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I would start at decreasing print speed. The print speed advice is 40-70 mm/s. A too large speed with a hotend or filament that cannot cope with these speeds leads to build up of material pressure which leads to oozing at the strangest places.


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Level the bed and check your filament diameter. Usually this occurs because the space between the nozzle and bed is greater than it should be for the material put out of the nozzle. Such conditions can happen for a variety of reasons but usually it's an improper bed leveling. Filament diameter vs what your slicer program thinks is the filament diameter is ...


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It might be possible to directly print something like this, however it might not be the easiest method. Let me unpack that a bit. The issue for 3D printed foams is that, even the low density foams, such as the ones from ColorFabb, still are fairly high density on the scale of foams. (they are about 50% as dense as solid filament when expanded. They are also ...


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While printing a roller stamp or rubber-roll from a flexible material such as [hard]TPU, [softer] TPE, or even a [super soft] foaming flexible filament is certainly possible. In any case, this would create soft, somewhat squishy prints. These prints will work quite easily as a stamp or woodblock printing stock, transferring ink from a pad to paper. The print ...


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I'm relatively new to 3D printing, but I know some stuff. If you really wanted to print a paint roller with a pattern, I would actually go with nylon or TPR. TPE is okay, but I find that it is less cushy. I would highly suggest buying your own printer for this project. It would be much more cost effective in not only the long run, but for testing different ...


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Not really. It's possible to 3D print in materials like TPE that are rubbery. In theory, one could print a sheet of the pattern and then wrap that sheet around a roller. That would be expensive, though, and I doubt TPE would absorb enough paint/ink to lay down an good and even coat. As pointed out in the comments,there is one of foaming TPU filament (...


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