Questions tagged [reprap]

For questions regarding RepRap (replicating rapid prototyper) project, its Firmware of the same name and related topics as FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication).

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Hotend temperature goes to infinity after few layers

I have a "classic" home built 3D printer, Arduino Mega, RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin 2.0. It worked, was put in storage, and now I am trying to get it running again. During all of the testing ...
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TMC2208 v1.2 stepper motor drivers not detected on SKR 1.4 turbo with RepRap firmware

I've upgraded my board to SKR1.4 Turbo with RepRap firmware. Everything works, but motors move double the request. M112 reports them as 'no-driver-detected'. ...
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Generating height map with Rep Rap

I recently did a G29 (run mesh calibration) and my printer did a 25 point probe and reported back the stats to the console. After this I went to the height map section and it says "height map ...
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Dual extruder does support/secondary extruder stay hot during entire print?

The hot end set-up for my printer consist of 2 Titan Aero extruders. The printer relies on Reprap firmware and a Duet 3 controller board. When I finish setting everything up, my primary extruder will ...
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Problems with "Discount Full Graphic Smart Controller"!

I bought a new "RepRap Discount Full Graphic Smart Controller" for my printer. I'm having a hard time installing it. LCD wouldn't turn on and a ticking noise was getting out of the buzzer. ...
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How thick does an aluminum print bed need to be

I am extending the bed of my TronXY X3 FDM RepRap printer. I am extending the bed from 220 mm x 220 mm to 220 mm x 300 mm. For now, I will keep the existing bed and add and ...
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TMC2100 stepper motor drivers not detected on SKR 1.4 turbo with RepRap firmware

I've upgraded my board to SKR1.4 turbo with RepRap firmware. Heated bed and heated nozzle work, but motors do not move. OctoPrint reports them as 'no-driver-detected'. ...
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Prusa i3 Mk2 (RepRapGuru kit) stops extruding mid-layer

So I've been fighting with this all weekend, figured I'd see if others have suggestions. When I attempt to print, my printer will go just fine until about the halfway point on a layer, then there'll ...
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Is there a lubricant that can be used for linear bearings, bronze sinter bushings and threaded rods alike?

My printer will feature LM8UU bearings/threaded rods for the z-axis and bronze sinter bushings on the x- and y-Axis. As also, but not only, written here http://reprap.org/wiki/Lubrication, I know ...
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New RepRap Discount Smart Controller blinks and beeps, but doesn't display [duplicate]

Main board: MKS GEN L V1.4 The SD card reader on the original controller LCD (from four years ago, or so) went out, so I replaced it with a touch screen. I found, however, that I don't like the ...
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Marlin keeps restarting when I push the LCD controller button

I am new here and also new for the 3D printers world. I have built a 3D printer myself. Everything seems okay, but, when I install Marlin firmware I can't use the printer. While my printer is ...
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Can't manage to force my print to standby while I insert a nut - Prusa Slicer and Tronxy XY2 pro

I use the Prusa Slicer on a Tronxy XY-2 pro which I believe uses RepRap firmware. I believe it uses RepRap firmware because I had to input it into the Prusa Slicer initialization questions, but I'm ...
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Under extrusion towards the end of the print

I have really strange problem. Thing is that my print (first layer) started ok, not good nor perfect but ok and everything was going well but then all of a sudden, near the end of a print, quality ...
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Steppers don't work as expected while printing

I have a problem with my steppers of a RepRap 3D printer I'm making. I assembled the machine and performed the endswitch calibrations. when the machine is not printing, the steppers are moving as ...
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Makerbase MKS Slot2 V1.0 + RepRapDiscount Full Graphics LCD + RAMPS 1.4

I want to add an external SD card adapter on my RepRapDiscount Full Graphics LCD. My 3D printer is based on (Arduino Mega + RAMPS v1.4 + RepRapDiscount Full Graphics LCD). I buy an SD Card Adapter ...
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How to fix a Duet3D board on an Ender 3 frame pausing mid-print

