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Can a 3D printer make a 3D printer?

Yes, you can print most of the parts (electronics, linear guide rails, ball bearings and nuts and bolts, etc cannot be printed). Actually this was exactly the purpose of RepRap.org: RepRap is ...
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How long is an extruder's/nozzle's life?

This is highly dependent upon the type and quality of filament you use. Exotic materials such as wood, metalic, or otherwise infused plastics can potentially wear out the inside of the nozzle and at ...
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Print only part (fraction) of a model

The latest version of Ultimaker Cura can do that (version 3.6). I have built models made of different material in the same model. How to do this is: Select your CUBE and select the icon "Per Model ...
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What voltage does the Creality Ender-3 run at?

Bearing in mind that the specifications on Amazon's page are sometimes not 100% (even though they are in this case), it is always best to check on the manufacturer's website. From Creality3D's own ...
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Ender 3 print bed damage

Your print surface is destroyed So, you managed to rip off your print surface in the center. Happened to me too. the corners of my scraper were too sharp, cutting the surface. Another time I did ...
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What part is this? Circular threading spool gear, about 10 mm diameter

This is a timing belt pulley. Specifically, is a GT2 timing pulley, 2 mm pitch (between teeth), 6 mm wide. The drive diameter is measured by the number of teeth (16 in this case) , the ...
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Can a 3D printer make a 3D printer?

Can a 3D printer make a 3D printer? Not without a bunch of other parts Could you use a 3D printer to make 3D printers parts? To some extent. What is the most of a 3D printer that can be built ...
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Can a 3D printer make a 3D printer?

Yes, printers can print printer parts. With the right design, all non-metal/non-electronic parts can be printed on an FDM printer, and a laser-sintering based printer (SLS/DMLS) can even produce metal ...
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What type of plug is this?

As 0scar noted, this looks suspiciously like a JST connector, but the left one is not a JST RCY connector and it is neither one of the common JST PH nor JST XH, JST manufacturer pages show. In fact, ...
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What parts are suitable replacements for an Ender 3 Pro?

The Ender 3 takes an M6 thread (metric 6 mm diameter). Measurement of stock nozzle shown. Most sellers will list compatible printers Ender 2, Ender 3, Ender 4, CR-10, CR-10S, CR-10 Mini, CR-10-...
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How to clean up my build plate for a new build surface?

In my experience, we deal with 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP; high-temperature glue residue. To remove the leftover glue from my Aluminium build plate I found that it works best if I apply paint ...
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Print only part (fraction) of a model

The most recent versions of Cura cannot do that for you. This is a removed feature (or better said: not ported from the old application to the new application), so installing an older version of Cura ...
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What is this called? A tube flange bearing threaded for threaded pushrod

To the best of my knowledge, it's just called a lead screw nut or lead nut. The flange and holes for attaching it to a surface are inherent in its role in letting the lead screw move something.
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What makes an extruder right handed?

The short answer to identify what extruder type you have is the rotation of the extruder gear. CCW rotation to extrude = right-handed extruder Detailed explanation is below. In addition to the ...
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What material is Prusa mk3s+ hotend heaterblock made of?

Aluminum At 9.20 grams (around 0.32 ounces) including screws and some soot I wasn't able to clean out, it can't be anything but aluminum.
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What voltage does the Creality Ender-3 run at?

After checking the amazon listings of the ender-3, they contain more information than the gearbest listing: indeed it is a 24V machine. Product description [...] Output: DC 24 V 15 A 360 W [...]
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How to clean up my build plate for a new build surface?

Cleaning up the aluminium build platform was rather easy in a three step process as I figured out: Preparation Get the old bed-surface off and any film layers that stick to the original glue. Don't ...
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What parts are suitable replacements for an Ender 3 Pro?

There is no such thing as a single MK10 hotend design. The Chinese aftermarket has mingled the designations. If it has a MK10 like Makerbot hotend, then the nozzles you are looking for are M7 threads....
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Ultimaker Original temperature sensor replacement?

You need a thermocouple, not a thermistor. Also, as you say the Ultimaker Original+, and the Ultimaker 2, (which both use version 2.x.x boards) use a PT1001. According to this post, on E3D ...
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What makes an extruder right handed?

This is an example of a right handed extruder setup: And this is an example of a left handed extruder setup: I believe that you can can choose whatever one you favor. With the right handed setup, ...
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What makes an extruder right handed?

when thinking about righ-handed extruder or left-handed extruder it's good to know that there is no magic or any other science rule behind this naming convention. it's just an arbitrary explanation ...
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Print only part (fraction) of a model

On Tinkercad, you can import your stl and add "subtraction" cubes, and merge them with the parts you don't want printed.
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What is this called? A tube flange bearing threaded for threaded pushrod

This answer already describes the name of the "golden" component you are after, this answer expands upon that answer to note that there are various nuts with different thread sizes that look virtually ...
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What are the differences between aluminum and copper heater block and why would I use one vs another?

The choice depends on the application you have in mind, but basically you can look at the properties of copper and aluminium to find out what may be better for your application. Dynamics Copper is ...
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What makes an extruder right handed?

It usually doesn't matter whether you get a right-handed or left-handed one. The reason the two different variations exist is because some people use a dual extruder setup. If you have two extruders ...
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What voltage does the Creality Ender-3 run at?

The Ender 3 and the CR-10 printers use the same board which runs on both 12V and 24V. I have one of each and have to be careful swapping parts between the two.
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How do you know when your SLA resin tray needs to be replaced?

Once the non stick coating wears off you'll notice degraded print quality over time and a more agressive sound from the print breaking free when switching layers as the print uses more and more force ...
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Is this very large flat panel printable in ABS?

ABS would be fine, as a material, for the application. The problem, given the scale, would be the printing device used. I would suggest that you have the piece cut to spec for you using a ...
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Can I replace the cooling fan blade for the hot end on creality ender 3?

It will work, but likely with reduced performances: designing blades is not an easy task and the ones you can print will not be as good as the ones designed for that specific fan. Overall, do it for ...
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Is this very large flat panel printable in ABS?

It is a huge part that would not fit in most 3D printers, do you have access to a 3D printer this big? Even if it does fit it will take a long time to print. Considering it's a simple flat shape, ...
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