Questions tagged [replicating-printers]

For questions about printers which are able to reproduce themselves, and are able to build parts to reconstruct copies.

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Can a 3D printer make a 3D printer?

Could you use a 3D printer to make a 3D printer's parts? What is the most of a 3D printer that can be made this way? Could parts that break be replaced this way?
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Tips for printing and being able to get of base easily

I'm very new to 3D printing and I've had numerous failed prints. Sometimes, the print is good but while trying to get it off the base I end up bending or breaking the print. My question is: How to I ...
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Makerbot layer thickness

I'm using PETG, the thickness of the filament is 1.75mm, in MakerBot there is a setting for "Layer Height", the default is 0.1mm, I've had lots of messed up prints with this material and I'm thinking ...
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How does a 3D printer print itself given the huge size?

How can this be done given that the object to be printed is the same size as itself? In the CubePro printers that I have used before, the object to be printed is inside some kind of glass panel. Only ...
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Alternatives to RepRap project? [closed]

I would like to print 3D desktop printer, but currently I know only RepRap project. Ideally I'm looking for some better quality or larger alternatives (e.g. for printing larger parts than RepRap ...
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How many times printed printer can print it-self?

There is a 3D desktop printer RepRap which can print most of its own components. Assuming each printed printer will print the next one and so on. Are there any limitation how many times this can be ...