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A filament made of pure plastic won't be abrasive. The abrasion comes from the added particles. Filaments with added particles of any kind (there are not so many after all: glass/carbon fibres, metals, glow in the dark, wood, stone) will usually be always be advertised as such because they always carry a higher price tag compared to the plain plastic, ...


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No, it is not necessary to call G29 before every print to "auto level the bed" 1) provided that: the bed surface has not changed (e.g. large load or force has been exerted on the build platform, leveling screws are accidentally adjusted, a substantial different bed temperature is used causing different thermal stresses, etc.), the carriage of the ...


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Tools spanners / wrenches - to turn both nozzles (common sizes are 6-8 metric wrenches) spanner / (fitting or adjustable) wrench - to hold a heating block or small vise - to hold a heating block (if you are going to unmount the hotend for operation), with non-flammable soft-jaws, screwdriver(s)/Allan-keys - when you need to remove shroud or plan to ...


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The exact procedure depends on the design of the printer. After unloading filament, remove and install the nozzle at the highest temperature you will run. Otherwise, you will not get a good seal between the nozzle and heat break if you depending on tightening at lower than operating temperature. A bad seal allows the filament to leak out (oozing). ...


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I can get down to 13 lines using 6 commands: G1 movements, G28 homing, M140 setting the bed temperature without pause, M109 to set the hotend temperature, G4 dwell to pause, and M300 to beep. G1 Z20 F1000 G1 X20 G1 Y20 G28 G1 Z20 M140 S50 M109 R180 G4 S60 M140 S0 M109 R20 M300 S440 P200 G4 P200 M300 S660 P200


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Startup Usually, when a printer starts up, the screen shows a boot-screen. This contains usually the firmware version, but not who or what the settings are. LCD: About Printer Some printers have an LCD main menu item that is "About Printer" or similar. It would one of the last items if enabled. In Marlin it is disabled by default, and you'd need to ...


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I got good results by mounting my printer on a concrete paving slab (obviously cleaned and sealed) and placing that on a foam mat. The combination of high mass and flexible mount has substantially reduced ghosting in my prints. Not my idea; I found it on a video on YouTube which I no longer have a link to. Honestly not sure if this is the best solution from ...


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Read First Painters Tape does lift the print surface upwards by its thickness. This has to be accounted for in leveling the bed. Different Brands do have different thicknesses and thus need different leveling! Easy-peel tapes need to be avoided as they don't stick to the surface! Pro Painters tape is cheap and easily available. Laying down a painters tape ...


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