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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.


Jhead Improved Hotend

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This is a imporved version of proven Open Source Hotend JHead Features 100% Compatible with Jhead Hotends Select nozzles of your choice 0.3, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 or make your own Improved thermistor mounting, for easy and error free Works with Direct drive and Bowden Extruders Redesigned with for easy manufacturing in mind for economical production Default: 1.75mm filaments, Use 3mm filaments with minimum modification Works perfectly with PLA and ABS, PLA:180-190C, ABS:200-220C, MAX:230 C Dimension and Specification Jhead Hotend Nozzle


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.


Cleaning blocked extruder nozzle in 3D printers

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Many of you don’t like the nozzle clogs and blocks, We too. Even the smallest contamination can block the 0.4mm nozzle, You can use a 0.4mm or smaller drill bits to clean up the aperture while the hotend is hot. But sometime (many time) the contamination would come back and block the nozzle. That’s very bad especially when your are in the mid of big prints. Nozzle block or clogs can identified via below symptoms, - filament are not extruding uniformly - extrude very thin filament than usual - Or the filament is not at all coming out from nozzle.


aSensar Extruder v2

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aSensar Extruder v2 designed for affordablity and performance Features Compatible with RepRap Prusa i3 based 3D Printer Compatible with JHead, E3D, RRI Hoted Made of Aluminum, Excellent heat dissipation Perfect fits on NEMA 17 Stepper Motor Use filament 1.75mm/3mm Desing and Drawings aSensar Direct Drive Extruder V2 - Arm aSensar Direct Drive Extruder V2 - Body


Which Filament is best for 3D Printer 3mm or 1.75 mm

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Before we see which filament is best for 3D Printer in this article, lets find why filament came in. In early times the inventors (RepRap community and others) used the filament of different size, some even used direct extruded materials to be feed to the 3d printers, but they were not portable, soon every one started and settled with the wire like filament, which can be easily rolled in a coil spool, transported, portable etc.


aSensar Extruder v1

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aSensar Extruder v1 designed for affordablity and performance Features Desinged for RepRap WoodMAXi3 3D Printer Compatible with JHead, E3D, RRI Hoted Made of Aluminum, Excellent heat dissipation Perfect fit for NEMA 17 Stepper Motor](/p> Use filament 1.75mm/3mm Desing and Drawings aSensar Direct Drive Extruder V1 Assembled aSensar Direct Drive Extruder V1 Arm aSensar Direct Drive Extruder V1 Block