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52 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Skipping y-steps, only when using Cura

In order to find out why my printer sometimes skips y-steps (always in the same direction) only in Cura, I am digging into the G-code to understand the problem better. However, thousands of lines of G-...
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Missing print steps in e-waste 3d printer

I'm trying to create a 3D printer based on this instructable, EWaste 60$ 3DPrinter. I have followed the steps provided there, and I'm facing the problem that the x-axis isn't able to move, i.e. the ...
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Makerbot Smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle question

I am looking for information on the smart extruder+ heat block and nozzle? I have looked online and from several forums come to the conclusion it is either a MK10 or MK11 assembly. Can anyone shed ...
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What's the best printing technique to produce splints (a device to immobilize a body part)?

One of the most interesting field in which the 3D Printing is being considered is the fabrication of biocompatible devices and parts for a medical applications. For that I am interesting in knowing ...
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Pronterface won't connect to Printrbot Simple metal with error message

I am using Ultimaker Cura to try and get my simple metal back up and running again. It is the strangest thing as this thing has printed decently for four years with just one calibration being the ...
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Heatbed PID vs Bang-Bang - which one is more stressing on components?

I recently switched from Bang-Bang to PID controlled bed heating. The stock firmware pulsed On/Off with about 5 seconds each cycle. Now with PID, my bed keeps its temperature much more stable, the ...
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Does color changing PLA require a hardened nozzle?

I've seen comments about glow-in-the-dark filament being abrasive and would damage a bronze nozzle so a hardened nozzle is recommended. Is the same true for filament that changes colour when warm (...
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What choices do we have on Clear resins for DLP?

I'm searching for a truly clear DLP resin which can polymerize between 400nm and 405nm. I found the unpigmented from FunToDo, but it seems to be yellow-clear: I'm trying to achieve something similar ...
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Small structures are deformed after switching to Duet Wifi

I just switched to the Duet Wifi board (used MKS Gen L 1.0 before) and now small structures look terrible. From my observations the hot end moves correctly, but almost no filament gets extruded. On ...
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Bed leveling compensation not working!

I have a DIY 3D printer that uses a probe as z min limit and bilinear bed leveling. The problem is that bed leveling compensation sometimes doesn't work. This is in my starting scripts in Simplify3d: ...
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Limit Switch problems on RAMPS 1.4 and custom built 3D Printer running Marlin 1.1.0-rc6

So I am trying to fix a custom built 3D printer for my institute and am running into a problem I can't wrap my head around. So the limit switches for Y-axis and Z-Axis work just fine, but the X-Axis ...
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Weird surface thing

I have a 3D printer at home, the Colido Compact, and for some reason when I 3D print big flat surfaces a really weird thing happens. I'm using some PLA from Colido too I think It almost seems as if ...
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Speed issue with Slic3r and Marlin

I am trying to print with clay. These are my Slic3r speed settings, Other information; Nozzle: 1.4 mm First layer height: 0.9 mm layer height: 1 mm Filament dia: 1.8 mm perimeter: 3 When I print, ...
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Ender 3 Z-limit now unreliable - possible causes and solutions?

I had a couple of recent nozzle/bed crashes, so I now frequently do a manual bed levelling. I do these while the bed is heated to allow for expansion. Today i found, after levelling, a subsequent ...
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Print Software for Monoprice Dual Extruder

Back in 2015 I bought the Monoprice Dual Extruder 3D printer (I know it was a clone of a FlashForge or a Makerbot, but I don't remember which). I played with it for a while but we moved and I never ...

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