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Change 1.75 mm 3D printer to 3.0 mm printer

I am planning on buying a cheap 3D printer to get into 3D printing, but the printer I'm planning to buy only takes 1.75 mm filament, I was wondering if it might be possible to change the hotend of ...
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Can the da Vinci Jr 1.0 print in 100 microns, if so how?

I was wondering if the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 can print in 100 μm layer height. If so, how could I do this?
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What are the downsides and aftereffects of using a smaller nozzle?

A lot of consumer desktop F.D.M. printers comes with a 0.4mm nozzle. I'm looking to print fine details objects and I was considering trying to use a smaller size nozzle. But before I do so I would ...
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How close should the nozzle be to the substrate?

I have my nozzle close to the substrate that I am printing on, so that a piece of paper can just about slide underneath it freely, without catching. Is this the right way to do it?
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true color printing with CMYK+White (not 3-in-1 diamond head RGB)

There is this great hotend called a diamond hotend, which can be used to print in 3 colors and mix them into hundreds? of colors. This can for example be used with Red, Green and Blue filament to mix ...
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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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Ultimaker Layer Resolution vs Nozzle Size

On their website they say the following ...
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Filament is stuck in nozzle

I recently bought a Geeetech Prusa i3 x. After two full days assembling I can finaly try to print something. Having put in the filament into the extruder no filament actually came out of the nozzle. I ...
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Access Temperature sensor data of 3D printer via Serial connection

I want to access the bed and nozzle temperature sensor data of a 3D printer via serial connection. Could someone please guide me in the right direction? Thanks! Edit: Response from printer: ...
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da Vinci Jr. nozzle diagram

Has anybody taken apart a da Vinci Jr. 3D printer nozzle? My first time trying to clean the nozzle after it jammed, I broke off the filament immediately before it gets heated, inside the nozzle ...
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Bronze Filament Problem

I made a torus that was 1 on the x and y axes, and 3 on the z axis in Blender. It is supposed to be a bead for a beaded necklace. It was exported to Cura as an .stl, then printed on a Lulzbot Mini. It ...
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Are Makerbot Smart Extruder nozzles swappable?

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with Makerbot smart extruders and knows whether or not the nozzle size can be changed. I'm trying to figure out if I can use different nozzle diameters (0....
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Teflon tubing in nozzle throat coming out?

I have a HE3D prusa XI3 printer with an MK8 extruder. While printing or testing, the extruder makes a clicking noise as if the filament isnt getting hot enough to extrude. I began my investigation and ...
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How thin can my extrusion be from a 1.2mm extruder?

I always assumed that the smallest diameter that you could extrude was equal to the diameter of the extruder tip itself. Recently I heard that you can actually extrude a line that's as little as half ...
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Will I see a noticeable difference switching from a .4mm to a .3mm nozzle?

I currently print with a .4mm nozzle on my extruder, and my prints seem to come out fairly accurate; would I see much of a difference if I went to a .3mm? What are the pros and cons of larger and ...
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How to identify nozzle wear

E3D-Online and Make Magazine have 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 clues or ...

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