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Ender 5 plus - leveling

My Ender 5 plus developed a strange issue. The printer is always moving the bed a couple of mm from the nozzle. I have releveled the bed a couple of times, that does not solve it. I did also a manual ...
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Inconsistent layer widths and uneven outer walls

I have problems with layer widths and uneven outer walls on my 3D prints. Sometimes layers are squeezed and sometimes pushed outside. I noticed that these problems happen when there are retractions on ...
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How to determine the firmware and firmware version of a Frankensbox fx-800? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a used Frankensbox fx-800 3D Printer and I am coming up with little info on it. I've tried the website, Google, and their Facebook page looking for some kind of support. I am ...
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Blobs or white patches in lithophane

I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits. But ...
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Ender 5 won't lift the Z-Axis before printing

I've had an Ender 5 for about a year without problems. But just recently, the printer is not lifting the Z-axis before printing. It will home great but when it moves to print the purge line it lifts ...
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Acceptable temperature variation in heated bed

Ever since my original Creality CR-10S Pro heated bed quit and was replaced, I have had trouble with bed adhesion and printed first layer material warping using PLA and auto bed leveling. I am getting ...
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Ender 3 motors zero movement

I’ve just bought an Ender 3 Pro (my first printer). I followed a video guide on YouTube and set everything up. I had to flash the latest firmware because my system wouldn’t boot. Now I have zero ...
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Why is my outer wall layer printing with gaps and flaking off on this specific shape?

Printer: Ender 3 Pro - Direct drive, BLTouch, stock magnetic print bed surface Material: PLA - multiple brands Slicer Settings: Layer Height .2 mm Initial Layer Height .1 mm Line Width .4 mm (with .4 ...
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What is this printing error and how can it be fixed?

I am not sure what this error is called but would like to learn how to correct it. There is an error at the very top of the print, and then the lower layers at the bottom of the top section. Printing ...
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How to define bed dimensions in Marlin for custom carriage / hot end?

How would I begin measuring my hotend / carriage dimensions in Marlin to prevent my hotend from slamming into the frame? I see in Marlin the 'define bed size' parameters ...
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Walls separating only on one side of print bed

Whenever I print, the walls separate when genial pressure is applied, this only happens to one side of the print, the side that faces the rear of the printer. I'm using 5 walls, so it’s only truly ...
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How to move my 3D print file on the Z-axis in Creality slicer software?

I am completely new to 3D printing and am borrowing someone else's Ender printer for a school project. I have never used CAD before either. I used Onshape to create my design and then exported it as a ...
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Perimeters/shells not properly fusing - delamination

I come to you all in my time of need, as I have nowhere else to turn. I’ve been a 3D printer for about two years now. I have an Ender 5 Plus. Up to this point, all of my prints were fine straight out ...
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Ender 5+ stops while bed leveling

My Ender-5 Plus has started failing. The simplest path to failure is: Power On Settings ▶ Leveling (wait till complete) Tap measuring The first zone will measure properly, then when starting to ...
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What would cause magic smoke with a BLTouch installed?

I decided to purchase a BLTouch for my Ender 3 V2. I did all the physical installation of the BLTouch at the same time as adding LED lighting. I plugged in the power to test the lighting (BLTouch was ...
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Help With PLA settings

I’m just getting my feet wet with 3D printing, and I’ve had a few prints do this. Curious if anyone has any ideas for me that might help clean this up? (I don’t really have anyone in my personal ...
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Fill hollow part of body in the 3D model

Sorry, I'm new in 3D printing and modeling and I need help. I bought a 3D model with a hollow part of the body that doesn't print on my printer normally (with very high resolution (layer is 0.12 mm, ...
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Excessive filament powder/shavings near the extruder

I'm printing a Tower of Pi on my Ender 3, and I woke up to find this near the extruder: All my attempts to google this led to checking for either a clogged nozzle or the extruder itself stripping the ...
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Trouble printing perpendicular walls

I'm trying to print the following model: I'm using Simplify3d to print the model with the following settings on my Qidi X-pro: Filament is ABS Bed temp is 100 °C Extruder temp is 230 °C 1 top layer ...
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GRBL with low feed rate not working

I have a cheap 3000 mW laser cutter that I'm trying to cut 3 mm black acrylic. I'm lowering the feed rate to try to get it to cut in one pass. I have the G-code for a small circle (16 mm) but it seems ...
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First layer problem

I have Ender 3 v2 with BLTouch and Marlin 2.0.x software There is a problem on the first layer it allows come wrong the last problem I have it is the first layer it is not constant on the bed it comes ...
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How to center print head after Marlin upgrade?

Flashed Marlin to my Tronxy XY-2 Pro but two things are happening: I tried printing a rook but the print got shoved to the front left corner. X is way off to the right when it homes. The computer ...
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How to enable Z-offset on MKS TFT28 V4.0

I am trying to enable Z-offset on MKS MKS TFT28 V4.0 touch screen but I couldn't for some reason. This is the code that I have uploaded to the Screen firmware in which you can see that I have enabled ...
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How to improve this Benchy? BIQU B1

I have just acquired my first 3D printer, a BIQU B1. Overall I'm quite pleased with the printing results but I'm having minor defects on the Benchy test. I'm not sure what the problem is, but I guess ...
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Comgrow Mini Laser Engraver - Adding laser to Windows laser control software

