Questions tagged [prusa-i3]

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 (clarify in the question if it is useful to be specific).

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Z-axis not moving up

I'm near the end of the build of a i3 MK2 clone and have run into a problem with the Z-axis motors. Specifically, the Z-axis will move down (and trigger the endstop) but it will only make a quick ...
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Cura grey large grey area, almost nothing fits…

I can't seem to understand the margins that Cura uses or how to fix them for my machine. Look at this: I can't seem to tweak the stuff under machine settings to anything that does this better: Maybe ...
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Maker Select Plus 3D Printer Head Size Settings for Cura

I want to print multiple objects in a single G-code file on my Maker Select Plus 3D Printer. On the Cura "Machine>Machine Settings..." menu, what are the correct settings for "Printer head size" in ...
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I need an acetone substitute

Acetone is banned in my country, and I cannot get it. What substitute could I use?
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My Prusa i3's Z-axis will only go up

If I send it commands to go up, the steppers rotate things up. If I tell the Z-axis to go down, nothing happens. I inverted the Z-axis in the firmware (by setting the value to true instead of false), ...
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P3Steel v4 w/ 20x30 cm bed, or 2.5.1 w/ 20x20

I'm building a new printer after having an Anet A8 for about two months and getting a feel for what I want. I'm planning to buy a P3Steel frame; but can't decide which version to get. There are one ...
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Second layer of ASA print 'runs'

I am using a Prusa i3 MK2 to do a print in ASA, and I'm having a problem where on the second layer the plastic 'runs' into lines across the direction the head travels. It looks like the plastic is ...
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Bed won't switch off after Marlin firmware update

After I updated the firmware on my Prusa i3, the Bed won't switch off anymore. It worked perfectly before the update, but now, the moment I power up my printer, the LED on the bed turns on and it ...
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How can I avoid that a small bit of filament sticks out of the nozzle during heating?

So when my Prusa I3 is heating up, a small bit of filament is coming out of the nozzle, forming a small string at. When the printing starts, this results in a small plastic ball on the bed, impacting ...
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Anet A6's filament not feeding through the nozzle

Whenever I try putting the filament through the nozzle it does not go through. I have searched everywhere online and have found nothing.
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TronXY Windows 10 driver

I am about to purchase a TronXY X3 or P802; but, my PC is running Windows 10. The spec sheet for the printers does not list anything above Windows 7. Is anyone using either of these printers with ...
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Lines of PLA not sticking to the bed

When I am printing objects that have a lot of surface area on the first layer parts of that layer will rise up causing there to be gaps in the first layer. Here are two pictures. The first one was ...
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Print is not properly laminated at certain height

I have a Wanhao Duplicator i3. I have done many excellent prints with this printer, and have first hand experience that it can do a pretty much flawless print. But... Recently, I am experiencing ...
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Prints falling off the bed towards the end of the print

I have been trying to print an object that is 4 inches tall. About at 3 inches it falls off the bed. I am using tape on the heated bed and right before the print I am wiping the bed with rubbing ...
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Printer homes to z stop-switch, but presses on heatbed during printing

I have a Prusa i3 that homes properly when you use the menu. After adjusting the bed and homing several times it keeps the head at a reliable distance. However when I try to print from SD card, the ...
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PLA bubbling in the first layer of a print

I am using a Prusa i3 printer and just recently I have been having problems with the first layer. Here is a picture of what it looks like. I have tried levelling the bed and it seems to be level. ...
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What causes gaps in small region fills and how to prevent them?

I saw this cool Nuka-Cola bottle opener. I made it: As you can see, nasty gaps have appeared in the text. What could've caused them? I am sure I set the filament diameter correctly. So why did ...
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Slic3er throws “AMF parsing requires XML::SAX”

When I try to open prepared .amf plate with some items to print, Prusa's Slic3er release throw's this error: The slicer version is 1.30 distributed for Prusa's i3 ...
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Prusa's P.I.N.D.A. XYZ axes calibration fails with generic message “Consult the manual”

I have just built a Prusa i3 MK2 printer. One of its features is automatic XYZ axes calibration done using inductive probe which is located next to the nozzle. In my case, this calibration procedure ...
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Why are my prints so defective?

I received a Monoprice Maker Select v2 (I3 V2 clone) from my wife for Christmas. The sample .gcode files that came with the printer generally print great with no noticeable defects. However, when I ...
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Prusa i3 Stopping midprint

I am trying to print an earbud holder with my Prusa i3. About an hour though the 3-hour print I left the printer for about 20 minutes and when I came back the printer stopped printing. The printer ...
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Prusa i3 jerking during printing

I have a Prusa i3 and during the print, it will start jerking which makes a noise that sounds like something is going wrong. At first, I thought it was the infill since there is a gap in between the ...
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3d prints come up with ribbing on one side

The right side of my prints always have the standard ribbing effect given by a bent z rod, however I have replaced the rod and there was no change. Here are pictures of one of my more recent prints: ...
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Out of order operations on AnyCubic Prusa-I3 clone

Another thing I'm seeing with my new build. Late in a small print, the unit appears to perform operations "out of order" occasionally. Here's a picture where it's running a layer across the model. ...
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Display crashed/corrupted on AnyCubic Prusa I3 clone

I've recently completed assembly of an AnyCubic Prusa clone. It's working, but having some issues. My prime concern at this point is the LCD display. It occasionally becomes "corrupted" for want of ...
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Prusa i3 Z axis not moving up

I just got a Hictop Prusa i3 printer and I have it fully assembled. When I tested out the motors to check them the Z-axis motors were not moving and it was making a grinding sound. I have lifted the ...
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What solder specs are safe to use when soldering wires to an Mk2a heat bed?

