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PLA Print fail - Stringing and underextrusion

I've been printing for a few months now and most of my prints end up pretty fine, but recently this started happening: I print on a Creality CR-10 Smart Pro with 1.75 mm PLA and a 0.4 mm nozzle at ...
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Bambu Labs P1P printing looping

I had fairly good prints until recently. Now, every print has the loops and such below. Inland PETG and Bambu PETG have the same issues. I know it is going to be some small, simple setting, but after ...
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How do I prevent PETG from stringing and clumping up?

My PETG prints keep clumping up and stringing. The print is otherwise fine, but there are so many imperfections because of this. It looks like the clumping comes from the infill. I tried replacing the ...
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How can I reduce stringing on very small parts?

I'm trying to print a 30% version of this High Bypass Engine Nacelle, but I'm having some quality issues with the high pressure turbine compression stages. I've uploaded several photos to Imgur here, ...
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Potential consequences of stringing within support structures?

Creality Slicer has a setting labeled "Limit Support Retractions" It's description is as follows Omit retractions when moving from support to support in a straight line. Enabling this ...
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Stringing across hollow shapes used for cutting

I am having this issue with stringing when printing these small clay cutters. The stringing is across any small cut out area. I have calibrated the temp, retraction distance, retraction speed, and E-...
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How do I fix deformities when printing on my Ender 3 V2?

Being a newbie in 3D printing, I have some trouble with my prints. After removing wiggle room from the X axis and the bed, there are deformities even on simple prints. The first layer turns out okay-...
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Stringing problem with Anycubic Vyper

I replaced my Ender 3 by an Anycubic Vyper, the problem is that all the print have stringing. I tried all the night to change the retraction, change the temperature, but I can get a piece without ...
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Black eSUN PLA+ has moisture damage straight out of the box. Is this normal?

I just recieved a roll of eSUN black PLA+ and I have found out it has moisture damage after using it for 2 days. I was previously using a roll of eSUN orange PLA+ and it worked really well. So I ran a ...
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Stringing on Anycubic Vyper

I recently bought a Anycubic Vyper which prints overall not bad but has a real nasty issue with stringing. I tried out several temperatures, settings for retract distances and retraction speed but ...
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My prints have started to turn to mush at a certain Z height

I just got an Ender 3 Pro for Christmas and, aside from firmware, I have made no changes to it whatsoever. Until yesterday, my printer was running all prints flawlessly. The only thing that changed ...
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Random layer malfunction

When I was printing this part which has this cross-shaped portion in the middle that has supports, it seems that as soon as it started the layer with the supported part, the layer just completely ...
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Some kind of stringing

I experience some lines on my prints. However, I would not really call them "stringing". I have seen some stringing and it was rather like an undefined spider web. But the lines that you see ...
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How do I deliberately maximise stringing with PLA?

I'm using an Ender 5 with standard PLA and Creality slicer 4.8.2. How can I deliberately maximise stringing, and if possible get it to be as consistent as possible. My aim is to have "thousands ...
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Thick stringing next to a perfectly printed model

Both items were printed at the same time. The item on the right was perfect while the one on the left has crazy thick strings. Sorry I didn't keep the build plate's orientation, you can see how they ...
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Why are these concentric parts fusing together at seam lines?

The print is a collapsible sword I'm using as a test. Everything seems fine on the outside, but inside it seems the segment parts of the sword inside the hilt are fusing together at the seam lines ...
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When printing multiple objects at once, or traveling over gaps in prints, I get a lot of stringing. How can I help this?

I have a Creality Ender 3 V2. I do a fairly good amount of printing with it, using only PLA.I have notice when I am printing between gaps or doing multiple objects at once, I get a lot of stringing. ...
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What's causing this lack of layer adhesion after a crash?

I recently had a print failure/crash, where the print stuck to the nozzle and forced molten filament back into the print head, fans, and heater block. I changed the nozzle for a new 0.4mm same as ...
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Post processing - How should I remove stringing for the smoothest surface?

On a PLA print where stringing has occurred, what is the best way to remove it during post processing? Should I simply cut it with a hobby knife and sand the surface or are the better techniques to ...
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Ender 3 print temperature

I've tried different retraction speeds and distances using calibration models, Z-hop, coasting but nothing prevented stringing. Now I tried printing at 230 °C and that seems to do the trick. Even 220 °...
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Fixing stringing within <80% flow print out is weak

Here are the details: Creality CR 10-S5 BLTouch leveling sensor Micro Swiss Direct Drive filament upgrade kit Bed is 66 °C. I tried dozens of temperatures starting at 205 °C and going all the way ...
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Flat print blobbing and scuffing with PETG on Ender 3 Pro with Microswiss AMH/DD

I'm getting a lot of blobbing and scuffing on top of my prints in PETG on my Ender 3 with AMH/DD. It doesn't seem to do this if the print doesn't have a flat bottom so much. I have the E-steps set to ...
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Tiny "fuzzy" wispy strings on the entire surface of the model?

I have my print settings dialed into a real good spot, but there's one obstacle that's preventing them from coming out flawless; somehow, my print has "fuzz" everywhere. Not traditional ...
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Ender 3 - Tiny strings in print

Suddenly my prints start having small strings and I'm not sure what to do to eliminate them. I have already tried to clean the filament tube, cleaned up the nozzle, and played with various retraction ...
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Stringy first layer (possible extruder issue?)

This is my first 3D printer so I'm not entirely sure what could be the cause of this issue. I recently got a SUNLU S8 3D printer and have been trying to print the first test file, however, the layers ...
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Minor stringing issue, only happens in helpers & infill areas

I'm having a "minor" stringing issue, where I'm only getting stringing in helpers/support and infill area. Background: Calibrating printer with 1 roll of PLA. Still getting minimal stringing,...
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Ender 3 Marlin - Incorrect temperature

I've updated to Marlin 2.0.7 when I set up a BLTouch (I've edited configuration.h based on my board model; MKS Robin E3) and now it seems the temperature does not ...
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Stringing between holes

I am printing out models with holes, the printer makes circular patterns for each hole(which makes sense) but then it also has a string that attaches between each hole. This is unsightly and results ...
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Ender 3 with direct drive has severe stringing printing TPU

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a direct drive kit, primarily so I can print soft materials like TPU. I bought a spool of Overture TPU to try it out. I'm getting really bad stringing on every ...
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