I have just installed a Duet3D Wifi 2 on an Ender 3 Pro. I sliced my first print using Cura and uploaded it via the web interface. It prints fine, except that it pauses for 10 seconds several times ...
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3D printer stepper motors only going one direction and skipping in the other

I have built a couple of 3d printers now and I'm having a little trouble with one I'm currently on. I frankensteined this one with two of my other printers that I had built. I took the Arduino mega ...
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Z Axis homes, then bounces up 15 mm and stays there when printing

Prusa, I3 Mk2. Marlin 2.0.3 The test model printed fine prior to installing Marlin 2.0.3. It's not the slicer or GCode. I tried several models, and all of them worked perfectly prior to the update. ...
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Cherry 3D printer Nema upgrade

I'm currently attempting to build the reprap Cherry 3D printer. I'm doing the Nema 17 upgrade for the printer. I realized that the instructions online are optimized for the 28byj-48 stepper motors. ...
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My 3D printer hotend always jams

I've just built my first 3D printer. It uses a Bowden setup. When I try to print the extruder starts fine, but after a few seconds the extruder motor start skipping and the nozzle is jammed. I ...
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How to use second hotend for bed heating?

The heated bed output on my printer recently stopped working. I have an output for a second hotend. How can I reprogram this output as a heated bed output? The board is a Geeetech GT2560 rev A+.
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Tips for not burning out my Arduino Mega or catching something on fire when wiring a Prusa i3?

I'm reading about wiring up the electronic components to my Prusa i3 using an Arduino Mega 2650 and Ramps 1.4. I have step sticks, a heated bed, and a Switching Power Supply 12v Dc 30a 360w (more ...
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What's the advantage of two z motors?

Some RepRap models use only a single motor for the Z axis, others use two. For example, there is the 3drag that has only one motor and a smooth rod on the other side. There are modifications that add ...
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How to switch motor outputs and use E1 as X, in Marlin firmware?

I broke up my electronics and now the output for X is not working. The stepper is OK. There is any simple solution to remap the output pins? I want the E1 output to act as the X output.
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MKS 12864OLED Display setup

I've bought MKS 12864OLED and connected to my DIY 3d printer with Mega/RAMPS combination. In Marlin's configuration.h file there are these lines to uncomment: ...
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G-code firmware for handheld plotter (Arduino)

I'd like to build a plotter to work without a PC (power supply by battery). Plotter will write only several numbers on a card (really short G-code). Do you know any firmware, which can be easily ...
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How to add a patch to "Marlin_main.cpp"?

According to this question, MKS 12864OLED Display setup, I need to add a patch to "Marlin_main.cpp" but this a large file with 14789 lines of code! I don't know ...
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What printer is this?

I've been watching this video 3D printing guides: Calibration and why you might be doing it wrong and at the start (at 0:30) three of the first Reprap printers are mentioned (and shown): Darwin; ...
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Wrong Z-Axis movement in G-Code

Alright so I bought a broken UP mini. There was only a defect on the board so I connected the components to a Duet 2 Wifi. Everything is fully operational and I can manually move all axes correctly ...
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Is there a G-code to get power supply state?

I'm using M80 and M81 G-codes to power on/off power supply. Is there a G-code to know the actual state of the power supply?
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Can I repurpose the ISP pins in the lower right corner of the Melzi board?

Background: I have many years of experience with AVR and ARM Cortex PLCs and I feel very comfortable using them in projects but I am not an EE or SE. So, if I make a mistake or misunderstand something,...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of using synchromesh cables instead of belts?

