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Questions about troubleshooting and achieving certain print-quality. Please include photos of your problem, and also describe what the limits of your 'good' prints are.

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Lightweight-PLA (LW-PLA)

I have been trying to print lightweight PLA for a project. I settled on an RC airplane model found online. My initial prints were very problematic so I looked up other people's printing settings and ...
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Is a damaged print bed what is causing my prints to fail

Yesterday, I had the worst print since getting my printer (Creality Ender 3 V3 SE). There was plastic all over the hotend, and I was left with a large clump as my print. From what I understand, the ...
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Gaps in print bed

I get these weird gaps inside my model, I know there are some other issues with this print. I would say this is the one that troubles me the most; I will also say that I have thin walls in this model ...
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Bambu Labs P1P printing looping

I had fairly good prints until recently. Now, every print has the loops and such below. Inland PETG and Bambu PETG have the same issues. I know it is going to be some small, simple setting, but after ...
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Does every 3D printer need an enclosure?

Some materials need a heated chamber, which in itself is an enclosure already. However materials such as rPLA, PLA, PHA don't necessarily need a enclosure, or even a heated bed. Could printers that ...
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What could be the underlying reasons for the spaces or voids between the layers?

I've been attempting to 3D print a hollow cube, but I'm encountering issues with noticeable gaps between the walls. Despite adjusting the Extrusion multiplier and width settings, the results remain ...
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Is an unlevel bed the reason I have trouble getting prints off a SpiderSheet?

I've had a lot of trouble getting prints off of my build plate. So much so that I ripped off the SpiderSheet, cleaned the glass thoroughly, and applied a new one. I ended up stopping the 1st print I ...
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Bottom layers print fine, then infill and wall layers instantly fail

I have an Ender 3 V2 which I use together with Creality slicer. I print in PLA at 200 °C. The print bed is set to 60 °C. The layer height I set to 0.2 mm. Print speed is set to 50 mm/s. Printing on an ...
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What is an appropriate layer size for the first layer?

What is considered a 'good' layer height for the first layer? Should it be relatively smaller than the other layers, or should it be considered relative to the nozzle diameter? Can the community ...
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Can a print test be performed to determine nozzle and filament quality?

Given that, a printer is well-maintained and calibrated. I'm searching for a particular nozzle accuracy and filament quality test: First, is there a specific print test that can be performed to test ...
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Ability to O-ring seal SLM 3D printed part

I am thinking of 3D printing a metal part from JLC PCB's metal 3D printing service. The part will be used in a compressed air application. I need to be able to statically seal the part using an O-ring....
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My 3D printer is only printing 2 hours of a print

My 3D printer is only printing 2 hours of a print before it stops extruding filament. I have an Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0, it printed the print I was printing before but just recently it started ...
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PLA prints with folded walls

Printer: Bambu Lab P1P Filament: PLA (Ender Series) All looks good, but for some reason, the outer walls are folded inwards a little bit. All walls are supposed to be straight. I printed it using ...
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Print walls coming out with gaps/holes

I'm using a Prusa i3 MK3, with Prusa Slicer 2.2. It seems to print the raft fine, but then when it gets to the main part, it seems that the extrusion comes out thinner, and leaves gaps/holes in the ...
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How to approximately change the density at a specific point in G-code

So let’s say I have the G-code file for 3D printing a cube, and I have a density function F(x,y,z). How would I change, in G-code, the density at each specific point in the cube, so it has the general ...
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Not leveling and not printing correctly

I have had the Ender 3 S1 for a couple of months but in the last couple of days, prints kept messing up so I decided to try to level it again. Everything moves like it is supposed to but then the ...
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New print job not working out well

I'm just learning and have calibrated my new Bambu Lab P1P 3D Printer. I printed the built-in scraper—amazing quality. But I downloaded this Stiga Ping Pong Table Feet And printed this twice to get ...
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Gaps between perimeter walls on only part of the print

So I'm having a bit of a strange issue where I'm getting gaps between perimeter walls, but only on part of the print. Even more strangely, it doesn't happen with every print, though it will happen ...
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Z-axis Calibration Fault in Prusa i3 MK3S

When I give the print command from Pronterface this how it's printing. The Z value is 10.00, can't solve the issue even after first layer calibration being carried out.
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Rough printing surface

I'm new to 3d printing, printing with Creality Ender-3 S1 Pro. I had printed out some downloaded complicated parts and some simple parts of my own, and I was really impressed with surface finish. Now ...
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Bad print quality, Temperature Fluctuates about +/- 8 degrees

I've been having tremendously bad print quality lately and have been doing everything I can think of to fix it, none of it is helping. I tried printing a Temp Tower for the first time and since I was ...
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Why are printed holes skewed diagonally?

My printer started off as an Anet A6. I've switched it to an aluminum extrusion frame, installed a BLTouch, switched everything to 24 V, gave it an ARM controller, etc. Printing runs over Octoprint. ...
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Does UV light from fluorescent neon tubes affect resin prints?

I recently replaced one of the fluorescent neon tubes in my garage and noticed a sticker on the packageing saying the neon tube in question was only giving off low amounts of UV light. I wasn't even ...
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Lines next to each other separated; is this right?

I received a completely new Elegoo Neptune 3 pro a few days ago and it prints very well. But there is one thing that bothers me a little bit, the lines next to each other when looking from above are a ...
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Why is PrusaSlicer squishing filament everywhere?

I've been using SuperSlicer for a while and I really like it, but it's unstable and crashes a lot. I want to get away from it, and PrusaSlicer looked great but every print I've done with it has this ...
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Can water or liquid nitrogen mist cooling be used in part cooling?

