Questions tagged [stepper]

Questions about stepper motors, a motor type commonly used in 3D printers.

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Anet A8 One Z output only moves down (even on up command)

I just finished assembly of Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone). X any Y work fine, both Z motors move down just fine, when homed. On Z-stop trigger, right Z moves up, left Z continues to try to move down. ...
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Anet A8 extruder motor moves back and forth

This is what is happening to my motor. Any suggestions would help. 1. I have tried adjusting the trimpot. 2. Rewire the connector to match the one on the motherboard. 3. Anything else I found on the ...
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Nema Stepper used in Flashforge 3D printer

I am using Flashforge Creator Pro and a Flashforge Finder I want to know which NEMA stepper model is used in each of these two printers, or is it NEMA 17 for both? Their model numbers are: ...
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Step motors vibrate, don't move at all (Prusa I3)

Recently, I changed my RAMPS 1.4 card (because there was a problem with the power output).So I bought this new one, and an Arduino Mega.I didn'T change the code (Marlin 1.3.3).I used the same ...
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Servo vs Stepper

I'm a new one for this community. This also not directly related with 3D printing. I searched about this and I couldn't find good answer. One of my friends told me CNC machining centers (Milling) ...
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Reprap variants with servo motors rather than stepper motors?

In a discussion about motors with a friend who used to work in the robotics industry, he told me that he despised stepper motor systems, as every stepper based system he had worked on required a bunch ...
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MKS base 1.5 (E0 & E1) not working

I have bought two MKS base 1.5 boards. Both extruder ports are not working. I made sure the stepper motor still works and that there is nothing wrong with the Marlin firmware that I know of. Any ...
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Stepper Motor for Prusa i3

We have stepper motors with these specs: 1200 mA 4 V 3.2 kg • cm Are these enough for building a Prusa i3 3D printer? (I live in Turkey and these are the specs of the NEMA 17 they sell in here)
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Extruder stepper motor problem, what can be wrong?

I bought a self-made Reprap Prusa Mendel 3 printer, modified to be built from cheaper materials, and immediately after the deal I got various problems. I fixed the majority of them, but don't know ...
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How should I power these stepper motors

I am rebuilding my printer, a hold Prusa/Mendel that has been boxed for years. I have changed the board ( I am using a Rumba) and the drivers (I am using Pololu 8225) with heatsinks and 1/16 ...
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How to keep Z-axis motor from slipping when powered down

Because of the weight of my Z-axis and the relative ease of its motion, when the Z-axis motor is powered down the bed has a tendency to slip and fall down. Obviously leaving the motor powered solves ...
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Ultimaker 2 ticking sound coming from feeder

Recently, the ticking sounds started to come from feeder of my UM2. Inspecting it I have noticed that once in a while stepper motor jumps back for few steps. I have an idea of what can be the reason, ...
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Real life stepper speed

I am wondering about the speed that my steppers should achieve in regular operation and what the determining factors are, from theoretical hardware facts/limits to software limitations that can ...
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Stepper Motor Linear Acceleration Python (raspberry pi) [closed]

I am working on a Python code (below) that accelerates a stepper motor until it reaches a specific amount of steps. ...
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Do stepper motors require any maintenance?

I've had my printer for almost a year now. Is there something I should be doing to maintain the motors?
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What are the benefits to using 128X microstepping drivers on the X and Y axis of a FFF printer?

Assuming you have a high quality printer with a fast processor, will you see a noticeable improvement by upgrading from 16X/32X microstepping drivers to 64X/128X microstepping drivers? (e.g. smoother ...

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