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Are stepper flex couplings important? How important?

TL;DR: On my particular printer design, it definitely appears the company switched from flex couplings to solid couplings on purpose to improve the printer, and to prevent well-meaning users from ...
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BigTreeTech mini e3 V1.2 endstop installation

I recently purchased a BigTreeTech mini e3 V1.2 controller for my custom built 3D printer (as opposed to an pre-purchased ender 3). In doing so, I ran into the problem that the endstops I have been ...
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Diagnosing why the left side of a print detaches from the board

I have and Ender 3 Pro, which I'm enjoying except for an intractable problem. No matter how carefully I level the nozzle and tighten the X belt, using this great guide, the prints seem to be tilting ...
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First 3D print made up of diagonal strands

Just got a Creality Ender 3 yesterday. Set it up and ran the dog test print. Photo below. I used the sample filament that came with the machine. I'm not 100 % what kind it is, but assuming it is ...
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Zortrax m200 skipping through menu options on it own and live print bed

Out of the blue I’ve noticed my m200 has been skipping through menu options as if someone is pushing and scrolling the control knob randomly. Then getting a print off today I got several small ...
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How to interpret Trinamic driver continuous debug reporting?

In Marlin one can enable continuous debug reporting of Trinamic drivers with the command M122 S1 This sends lines similar to the following over the serial ...
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Titan extruder retraction noise

I am experiencing some retraction noises with my Titan Extruder. At first the noise was more of a clicking noise, and the gear was skipping. I didn't feel any backlash with my finger but I still ...
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How can I determine the current value of a #defined variable?

I previously set up my Ender 3 with a precompiled binary of Marlin that already had the correct X and Y offsets for the attached BLTouch. Now I'm compiling my own, and rather than measure for myself I'...
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How to make a printer bed vibrate using g-code (heated chemical stirrer)?

I was just about to start using my 3D printers heated bed to warm a chemical reaction in a container and was thinking it would be great to be able to get the bed stepping back and forth to stir the ...
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Multiple objects on build plate

I'm new to printing resin miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons and most of my prints are successful, i.e. one or more miniatures print as expected. However when I have multiple minis on the build ...
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Empty patches with a very viscous resin

I have a Mars-like 3D printer, which so far worked very well with typical resins. Then I decided to print a mechanical part with Siraya Blu. I followed their recomendations of a "heavy" support, which ...
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How to access BIGTREETECH firmware

I recently purchased a BIGTREETECH SKR mini E3 V1.2 and need to adjust some of the settings in configuration h to accommodate for my custom built 3d printer. In the past I've used the RAMPS 1.4 board ...
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Enable pins with RAMPS and M542T stepper drivers

So, I've been building a very sturdy 3d printer (also in the future hopefully a cnc router), strongly based on this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ard...NC-3D-Printer/ I'm using a RAMPS (1.4, will ...
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How do the MAX endstops work?

I’m building my new 3D printer and I have a doubt. I’m using limit switches on the 3 axes, but only the MIN switches. I also have another three switches which I want to use as MAX switches. How can I ...
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Getting a programatically-controlled, constant 12 V from one of the motor outputs

I'm building a device that requires five 12 V valves to be programmatically controlled as a switch. So far, I have been able to get outputs from the heated bed, extruder, and fan to be ...
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Inconsistent printing results using same settings but different calibration models

I've got a second-hand Renkforce RF1000 which I've gone into more detail about in this question. The extruder works however, I get some inconsistent results. First I printed a calibration cube and ...
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PET-G grid print problem

My supports 'grid' prints with empty spaces (after stoping extraction over perpendicular lines) (BTW. I have checked the direction when it appears and it has nothing to do with coastig) (the end ...
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Partially missed / dragged layers

I'm trying to diagnose a print issue that looks like a missed layer (sorry, first-time printer here) and Specs: Printer: QIDI Tech X-Plus (direct drive). Material: PLA. Extruder temp: 200 °...
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Raised lips on sharp vertical corners

I have an Ender 3 with a lot of mods. Of note, a cheap direct drive kit, linear rails for the Y axis, an upgraded "silent" mainboard and TH3D's firmware. But this issue goes back a long ways, yet I'...
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Hardware issues I'd appreciate your thoughts on

I've got a Renkforce rf1000 which should be a good 3D printer. I got it second-hand for my birthday one year ago. I've got no way of contacting the old owner. I spend a good amount of hours fine-...
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Hotend on a Neutron printer E3D vs MK8

I own a Creality Ender 3 printer, and have been printing on it for about a year. I thought it might be fun and instructive to build a Neutron printer (https://cobyhuang.com/ATOM-Neutron) using my ...
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Ender-3 Pro - PLA mid-layer warping (layer separation) - salvageable?

I just got into 3D printing with an Ender-3 Pro. The test dog printed great, some custom small / thin objects printed good, and now I tried my first big object. Designed in tinkercad (link to my ...
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Gaps/Holes in the 3D Print walls

I'm new to 3D printing, I bought an Ender 5 Pro just recently. Trying to print with 1.75 mm PLA, but the results are very bad, unfortunately. When I got after bed leveling I got a decent result ...
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Surface artifacts when formation of object changes (Layer inconsistency)

When my Ender 3 prints a top or bottom layer, it leaves a line on the layer. Slicer Cura Linear Advance: 0.57 Retraction: 3 mm @ 35 mm/s Max Speed: 100 mm/s Ironing enabled Minimum ...
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Anet A8 with auto bed leveling won't zero Z axis

Just upgraded my Anet A8 with Marlin 2.0.5 to get auto bed leveling. The Marlin upgrade was painless, but I can't get my auto bed leveling to zero the Z axis. I go through the Z offset setup and zero ...
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Why did my extruder motor stopped working?

