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What determines print start location on the build plate?

I'm working with an older MakerBot Replicator clone, actually a Flashforge Creator 1, with original Creator firmware. I'm able to design objects, using Solidworks, and exporting the file as xxx.stl (...
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How to get rid of deforming small prints?

When printing a big base on the bed, I got no warping, but once I print small part (3 or less inches wide), there is a bit of warping on my piece as I remove it. It is 2 inches wide by 1 mm ...
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Prusa i3, MK3: Firmware updated to 3.8.0. Display shows white blocks

About the printer: Prusa I3 MK3 [Sintron] Arduino Mega 2560 (just replaced) Replaced LCD / Smart controller FIRMWARE 3.8.0 Steps I have already tried: Replaced faulty Arduino Failed to flash ...
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How is E value calculated in Slic3r?

I want to know the math behind how Slic3r calculates E values. $E_{value}$ represents amount of filament in mm (unless volumetric extrusion is selected) that has to be fed into the hotend to obtain a ...
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Minimum material deposit threshold in slic3r

I've been using Slic3r for a while now, and for the most part am happy with the results it produces. I mostly use the standard profiles provided by Prusa for my i3 mk3. However, when watching the 3D ...
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PLA infill/perimeter-layer to mimic real bone hardness

I friend of mine is in need to have human bone printed for educational purpose. Of what I understood they will use it for practicing drilling in it and thus need the printed bone to mimic a real bone. ...
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Ultimaker Cura, Slic3r won't start after Windows 1809 Update

I have a few issues since the 1809 update from Windows. Ultimaker Cura and Slic3r don't start anymore after the update. I've tried different versions, also uninstalling and reinstalling it all, ...
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Selective reinforcement of some places in my part [duplicate]

I have a part that experiences larger than average forces in some of its protrusions. It would make sense to reinforce walls, and in particular strengthen infill in those areas. But to save material ...
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Good profile for slicing ABS in Slic3r?

Does anyone know of a good slicer profile (i.e., an .ini file.) for Slic3r for printing ABS for a Prusa i3 MK3S printer?
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How do I get circles on small interior holes to adhere to the bed?

I’m using a RepRap printer, PLA (Hatchbox 1.75 mm), SketchUp, and Slic3r. The heated bed is covered with a blue polyester sticker. When I print small holes (1 to 1.5 mm radius), slicer software ...
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Sunken and rough bottom layer

Most of my part is printing very well, but I have problems in the bottom layer and in layers that are the first layers, but not necessarily layer 0. Looking at the print quality troubleshooting, I ...
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G-Code for resetting to 100% speed

I had problems printing parts and I figured out that my children have turned the knob of my Prusa i3 MK3 and set the printing speed to 112%. Since I'm not experimenting much yet, I'm not printing at ...
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Why are there so many print speed parameters in slicers?

The expert mode of Slic3r PE has almost a dozen speed values: I understand that ultimately print speed at a particular temperature correlates with bond strength, so things like bridges and the first ...
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Trouble printing small thin pole

3D-printing newbie here. I have a Geeetech's Prusa i3 mk2 B. I'm trying to print this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1358311 That's a mold, with 2 external parts and a core. The exterior prints ...
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How to remove firmware warning

I'm operating my Prusa i3 MK3 through Octoprint. Basically, this means I can start prints from remote. However, there's the firmware version warning which requires me to press the knob and confirm ...
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Ender 3 severe under-extrusion

I've been using my Ender 3 for about four months now and it's been working wonderfully. The print quality is amazing and all the prints are very strong. Then about three weeks ago, my entire system ...
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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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Reproducing entire slicing configurations in Slic3r

3D printing is often an iterative process and I frequently find myself wanting to re-slice an STL I've already printed, but with just one setting tweaked. The problem is, unless I have left Slic3r ...
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Where to get the Slic3r configuration files for the 3D PrinterWorks Creatorbot printers?

I have a Creatorbot 3D printer made by 3D PrinterWorks. Their website appears to be down, as well as their Facebook page. To me it appears they are no longer around. I've installed Slic3r as 3D ...
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Slic3r top layer issues, small gaps, weird extruder paths

When slicing with Slic3r Prusa edition the top layer of most models turns out pretty bad. There are usually small gaps or weird patterns. This does not happen with Ultimaker Cura, it will have a nice ...
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Periodical under extrusion with Slic3r

I got myself an Ender 3 printer, put it together and tried the test g-code, worked fine. But i sometimes have problems with under extrusion, as shown in the picture below. As you can see, the part to ...
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Weird surface thing

I have a 3D printer at home, the Colido Compact, and for some reason when I 3D print big flat surfaces a really weird thing happens. I'm using some PLA from Colido too I think It almost seems as if ...
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Messy top layer with PETG filament?

I'm having issues getting PETG to print nicely. I have encountered pretty much every issue because when I fix one thing another issue pops up. I see people saying that you should "just copy your PLA ...
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Speed issue with Slic3r and Marlin

I am trying to print with clay. These are my Slic3r speed settings, Other information; Nozzle: 1.4 mm First layer height: 0.9 mm layer height: 1 mm Filament dia: 1.8 mm perimeter: 3 When I print, ...
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Why are my lowest layers not solid?

I have designed this in Blender: The bottom is a regular n-gon with 0.8mm in height. In Slic3r, I see that the bottom-most layer is not solid: The green parts (of the first image) are going into ...
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How can I run two instances (or equivalent) of Slic3r on OS X?

