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What is this situation called and how do I avoid it?

WAY too low print temperature/wrong material Profile That's a PLA profile with 195 °C on the printhead. PETG is recommended between 230 °C and 250 °C. Load a PETG-Profile. in Cura, the material (which ...
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Is real PETG softened/degraded by acetone?

To my understanding all PETG is vulnerable to different solvents to a certain degree. Despite PET being resistant to acids of many kinds, hence why it is used in plastic bottles plastic-ware, this ...
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Root cause fix for TPU overhang failures

I fixed my overhangs by increasing the nozzle temp. You need to heat it up enough that the elasticity is lost which makes it misbehave on overhangs and curl up.
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Flashforge Adventurer 3, filament problem

Most printers ooze material when heating up (no extruder rotation). Usually this is related to the left over amount of filament left in the nozzle/heat break. Tweezers are effective to remove the ...
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How to find enclosed 3D printer that can host 1 kg filament bobbins?

There are standards for spools/bobbins/reels Looking for standards for spools, I started at Alibaba and then came to an actual European manufacturer or retailer of reels: Häfner. They manufacture ...
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Are IDEX printers able to make gradients?

Consider the task from the creation reference. An IDEX printer requires the slicer to direct each nozzle to a specific location of the model while it is being created. No true gradient could be ...
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How to find enclosed 3D printer that can host 1 kg filament bobbins?

QIDI Tech makes a series of enclosed printers, which would narrow your search a bit. I own an X-Max model which has an internal spool spindle as standard equipment, along with an "ordinary" ...
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