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The Prusa i3 is the third iteration of Josef Průša's RepRap 3D printer design. This is an open-source design, the tag should be used regardless of individual manufacturer. You might want to add the specific manufacturer or model as a separate tag.

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What material is Prusa mk3s+ hotend heaterblock made of?

My heaterblock is in a poor state after the heater malfunction. Before I'll buy a spare, I want to ask what material is the original block made of? I don't see it on the product page. Available spares ...
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3D printer X-axis sometimes binds up whilst printing

My MK2s has developed a strange problem where the X-axis will bind up whilst printing. This causes it to layer shift. The strange thing is I can move the X-axis manually. It doesn't bind up and feels ...
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Prusa i3 MK2 thermistor connector reference

I think my heat bed thermistor is broken (infinite resistance measured) on my Prusa MK2, so I bought a new one, and I'd like to know which connector I shall use. Where can I find the references of ...
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Prusa I3 MK2s with tilt in the X and Y directions

So I converted my Prusa MK2S to use Duet electronics. I have always had problems with bed leveling. It doesn't appear to help much if any. So I can complete a bed probing session but the result is ...
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Issue with PETG adhesion

I am printing on a Prusa i3 MK3 with white PETG and I face several issues when it comes to the extruder shaping the bridge and solid infill. For the record, the temperature is set at 230 °C for the ...
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First layer issue with new filament

My settings were fine but after switching to a new brand of PLA I seem to be getting issues with the first layer. My previous filament had a print temp between 200 °C and 230 °C. My current settings ...
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Starting 3D printing at home [closed]

I've been doing some 3D printing at work as a means of different tool holding devices and jigs and from this time I have gained some, although very basic, knowledge on how the printers work and how to ...
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Prusa MK3s+ potential extrusion problem

I've recently tried printing something I've printed multiple times but this time it isn’t printing much at all. It seems to inly be printing a very small film of filament rather than a solid layer in ...
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Prusa MK3s+, Prusa PETG 1.75mm filament

I encountered a case of pillowing throughout several layers that was very severe, however, I managed to fix it through adjusting the temperatures but I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there ...
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Octoprint does not detect Serial port of RPi zero

I am following the tutorial of Prusa for using Octoprint with my Prusa i3 MK3. I have a Raspbery Pi Zero and I'm using the built-in GPIO pins, not an USB connection. Wifi works. I can reach the ...
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MMU2S continued print after filament swap faillure

I had an odd failure case today. I've been trying to print a successful model with my newly installed MMU2S on a MK3S+ - specifically this one which seems to be a popular first print. https://www....
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Is a 40x20 Noctua fan with a shroud good for part cooling?

I am having a lot of troubles with running my Prusa Mk3S at my student dorm, because of the extremely loud stock part cooling fan - it annoys people A LOT). So I started working on a design using one ...
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Drying filament with heated bed on Prusa - how to "bypass" safety timer?

On my Prusa MK3, I'm trying to make a G-code that only heats up the print bed and moves the Z-axis up and down a little bit every 20 mins to prevent the safety timer going off. This is what I have ...
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How to adjust vase mode thickness

I am new to 3D printing, and are having a problem with wall thickness in vase mode. I would like to print this vase model: https://www.printables.com/model/60696-blossom-vase As seen in the "...
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Weird infill edge problem

I'm having this weird issue; for some weird reason, the infill pattern starts separating from the walls and over time, the print becomes a mess. As it separates, it starts to curve, and you get this ...
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Prints coming out with jagged lines on the sides, rough edges

I am pretty new to 3D-printing, and I have just finished assembling my Prusa i3 a few days ago. I finished up basic calibrations, which went fine, but noticed my prints were coming out with a bunch of ...
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Geetech i3 Pro B printhead replaced by Prusa i3 MK3S not extruding

I replaced the Geetech i3 pro B printhead with Prusa i3 MK3S and also the board with Rumba board. I am going to use A4988 stepper driver. All axes are working well, however, when I try to load the ...
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My extruder failed. Is there any hope to recover print? [duplicate]

Yesterday I had filament that entangled on the spool and before I knew it, the printer told me to eject the filament. Unfortunately, then the filament broke. There is no way to fully unload it, no way ...
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Vertical holes: round vs hexagonal

Please reference the following page on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5600770 This is an insert for a bandsaw (the replaceable part that the blade passes through in the middle of the ...
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What are viable substitutes for Raspberry Pi to run Octoprint or similar software for Prusa i3 MK3S+?

Where I live, Raspberry Pi is currently* either unavailable, at prices 3 times higher than a year before, or sold online as "untested". Or straight up as not working. So I am not getting one....
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How can you print Prusa MMU2S at home?

I want to buy my first FDM printer, to print household items and wearable gadgets too big for my LCD resin one. Due to financing & tax reasons, what I'll buy now is what I will have for at least a ...
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Prusa i3 MK8 can't achieve required temperature

I've just installed a new 12 V hotend for my Prusa i3 MK8. So, now the new hotend can't achieve temperatures above 190-200 °C and it takes about 30 minutes to achieve 200 °C. The thermistor and ...
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Seams of print are underextruded causing large pits/gaps? (Prusa Mk3+, Prusa Slicer)

The seams on my print are much larger than they were a few months ago and I'm not sure what's going on or how to fix it. Pic with seams random: With aligned seams: I'm using the 0.2 mm QUALITY ...
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Using 40W adapter on 30W heater cartridge?

Recently, I accidentally shorted out my heater cartridge when trying to do my first nozzle swap on my Prusa MK3S+. I just ordered a new E3D v6 Hotend with 30 W Heater Cartridge and it will be here in ...
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How can a speaker or active buzzer be connected to the Arduino 2560/RAMPS 1.4 boards to provide alerts in response to M300 commands in the g-code

My Prusa i3 does not appear to have any sound device incorporated. I've read "Writing G-Code: Audible Alert at end of print" and it seems everything needed to implement audible alerts is ...
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How is the Prusa typical orange surface created?