I am modifying some Slic3r config parameters and comparing the results. How can I have two instances (or equivalent: I would like to see two model windows with their associated configuration screens) ...
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How to correctly print an object with supports

I'm trying to print the following model in my Prusa printer using its Slic3r PE software. Ferment Air Lock In the comments of the model it says that the way to print is the with the filler opener ...
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What is the best way to print a coin with depth map? [closed]

If I have an image like the one attached, what’s the best way to create an accurate depth map of it? I have photoshop CC and 3ds Max, but I don’t know what settings work best with Slic3r. There is a ...
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slic3r: Can I vary the infill percentage for different heights of my model?

How can I vary the infill percentage for different layer heights of my model? Context: The bottom part of my model needs about 20% infill. The geometry of the top part of the model (mostly cones of ...
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20x20x20 calibration cube size change after switching filament

I used to print with PLA and everything in my printer was calibrated. But I got a new type of filament called Poly Hybrid from a friend of mine. When I print a 20 mm cube, the x and y axes are fine ...
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Slicing problem - Slic3r prusa

I'm trying to slice this model: https://www.shapeways.com/product/VVNUVZ6JL/dread-warrior?optionId=66361748&li=user-profile I'm using a .4mm nozzle and .1mm layer height. When using slic3r some ...
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See G-code before exporting

When using Slic3r I noticed that Slice now and Export G-Code do different things. While ...
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Slic3r: How can I automatically modify the STL filename?

When generating STL files with slic3r I would like to automatically prefix the filename with strings such as PLA or PET before uploading to my printer. How can I specify this in the filament settings?...
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Why does slic3r get an error “302 moved temporarily” when uploading to OctoPrint?

I have configured slic3r's OctoPrint Upload section with the with hostname ("octopi") and port (80) of my OctoPrint server. The Test button indicates a successful connection. But when I use "Send to ...
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Subtract of two STL files in Slic3r software

I have a question about Slic3r software. I would like to subtract two parts. For example, I have an STL model, when I right click on the part, I can select Settings..., and in the Settings window, I ...
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What is wrong with my “disable sensor” gcode?

I have a spool of translucent PLA filament that doesn't work well with the filament sensor on my Prusa i3 MK3. The translucency trips up the sensor, making it think the filament ran out. I thought I'd ...
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Only generate supports between object and bed (for a brain model)

I would like to print a model of my brain (figure 1), it requires supports (figure 2). The supports also get generated between the brain folds/wrinkles of the brain by Slic3r. I only want the supports ...
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Adding extra Z-offset to bed for PETG in Slic3r

Having printed exclusively in PLA for the past year, I'm now looking at trying out PETG in order to print a set of spare parts for my new Prusa i3 mk3. I have bought a roll of PETG from Rigid.ink and ...
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Change Slic3r settings for left handed coordinate system

I made my printer to have a left handed coordinate system (it homes to the back left corner of the heatbed), I did this because it happens to make working on the printer easier for me. This, however, ...
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How to change E0 to E1 on Marlin 1.1?

I have the same problem as this person but I don't have those lines in my RAMPS.h file as seen here. I've recently burnt my potentiometer on E0 so the motor isn't ...
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Weird underextrusion in vase mode?

It's my first time printing in vase mode, and I noticed my printer underextruding badly. The settings have not been changed from default vase mode settings in slicer, and earlier I was printing non-...
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How do Repetier coordinates setup work

I am using Repetier Host and Slic3r Prusa 1.36.2 - (the website says 1.2.9 is the latest version - however I don't believe this is the problem) . The printer is a Anet A3 With my current setup I am ...
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Nozzle reducing flow as it comes close to finish layer

I've have observed that when the printer is finishing a layer, the flow of plastic through the nozzle starts fading out as it comes closer to the point of layer change. As an example, let's say that ...
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How to generate gcode only for first layer?

As first layer is so important, I am looking for an easy way to generate the gcode to print just the first layer. I see that with Slic3r you can cut from a Z But for test purposes I prefer just ...
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Getting started: shell passes not fusing in x/y, and a slanted wavy pattern on vertical walls

I'm trying to find the main reason(s) for the imperfections I'm seeing in printouts from my printer. It is an I3 clone from Folger Tech. I got this printer from a friend who used it to print a larger ...
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Using KISSlicer from command line on Linux?

Is there a way to use KISSlicer from the Linux command line? Or convert KISSlicer settings/profile to Slic3r/CuraEngine?
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Which firmware to use on printer settings for DIY printer

I have a 3D printer that I built using CD-ROM drives. It's all set and ready to go but when I generate .stl or .obj files my G-...
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Prusa i3 linux mint Slic3r install problem

New to this domain, I got my prusa i3 last week and finished assemblage. Repetier params in Linux Mint 18 are ok too. I'm now trying to launch slic3r for the first time but I got this error launching ...
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Print Nozzle Dragging and Smearing Filament while Printing

I am building a Prusa i3 MK2 Clone and I am caught on this one. I have replaced the extruder with a MK8 adapted by myself to fit with most of the previous hardware from the E3D style extruder. My ...
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How can I see what errors Slic3r have repaird?

I have an STL-file that Slic3r thinks has errors. They are not visible in the 3D view. I have had them anazlyzed in both Blender and netfabb. Both of these programs say that the model is good. I don't ...