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Anet A6 Just finished the assembly, has power but wont turn on

I finished assembly of the Anet A6. The green light on the power box comes on with the fuse removed, turns off when it is put back in place. When checking it with a voltage meter it looks like power ...
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Extruder problem

When I am trying to print something on my home made 3D printer, I can print the first and second layer, then the Bowden extruder's gear starts slipping; it cannot push the filament anymore,the gear is ...
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Why did my print fall off its raft?

I just set up a refurbished MP Select Mini V2 and tried to print the test file included by the manufacturer, "cat.gcode", from the included SD card. I printed in PLA (I think; the unlabeled sample ...
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Possible causes of print defects?

I'd like some advice regarding defects on my print : Here some details : Printer CR-10 S, nozzle 0.4 Material PLA Bed 60, Hotend 215, 50 mm/s speed SLiced with cura 4.1, 5 walls (i can provide more ...
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What pins do I use for UART control on a RUMBA board for tmc2208?

I have been looking in the Marlin firmware for about an hour or two now to find what pins I should use for UART for my tmc2208 drivers and I have come up with nothing. Does anyone know what they are ...
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Qiditech not working

I have a QIDITECH Dual Extruder Desktop 3D Printer which I purchased from Amazon in November 2017. Until today it has been working fine and I've printed lots of models, today I set it printing and ...
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Order of solving printing issues

3D Printers (those who print, not the machine, dummy)! I haven't been printing in a while, so when I returned to my Monoprice Select Mini VII, of course it had been sprung out of whack. Some of my ...
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How to effectively eliminate stringing in 3D print

I'm having this stringing problem that happens when the machine moves and when it's not supposed to print that I still haven't effectively solved. I will try exemplify with the following image. We ...
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Underextrusion after long travels

I'm having problems when printing small parts over big areas. I'm currently printing quite big casing (~180 mm x 100 mm), which has hexagonal holes on the corners. On the first layer the ...
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Tuning PID parameters for hotend

I have a TEVO Tornado that I messed a bit with, so basically now I have: MKS GEN 1.4 board TMC2130 stepper drivers E3D v6 hotend A few days ago the heater cartridge so I replace it with the old one ...
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How to improve very poor quality prints on my Ender 3

I get very poor quality prints from my Ender 3: The prints are weak, brittle , stringy and contain gaps. Please help me sort this as I'm new to 3D printing and have no idea what the problem might be! ...
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Test print coming out spongy

I acquired an Anycubic Chiron yesterday. I went through the leveling procedure and I think the level test print came out okay so I printed a 20 mm calibration cube and a benchy. Both of these ...
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Best way to fix ABS corner curling on enclosed Prusa style printer with PEI heatbed?

I'm trying to set up an enclosed (custom enclosure) Prusa i3 style printer for ABS, but having a fair amount of difficulty preventing the part corners from curling. Detailed specs: Geetech A10 (...
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Strange outer skin print quality on Ender 3

Does anybody have an idea what causes the strange outer wall skin texture? I don't know why this happens; the inner wall looks fine, but the outer wall looks distorted. Also it's strange that the ...
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Error when trying to upload firmware to cr-10

I've been having trouble uploading the TH3DUF_R2 firmware to my CR-10. I've already successfully flashed the bootloader using my Arduino, but when I try to upload the bootloader I get this error: <...
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Adhesion issues using AmazonBasics PLA [duplicate]

I am a neophyte at 3D printing. My Ender 3 is now 4 days old and I modified it out of the box with a glass bed. My first print was a fairly complex item, but a mere 90 x 160 x 3.5 mm. Used the ...
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Printer fails to print a cube

I'm trying to print a calibration cube from PLA using a 70 °C heated build platform on a Prusa i3 Pro W. This results in: Please explain why it prints like this.
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How to fix bulging first layers of print?

The bottom 1-6 layers of my prints always bulge, like an enlarged elephant foot effect. I've tried all the fixes for elephants foot to no avail. I'm using: XYZPrinting DaVinci Jr 1.0 Pro with their ...
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After some time stepper motor is hot

I have three stepper motors. One Nema 17 - 2.4 ohm, the second smaller noname from color printer - 9.5 ohm and third the smallest noname from cdrom - 10.5 ohm. I have connected them to arduino mega ...
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Error:Printer halted. kill() called!

When printing cube.gcode using Pronterface I get: Print started at: 23:07:31 After 8 seconds I get: ...
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Anet A6-L won't turn on again

I've just assembled my new Anet a6-L (with auto leveling). At first everything goes well, it turned on ready to setup but a couple hours later the printer just shutdown and won't turn on for about an ...
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Small filament globules/bubbles in print using Ultimaker 3 extended

Lately, I've been having a problem with the surface of my prints. As shown in following picture: Printing material is PLA. I've changed the print core but even with a different print core it happens ...
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Ender 4 problem with printer stopping mid print [closed]

I'm looking for suggestions to what might be causing my prints to stop mid print. I slice with Ultimaker Cura 3.6. Some prints work fine and others randomly stop at different heights for no apparent ...
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My stepper motor has resistance, but does not respond to commands

I have a RAMPS 1.4 setup and I am trying to get things to move. I have a DRV2258 attached to it, and when I power on the 12 V power supply the stepper gets some resistance. However, when I try ...
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Ender3 printing tilted layers

I bought an Ender 3, and after assembling it following the description and some YouTube videos and after correct leveling, I printed the test dog gcode on the micro SD card that comes with the printer....
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Why did my stepper motor controller chips burn?

