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Clamps / clips for glass on heatbed

How about the Ultimaker clips? Ultimaker uses 2 mm heat bed and 4 mm glass, that should be within reach by bending the clips a bit. They have quite a low profile/footprint. These clamps are ...
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Printer is Confused-Printing in Air Literally

Here's the pattern. The problem is, you didn't slice the g-code using support. It won't print right without it.
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Nozzle jumps off the bed when using Marlin Mesh Bed Leveling

None of the answers address your question to solve it! The only sensible contribution comes from a comment of @TomvanderZanden. For the sensor to stay within the limits of the bed (considering the ...
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Should I be doing PID auto-tuning with my fan at 100% (Anet A8)

You should run the fan at what you expect it to be at the majority of the time it is printing. If you tune at 100% fan and never use a fan then it will be too aggressive, if you tune at 0% fan and ...
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Switched to a Bowden setup. Should I retract the filament out at the end of a print?

It's okay to leave the filament in the hot end, as long as you let it cool down with the hot end cooling fan running. From comment: That's not an issue, you can simply leave it in the hot end. The ...
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How can I stop the flare out of the bottom layers?

The picture is not very clear so this can be related to either: Overextrusion at the bottom layer (slicer setting) or an incorrect bed leveling (bed to nozzle distance too small), or this could be ...
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Setting custom x/y bed bounds for Anet A8/marlin

As you just flashed your own Marlin, you probably have the marlin.ino and its associated files in the Arduino IDE set for your Processor and board and know how to ...
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Clamps / clips for glass on heatbed

There are some clips similar to Trish's answer that aren't mounted but have a spring in them to apply pressure. Looks like they are called Swiss clips: Glass retaining clips – Swiss made:
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Getting 5V directly from the Anet A8 mainboard

The 5V is derived from the 12V supply by a linear regulator (L7805CD, DPAK package with 100 C/W thermal resistance). The maximum you can draw from it (without overheating the regulator) is around ...
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Printing starts well but then it breaks down, Anet A8

The answer by fred_dot_u is fine for small prints with relative low cost or batch producing, where a single part is needed several times. But if you print something big or unique it's not cost ...
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What is this called and where can I buy a replacement?

This is the throat block for direct drive extrusion, Anet8 is a cheap clone of Prusa printers, so it's easy to find parts for Anet printers. This is one extruder kit that may help your needs, 1 ...
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Anet A8 won't print

I had a similar problem last week where the thermostat's heat shrink was being melted by the block and the two wires were touching. I fixed this by securing the thermistor and putting a thermal ...
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Anet A8 mainboard dimensions and hole offsets

Why don't you download one of the many casings that are found on Thingiverse that house the Anet electronics board and take measurements from those cases. I measured it from my own casing I designed ...
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Does anyone know the thread size (pitch and lead) of the Anet A8's lead screw?

I have the Anet A8, I confirm the threads are Tr8x8(p2). This is explained as "Tr" for trapezoidal thread followed by the nominal diameter in mm. The digits after the "x" denotes the lead of the screw ...
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Apply X-offset to gcode (re-slicing not possible)

You can use G92 to change the coordinates the machine "thinks" it's at. If just after homing, you apply G92 X-10 the machine ...
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Anet A8 LCD shows garbage data after done printing

This is a known problem of the Anet A8 display, it is caused by electrical interference. Pressing the middle button will refresh the display. This is prone to happen when doing long prints. There ...
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How to calculate linear Y rod length for a larger replacement bed?

Basically, your setup is the following: The overhang of the bed, assuming the bearings are in the center, equals (300-105)/2 = 97.5 mm on each side. So the ...
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ANet A8 running Marlin v1.1.9 Auto Bedlevel with ROKO SN04-N

Too bad you broke the acrylic plate (nice temporary fix though), but you can easily print a replacement part once your machine is up and running. Probe positioning is defined in the Marlin ...
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Slicer settings for easy support material removal

Cura has some settings for the support structure which may help. Somewhere in the full Preferences menu is a setting for "gap at top" or equivalent wording. If you increase that gap slightly, the ...
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Anet A8 stops printing

Special characters like Ä Ö or Ü in the stl-filename resulted in Ultimaker Cura creating a ...
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Using an Anet A6 3D printer in the UK... (mains voltage issue!)

The UK uses 230 V mains voltage. The 220 V designation is from the past, Europe is now using 230 V. You do not have to worry about the frequency. You should place the switch to 220&...
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3D print Configuration Cura - Anet A8

That looks like horrible underextrusion. Either the extruder steps/mm are way off, but more likely is that your nozzle is clogged (because I wouldn't expect the steps/mm to be this far off). It's also ...
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Connecting Anet A8 to PC issue

Sorted. Repetier Server was hijacking my com port. Uninstalled it and Repetier host worked fine. As I have no desire to monitor or control prints remotely I have no use for the server software. Hope ...
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Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!

I had the same issue. Hot-end temperature reading stuck at 209 degrees even with hot-end thermistor disconnected or swapped with bed thermistor on the Anet A8 mainboard. After ordering and swapping ...
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My extruder does not reach the set temperature

Two common problems to look out for in this situation: Make sure that your part fan (the fan that is supposed to cool the filament you just extruded, and that does not start spinning until the print ...
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My extruder does not reach the set temperature

It could be as Carl Witthoft said, that the thermistor is broken. But it looks like the PID is not calibrated correctly. It probably can reach higher T's but stops, because the P portion is not high ...
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Anet A8 hard to insert filament

I was having the same issue as you and know what you are talking about and there is a file that you should print that will help you (I have printed this). While the file says for the Anet A6, I think ...
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Extra data appended to the Y values when issuing `M92` & `M500`

*75 is the checksum value, (a method for verifying the integrity of the transmitted information). RepRap wiki gcode : checksum There is probably an option to not ...
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Flat heated bed replacement for uneven bed

Several things to consider: Nothing is perfectly flat. It is flat within a tolerance. The bed you have now is flat to within a tolerance. If you want a flatter bed, you are going to have to ...
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Anet A8 - X and Y axis not square - how to fix?

I recently went to the same issue on my CoreXY printer (culprit was uneven belt tension in the 2 belts), but you have a Prusa style printer like my first Anet A8 printer. If you just found out (...
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