Some 3d printers use synchromesh cables instead of belts. For example, the Deezmaker Bukito (http://bukito3d.com/) and a number of RepRap conversions. Photo from http://christophergranz.com/?p=449 ...
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Dual extruder clogging problem

I have attached a dual extruder (2 in 2 out) to my 3D printer. There is a repeating problem of clogging while printing. I have fixed Chimera hotend. A big fan, which covers area more than the ...
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Extruder drive cog slipping on filament

I've been printing PLA on a Pegasus 12" for 2 years. Print quality has been great but in the last few months the quality of the prints has deteriorated. After looking into it, it seems when the head ...
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Sharing a printer over a network

I have a Tronxy X3 (i3 Clone) running Repetier firmware on a Melzi board. I would like to share the printer over my home network so that: Both my boys and I can use the printer. (We have separate ...
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MKS board losing power after endstop installation

I just bought an MKS gen v1.3, and everything on it works fine except for when I plug in the endstops. My X endstop works perfectly in every endstop outlet, but when I plug in my Z and Y endstops, the ...
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Laser cutting on RepRap

I have seen some lasers attached to the RepRap platform for cutting but most seem to be cutting paper, balsa wood, or merely etching. If I were wanting to build a platform for cutting wood, similar ...
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Z axis Stepper motors not working correctly

I have been searching around the internet for the last 3 days trying to figure this out. My Z axis motors for a pursa-i3 3d printer are not working correctly. I have marlin firmware and using repetier ...
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Reprap Ormerod 2 Duet web control not automatically starting, how can I fix?

I have an Ormerod 2 which is controlled by an Duet board with original up to date firmware. When I power it on and try to use the web interface (web control) it seems to not have started. When I ...
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Perplexing Y-axis shifting problem - only in positive y direction, and only on moves of a very specific radius

I'm running a RepRap based ORDBOT Hadron on Repetier firmware version 1.0 that I built from a kit. I've slowly worked out the kinks but this one is an utter doozy. Basically I occasionally get ...
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Not able to insert hobbed drive and filament in the extruder drive

I am building a AlfaMendel 3D printer (edited : The original question named it to be Prusa Mendel I2). I printed the extruder drive using PLA material from the STL available in the package but I'm not ...
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Arduino Mega voltage regulator overheats with RAMPS board

This is my problem: I'm assembling a 3D printer with the RAMPS 1.4 board and Arduino Mega. I have assembled the structure and the electronics (set drivers, placed the jumpers, connected stepper motors....
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Using an Arduino Mega with burnt voltage regulator

Due to a not-given compatibility with Makerbot mechanical endstop wiring (and carelessness on my side) I ended up burning the voltage regulator on my Arduino Mega 2560. Now, powering the Arduino ...
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How do I use MEGA pin number designations rather than RAMPS pin numbers in marlin

I am designing my own shield for the MEGA2650 that I will use to control my printer. When defining pins in the marlin firmware, the pin numbers are the pin numbers of the RAMPS shield and not the ...
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Marlin temperature sensor problem

I have a RAMPS 1.4 and an Arduino Mega 2560. The problem is with 100k NTC thermistor. I've tested it with a multimeter, it results in ~122kΩ. I am using Marlin 1.0.2 (latest stable). I am using ...
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Z motors work synchronously ToyRep

I have a problem with Z direction. As you know it has two motors. And my problem is that one sometimes goes to the different direction (so basically one is screwing and another one unscrewing). It is ...
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Ramps 1.4 and extruder

I have ToyRep printer (RepRap), with RAMPS 1.4 on the board. And I am powering in from ATX power supply with 12V. And the problem is it doesn't heat to 230(for ABS), max value was 173 degrees by ...
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Upscaling a reprap

I've been 3D printing for almost 4 years. Now that I have an M180, my RepRapPro Huxley is collecting dust as I only use it for flexible prints and ABS prints as it handles them better than the M180 ...
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Difficulty getting good precision

I have a reprap printer with 0.3mm nozzle. It prints quite well, I am really surprised with quality of all the surfaces and the general precision of the parts printed. BUT I HAVE a problem: when ...
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How to make your own 3D printer? [closed]

I am wondering if I can get some electronic and mechanical layout of the machine. Is it possible to make 3D printer components with 3D printer?