Nach0z
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Are there practical reasons to NOT use a stepper motor with lead screw for the X and or Y axes?
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I am going to answer this as someone who actually did rework their Prusa i3 fleabay clone to use leadscrews for all axes. Before digging into the matter, the backlash issue can be solved easily with ...

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Can commodity 3D printer extrusion hardware and filament be used for injection molding?
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Injection molding requires two major components: pressure and heat. So your question can be broken down into those two halves: can your average extruder handle injection molding temperatures, and can ...

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Is lubricating filament a good idea?
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this is probably not a good idea in any capacity. First off, if you take a look at this list of cooking oils, you'll notice that pretty much all of them have ...

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PET-G under-extrusion after changing the nozzle to a 1.2 mm d. one (Prusa i3 mk3s and PrusaSlicer v2.0)
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Piecing this answer together from the comments on OP's post. Myself and R.. noted that a layer height of 0.35 mm, nozzle width of 1.2 mm, and a fairly high feedrate (200 % according to ...

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PTFE detoriation temperature
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Degradation starts at 260 °C and shifts towards full blown decomposition towards 350 °C. 250 °C is technically fine, but you should keep in mind that you've got little to no ...

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Uploading files using Octoprint REST API
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I installed octoprint locally to help debug this problem. Your code snippet says "def def Upload_File" which is a syntax error. If you go into Octoprint, under Settings -> Logging, and download ...

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PETG layer adhesion
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PETG doesn't bond well if the layers aren't both at a fairly high temperature, as noted by the other answers. As mentioned, try reducing or simply turning off layer cooling. Additionally, try printing ...

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Anet A8 stock replacement fuse between motherboard and PSU
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Couple things to note. First one is that as @Paulster2 mentioned, the fuse itself should have its rating printed on it. Second one is that if your fuse blew, there's a reason for that, and you ...

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How do you solve PLA corner-curling short of printing really, REALLY slow?
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Cura has an additional setting that you can make visible called "Lift Head". My recommendation is that you do the following: Set your minimum print speed to something actually reasonable like 30mm/s ...

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How does Prusa3D firmware respond to an open or shorted thermistor during a print?
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This sounds like a problem I had with my hotend cooling fan a couple years back. To answer your question, from what I'm reading, the Prusa3D firmware detects thermal runaway if the hotend temperature ...

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Limit to extrusion volume
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The molten plastic in the extruder becomes a hydraulic fluid effectively when it gets melted. You're pushing on a fat piston (1.75 mm or 2.85 mm, depending on filament type), and shoving ...

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Handling retraction when using a mixing extruder (2 in 1 out)
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I found this post on the S3D Forums that seem to have some interesting information on custom scripting within Simplify3D. While this doesn't seem to SPECIFICALLY address the question you've got, it ...

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After market bed heater for Intamsys Funmat HT 3D Printer
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If you're a brave individual you might try insulating the bottom of your heated bed. You're going to want to get fiberglass or something that can actually withstand the temperatures you're trying to ...

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What choices do we have on Clear resins for DLP?
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Formlabs sells a completely clear resin that they've even made simple lenses from, but it's about $150 for a liter. I have no idea how well it would work with your DLP setup. Looks amazing in the ...

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How to make sure we reach the total feedrate despite jerk
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The simple answer is that there's no way to guarantee you reach a specific maximum speed, with a given acceleration limit. You have to accelerate and decelerate along the length of a line, so the ...

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da Vinci 1.0 cannot print PLA filament
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That looks pretty bad for a number of reasons. If you've got an all-metal hotend, you can be pretty sure that your PLA issues are probably at least partially cooling-related. I'd recommend you try and ...

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Extruder Motor Not working during Printing
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If the extruder extrudes fine from the control panel, chances are there's a configuration problem somewhere. For example, check your extruder steps/mm in the firmware to make sure it's not a ...

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How to decrease sensitivity to heat-bed temperature?
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I had a similar issue when printing with ABS, because my print cooling fan only activated once it got to a certain height above the bed. I'd say you need to do a PID tuning session, insulate the ...

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Through what methods and mechanisms can a multi-material FDM printer operate?
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One of the easiest ways that I've seen, which I'm a fan of, is simply putting Y splitters on your Bowden tube and having multiple feeds to a single hot end. The main benefit is that you only need a ...

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Ender 3 Z-limit now unreliable - possible causes and solutions?
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Similar issue happened to coworker's Maker Ultimate. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that your Z-stop is a little mechanical switch, and there's an M3 screw going through part of the Z carriage ...

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How to fix evenly spaced vertical print pattern
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The fact that these are all perfectly spaced, and don't mirror the edges of irregular prints, makes me think it's definitely not ghosting. That said, I can't see the Y direction on either print, just ...

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Ender 3 BLTouch first layer problems
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So the weird ridges around each line look like a form of over-extrusion that happens when your nozzle is too close to the bed. The gaps on the other side may be areas that were so thin that they didn'...

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Small structures are deformed after switching to Duet Wifi
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This actually just looks like heating issues. Cura has an option to set a minimum layer time and speed, and any layer that takes less than that amount of time it'll lift the head away from the print ...

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Use Gcode Extrusion Speed in Calculations
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I don't think you're going to find either a firmware feature or a slicer feature that handles specifically what you want to do. The slicer would probably be the best place to put it, and I'd recommend ...

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Prusa MK3 heatbed marks
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Edit: As Trish noted, apparently Prusa printers don't ship with Buildtak stickers like the other printers I've used, so this is probably a bad idea in your specific case. For others reading this, only ...

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