Before it stopped working, the stepper motor worked very well and didn't show any problem. I experienced this after I fixed a filament problem. The filament got stuck soI retracted to pull the ...
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PLA support material suddenly a problem on Ender 5

I have an Ender 5 that I meticulously calibrated with good success and was regularly getting great print quality with PLA. I stopped using it for a couple of months and when I resumed (without having ...
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What can this be caused by?

I have changed stock Anet A8 board (Anet v1.5) to new SKR 1.4 with TMC2209. Then I found out these lines on the walls, i don't know how to determine it. Previously this wasn't so visible, but now it ...
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Upgrade Ender 3 with Diamond Hotend

As I want to print with multiple colors I plan to upgrade my Ender 3 with the diamond hotend. So far I found all information I need, except what power supply I need for my RUMBA board. Can I use the ...
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Any defacto standards for controlling new tooling options on generic 3D printers (firmware control and signaling)?

Are there any defacto standards for interfacing between common 3D printers and custom extruders or other tooling? I was thinking how it would be good to have switchable nozzle widths mounted on the ...
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What's the purpose of the “outlines” around prints?

I am curious, what is the purpose of printing a single-height outline around the objects to be printed? Also, how would it affect the outline if the object to be printed extends to (very near) the ...
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When do I need to get a BLTouch upgrade?

I've found many Youtube videos of makers upgrading to BLTouch sensor. I have a Creality CR-10S Pro, so far bed leveling hasn't been an issue (after some days of trial and error). My question is ...
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Filament that is resistant to ozone

Does a filament exist that can resist ozone (like certain silicone tubing's can). Most glass bottles come with tin or plastic screw hard tops and I would like to replace the screw caps with something ...
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Levelling issues

I just got a Dremel 3D20. I unpacked the machine, and raised the bills platform as documented to setup the spool. Then I tried to level the surface and was able to adjust the left and right knobs but ...
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Raised lines on top layer surface Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 for two weeks now, my first 3D printer. I think I have a problem with top layers. See the left 3 stones on the first picture. It looks like lines and it feels like raised lines. The ...
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PLA Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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Printer froze mid print, stepper motor driver and MCU extremely hot afterwards. MCU seems dead now (?)

A strange problem occured while 3D printing. I've been printing for a long time now, and I consider myself fairly expeienced. normally, with every problem I've encountered with my printers (Anet, ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega y axis off

On my Anycubic i3 Mega the y axis control doesn't work properly. If I instruct the printer to move everything to the home position, the bed moves along the y axis until it gets to the end and then ...
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Ender 3 underextrusion

I am a beginner in 3D printing and recently bought an Ender 3. With the filament included in the package, my first print ever was flawless. However, after the first print, I tried printing with ABS, ...
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Best/Simplest/Easiest way to secure a lid

This is a part I designed, a kind of a frame: Into the frame I want to be able to place a flat object of variable (but uniform) thickness - like paper, glass, sheet metal, etc. The inserted object ...
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Monoprice select mini underextrusion?

Can someone please review the picture and tell me things to try to fix, the threads are full of little gaps. The layers that are solid, below the threads have a tiny bit of space between them. Is it ...
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Bed moving only down on Z axis [closed]

I have installed Marlin 2.0.x on a MKS Gen 1.4, when using up/down controls from Octoprint, the Z-direction is always down instead of up/down. Also when "auto home", the movement is only down. ...
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Temp Tower Setup Troubles — Slic3r (How do you format G-Code {if} statements?)

I watched with great interest this video: Temp Tower - Slic3r Gcode Placeholders - How To - Chris's Basement -- Jan 23, 2019 Chris Riley I found a model I'm happy with: Smart compact temperature ...
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CR10 V2 under extruding and heating up too quickly

The heater cartridge on my CR10 V2 broke so I ordered a new one(12V). After replacing it the new one heats of very quickly past the target temperature and the slowly decreases to the target. Once it ...
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100k Thermistor not reading properly

I am working with a Flashforge Creator Pro Mighty Motherboard for my home built large 3D printer and the heat bed I purchased uses a 2 wire 100k thermistor, while the board uses a 4 pin connection. I ...
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I have bad print quality, what should i do?

So I have an issue, every time I try to print anything it basically looks like a comb. All around the model there are just holes and holes everywhere. I dont know what to do about it. I don't have any ...
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Is a heated bed an essential component for printing (difference between Creality Ender 3 or Anycubic Mega Zero)?

I have two options - to buy either the Ender 3 or the Mega Zero. I'm heading towards Ender 3 because the Mega Zero doesn't have a heated bed. My question is, how is a printer without a heated bed (...
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How to check if filament sensor is ok?

The filament sensor of my i3 MK3 stopped working. In the support menu, it just says IR: N/A. This is the same output as if I disconnect the filament sensor. My PCB ...
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Poor adhesion on new layer - Monoprice mini select

On my Monoprice Mini Select v2 there is poor adhesion when the print head goes to put down a new layer on the bed as seen in the photo. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Nozzle digging into print after filament change

So I recently watched a YouTube video on using Cura to modify a G-code to pause at a certain height in order to change filament (using an Ender 3 Pro) first time I did it, it worked fine but now when ...

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