhering when curvature is outward (stringing across instead) that look like what you'd see at insufficient temperature, and that go away with ...
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PETG grinding with direct drive extruder

I've been wrestling with a filament grinding problem for a few weeks now and I'm stuck. The problem manifests itself as starting a print alright then extrusion stops while the printer keeps moving. ...
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Is nozzle no longer heating up correctly related to hotend insulation being pulled off?

The insulation of the heater block got pulled off... I was trying to print ABS on my TEVO Tornado, overnight. But I not-so-smartly left the window open overnight, thinking it was alright (as to remove ...
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Is there such thing as a sealed dual extruder hot end?

Does anyone know of a hot end that is sealed? What I meaning is that the hot end has a rubber seal where the filament enters to keep the top airtight (in order to eliminate oozing). I am looking to ...
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Does a teflon insert in an E3D V6 clone limit it's useable temperature so it can't print nylon?

I'm new to this game, and recently upgraded the hotend on my Ender 3 Pro to a clone of an E3D V6, as I'm keen to do nylon prints at some point. I noticed however that this one I got has a teflon liner ...
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Thermal runaway when power on

I get the error "Thermal runaway on E1. Reset printer." today on my Tevo Tarantula when powering on the printer. The display shows the error and the ...
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Displayed temperature jumping while printing for a long time

I have a Felix Tec 4 (Single Extruder) and at the moment I print for a relatively long time compared to my other prints. Recently I noticed that after a few hours of continuous printing the displayed ...
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What is the thinnest hotend?

I have a few 3D printers and now want to start building a custom 3D printer. I want to build a 3D printer with multiple nozzles, and I want to make the hotend thin so the nozzles can be closer ...
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Can I replace the cooling fan blade for the hot end on creality ender 3?

I broke one of the blades of the fan and that's making the x-box vibrate. Other than that it works fine and I can still print at a very low flow rate and a lot of noise. Will replacing the blades, not ...
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Upgrade hot-end to achieve higher temps (e.g. for PETG)

I'm struggling to get my printer to the temps required for modified PETG (the filament I have is Fillamentum CPE and recommends 255-275 °C), I currently can only reach 245/250 °C even if my target ...
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Issue with the new heating cartridge of my 3D printer

Recently I had an issue with my heating cartridge, and I decided to change it. For my Anet A8, I needed a 12 V 40 W one. I ordered it but I received a 15 mm length instead of 20 ...
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What hotend designs exist as paired all-metal and PTFE-lined versions?

I know that the E3D V6 hotend exists in both the all-metal V6 version, and the PTFE-lined Lite6 version with the same mount and form factor. What other hotend designs are available like this?
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All-metal hotends are less forgiving / not as good for PLA — but how bad?

Currently, I'm using a Creality printer to print PLA (that's what I have on hand) but I'm definitely interested in working with other materials that require higher temperatures (both much higher, and ...
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PID autotune fails with a temp too high

Working on upgrading my Ender 3 to a dual extruder setup using the Winsinn dual hot end and MKS Base V1.6 motherboard using Marlin FW 2.0.5 and am unable to get the PID autotune to work. When I start ...
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Using 2x CAT6 cable for 24 V hotend

I'm looking to replace the troublesome ribbon cable of my Duplicator 6 with a 2xCAT6 arrangement for all things extruder. Are 4 26AWG wires (2 sets of 2 twisted pairs) enough copper for 50W heater at ...
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PID tuning 50 W cartridge in Marlin

Recently I decided to upgrade my Geeetech A10 (GT2560 v3.0 board) with E3D Chimera, Marlin 2.0.3 and more powerful 50 W heater cartridge. I wired everything up and tried to PID tune the hot end, ...
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Ender 3 pro extruder skipping steps, tried multiple things

I've already asked this question somewhere else but unfortunately I had little luck. So... my Ender 3 Pro extruder just started skipping steps, as in the gears (and the gear pinion) will rotate but ...
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How is heat creep characterized?

I have a Delta printer with Bowden extruder and all-metal hotend. When I start printing, the hotend gets often jammed. It seems to be independent of the print I am currently doing. Retraction does not ...
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PID autotune fails 'Temp too high' with 12 V heater cartridge but works with 24 V?

So, I have created my own heater block for my 3D printer and mistakenly was using a 12 V, 40 W heater cartridge thinking that was the standard for my Ender 3, when in fact it is supplied ...
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All-metal hotend, cooling fan failures, and cold-side PTFE

I'm getting a pet bird soon, and I know that off-gassing from heating PTFE above 300 °C creates noxious fumes, which are bird-killer1. To try to prevent even the chance of that I'm replacing my ...
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PID Autotune not working properly

I'm running the autotune PID because I had to replace the hotend. The command that I launch is M303 E0 S200 C9. But from the temperature chart I see that he has ...
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Ender 3 overshot the set temperature and hitting MAX TEMP error

So for the past few months I have been printing in my Ender 3 and everything ran smoothly. But suddenly a few days ago I tried to print and the hot end temperature just keeps on rising past the set ...
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Do spare throats or a heater blocks ever break?

A question to those who have a 3D printer. Have you ever needed a spare throat or a heater block? Do they ever break? I just bought some spare parts: heaters, thermistors, nozzles... However, I am ...
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PLA from the top of the hotend

My custom printer is affected by a strange problem. After 30/40 min printing without any problem, PLA starts blobbing from the top of the hotend. What does it means? Where to start checking? It is ...
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All-metal hot-end Creality Ender 3 Pro jamming issues

I have a Creality Ender 3 Pro printer, and just installed the Micro-Swiss All-Metal Hotend for CR-10 S Pro. After installing following the video instructions by Micro Swiss and Teaching Tech, I set it ...
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Can you print at low speeds with e3D Volcano hot end?

The e3D volcano features an extended heater block of length 20 mm with the cartridge heater running parallel to the filament. The purpose of this is to increase the speeds at which filament can ...
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Are there multi-filament hardened nozzles or equivalent systems?

I discovered "diamond" nozzles (name of the design, not the use of diamond material), which have multiple filament inputs (designs for 3 or 5) and a single output nozzle, see figure. They look like a ...
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Hotend doesn't maintain temperature

I got an Anycubic Predator last month, and after resolving a few mechanical problems, I was able to get it printing decently well. The only significant modification I've made so far is a set of 8-...
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How to get stuck filament out of this direct drive extruder?

I recently installed a "Direct Extruder System" on my Ender 3 using a 3D printed mount. For the first few minutes it worked fine, but after I looked at it once again, I saw that there's nothing ...
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Remove broken heatbreak

I'm trying to replace my hotend with the E3D Hemera direct kit. I got to the final step of hot-tightening the hot side and managed to snap my heatbreak. The part that screws into the heat-sink is ...
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Weird temperature graph and thermal runaway protection triggered

I woke up this morning with my 20 hour long print failed around 15 hour in. I checked the octoprint console, and saw a very weird temperature graph. Later found out thermal runaway protection kicked ...
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Reason behind geometry of heater blocks?

I understand the principle of why a heater block is used. Helping to reduce temperature variation as the filament is extruded using the heat capacity of the block. But I’m wondering why it takes the ...
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Can I replace hotend on Lulzbot Mini 2 with upcoming E3D Hermes?

I've seen articles about the Hermes (now rebranded to Hemera) hotend coming soon from E3D, and was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to replace the stock Aerostruder on Lulzbot Mini 2 with it....