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Creality Ender 6 Heating Failed

There is a message on my Ender 6 that is telling my that my heating failed. This happened last night in the middle of a print. I have cycled the power like the screen says but the nozzle does not heat ...
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Volcano hot end adapter orientation?

Now that V6 nozzles are getting more advanced, as in Nickel coated brass/copper nozzles (e.g. Bondtech CHT® nozzles) the availability for Volcano hot ends seem to lag behind... A Volcano heat break ...
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Nozzle digs into material and extruder starts skipping after some layers

So around a year ago I built a 3D printer very similar to a Creality CR10 and ever since I've built it, after some layers the nozzle appears to be digging into the print and the extruder starts ...
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Where can I change the nozzle diameter in Cura? Why is mine missing?

I just upgraded the nozzle (to 1 mm) on an Ender 3v2 and want to make a test print. I added a new printer for the new nozzle size.... and can't find a setting for it. Some screenshots on the ...
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Are there any nozzles shorter than volcano but longer than MK8?

I have a semi-diy hotend setup on my MOOZ-2 (an obscure chinese printer). It requires that the total nozzle length (including threading) is longer than 15 mm. So far, I've been using Volcano nozzles ...
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Cheap nozzles bought from China

Questions like this are usually not allowed but since the price of a brass nozzle in Switzerland is 15.90 and the average price of a nozzle from Alibaba or AliExpress is less than 0.10, and nozzles ...
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Speed bump like structural distortions in 3D printed samples

I am printing 5-152 mm(L)x35 mm(W)x3 mm(T) samples using a commercial PLA filament with 0.1 mm layer height (30 total layers). The raster width is 0.4 mm while the raster angle in all layers is 0/0°. ...
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Print limitations with 0.4 mm nozzle

Is it possible to 3D print multiple 0.1 mm high layers with a 0.4 mm diameter nozzle in FDM while ensuring fidelity to the set layer height? The raster width is set at 0.4 mm and I am not touching ...
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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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Are "matte PLA" filaments abrasive?

I picked up a roll of Overture matte black PLA, and the surface of both the filament and the printed object feel like paper. This made me wonder if it contains wood-based fibers like "wood PLA&...
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Is there any print quality difference switching from brass to steel nozzle?

Brass has better thermal conductivity compared to steel or hardened steel but it has also far less wearing resistance especially compared to hardened steel that among brass and normal steel has the ...
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Nozzle getting clogged all the time

Recently, my Ender 3D Pro has been unable to print any large models successfully with PLA as the filament starts to expand inside the Teflon tube, causing a clog after about an hour of printing. I am ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega layers don't stick together/are too thin

My Anycubic i3 Mega suddenly stopped printing properly. As you can see on the images attached, the printed filament seems to be too thin which causes the layers to not stick together. I already: ...
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Print Nozzle Type vs Heat Requirement

I recently went to a stainless steel nozzle for printing. What I found is it required significantly more heat to print PLA than I was used to. I'm not sure if the PLA itself (a brand I'd never used ...
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Can the Ender 3 Pro be upgraded to use PETG

Is it possible to buy/upgrade the nozzle on my Ender 3 Pro to one that is suited for handling the higher temperatures needed to effectively print with PETG filament?
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Z-Probe height isn't working

I just upgraded my CR-10 to a 32-bit board with Marlin and a BLTouch for bed-leveling. Here is my process: Run bed-leveling and save setting to EEPROM Make sure that software end-stops are off with <...
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Any method that I can refer to simulate 3D scanning and flow through extruder in MATLAB?

I would like to simulate the 3D scanning process with a specific wavelength and swath width of the beam, etc. and then reproduce the image, the whole of which in MATLAB. I also want to simulate the ...
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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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Ender 3 Pro stopped and not heat up

While taking a print today, the Ender 3 Pro suddenly stopped. I tried to restart printing, but the heater cartridge does not heat up. I tested the thermistor and it senses heat. Next, I checked the ...
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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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Friction between nozzle material and abrasive filaments

Usually the hardness of the material is considered primary for nozzles used with abrasive filaments. Has friction between between nozzle material and abrasive filaments been considered? It seems that ...
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Is there lead in brass 3D printer nozzles?

I was just wondering whether or not there is lead in brass 3D printer nozzles as I read that they do add lead when making brass to improve reliabilty or something along those lines? I was curious as ...
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How to determine width of the nozzle, that is already installed on the printer?

I have a 3D printer, which wasn't used for a longer time. There is a nozzle, but don't know what diameter is it. I used several widths - from 0.2 to 0.8, switched them depending on my needs, but don't ...
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Adequate default filament diameter for Anycubic Mega X

Does anybody if the Anycube Mega X comes with a nozzle for 1.75 mm filaments or is it 2.85 mm? I saw online that it works with 1.75 mm filaments but the Cura settings given by the manufacturer had 2....
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Is it better use Nylon fillement for cold pull even if I have been using PLA?

Using Prusa I3 MK3S I am using PLA fillement and I need to do cold pull from time to time. I noticed many people on Internet suggestusing Nylon fillement for clod pull. I wanted to reach out to this ...
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BLTouch error causing bed and nozzle temp setpoints to change to zero

I replaced my CR-10 motherboard with no problems and ran fine for a few weeks, then decided to add a BLTouch. BLTouch was enabled from the config.h during compile. ...
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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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How to replace the nozzle in my hotend assembly?

