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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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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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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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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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Prusa i3 MK3S keeps clogging during print. Ugly streaks sometimes, and complete clog when printing with lower layer lines

The extruder on my Prusa i3 MK3S keeps clogging while printing. Loading is fine, and each time it clogs, unloading and loading the filament seems to work. The filament extruded just after resolving a ...
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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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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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Which is the difference between MK6 and MK8 and even MK10?

I made and assembled my own 3D printer two years ago and I notice that some extruders are MK6 and MK(*whatever). Some of them has the block fuser horizontal and others vertical, then uses a nozzle ...
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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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Makerbot Smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle question

I am looking for information on the smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle? I have looked online and from several forums come to the conclusion it is either a MK10 or MK11 assembly. Can anyone shed ...
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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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Extruder/nozzle keeps clogging up

I have an Adventurer 3 printer from Flashforge and every time I unclog it, it gets clogged up again. I’ve done about 6 or 7 prints with it. So after I unclog it, I load the filament and it comes out ...
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Marlin NOZZLE_TO_PROBE_OFFSET with glass

In my custom printer I have probe and nozzle at same height and configured Marlin this way: #define NOZZLE_TO_PROBE_OFFSET { 43, -20, 0 } On the bed I've a 2&...
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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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E3D V6 nozzle vs MK8 nozzle, first layer adhesion

Does anyone notice that when they upgrade from an MK8Makerbot(?) to a E3D V6 hotend that when using the same settings and bed-leveling/z-distance-setting procedures, that the filament is much more ...
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Is there an engineering/physics foundation for application of airbrush nozzles?

Lately I noticed that there is a new type of nozzles (called airbrush nozzles?!?) available; typically found on those online overseas vendor sites. The nozzles are advertised for usage in E3D hardware,...
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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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Filament Leaking During Automatic Bed Leveling

Before the print has actually started I have set up Auto Bed Leveling using a BLTouch sensor, during the period that this runs I find that material leaks out of the nozzle and curls back onto itself ...
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E3D V6 nozzle seized into heater block

The 0.4 mm brass nozzle in my Prusa i3 MK3 is worn out - the extrusion hole is visibly larger than the replacement nozzles I have to fit. So I’m trying to replace the nozzle. Unfortunately the ...
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PETG Sticking to Nozzle

For a while now, my AmazonBasics PETG filament has been working like a charm. Now, it is balling up on my nozzle. I've tried slowing it down, re-leveling the bed, etc. I don't want to go through the ...
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Correct nozzle replacement

I have a Monoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer and have tried to replace the nozzle. The nozzles I bought turned out to be too small. What are the important specifications of a nozzle? Thread size ...
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Replacement Nozzle options

I was working on what should have been a simple nozzle clog, and due to my own clumsy handling it looks like I'll now need a completely new nozzle for my 8 month old printer. Fortunately they're not ...
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Can't seem to fix over extrusion

I'm struggling to get my printer up and running for a few days now. The problem is as follows. I got a test model of a cube (40x40 mm) and everytime I try to print it, the nozzle creates these '...
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Anycubic Kossel Plus raises the Printhead around the corners of the bed too High if the print is too close to the corners

Hi guys I am quite new to 3D printing. I am having this problem with the printhead rising too high during printing when it gets near to the beds' borders. It isn't a problem with smaller prints but it ...
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What is the purpose behind a glass nozzle?

So while doing some research I stumbled upon a wiki page on reprap from a few years back where the user was creating a glass nozzle to replace the brass and PTFE assembly.1 Does anyone know the ...
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Academic research behind hot end design?

Does anyone know of any academic research behind 3D printer hot end/liquefier design? All I’ve found is papers on liquefier dynamics where they model polymer flow and go so far as to compare the ...
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Slicer line width vs. extrusion multiplier for layer adhesion?

My question would like to address what would be better for adhesion and general quality and possibly strength: either increase the slicer line width option or increase the slicer extrusion multiplier ...
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When should I replace the nozzle on my printer?

