profesor79
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What is the best way to dry filament?
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If we think about drying as a process, then we need to consider some factors: we need to get same humidity level on the spool that will require a good stable temperature and an air rotation (fan) ...

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Hot end temperature varies during print
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There could be a number of reasons for that behaviour: Please check following items: part blower/fan cools down the nozzle - stop the fan material is extruded at high speed and takes the heat loose ...

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How to upload firmware to reprap printer?
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There are mainly three reasons for that: Arduino studio settings should be: Board: Mega 2560 and Programmer: AVR ISP and valid COM port, please see below: Please close all slicer's instances (...

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TEVO Tarantula Z-Axis Lowering Too Far After Endstop Triggered
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The soldering in the Tevo components is very low quality as I replaced/resoldered most of the end-stops. As the gantry goes down - please ensure that the cable is not pulled over (no contact) and ...

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Lead screws - M8 instead of M5?
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as long as you match the parts that is ok. The m8 rod will give you more stiffness and will be harder to bend. As the result, you will have to calibrate the steps/mm settings in the firmware.

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Problems with Z step
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as per base of the pink printout it looks like the bed is far below the nozzle (level the bed) to check the Z steps/mm setting, the best way will be to home it, then from menu move Z by 50mm and check ...

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Anet A8 (Prusa i3) Power Supply Fuse
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The fuse rating is same as described on the board - so that shall be no issue with it. My main concern is why the fuse is down? Was there a short-circuit? As this is mains fuse - that suggest a big-...

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Finding a shredder for my failed prints
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there is a project called precious plastic and there is a plastic shredder, but it is a rather expensive solution. As I am waiting for parts for my Lyman extruder, my plan is to hammer the parts and ...

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FreeCAD to design moving parts
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freeCad has a draft rotate function in DRAFT workbench: Select an object; Press the Draft Rotate button, then; Click to set the rotating point and rotate. You will get used to that after a few ...

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Help with a Tool Change Script
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As far as I can recognize, the g-code file cannot be evaluated by printer firmware. It is expected that slicer software will be aware of tool head selection and process tool changes according to g-...

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How can I tell if an STL model will need supports?
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You could try to: Slice with slicer (Cura in my case) with support enabled. Search for text: TYPE:SUPPORT G0 F1800 X237.873 Y184.24 G0 X233.869 Y183.237 ;TYPE:SUPPORT G1 F1500 E562.81355 G1 F900 ...

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DQ542MA Blown Fuse
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If the fuse blows - there is a reason for that, so changing it for a higher rating without understanding the source of the problem is: Asking for fire!!! Every stepper has its own internal ...

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Configuring BLTouch with Marlin firmware
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For security reasons, you cannot move Z until home position is applied to X, Y and Z. With the level sensor attached, we need to home X and Y, and then Z will be homed in the middle of the bed (as ...

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Why is my filament pressed together at the nozzle
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As per attached picture I can see that the issue source could be: the ptf tube is not inserted to the end of heat-break, or it is not straight-cut at the end - see this video for help the cooler on ...

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Printing .stl file using ObJetPro 3D Printer
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the best way is to install slicer on your pc and open the .stl file. Most slicers will tell you the size of an object and there is an option to rescale resize. Using Slic3r you will have object ...

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Anet A6 - First time assembled, won't turn on
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Welcome to 3d Printing! as this is a first day of the printer there could be a list of items... First thing first: disconnect all peripherals, so we can test mainboard. Before connecting PSU we can ...

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Weird Movement and not homing
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As far as I can see on the attached videos your homing movement is reversed. as per Marlin, the homing for X shall move towards the left side and for Y to the back of the printer. That could occur ...

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MK8 extruder showing 500+ °C on temperature sensor?
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A brand new thermistor shows about 95-105k ohm (depends on the multimeter quality), so it looks like that one is out of the range. To be sure that it is a thermistor, you could connect a 100k ...

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Adding a filament sensor
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With marlin firmware: source here: filiament sensor config //#define FILAMENT_RUNOUT_SENSOR #if ENABLED(FILAMENT_RUNOUT_SENSOR) #define FIL_RUNOUT_INVERTING false // set to true to invert the ...

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A4988 driver cooling specifications
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The answer to that question is not as simple as it looks as we don't see the hardware. Main issue is the current pointed by Himanshu, that generates most of the temperature in the silicon chip. I ...

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Weird stepper issue when setting up Marlin printer
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lower the moving speed of the Z-axis motor, search for homing feed rate in config.h as it looks like the given speed is to high.

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Adding a battery backup power supply
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This circuit is correct as it does the job (provides a charge and switch-over when needed). The only drawback could be that you need to ensure that the battery is sealed as during the charging ...

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Creality CR-10 Clogs and Underextrusion - Filament at fault?
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From attached pictures I can see that some of the printouts are not sticking enough to the bed (that can be a non-leveled bed). As you are printing directly on the glass ensure that the area is clean ...

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Does Cura have an algorithm for any infill percentage or does it just have specific patterns?
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From what I can see, the only way to change the pattern is the manual way. There is still an open gate to create a plugin that could select the pattern - but that is rather a complex solution - unless ...

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Heatbed with zones?
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As the etched version is very impressive (thanks 0scar for that), there are other possibilities to build zones on the bed: Using resistance wire; Using a etched bed with zones. The challenge with ...

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Anet A2 3D printer suddenly will not home X and Y
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Please check connections to the Y stepper first. You could replace cable from 'X' axis to test the connection. The noise from stepper mostly means a disconnected pin (broken connection), an obstacle ...

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How to heat up a Printrbot's hotend using an SD card
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Sure there is. As you use Cura, you can grab any G-code file (you already have) and use it to set hotend temperature (delete the actual printing part from the file) to get something like this: ;...

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First layer height problem after changing nozzle
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this is a common case in my TT.... Please check the y-carriage wheels - on the 2040 and 2020 profile. Mostly you shall find a little wobble on one of the ends, that introduces instability in leveling, ...

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Linking an Arduino Mega with RAMPS and an Arduino Uno with CNC Shield to control more stepper motors using Marlin firmware
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so points to that case: how are you going to sync master/slave? adding more steppers to master (even only for pushing control to slave) will limit speed in the whole system (this is mainly one of the ...

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Auger Paste extruder
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To be precise we shall have all physical parameters of extruded material to calculate extrusion parameters. In that case, my approach will be to use try and check approach, as that will give a ...

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