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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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?
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Reprap prusa i3 Y and Z axis swapped when printing GCODE files

I'm having an issue with my new Prusa i3. (This one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01DLIRDFW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) For some reason the Y and Z axis are swapped when ...
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What are some conductive filaments that can be used in printing electronics?

I'm very new to 3D printing, and I am very interested in printing electronics. I want to be able to print out circuits, so I've been trying to find a conductive filament. What sorts of conductive ...
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MINTEMP error after crash

I just got my HICTOP Prusa i3 Aluminium frame printer and finished putting it together. After setting it to preheat, I realized the bed was not level - I adjusted it and accidentally caused the head ...
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What causes the print heat to 'catch' on the part?

What would cause this effect, and how can it be avoided? This is a PLA print, and it should look like this. I tried 215 and 225°C and both had the same effect. An earlier similar print at 220°C was ...
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Connector Suggestion for Extruder and Heatbed

On my Reprap-like 3D printer, I routed all the wires to a spot near the base; for the motors, endstops, thermistors, etc, I plugged them all into a DB25 breakout board, and that's working great. For ...
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Belt driven axis question

I'm currently attempting to make a repstrap using paper printed parts, like this guy : http://www.mariolukas.de/2012/05/repstrap-3d-drucker-aus-computerschrott-teil-1/ I replaced the DC motor in a ...
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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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Cloning the Marlin git repo while keeping my configuration.h settings?

I cloned the Marlin repository and changed all my settings in configuration.h to match my old settings. Now when the RC branch gets updated, is there a way to ...
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Is the weather a problem for MDF frames?

I've acquired all the parts to build a Reprap Prusa i3 rework, the only missing part is the frame. I'm in doubt between a MDF cut (cheaper) or acrylic (more expensive), of course a cheaper one is my ...
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Which algorithm does Marlin use to create arcs?

I'm writing a paper about a plotter (I use a Prusa i3 with a custom "extruder" aka pen). And I'm supposed to write about the algorithms I/the plotter use(s). I tried reverse engineering, but since I'm ...
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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 ...
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How is a J-Head Extruder Head attached to the Prusa i3 rework?

I am building a Prusa i3 Rework, and I haven't been able to find out how to attach my J-Head extruder (see below), at the moment it's just kind of held there by pressure, but it seems there are two ...

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