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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 many times printed printer can print it-self?

The files used to print these objects are digital, and do not degrade in any way after each printing. There are no side effects or degradation that occurs over time due simply to printing them ...
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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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How many times printed printer can print it-self?

The reprap printers have often been compared to plants, providing fruits to you and the possibility to reproduce themselves. This analogy holds in both good and bad ways. Any life form can reproduce ...
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How does a 3D printer print itself given the huge size?

3D printers obviously do not print themselves. 3D printers are sometimes used to make parts for other 3D printers, and this is what is meant by "self-replicating" 3D printers (which is a bit of a ...
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How many times printed printer can print it-self?

As long as you maintain each printer and keep a proper calibration, go for it, this is what they were designed to do, I've even made replacement parts for myself. Unfortunately the RepRap project ...
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Tips for printing and being able to get of base easily

The all3dp article you linked to is very comprehensive and shows what are the "approaches" to print removal, rather than just the tools. For the sake of keeping all info accessible here, the article ...
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Tips for printing and being able to get of base easily

I would reccomend heating up the base a bit. If your printer doesnt come with such an option, try heat-gun.
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Tips for printing and being able to get of base easily

I am new myself and here is what helps me: 1.) Make sure your z-offset is correct, you want it to just be enough to stick, you do not want the nozzle pushing the filament into the base any harder ...
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Can a 3D printer make a 3D printer?

You can print some of it but not all, as 3d printers can't print metal or silicon to make the boards and frame.
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Tips for printing and being able to get of base easily

In the end I found using the tape was a great help, getting the level correct is also a big help.
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Makerbot layer thickness

Unlike PLA, PETG does not like to be "squidged" down, it likes to be laid down. If you use too small a layer height, there is the danger of the filament sticking to the nozzle, rather than the bed (or ...
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