I have what I assume to be a brass nozzle, and I only print in PLA. I am starting to have some issues with first layers and stringing. I'm wondering if I should replace the nozzle. What signs should I ...
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How to identify nozzle wear

E3D-Online and1) Make Magazine havehas written about the potential damage printing carbon fiber and glow in the dark filaments can do to your printer's nozzle. What I can't seem to find is what ...
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Problems with under extrusion and clogs on CR-10

I've asked a question before on the extruder gear clicking on my CR-10, but I'm certain its because of the nozzle getting clogged for some reason. I'm using a standard 0.4 mm nozzle with white ...
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Threads for nozzle (Anet A6 extruder)

How do I know what nozzle to get for my Anet A6 printer? I want to get some hardened nozzles because I would love to print with some glow in the dark filament, but I know that eats up brass nozzles ...
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How to solve spillage problem?

I've done calibration test with "Concentric circle test" (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11895) and at specific points there are little bumped points on the print. Also Thingiverse page of the test ...
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How to avoid nozzle from hitting the model?

When printing objects higher than approximately 8-10 cm, sometimes nozzle hits the printed model and knocks over it. After 7-8 hours of printing that's really annoying. I'm using Creality Ender 3 ...
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Nozzle cleaning

A few minutes after finishing a print job, the filament is solidified in the nozzle and the nozzle-throat. When I start another print job a while later, the filament is not sufficiently melted and the ...
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Too long time to wait for M109 to stabilize when changing extruders

I would like to kindly ask for some advice. I've got 2 extruders and 2 nozzles, they are working fine. I'm printing from Ultimaker Cura 4.1 generated files. I have problems with temperature ...
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What does nozzle size affect besides line width in, e.g., Ultimaker Cura?

The Ultimaker Cura documentation says Tip: If you use an unavailable third party nozzle size, set the line width to equal the nozzle size. I sliced an object with a 0.3 mm line width. When ...
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Why is it conventional to set line width > nozzle diameter?

I recently became curious about the Line Width setting in Cura and why one might change it if they aren't using different size nozzle. Since I've gotten my Ender 3, I've always kept the line width ...
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What clearance should I leave between parts that are supposed to fit together perfectly when using a .6mm diameter nozzle?

Here's the thing that I'm working on putting together (the purple stud on the bottom right should be up higher like the one on the left). Notice how the purple studs fit into the red ring? Well, most ...
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Tevo Michelangelo nozzle below build plate?

I got a Tevo Michelangelo as first 3D printer today and already got a problem with the bed leveling: The extruder nozzle is way below the build plate. (When I auto-home the axes, which I've done ...
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Which nozzle should I buy for Anycubic i3 Mega?

I'd like to buy a new nozzle for my Anycubic i3 Mega because it's not precise enough - it fails to print small details like 1 mm eyebrows. Currently it has a 0.4 mm nozzle and I'd like to ...
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Should I use different nozzles for different materials?

I know I should use different nozzles for filaments that use vastly different temperatures but what about filament types that use similar temperatures? For example, PLA and PLA composites like ...
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Scratches in the build plate - How did this happen, and may it cause problems?

A couple of prints after leveling the bed (<10), I noticed some weird sound, and saw the nozzle scratching the build-plate. What is really weird, is that I noticed (My printer is in quite a dark ...
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Creality CR10 S5; the Z dimension is wrong after switch from 0.4 to 0.2 mm nozzle

So I tried to print a model with a 2 mm thickness main area, and a couple 4 mm parts that stick out. Instead the 4 mm is 3.05 mm and the 2 mm is 1.07 mm (0.042 inches ...
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What is the functional difference between an e3D-Style nozzle and M6 Chinesium Nozzles?

There is pretty much an ecosystem of two Nozzle designs out there that share the M6 thread on the coupler to the Heating block: the e3D "snub nose" or "shouldered" design. the "Chinesium" nozzle ...
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Does color changing PLA require a hardened nozzle?

I've seen comments about glow-in-the-dark filament being abrasive and would damage a bronze nozzle so a hardened nozzle is recommended. Is the same true for filament that changes colour when warm (...
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Anet A8 bad/inconsistent extrusion after changing nozzle

I just changed my nozzle on my Anet A8 after it was fully used up. When I started printing with my new 0.4 mm nozzle (same as before) my extrusion was VERY bad and inconsistent, even so bad I ...
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Path of a nozzle crosses over itself

I built my first printer couple of days ago. I started printing small models (20x20 mm max.) and everything was alright at first. However, when I tried to print a bit larger models, I started ...
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Material extruded to prime the nozzle doesn't stick to bed at first

When the material is extruded to prime the nozzle before the print starts it doesn't always stick to the bed for the first 20 or 30 mm of the line, causing the material extruded just after to peel off ...