I've already asked which wires I should use, and I believe I have that covered now, but I was also wondering what solder / specs on the solder are considered safe when attaching my wires to my heat ...
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Z-axis steppers and bed alignment problems

I've actually solved this, but I think its still a useful question which I don't think is easy to answer with existing questions. As soon as I'd built my ANET-A8 (Prusa i3 DIY kit), I found I was ...
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Alignment of dual Z-axis steppers

My newly built ANET A8 has dual Z-axis steppers (and two threaded rods), but only an end-stop on one side. Am I missing some detail for ensuring proper alignment of Z as the extruder moves along the Z-...
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Is cutting the arm off the Z-axis switch a good idea?

We all know (or should!) that the repeatability of common spring-arm limit switches is crappy at best. I'm looking to build & install one of the precision height adjusters for the Z-axis limit ...
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Z axis top brackets, of P3Steel, differ between v1.x/2.x and v4

I have been studying the differences between version 2.x and version 4 of the P3Steel frames - in particular the AC08 bracket at the top of the frame which secures the top of the smooth bars and ...
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How to map Cura printspace to Prusa I3 printspace

I seem to be observing a couple problems w/ Cura2.3 OSX . It seems to be placing the sliced data (gcode) over to negative X by a cm or so. Further, the X- and Y-axes displayed in Cura definitely map ...
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Z offset incorrect

Repetier host 1.6.2. Used Slic3r and CuraEngine in RH1.6.2 to slice my prints. OK, I've a problem.. Z offset does not work.. Well.. Flashed EEPROM clear. Enabled EEPROM and CHIT CHAT within firmware....
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Prusa i3 hotend not getting to the temperature that I want (180 to 230 celsius)

I recently finished building my first printer. The only problem that I'm having is that the hotend is not getting hot enough to start printing with PLA (180 to 230 degrees celsius), the hotend getting ...
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Using dollar-store picture glass for print bed on top of original heated aluminum bed?

I'm having a really hard time printing on my aluminum heated bed... Cleaning it just results in it being scratched (trying to scrape dried hairspray/glue/etc off) and I don't think it is particularly ...
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Z Axis getting stuck with Marlin 1.1.0-RC7

Background: I just successfully installed a RepRapDiscount Full Graphic Display on my Prusa i3; and in doing so, I've upgraded all of the firmware to the latest version of Marlin, 1.1.0-RC7. With my ...
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Setting Resolution?

Hello I have a Prusa I3 I am currently able to get press fit parts with my current settings. I am using Ramps 1.4 hardware and repetier software and cura as my slicer. I am printing with a .2 mm layer ...
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How does the home position work on a Prusa i3 RepRap Printer?

By what process does the Prusa i3 determine it's home position? I have a feeling that it works like this, but I'm not entirely sure about it: If none of the end stops are activated; assume you are ...
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Uploading Repetier firmware to Arduino?

I have a prusa i3 and have been trying to calibrate it. I have been trying to upload the new steps per mm and I get to done uploading. However when I go into Repetier host and type M503 to get the ...
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Prusa HE3D Xi3 missing step on x and y axis [closed]

I am using Prusa HE3D Xi3. While printing after 5 or 6 layers it misses the step on x and y axis. Can anybody explain what is the reason?
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Adjusting Bed Temp values on Monoprice/Wanhao I3 (Repetier Firmware)

I have a Monoprice Maker Select, which is a rebranded Wanhao Duplicator I3 V2 (Prusa clone). I've found that the heated bed temperature values on the LCD are incorrect. The heater works, and the ...
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OctoPrint webpage freezes (Setup on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian)

I have been using a software called OctoPrint that allows you to control your printer in your Browser. For sake of simplicity I have used Octopi, a preinstalled image with OctoPrint, but now I would ...
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HE3D Prusa Z-Axis Motor Error

I have an HE3D Prusa XI3 that I have assembled but the z axis motors aren't functioning properly, they will whine instead of turn. They will turn if I use Z babystepping or position changes but will ...
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What is causing these artifacts when the extruder moves in one direction?

I have a Prusa i3 that I am mostly happy with. However, I am seeing these strange artifacts when the extruder moves along one axis in one direction - in particular from the back of the printer towards ...
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Auto Bed-Leveling with Inductive Proximity Sensors and Magnets

I recently decided to upgrade to auto bed-leveling using an inductive proximity sensor and an aluminum build plate on my Prusa i3. I also wanted to try to secure the build plate using neodymium ...
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Why does my PLA filament form a spiral shape and clog my extruder?

I'm using brand new PLA filament and am getting frequent clogs in my extruder. I've had this problem with 2 different filaments from 2 different vendors. It will be print just fine, then clog up. ...
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Prusa i3 Dual Extruder Setup Issues

I have a Folgertech Prusa i3, on a Ramps 1.4 with Marlin and I use Repetier-Host to control it. I am attempting to convert it to a dual extruder Bowden setup, and I can't seem to get the second ...
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Printer randomly stops, Is the power supply bad?

I have a prusa i3 with Mendel firmware and a RAMPS board. Recently it has been randomly stopping during prints. The LCD screen will lock up, the print will stop, and the heating elements will turn ...
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Seamless prints?

Is there a way to make all your prints seamless?? I know there was this program that printed a vase constantly changing the z axis making it seamless. Why cant this be done with regular prints?
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Prusa XI3 not printing correctly with Repetier Host

I have a HE3D Prusa XI3 Specs are linked here. Its came with a MK8 Extruder, and I ordered the 0.3mm nozzle with it. I have Repetier v.91 loaded onto the printer right now, and Repetier-Host v1.5.4 ...