Category: 3dpriting

Drifting of print in 3D printers and RepRaps

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Here are the some of the most common reasaon why 3D Prints are drifting MOTOR BELT OR PULLEY: First thing you need to check is motor pulley. it may be slipping from time to time. You could mark your motor axis and your pulley so it’s easier to identify a slipping pulley. LOSE BELT: Make sure the belt is not too lose, so it slips. ENDSTOPS/LIMIT SWITCH FAULTY: Does the limit switchs are hit during print.


List of DIY Open Source 3D Scanner Project

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Here is the list of the most popular open source DIY 3D Scanner project, choosing any one of this project you will be able to build a complete functional 3D Scanner at your own. Ciclop Ciclop is a Open Source DIY 3D scanner kit. This project has been developed under the RepRap community philosophy: machines that can be made using 3D printers. For this reason, most of the pieces included in the structure are 3D-printable and many of the vitamins are shared with other open designs such as the Prusa i3 Hephestos2.


ABS 3D Printing Adhesion tips and tricks

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If you are trying to 3D print ABS, you may be face problem of 3d print adhesion to the print bed, ABS wont stick easily like PLA filament, In this article we will list solution to the ABS printing problem from different source. This tips are not just for ABS, it should apply to any high temperature filaments. 3D Printer Calibration Level the print bed : Need not to say thing, even for PLA you need to keep the print-bed levelled for good adhesion.


Heatbed Troubleshooting Guide for RepRap and 3DPrinter

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We will checkout the most common problems and solutions arising during usage of MK2A, MK2B and MK3 heatbed for 3D Printer and RepRap. In our experience 80% of the time software configuration will be the root cause. Even new replacement will behave in same way. We will walk you through most common problems with heatbeds and troubleshooting technicians are listed here, by following this you will be able to uncover the issue easily.


Troubleshooting PLA Jamming in All Metal Hotend

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PLA Jamming happens in any all metal hotend, even with E3D, Prusa Nozzle, Printrbot Metal Hotend, etc,. PLA jamming in all metal hot end is common issue, but this does not happen with PEEK based JHead Hotends. Metal Hotend can print High temperatures filaments without any problem, this includes high temperature filaments like ABS, Nylon, Ninja Flex, etc., Here we try to list down the most command reason for jamming and solutions for the same.


3D Printer Extruder Troubleshooting Guide

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In this guide we will list down the most commonly known issue with extruder and their solutions. Extruder Skipping Steps Extruder starts skipping steps or tick tick sound comes from extruder, then try one of this to solve the issue. Check #1: If this issue occurs only in the first layer few layers? Solution: Hotend Nozzle very close to the print bed, offset 0.1 mm or more Check #2: Check the hotend temperature


Top Reasons Filament Jams During 3D Printing

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There are many reason for the filament jam to occur, the effect of filament jam during large print is the worst. In this article let us examine the most common reason for the filament jam and their solution. Active Cooling Solution: All Metal hotends will need active cooling system, like mini Fan or. Without active cooling the heat at the nozzle creeps up to and filament is starting to soften prior to getting to the hotend chamber.


How to dehydrate PLA Filament

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After 6 or more months, PLA Filaments become brittle and break easy. This make the filament not suitable for use. In our observation we found it happens irrespective of your region/climate or manufacture. Only the time may wary based on atmospheric parameters of the place where the filaments are stored. The main reason for brittleness of filament is due to moisture absorption. ABS, PLA, and other common filament materials are mildly hygroscopic, so they will readily absorb moisture from the air.


How To Store PLA Filament

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PLA filament is a bio-plastic, it is susceptible to moisture. As the filament starts attracting moisture, That moisture can attract dirt and dust and spool it right into your print head The filament can expand and jam the head It can become brittle and broken like glass So it is best idea keep the PLA filament as airtight as possible. Thingiverse user and 3D printing enthusiast, Stephen Hall responded to this storage challenge by creating an airtight filament deliver system which is little more than a plastic storage bin (he used the Lock & Lock Handy Rectangular 12ltr container from Amazon), some 5mm push fit connectors, and some 3D printed holders he designed for the connectors.


How to reduce 3D printing time and material

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Unlike 2D printing 3D Printing is a time consuming. A slicer can be configured in such a way that it will fill less in each layer, thus speeding up the print and using less filament. In this article we will see how to speed up thing when using Slic3r for slicing. Fill density Fill density under Infill is the one which controls the layers density. Value Range: This value range for Fill density is 0.