I just installed a few of these chips on my RAMPS 1.4 board and tried to turn it on, and the lights on my RAMPS board lit up, which was normal. Then I saw a spark growing and I turned the power off. I ...
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Prusa i3 Mk3 - Top layer wrinkles (not on buildplate)

Recently started using my kit Prusa I3 Mk3 and noticed that with large horizontal surfaces a wrinkling pattern is emerging. As you can see in the image the wrinkles seem to run parallel, the surface ...
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Possible short in a RAMPS 1.6 board

I have an FDM 3d printer that used to run on RAMPS 1.4. After accidentally destroyed that board, I bought a 1.6 board to replace it. I have it connected to a 12 V 30 A power supply, but when ...
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Ender 3 Distorted Calibration Cube

Issue: My Ender 3 is creating distorted prints with layer separation and deformations. Example Here Can anyone point me in the right direction? Setup: Ender 3 TH3D EZABL Auto Bed Leveling 1.75&...
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Filament moving around and not sticking to bed

I have only just set up my Anet A6 today. I am trying to print a calibration box, but the print is moving around the bed while trying to print. Any ideas how to fix this? The documentation is very ...
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Anet A8 stops printing

I have an issue with my Anet A8 printer and how it interlocks with Ultimaker Cura. I want to print this file named Loki_hörner_v2.stland Cura slices it fine, but ...
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Infill failure when printing larger prints

I'm new to 3D printing an I just got a Creality Ender 3 and I think I'm getting some good results with small prints. However, now that I'm trying some bigger prints and I'm running into infill ...
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mjpg_streamer, Octopi, Kubuntu

Running my Flsun 3D Cube from a Kubuntu PC using Octopi, and trying to get my webcam to work with it. I've followed the instructions on Github for mjpg_streamer to the letter. Everything I've read ...
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E3D V6 PLA prints leaning / not square

When printing a 1cm test cube after upgrading to the V6 the cubes are tilted ever so slightly. This does not happen with the stock MK8 hotend, or when printing with the V6 with Polycarbonate+...
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Slicer settings for easy support material removal

What are the best settings for Ultimaker Cura to have support material that's easy to remove for my Anet A8. I have printed an object with two different spools of PLA (same manufacturer just different ...
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My 3D prints don't end up the same as the model [closed]

I'm trying to print a very simple item that I created in blender: However, the print always ends up being a simple "plane" with some scribbely stuff on top
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Delta Printer: After Calibration X and Y Axis are slightly different

I noticed that my x axis is slightly longer than my y axis (~0.6%) if I print an object. What parameter in Marlin can be tuned to correct such issues? The rod length parameter seems to rather ...
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MKS 12864OLED Display setup

I've bought MKS 12864OLED and connected to my DIY 3d printer with Mega/RAMPS combination. In Marlin's configuration.h file there are these lines to uncomment: ...
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Is this hot end salvageable?

Kicked off the second long print in a series (printing Lack enclosure components). First 10 hour print was flawless. Started this one, saw the first layer laid down well, went to bed. Woke up to this (...
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Monoprice Maker Select v2 stops extruding after about 200-300 mm

I've done a fair bit of looking around for an answer and have yet been unable to find one. So here is my problem, after about 200-300 mm of extrusion, the PLA stops coming through the nozzle. ...
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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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Ender 3 needs Power Supply AND USB to work

I installed a BLTouch on my Ender 3 following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUlqrSq6LeY. What I noticed too late was that when installing the BLTouch, I swapped the brown and red wires ...
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The bottom few layers printed on Ender 3 are extruded wrong [duplicate]

For some reason, the bottom few layers printed on my Ender 3 are distorted. Used the benchy from http://www.3dbenchy.com/ and Cura 3.6.0, sliced with default settings for Ender 3 on the draft preset. ...
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Prusa Mk3 printing rough surfaces

My Prusa Mk3 has been making this sort of rough surface on prints, and I'm not sure what caused this. I am printing with PLA Prusament with 0.2 mm layer height at the preset for PLA. What is this,...
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Print layer shifting on Alunar M508 Prusa i3 clone

[Edit: My specific question is firmware error or standard layer shifting. using 2 different versions of Cura were getting quite different results from the same stl file.] Per the image below with ...
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Bed Heating Failed, Printer Halted, Please Reset

A couple of weeks ago I have successfully built a 3D Printer and Printed an XYZ Calibration Cube with ABS material at bed temperature 80 °C. Next Day I tried bed heating at bed temperature ...
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Ender 3 distance between nozzle and bed changing on Y-axis

After I level my Ender 3, the distance between the nozzle and the bed seems fine on both ends, but moving the bed on the Y axis shows that it's increasing and decreasing for three times, which I just ...
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How can I avoid jamming in the feeder?

Recently, at work we bought a Guider II printer from FlashForge. When we try to print models using a high resolution or models with a too high printing time, the feeder gets clogged. And the feeder is ...
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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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First 3 mm prints poorly, then fine after that

I have an Ender 3 that I have been pretty happy with so far, however it recently started an odd behavior and I can't figure out what's causing it. What happens is that the first ~3 mm of the ...