Questions tagged [hotend]

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

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Hotend temperature goes to infinity after few layers

I have a "classic" home built 3D printer, Arduino Mega, RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin 2.0. It worked, was put in storage, and now I am trying to get it running again. During all of the testing ...
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How to define bed dimensions in Marlin for custom carriage / hot end?

How would I begin measuring my hotend / carriage dimensions in Marlin to prevent my hotend from slamming into the frame? I see in Marlin the 'define bed size' parameters ...
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Silicone socks for nozzle only?

Is there a readily available silicone sock that goes just over the nozzle, to supplement an existing sock around the heat block body? I've seen a product for the E3D V6 that goes around the entire ...
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I think my extruder is hosed

I put a new glass bed on my Ender 3. After playing with the baby-steps and bed temperature I thought I had it ready to go. I started to print some rocket kits for the Cub Scouts and the job didn't ...
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3D printer clog. Nozzle keeps getting screwed in crooked

My 3D printer has got a clog, and i think it is because the nozzle hole has just recently started to only screw in crooked. I’m not sure how this happened. I have tried with multiple nozzles, but ...
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Hotends where heatbreak is not load-bearing?

Having started with an Ender 3, it just seemed natural to me that the heatbreak should not be load-bearing; Creality's stock hotend has 2 bolts holding the heat block to the heat sink, which of course ...
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PLA Jamming- is the heat break too hot or too cold?

I’m getting nothing but jams with a new BCN3D Sigma R19 printer, printing PLA at 195 °C, two brands (BCN’s own brand and Monoprice orange). 6.5 mm retraction, as used in BCN’s PLA profile. Using their ...
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Way to add identity to an all metal hot end

Is there any convention on how to mark an all metal hotend to distinguish it from a hotend with a PTFE tube in the heatbreak? Once assembled for a German Riprap 3D printer, they look exactly the same ...
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E3D Clone heatbreak / nozzle leak issue

I've built a custom machine based on the AM8 (Anet A8 upgrade). I've got an E3D V6 clone hotend in, seems like a decent clone. I've replaced the heat break, heat block, and nozzle several times but ...
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How does direct drive conversion allow higher print temperatures?

I have an Ender 3, currently in stock Bowden extruder configuration. I want to be able to print nylon and TPU, both of which require temperature too high for the tolerance of the PTFE Bowden tube (as ...
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Hotend is oozing out the sides and getting in the way of my print

My Ender 3 just started having this problem a couple of months ago. Prior to that the amount of excess filament showing up on the hotend was very minimal, but now it is oozing so much out of the top ...
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Random hot-end temperature spikes

I've been having issues with thermal runaways lately due to random temperature spikes on my Ender 3. I figured it was out of calibration so I did a PID tune and still had issues. I then replaced the ...
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What volumetric extrusion rates can the Ender 3's stock hotend achieve?

With a fully stock Ender 3, the limiting factor is almost surely the extruder, not the hotend, so I'm asking from a standpoint of having an upgraded extruder (mine is direct drive) but stock hotend. I'...
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Heater cartridge extension wiring

I recently bought a Titan Aero hot end which came with a 24 V 30 W heater cartridge from E3D. I'd like to use this but the cable length is only 1 meter long and I need it to be 2 meters. The ends ...
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Will a Micro Swiss extruder and hotend speed up prints on my Ender 3 Pro?

Long story for hopefully a simple yes/no answer: I have a lightly modified Ender 3 Pro (BLTouch, glass bed, beefier bed springs and nobs, led lights) and I daydream about someday getting an "...
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Heating problems on Anet A8

I've set the bed temperature to 60 °C, but it goes to 39 °C and stops heating up. I've set the hotend temperature to 190 °C, but it goes to 300 °C. Then DEF both of them
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Levelling issue with Anycubic Chiron [closed]

I can't get anything from my printer since I change filament (I always use PLA from SUNLU). I changed the nozzle, redo the leveling... Every time now, the nozzle seems way to close to the bed and the ...
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Wrench drops temperature of heater block when tightening nozzle

I've noticed when heating up the hotend to maximum operating temperature to tighten the nozzle against the heat break, after putting a wrench on the heater block, the temperature of the heater block ...
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CR6-SE fails to heat hotend to set point

TL;DR - Please help me rebuild my CR-6 SE so that I can move on Here's a link to the latest issue that I had to make proof of in a video: CR6-SE failed Basically, it's failing to reach/maintain ...
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How to print at low temperatures (filament melting at about 70 °C)?

I'm using Cura to slice prints from a biodegradable polyester called PCL (Polycaprolactone). I need to print @ ~70 °C but extruder does not run until nozzle reaches 175 °C. Which setting to change so ...
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Fixing temperature Issues on I3 Mega / Where to find spare part

I have an old Anycubic i3 Mega printer which started having issues keeping the hotend-temperature. The peak at the start of the diagram was when I was touching the cable on top of the hotend: It also ...
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How to install E3D Volcano to CR-10 mini?

I have E3D Volcano and want to upgrade my CR-10 mini. Found instructions how to change E3D Hotend for CR-10, but can't find any with CR-10 mini. Could I use same instruction that was made for CR-10? ...
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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 ...