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Z motors only working manual, do not home correctly

I'm currently setting up my custom built 3D printer with a BTT SKR mini E3 v1.2, and so far I have all the endstops and x and y motors working. The problem is that when trying to home my z motors, ...
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Titan extruder retraction noise

I am experiencing some retraction noises with my Titan Extruder. At first the noise was more of a clicking noise, and the gear was skipping. I didn't feel any backlash with my finger but I still ...
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Why did my extruder motor stopped working?

Before it stopped working, the stepper motor worked very well and didn't show any problem. I experienced this after I fixed a filament problem. The filament got stuck soI retracted to pull the ...
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I can set the voltage and current of the TMC2130 driver manually. But, in which cases some of the components could burn up?

I need to know if something will burn up beforehand I plug all the circuits: Ramps 1.6+ Arduino Mega 2560 PSU 12 V, 15 A 2 TMC2130 V3.0 Stepper motor driver 2 Stepper motors 17hs3401 ...
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Is there any way I can remap pins so the Z axis outputs through the extruder driver?

I have a Wanhao Duplicator i3 from which I have blown the Z axis stepper motor. I would like to be able to have all three axes of motion available for another project. I am trying to see if there's ...
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Stepper motors won't move on RAMPS 1.4

I have an Arduino Mega clone and RAMPS 1.4 together with A4988 drivers and NEMA 17 motors which won't move. Motors can be turned easily by hand both when the RAMPS is powered and is not powered. There ...
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Y Axis motor is really loud

The Y-axis motor is really loud. The pitch of the sound varies depending the angle of the motor (in some angles the motor is silent, in others it's louder than a fan). I am looking for a solution ...
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Closed-loop stepper motors

I am thinking to use closed-loop stepper motors to prevent step loss and make the machine more accurate. What options (preferably low cost) are there for: ...
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Why are stepper motors used in 3D printers? [duplicate]

Stepper motors in 3D printers are used to move and position the extruder. But why don't the printers use servo motors or any other type of motors instead. Why only stepper motors are commonly used?
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How to use a 3.8V stepper with Marlin / RAMPS?

I recently purchased a small stepper motor with a hollow shaft, without realizing it ran at 3.8V. I'm looking for the easiest way to integrate it with the ecosystem around the 12V steppers used in ...
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Using stepper motors with integrated controllers

I just scavenged stepper motors from an old laser printer. These have integrated controllers. I'd like to use them without dismantling the controllers. I currently have 4, 6 and 9 wires stepper motors....
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Which NEMA 17 Stepper Motor for Titan? [closed]

I'm trying to find a comparable Nema17 (42BYGHW609) for my new Titan extruder state side with non-month-long shipping from China. Would this work (and about the same size and weight as the ...
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Classifying method of control of 3D printers?

Is there a classification of method of control most (FDM) 3D printers fall under? From a 1986robotics textbookref I was reading they defined three classes of control: 1) Pick and place 2) Point to ...
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Driving a Stepper Motor with a Mini-Rambo Controller

I have been working with the MiniRambo Controller to try to drive 3 stepper motors using the AccelStepper library. The stepper motors are NEMA 17s with the following specifications: I am trying to ...
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Spindle DC motor and drill bit specifications for Circuit etching CNC machine

I'm making a Circuit etching machine (CNC) and I need a good DC motor and drill bit for the spindle. My machine should be able to etch, drill, and cut: Etching: take copper off the surface like ...
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Stuck filament in the extruder of Infitary M508

Model: Infitary M508 Details: The filament is stuck in the extruder preheated for PLA (the filament is PLA 1.75 white). The extruder's motor works and the filament is in the hole of the extruder (not ...
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Replace X axis motor with different model

Last week, my X-axis stepper motor died. It was a 42SHD0217-24B model. I ordered the same online, but the vendor made a "mistake" and sent me the 17HS3401S model. I know these motors use a different ...
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New use for extruder port

Is there a way to change the use of an extruder port on a 3D printer motherboard to move stepper motors (on y axis) on a 3D printer? This is for a school project, and we have replaced the extruder ...
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How neodymium magnet affect (if any) on extruder motor

I saw on a popular site simple indicators for attaching to the axle of an extruder motor (Prusa printers). Those gadgets are spinning due to movement of motor, both clockwise (pulling filament) or ...
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Upgrading to higher torque extruder motor creality ender3

So according to E3D customer service, the V6 is designed to have higher back pressure than the MK8. This leads to underextrusion with PLA and all kinds of problems unless you increase the temp by 30&...
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Printrbot Simple + OctoPrint on PC not working

I am running the newest version of OctoPrint server on my Windows 10 PC, and accessing it with Mozilla Firefox on the same PC. I also installed Cura 15.04 and selected the Printrbot Simple profile, ...
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Stepper motors making noise after steps/when idle

Why is it that if I execute a gcode command that causes the stepper motor to turn in reverse (any negative move on the X axis), after the step it will emit a high pitched whine until it gets another ...
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Stepper motor for CR10-S5 Y-axis

I need to replace this stepper motor with the following product identification: It’s a Y-axis for CR10-S5 and labeled as JD42HS60-1500A-02F. What type of stepper motor is this?
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0.9° motors for Delta printers?