Photos exist where the orange controller of Prusa printers is shown. In most photos, it looks as if the surface is somewhat rough. Here is such a photo: It sparkles a bit, so I would assume that it's ...
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Why is it more common to move the extruder on the Z-axis than the print bed, in consumer FDM printers?

Why is it more common for consumer level FDM printers to move the extruder on the Z-axis (For example, the Ender 3) while the bed remains at a fixed height, than to have a bed that moves up and down ...
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Prusa i3MK3S+ layer skip with polycarbonate (overheating?)

On the last couple of polycarbonate prints with my Prusa, one or more layers have been completely skipped (i.e. no material extruded). The rest of the print is fine save some minor warping. I'm ...
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How to print a cylinder with hundreds of small holes?

I'd like to print a cylinder, 50 mm diameter, 200 mm long, with 1.5 mm diameter holes tightly fit like this: The holes go all the way through from top to bottom. I am using a Prusa i3 MK3S. With 0.1 ...
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Marlin firmware issues

So I'm working on building a Prusa i3 MK3 clone and all's gone well so far but when I make edits to the firmware and reupload it, the printer doesn't seem to be getting it. Like I changed the software ...
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Clearing persistent partial clog after printing nylon

My Prusa i3 MK3S printer experienced a partial clog last time I was printing with nylon. Although I've experienced clogs and partial clogs before, all the usual tricks I've tried have not worked this ...
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3mf circles are printing as polygons

When I'm using a .3mf file from Fusion 360 the circles are coming out as polygonal shapes that are very easy to see. When using a .stl file from Fusion 360 the circles are near perfect the polygons ...
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What does CRASH_RECOVER mean from Octoprint?

When watching the Raspberry PI daemon.log while running OctoPrint, I see contents like the following, which occasionally includes enqueing "CRASH_RECOVER" (but I do not see "...
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Distinguish i3 MK3 from i3 MK3S

I have a Prusa i3 MK3 or maybe it was upgraded to a i3 MK3S. How can I figure out? The description of the upgrade kit talks about the SuperPINDA (how is it different from the old one?) a number of ...
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Is enclosure without ventilation enough to keep VOC's and printer fumes from leaking into my room?

I am currently in the look for a 3D printer and one major issue I find it the fumes/VOCs that printing can emit. I am not planning to do ABS or similar but I've read from studies that PLA also may ...
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Prusa MK3S not extruding during printing but extruder working

I didn't have any printer-related problem for the past 6 months, but now all of a sudden my Prusa MK3S stopped extruding during printing. This is very strange as I can easily load\unload filament and ...
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Can a Prusa be converted to IDEX?

I have a Prusa i3 Mk3s with an MMU2s on it. And to be frank, as far as the MMU goes, I have not had much luck with it. I've seen people print amazing MMU prints and it works great for them, but I ...
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Z-Axis on a winch

In Prusa i3 clones the Z axis is often problematic. Mechanically unsynchronized dual Z axises which are driven by the same stepper driver easily misalign. Using only one Z motor makes the whole gantry ...
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Print stops midway and extruder collides with the frame while printer display appears frozen

I have a strange problem with my Hictop Prusa i3 printer. Recently almost all my prints fail midway (even small prints that were successful in the past). At some random location and time, the x and y ...
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Horrid issues with printing with Anet A6?8?

I just recently got a printer, supposed to be a Prusa i3 Reprap clone. It came with Repetier firmware on it, and its previous owner had no idea about any calibration. I calibrated X-, Y-, and Z-axis ...
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Which connector should I use between the power supply and the Einsy board?

I am looking for a way to easily separate the wires between the power supply and the Einsy board of my Prusa Mk 3S+ with a connector. The power supply delivers 10 A at 24 V. I thought about a YL wire-...
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How to unload filament without cancelling print

I have a Prusa MK3s MMU2s which I was running a 7-hour print job on. It had two spools of filament in, a blue one (primary, very little left) and a gold one (secondary, quite a lot left). It ran out ...
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Prusa MK3 heatbed shorted: replace just Einsy or heatbed too?

Prusa MK3 heatbed power cable shorted out (on the Einsy side) and it looks like I need to replace the Einsy. Should I replace the heatbed too? I don’t know electronics well and am worried I will just ...
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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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Sudden deterioration of print quality on Prusa i3MK3S+

I've had my Prusa i3MK3S+ for a couple of months now, and done 100+ prints, and other than a few issues with first layer adhesion (which are pretty much solved now), have been getting consistently ...
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Ideas to tune for 300 % speed

I am using PLA and I am looking for ideas on using the Tune option to tune my Prusa i3 MK3 to increase the speed to 300 %. The 300 % speed works perfectly fine for ...
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Can I use Creality bed on Prusa MK3S?

I need a Prusa MK3S smooth bed and I am not able to get it unless I wait for a few month. But I can have a ...
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Help fixing Prusa i3 MK3 print jams

While printing a paint rack from thingiverse I keep getting jams. Other prints (shorter) work fine. Can anyone give me a clue? Here's a video of the printer I thought it was heat creep so I increased ...
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Where to find "Heat deflection temperature" , "Impact resistance Charpy" and "Tensile strength" for a specific brand Filament PLA?

I have an MK3S 3D printer, and I use this table as a reference on how to tune my printer for a specific Filament brand. https://help.prusa3d.com/en/materials I am trying to find a few missing ...
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Adjusting extruder

Since I have some problems with printing I wanted to try to adjust my extruder esteps. While changing the esteps I noticed that the value has almost no impact. My default setting was 93 and the ...
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