What should I take care of to replace the nozzle of the hotend assembly the right way? What kind of data, precautions, tools, steps, and verification are important for replacing the nozzle? The ...
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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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My nozzle on my Ender3 V2 is higher when it is printing than it is when I auto home it

I just got a new Ender3 version two for Christmas and was very excited to use it so I put it together and used the sample filament that came with the printer and everything worked okay for a bit. That ...
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Quantitatively measuring nozzle wear

Are there quantitive means of measuring nozzle wear? What steps do you perform to measure this, if so? I have some digital callipers, but don't have much confidence in measurements taken, as it's ...
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Ender 3 nozzle moves through previous layer on lithophane

I'm trying to print lithophanes and having an issue with the nozzle moving through the previous layer and basically "drawing" through the print. I've printed 3 lithophanes before with zero ...
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Cura: How to prevent my 3D printer from auto cooling after prints

Is there a setting or G-code, to prevent Ultimaker Cura from setting the nozzle and build plate temperatures to 0? I have looked and have not found anything in the printer beginning/ending G-code, ...
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Passing from nozzle diameter 0.4 mm to 0.2 mm causing filament jamming in heater

Im using Prusa Slicer 2.1 for my FlyingBear Ghost 4. I just changed my 0.4 mm nozzle for a 0.2 mm but it seems to jam in the heater probably due to too much filament trying to get out by the nozzle. ...
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Removed Nozzle, Plastic Still Backed Up after Cold Pull on Ender 3

I am still very much a novice and learning so here is the situation: Filament was not extruding from nozzle. Checked the filament feeder (worked fine, filament was being squeezed through) and tried ...
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How to measure the nozzle diameter?

On a Creality CR-10 Max, there is a bag of unidentified spares, which include three unmarked nozzles. There is a needle that is exactly 0.4 mm in diameter, which needle fits exactly inside one of ...
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What tolerance class does E3D uses for their metric thread nozzles?

As we know E3D nozzles use M6 threads. These are metric threads, so they've different tolerance classes but which tolerance class are they using?
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For making V6 or Mk8 nozzle what tolerance specification we've to follow?

Both nozzles use M6 threads, which ISO thread specification do these nozzles use? And what should be the tolerance and surface finish (internal/external) of the nozzle bore? I found the drawings but ...
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What are the pros and cons of writing nozzle size vs using e3d style dots on nozzle?

e3d uses this scheme to mark the size of their nozzle: How do I read this scheme? Do we read the second row of dots after completing the first row of dots or we read 1 dot from row 1 and second dot ...
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MK8 versus E3d V6 nozzle [duplicate]

I have an Ender 3 and Prusa MK3S using MK8 and E3D V6 nozzles respectively. I've read some difference between these two nozzles in question "E3D V6 nozzle vs MK8 nozzle, first layer adhesion"...
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Material "clumping" when printing

I recently started swapping out my nozzle for different sizes. After a few times using a 0.4 mm, then 0.8 mm, then back to 0.4 mm, I now have this "clumping" going on when printing. The ...
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How to remove a stripped nozzle

A few months ago I got an Ender 5 printer. After a few successful prints with only PLA, I started getting a lot of issues. The last time I came back after an hour and there was just a bird's nest ...
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Nozzle jiggles when screwing into heating block

I've had the Ender 5 Pro, as is, for 3 months. After I tried a cheap PLA filament (maybe too cheap), it clogged the nozzle. I cleaned it, but any other filament I have would have similar problems ...
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Extruder always clogs up almost immediately after cleaning

I have a very frustrating problem, my extruder clogs up pretty much immediately after cleaning it from the previous clog and I cannot figure out what the hell is going wrong. I use a genuine E3D V6 ...
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Why do slicers have nozzle size settings? [duplicate]

It seems to me that the size of hole in the nozzle shouldn't matter in and of itself. If you program in the layer height and line width, then the same amount of plastic has to be extruded, no matter ...
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Increase volumetric flow rate using a longer nozzle

I'm looking to increase the printing speed, through increasing the volumetric flow rate, which is currently at 5 mm³/s. Larger amounts cause the feeding mechanism to skip steps. I'm running at ...
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Prusa MK3S 0.8 mm nozzle layers separating

I am currently printing a simple cup out of PLA (I will later anneal it). My nozzle is 0.8 mm and I'm using a 0.4 mm layer height. Unfortunately, the layers keep separating. They don't ...
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Is there any reason not to clean nozzles with fire?

Specifically using stainless steel nozzles, but I guess it's worth knowing about brass too. Is there any reason to be concerned about dimensional accuracy of the nozzle or anything like that as a ...
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Nozzle cleaning tool broken inside nozzle

Recently I opened up my printer (PowerSpec Duplicator i3 Mini V2)to clean the nozzle (it comes with the little tool to get tiny bits of filament out of the nozzle). Well, I was using that and when I ...
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Prints coming out very stringy

So these past few days I have been 3D printing again with my Ender 3 with PETG and 0.4 mm nozzle and while I have been using the same setting as usual I am seeing an unusual amount of stringing ...
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