I built a cheap Delta printer with ATMega board and 1.8° motors. The micro stepping is limitied to 1/16. Beside a decent print quality, I observe a moire effect on flat surfaces. The moire is clearly ...
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Extruder motor does not stop after G1 E5

When I send G1 E5, the extruder motor rotates, but does not stop. It keeps rotating until I restart the system. I am using a Ramps 1.4 board and OctoPrint.
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Is it ok for stepper motors to be hot?

I have been running my i3 MK3 for about 12 hours now and the motor on the extruder is fairly hot, not too hot to touch but I'd guess its about 60c on the outside. Is this within normal operating ...
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Customized Ultimaker 1: Extruder motor does not move

I recently upgraded my Ultimaker 1. The upgrade includes a different stepper motor for the Extruder, the same a Ultimaker 2+ would use. I plugged the new motor and nothing happened. To eliminate the ...
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DQ542MA Driver proper settings for NEMA 17 Stepper Motor

Using a 24 V power supply I have two NEMA 17 stepper motors each driven by a DQ542MA stepper motor driver. I have the current settings on the driver set for a RMS of 1.69 and a pulse/rev of 400. ...
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QIDI x-one2 : Fan screws not holding filament feeder stepper motor in place

I noticed a knocking noise one day on my QIDI and things seemed fine at first glance, then 7 hours later my print only had 3 layers. So I figured it was a jam, and I cleaned it out but every now and ...
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Weird Movement and not homing

https://photos.app.goo.gl/O6yPf3sDeV1yhS0C2 I tried to illustrate my problem in the videos above, two of them show the weird movement and the other shows me clicking on the home button repeatedly. ...
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Anet A8 One Z output only moves down (even on up command)

I just finished assembly of Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone). X any Y work fine, both Z motors move down just fine, when homed. On Z-stop trigger, right Z moves up, left Z continues to try to move down. ...
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Extruder driver not working

I have a geeetech g2s pro and when I request to print something, the extruder motor doesn't move (it is connected on the board), therefore, the printer prints some kind of imaginary object. I cannot ...
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3d print lean in Y-axis

I have made a custom 3d printer with ramps electronics. I have printed benchy(ship) well, but when i try to print any thing with tooth(spiral vase), gears(bearing), or circle(rocket), Y-axis skip ...
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Ramps 1.4 1.8 stepper motor extrusion calculation

I have Ramps 1.4 and would like to get answer on extrusion in Marlin firmware. I have NEMA 17 stepper motor 1.8 deg, set to 1/16 step. Mk7 direct drive. 38 teeth in extruder drive gear. I bought it ...
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Stepper Motor for Prusa i3

We have stepper motors with these specs: 1200 mA 4 V 3.2 kg • cm Are these enough for building a Prusa i3 3D printer? (I live in Turkey and these are the specs of the NEMA 17 they sell in here)
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Marlin, end stops, and position report - possible bug?

Am seeing the following behavior in Marlin: When moving the printhead, if an end stop is hit, a position report (M114) erroneously reports the print head position as where it was trying to go, as ...
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Prusa i3 Z axis not moving up

I just got a Hictop Prusa i3 printer and I have it fully assembled. When I tested out the motors to check them the Z-axis motors were not moving and it was making a grinding sound. I have lifted the ...
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How to use E1 as E0?

Like many people, I have burnt the pins in the micro-controller connected to the E0 motor - the E0 motor is not working anymore and I need to print tomorrow! I need to control the extruder motor with ...
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Pulling filament through long tubes

I'm setting up my printer in a small room, and I thought I'd come up with a system for more easily swapping filaments, but I'm not yet sure it is feasible. Rather than physically replace the spool, I'...
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What does a “3 h5” mean in reference to the axle of a motor?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but it seemed like the most relevant stackexchange. I want to print a connection from a motor to an omniwheel, the axle of the wheel is listed as 8mm, but ...
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How to build the extruder motor holder for the Kossel Mini

I'm building a Kossel Mini, and I'm stuck on the extruder motor holder. My Kossel came without instructions, I was given a set of instructions by a friend (the "Kossel Build Guide" by Blomker ...
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What's the advantage of two z motors?

Some RepRap models use only a single motor for the Z axis, others use two. For example, there is the 3drag that has only one motor and a smooth rod on the other side. There are modifications that add ...
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Real life stepper speed

I am wondering about the speed that my steppers should achieve in regular operation and what the determining factors are, from theoretical hardware facts/limits to software limitations that can ...
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Stepper Motor Linear Acceleration Python (raspberry pi) [closed]

I am working on a Python code (below) that accelerates a stepper motor until it reaches a specific amount of steps. ...