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What could be causing my y axis to slip?
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(source: all3dp.com) Your printer is skipping steps in the y-direction. This can have several causes. Take a look into Shifted layer guide on RapRap.org which lists 29 possible problems that can cause ...

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What is the best length of the melting zone in the hotend?
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Short melting zone melts material in small amounts which is suitable for thin layers with small nozzles. In opposite, long melting zone can heat a big amount of filament which is needed for fast ...

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Open Source 3D scanning
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I did find only one 3d scanner which uses structured light. There is many projects using a laser diode. And these systems are completely opensource. Structured Light Structured Light 3D Scanning by ...

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Chocolate printing
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Update: I found a nice article about chocolate printing: https://all3dp.com/2/chocolate-3d-printer-all-you-need-to-know/ You are searching for chocolate extruder. I did not find one, which would ...

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What air filtration options exist for enclosures?
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It depends on how often you use your printer, meaning how many particles does your printer emit for time-unit. If you print nonstop with 5 printers then it's a different situation, opposite to one ...

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Why is PEEK filament so expensive?
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My assumptions about PEEK filament price are: Raw material is more expensive. Compare price of ABS with PEEK pellets. Demand is much lower. There are not many printers able to print peek. If you ...

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How do I give 3D-printed parts in PLA a shiny smooth finish?
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It takes quite an effort to make PLA shiny, and it's not as simple as ABS and acetone. You have to sand down the print with sandpaper with different grit sizes (start with grit P100, then P240, P400, ...

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Why do the corners of my ABS object lift off the bed?
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Most common problem with corners is to low temperature of heated bed. Set the heated bed temperature to 110°. If this will not help then try to set brim in your slicer. The problem can be cause by ...

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Slicing problem - Slic3r prusa
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It's a nozzle size issue. The model contains a lot of details which is really challenging to print with a 0.4 mm nozzle. A big nozzle is just not able to print such fine details. You should ...

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Noise Reduction
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I do know about your budget, but I would suggest to buy a silent 3d printer like Prusa i3 mk3 which is about $1k. If you decide to tinker your printer instead than take a look on other possibilities: ...

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How can I have a large 3D printed object?
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I do not know about your project, but the size of the final object. Smaller prints glued together Just design smaller parts and glue them together. Take a look on this video, where Joel Telling ...

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Heatbed control with Pronterface
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3D printer get the temperature settings from g-code file. The firmware settings for min and max temperature are just safeguards. You should verify instructions within the g-code file. If you are not ...

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Making your own filament
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Producing own filament is a challenging task. I see main pitfall in producing filament so it has same quality as you get in shop. You have to: constant round-shape diameter diameter tolerance ±0.05 ...

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Are there any software packages that can open and edit 3MF?
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Microsoft 3D Builder should have support for this format. Solidworks 2015 has support too. A software adoption list is placed on 3mf pages.

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3D Metal Printing
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FFF/FDM You can create a metal object via metal casting or using a special filament containing metal parts. Metal filament You print with a special filament that contains from mixture of metal and ...

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Secure disposal of 3D prints
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A plastic shredder machine it's better then a melting/burning solution. It is faster and it doesn't produce fumes. Imagine burning PET bottles. For the shredder you need nothing but electricity for ...

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Should I vary the first layer height
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Default settings for first layer height in Slic3r Prusa Edition print profiles regardless layer height is 0.2 mm. If you need to improve bed adhesion then try tips from this video 3D Prints not ...

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How do people load filament, prime the printhead, flush out the old filament when changing colors when using a standalone 3D printer?
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RepRap based printers use LCD modules with control button and SD card. You can trigger operations like nozzle heating (to change filament) extrude filament home axis to caliber bed level ... Most ...

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Hatch Distance and Scan Distance
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Scan spacing Within each of the ‘islands’, simple alternating scan vectors are used with the spacing between these vectors defined as the ‘scan spacing’ and the speed with which the laser spot ...

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Autodesk Spark Print Manager Operating Systems?
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I checked https://spark.autodesk.com/developers/reference/desktop-applications/print-manager. It seems that Print manager is a application written in JavaScript and its source code is available on ...

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Why does my MKS Base not recognize my thermistors?
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You should: Ensure that firmware has proper thermistor configuration. For details see this video tutorial. Verify that your thermistor works properly. Measure voltage on it. It should be around 5V on ...

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Why does my PLA filament form a spiral shape and clog my extruder?
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The distance between heat block and heat sink is too big (3/4 inch, almost 2 cm). In this area your filament is some half melt state, not cooled as in heat sink part, not melted as in heat block part. ...

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What is the benefit of using an ARM based electronics?
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AVR processor has sufficient performance for standard printing. But it lacks performance for delta printers (see hexafraction answer) display menu (it's terribly slow on my RepRap printer which uses ...

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What glues for bonding printed PLA to injection-molded plastic?
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PLA Gloop is dedicated glue for PLA. It contains chloroform, so be careful. 3D Gloop! // 3D Printing Adhesive Spotlight PLA Smoothing 3D Prints with 3D Gloop! Additionally a PrusaPrinters guide: The ...

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How to identify what type of filament an unlabeled spool is
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Just burn it and check flame color. I know you mentioned that you would like to avoid heat test, but this method is much faster and easier then other techniques. 3D printing filament burn test Do 3D ...

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Can G-code scripts be run automatically on inserting an SD card when using Marlin Firmware?
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I don't know what you would like to achieve. As @typo mentioned there is similar functionality which triggers at printer startup: https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin/wiki/Autostart I found in ...

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Reprap Ormerod 2 Duet web control not automatically starting, how can I fix?
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First thing I would do is to update firmware to the newest version: https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/releases See details on Duet wiki page: https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide#...

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Safety precautions when using acetone
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You can smooth a print with acetone using different approaches which require different precautions. In general, you should have ventilated area and use gloves (or wash your hands after the procedure). ...

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How to build a cheap (but safe) laser engraver with spare parts
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If you do not have knowledge about the electronics then consider buying a cheap etching machine instead. Build Take a look on https://hackaday.com/ and search for laser engravers. I have found ...

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