I recently bought a Mini Desktop Laser Engraver by Comgrow. So far, the limited functionality of their iOS app has been fine for little trinkets for testing. Pretty good product for the cheap price. ...
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Ender 3 V2 blank screen and LCD continuous beeping with clicks

So I have been having an ongoing problem with my printer that I just can't solve. I don't usually ask the questions on stack exchanges until my problem gets unsolvable. Unfortunately like this one ...
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RAMPS 1.6 VCC and 5 V jumper issues

This is a bizarre issue. Everything was working fine until a month ago. I upgraded to RAMPS 1.6 after my 1.4 board decided it wanted to go to the big chip in the sky. I ordered a kit to replace the 1....
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Able to compile, but not upload

The board is BTT SKR v1.1. I know the board is connected with COM3. I get the Avrdude 500 timeout. I am using VS Code, and am close, but need to know exactly what changes to make in config/adv.
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Screen stays black on new Ender 3 V2 after power-on

I decided to finally purchase an Ender 3 v2. It arrived today and after a few hours of making sure everything is straight, I tried to power it and do a test print... I was disappointed to see that the ...
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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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What is cause of blob when layer area reduces by 50%?

This is printing PETG extruding at 250 °C, 1st layer bed at 80 °C then 60 °C on other layers. Nozzle is 0.4 mm; printer is German Reprap X400. The all metal extruder is clean with no oozing. The ...
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Z banding issue

I'm currently facing a Z banding issue that frustrates me more and more. My printer is a modified Anycubic I3 Mega. Customizations: Mainboard: Bigtreetech SKR 1.4 Turbo Stepper Drivers: TMC 2208 v3 ...
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EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer Toolhead Hits Platform

I have an EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer. When using the FDM Dual Toolhead, it runs into the platform and I have to shut it down to stop it from making saying terrible sounds. I did use the last ...
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Why is this outer wall warping?

I am printing a battery compartment cover on my CR-X Pro. Upon removing the cover I see that some of the outer walls are warping. I have tried printing this same piece with and without bed heat, ...
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Probe instead of nozzle centres on the bed

Problem is that the probe is in the center of bed instead of the nozzle. How fix it on my Tronxy X5SA? Those are my current settings and the nozzle is shifted from the centre (X: 35 mm, Y: 3 mm): <...
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Ender 3 weird drop in bed level

I have an Ender 3 a 3DTouch, with the SKR Mini E3 1.2 board. From one day to another the probe started producing this pattern, where the right side of my bed (5x5 mesh, tried with 3x3, 7x7, all ...
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CR6-SE fails to heat hotend to set point

TL;DR - Please help me rebuild my CR-6 SE so that I can move on Here's a link to the latest issue that I had to make proof of in a video: CR6-SE failed Basically, it's failing to reach/maintain ...
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Sudden deterioration of print quality on Prusa i3MK3S+

I've had my Prusa i3MK3S+ for a couple of months now, and done 100+ prints, and other than a few issues with first layer adhesion (which are pretty much solved now), have been getting consistently ...
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What's wrong with my prints?

I just got my printer for Christmas. It's an Ender 3 Pro. I ran two test prints and they came out great. However, after changing the filament from the one that came with the printer, my prints ...
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Ender 3 Pro & BLTouch clone issue

I just installed a BLTouch clone on my Ender 3 Pro with a standard 1.1.4 board. The sensor seems to work but is giving me problems. I used the Teaching Tech tutorial on YouTube to install it, but ...
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3D printer destroys part by lowering nozzle

I have a Lulzbot TAZ 4 and am using Lulzbot Cura for slicing, printing with HIPS. Yesterday, I tried a print, only for this to happen: It appears that the printer got most of the way through printing ...
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Help coding the MIN_POS and x/y probe offsets

I've read a lot of posts in regard to these subjects but I think that the advice is just so saturated it's hard to know what to follow. I've had trouble with my bed min pos and x/y probe offsets ever ...
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Anet E10 - Print above 270 °C or "maxtemp" error

Hoping to determine the reason for my inability to print over ~270 °C on my Anet E10. To date all operation has been fine. Attempting to move to a configuration that supports above 250 °C up to ~300 °...
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PMMA print distortion and inconsistencies

I am working on refining my PMMA printing process and I am trying to print as close as possible to the theoretical 100 % density of the material. I am making good progress and am slowing increasing ...
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Writing G-Code: length-optimized Test code

I want to write a couple of very simple G-code test cases in Marlin-Style to make sure my printer works properly. The idea is to test the movement system, then the end-stops, then the heating and ...
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First few layers are now printing very badly

Machine type is an Ender 3 pro with the 4.2.7 board, the latest Marlin bugfix code, latest BLTouch 3.1, latest all metal extruder feeder hardware, Capricorn Bowden PTFE Tubing. This really started ...
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No movement on any axis on Ender 3 Pro

I've printed the dog that came on the SD card of my new Ender 3 pro, and everything worked great. Today, I turned on the unit and plugged in a Raspberry PI Zero to the Ender's USB port. The rPi is ...
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Bed leveling problem

My start G-code: ...
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What technics are you using to seal between the throat tube and nozzle?

Thinking this over, the best place to seal the hotend is between the throat tube and nozzle. What are the advantages/disadvantages of an integrated nozzle and throat to make this seal? Does a throat ...
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Over extruding and feeding gear is grinding Ender 3 pro

This issue is completely leaving me lost, my printer extrudes too much and leaves blobs yet the gear will just suddenly start grinding as soon as it begins to fill in the outline of my print. The ...

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