From what I know, the speed (X, Y) of the nozzle always be slowed down to 10 mm/s-100 mm/s when printing bridge or overhang structure because of insufficient cooling. The printing speed is less than 1/...
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What galvo scanner does your SLS 3D printer use? Normally which ones should I prefer while buying one

I wanna buy an SLS 3D printer and I figured it uses Galvo scanners to sinter powder. The whole printing operation depends on this Galvo scanner thing. What Galvo Scanner does your printer use and what ...
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Stringing test results in towers with weak base

As you can see, no stringing! But the base of each tower is deformed, non-circular, and extremely weak. The tops of the towers are perfectly circular, so I don't believe it is entirely an X, Y axis ...
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Why do these horizontal lines appear when I don't use supports?

I am trying to print several parts on my Elegoo Mars 3. When I support them, the parts come out fine. On the other hand, when not using supports (with 2 mm walls), a horizontal line appears in the ...
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Under-extrusion in Certain Locations

Recently, I've been noticing what looks like under extrusion. My first thought was a clogged nozzle, but it only occurs in some places: My printer is a PrintrBot Simple Metal, using MH Build Series 1....
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How do I fix deformities when printing on my Ender 3 V2?

Being a newbie in 3D printing, I have some trouble with my prints. After removing wiggle room from the X axis and the bed, there are deformities even on simple prints. The first layer turns out okay-...
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Printing with 1 mm nozzle keeps failing

I'm printing a large print model, but it fails when I use a 1 mm nozzle. When I use the 0.4 mm nozzle, it works fine. What can cause a print to work with a smaller nozzle? I'm using Cura as my slicer ...
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3D printer G-code problem

I am currently doing a DIY 3D printer using RAMPS1.4 and it works as I have tested all X, Y and Z axis including the extruder extruding filament. I have jogged all the axis using Pronterface Software. ...
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Vertical repeating pattern

I've got these strange vertical grooves on my print. They are, at some locations well feelable and at some locations they are completely gone. The printer is an Ender 5 Plus or based on it at least. I ...
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New Neptune 3 Max. Cubic infill problems. Flexible Flashforge PLA

Using settings and filament (Flashforge Flexible PLA) that work well on my Ender S1, I am having trouble with cubic infill on the Neptune 3 max. I was wondering if you could offer some advice. The ...
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Gaps in infill only - walls are perfect

I'm printing for the first times on my new Sovol SV04, using their PLA @ 210 °C (after printing a temp tower). The walls and top layers are almost perfect, but the infill has a lot of gaps between ...
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How to improve flat, large areas over supports

I have a similar issue like this one. I'm using Cura 5.3.1, a Dremel 3D45 and PLA+ by eSun. The printings are almost perfect and repeatable. The only issue is about flat and large areas over supports. ...
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What's the most likely source of this warpage?

I've asked about this first printing project of mine before, and made progress in exposure, orientation, and supports. But as the photo shows, something is still causing the objects to warp (badly) ...
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Any suggestions on problems with viscosity?

I just started resin printing in order to build enclosures for my little microcontroller projects. Sadly, I am having trouble getting good, planar, rectangular objects to print. Background: I have no ...
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What Cura setting is messing up my prints?

After fiddling with the settings on my Cura profile, my Ender 3 S1 is now messing up my prints in a weird way. While printing, it just pauses at a corner on all the layers of the print for a second or ...
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Why does my print have this unusual pattern?

Just started 3D printing. Switched from a 0.4 mm nozzle to a 0.2 mm nozzle and am printing my first object. It has this pattern/inconsistency. Thinking it might be temperature variation but not sure. ...
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What is this "rough" line going vertically up the side of a print called?

I've got this rough line going right up the center of some of my prints: Can anyone be kind enough to tell me what this is called? How does one fix it?
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Adjust E-step on Ender 3 v2 Neo

I have just calibrated my extruder and everything is ok. When I extrude 100 mm of filament, everything is correct, but when I attach the Bowden tube to the nozzle, the length of filament that is ...
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Help to find out all the failures in first IDEX test

I've just got a brand new Sovol SV04 IDEX printer. After struggling for days on bed levelling, I came out with an almost decent alignment. So I printed the well-known boat to test a dual print. Here ...
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Is it possible to stack multiple models on each other using Cura if the top of the model is not flat?

I'm using a Creality Ender 3 printer with 1.75 mm PLA filament. The print model has a 0.8 mm thick rectangular base. The design contains a couple of shapes (mainly circles and a cross) that stick out ...
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I have one print that's underextruding, what settings should I change?

I've got one particular print which is causing me problems. I've printed other things without changing the filament or printer, so the problem is at least partially the print itself, which has a lot ...
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I'm having issues stopping tiny cuts and uneven print quality in my prints ever since I upgraded my printer

It has been a few months of trial and error trying to work this out. I made the printer succeed in printing normally, but the quality is terrible. These tiny cuts appear in every print as well as ...
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Ender 3 S1 printing issue - round bottom

I got myself an Ender 3 S1 printer a couple of days ago and I tried printing the following headset stand. The printing is still in progress. The top doesn't look too bad (unless you know how it could ...
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What are these effects caused by? And can I get rid of them?

I am using a Cobra Max to print PLA. I am trying to print a computer / tablet case. There are some "defects" in it which look like the print head dragged something. I have used a ...
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Do bevelled corners hold any practical advantages or disadvantages over square ones for blocky functional prints?

I'm producing a series of brackets to allow a laser cutter to be reliably positioned on a waste board\spoil board in that has a measurement grid on it, and to allow a honeycomb bed to be reliably ...
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