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How strong should NEMA17 motors be?

I bought what I thought was going to be the printer of my dreams a few years ago but have had no end of trouble trying to get it to work. My current issue is that I constantly get layer shifts and if ...
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Encountering some weird layer gaps on the last few lines of a particular print

I'm working on printing the 3D Printable Jet Engine w/ Minimal Printing Supports and I'm having a surprising amount of difficulty printing the fan. The fan seems to print fine, right up until the last ...
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Need help identifying cause of frequent Y layer shifts

I'm getting frequent layer shifts, always in the Y-axis. It's happening on more than one model, at least four to date, and on multiple attempts at the same models. Some of the models are mine (...
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Major Y-axis skipping (Anycubic Kobra)

I have recently purchased an Anycubic Kobra, and the first two prints worked out fine. On the third print, the Y-axis belt snapped, so I contacted Anycubic support and they gave me a replacement one. ...
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Prints coming out with jagged lines on the sides, rough edges

I am pretty new to 3D-printing, and I have just finished assembling my Prusa i3 a few days ago. I finished up basic calibrations, which went fine, but noticed my prints were coming out with a bunch of ...
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Where did Cura get this ghost layer from?

I designed a very simple boat in Tinkercad and then I printed it. No problem, but I wanted it a bit wider. So I made it wider in Tinkercad and printed it again. This second version has a crack in the ...
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Random layer malfunction

When I was printing this part which has this cross-shaped portion in the middle that has supports, it seems that as soon as it started the layer with the supported part, the layer just completely ...
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Sudden Extreme Z-Banding

I am experiencing an extreme Z-banding issue that has come on all of a sudden. I'm quite new to 3D printing and I have just taken a deep dive into printer calibration by going through the Teaching ...
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Ender 3 S1 - Is this positioning or extrusion error? Or something else?

I have been printing for a few years now, and recently purchased an Ender 3 S1. I have a strange issue, that I couldn't resolve yet. If there is a geometric change between layers, then the unchanged ...
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PETG layers are super rough

I own a spool of PETG and I have been having major print quality issues: layer offsets, chunks of 3D print strewn across the buildplate and other things. I traced these effects to a single culprit: ...
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Why layer shifting prints on Ender 3 Pro?

Prints on an Ender 3 Pro using a standard printing profile results in layer shifting or over extrusion. I can’t figure out what the problem is. I tried reducing the flow as well as print speed but ...
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3D printing layer shift on power outage resume

I have an Ender 3 pro. In my country electricity outage is an issue, though it comes back pretty instantaneously, when I hit the resume button on the Ender 3 pro after heating the hot end and the bed ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

I have tried to print Baby Groot , but every time I print the head, there are always layer shifts like the photos below. I have printed three heads and the layer shifts happened all in the same place. ...
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Movement of the extruder out of its original position during printing

I have a problem with my Creality Ender 3 printer. When I start printing, the first few levels go fine. But then the extruder starts slowly moving in the wrong direction and after a few minutes the ...
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Ender 3 V2 really bad layer shifting

I currently have the V4.2.2 motherboard and it is producing some very poor prints on the X- and Y-axis. I have tried many quick fixes to no avail. Every print out of the box more than a few cm tall ...
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Jerk causing vibration and Y layer shift... Bad stepper?

This issue just started recently; I am not sure if it is because of the specific part I am printing or whether something on the printer is going bad. Up until now, I have been printing all kinds of ...
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Pause, rehome X/Y, resume

Every now and then I'll have a problem with layer shift. Solving this is a separate issue, but it occurred to me: most of the time when this happens I notice right away because of the noise. What if ...
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What am I doing wrong with my M3D Micro?

So I recently got an M3D Micro+ and have had 2 years of experience in 3D printing. I've had some issues with the printer and the prints produced and would like to know how I can fix them. The issues ...
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Layershifting near windows

I just got my Ender 3 V2 a few days ago. I have started designing a simple local church but the surface of the print is not what I was expecting. The main issue is layers not being exactly on top of ...
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Horizontal lines on feature/geometry/density change

I've had an Ender 5 Plus for a few weeks now. It's printing great and I've got my tuning pretty good at the moment. I've noticed some horizontal inconsistencies matching feature/geometry changes. It ...
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Ender 3 V2 Layer Shifting, No Apparent Reason, Desperate

I first want to say thank you for taking the time to read this. I've been trying to print out some parts for another project of mine. These parts use up around 70% of the bed so they are fairly large, ...
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Y-axis layer shifting on my Ender 3

My 3D prints shift along the Y-axis on my Ender 3 3D printer. I don't know what to do. My Y-axis belt is tight, So I don't think that is the problem...
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Wave shift pattern on the Z axis

I have a Creality CR-10S Pro V2, I've been printing regularly for one month and then, suddenly, I started to notice waves on the Z axis. They're already noticeable with the test cube but deviation ...
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Ender 3 Layer Shifting

I recently got an ender 3. It was working well for 2 prints. I managed to print two small items which were upgrades for the printer (filament guide and cable clip). Following this, I tried to print ...
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Ender 3 Y Layer Shifting

My school started a robotics club this year and one of the teachers gave us an Ender 3 printer to use, they assembled it the year before but never actually used it so it was sitting in their garage, I ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega layer shifting

My Anycubic I3 Mega shifts every layer by a little distance making straight model lean to it's side by an angle. For example, this white round blob should've been a straight up cylindrical shape, but ...
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Prusa i3 mk3 step skipping and layer shifting

After approx. a year of more or less problem-free printing (40 days print time) with Prusa i3 mk3 kit, we started to suffer the random layer shifting on Y axis. We inspected all the motor connectors ...
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Y-axis layer shifts with recent Marlin on Ender 3

Since upgrading from the manufacturer's firmare to recent Marlin (first 1.1.9, then 2.0.x git HEAD), I've been having significant model-dependent (didn't happen for first few things I tried to print; ...
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Ender 3 has developed a tendancy to skip Y steps

Recently my Ender 3 has developed a problem of skipping Y steps (layer shift in the Y direction), and it seems to be getting progressively worse. I'd never experienced layer shift before a few weeks ...
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