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Mankati Fullscale XT (25) [+]

» If you are facing filament feeding issue then here is the possible solution

Always clean your XT and make sure everything is tight and secure. You should develop some type of schedule to care for your XT depending … Continue reading

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» What are the temperature parameters for Nylon filament

Solution: Nozzle temperature should be in between 255 to 260 and bed temperature at 90 to 100

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» In Mankati fullscale XT the print head carriage moves in wrong position and disturbs the print object during printing

Cause for this type of problem may be the X/Y axis guide rails are not properly lubricated. Solution is that as a common maintenance and operations … Continue reading

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» How to put Kapton tape to the heat bed

1) Clean the Platform first. 2) Paste the first side on platform. 3) Then another side , also pierce the bubbles with help of small … Continue reading

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» Only one fan is working when Mankati Fullscale XT is in standy mode

This is not a printer breakdown. There is one normally working fan and other one is system controlled fan. In normal situation, right fan starts … Continue reading

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» The idle nozzle scratches the printing model while single color printing

This happens in 2 scenarios (1) Due to improper calibration and level adjustment. The height of the idle nozzle is too low so turn it … Continue reading

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» Nozzle heating failed

1. The heating tube connection is too loose. Please tighten the connection. 2. Heating tube / temperature controller / power tube damage. Please check if … Continue reading

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» MAXTEMP / MINTEMP Error

MAXTEMP / MINTEMP error occurs in the following scenarios 1. If the nozzle temperature is too high. Then please reduce the nozzle preset temperature 2. … Continue reading

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» Print head got stuck and cannot move

Print head gets stuck in one of the following scenarios 1. There is no lubricating oil on the axes. Please clean the axes and smear … Continue reading

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» Print head hits the framework

There are two reasons for print head hitting the framework (a) The limit switch is broken or connecting wires to limit switch get loose. Please … Continue reading

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» Filament feeder motor makes intermittent noise

There are multiple scenarios where filament feeder motor makes intermittent noise (a) The clamp of the feeding device is too tight. Then loosen the screw … Continue reading

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» Gap between build plate and nozzle is too big to be adjusted.

Adjust Z axis limit switch on the back of the printer, raise it a little bit, if the problem still persists after the adjustment, then … Continue reading

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» Build plate Z-axis movement is abnormal for Mankati

There are 3 reasons for the abnormal movement of the Z-axis (1) The top of the Z-axis screw is loose. Please reinforce the screw at … Continue reading

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» Filament doesn’t stick onto the build plate

There are multiple reasons for filament not sticking onto the build plate (a) The gap between nozzle and build plate is too big (b) The … Continue reading

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» Only small part of the filament sticks on the build plate

It is because of the gap between nozzle and build plate being too small causing the nozzle to be clogged. Calibrate the build plate once … Continue reading

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» There is no filament output from the nozzle

The filament isn’t fed properly into the nozzle or the filament  has not entered the end of the nozzle.

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» Printed object edge is lifted or the print cracked while printing with ABS filament

Please keep the build plate heated continuously, change the new kapton tape, slow down the printing speed of the first layer and use the enclosure … Continue reading

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» Model surface is too loose and has a crack

Model surface will be too loose in one of the following scenarios (a) The layer thickness is too big. So, reduce the layer thickness. (b) … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model has a flow line

3D printed model has a flow line if temperature is too high for the material being used. For PLA, if temperature is too high; the … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model surface is unsmooth

If the 3D printed model surface is unsmooth, reduce the retraction travel or reduce minimal extrusion before retracting.

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» Model is falling off easily

This happens if the Kapton tape loses stickiness or the model bottom is too small. In such cases, you can use hot melting glue gun … Continue reading

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» There is a joint dislocation between parts while dual color printing

Adjust the feature of the relative position coordinate in MankatiUM: “Machine-Machine settings-Extruder 2”

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» Support structures are very hard to remove

Turn the direction of the model properly in MankatiUM and reprint the model. Support density shouldn’t be set too high. Divide the model into smaller … Continue reading

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» 3D printer couldn’t print a small model

In case of printing a very small model, the extruder will always move in a small space, so the heat will be concentrated in the … Continue reading

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» Mankati Fullscale XT stops suddenly sometimes

The printer may stop due to following reasons (a) Gcode file saved incompletely (b) Any issue with the power outlet (c) USB connection cable has … Continue reading

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3D Filaments (13) [+]

» What are the temperature parameters for Nylon filament

Solution: Nozzle temperature should be in between 255 to 260 and bed temperature at 90 to 100

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» What are the temperature parameters for PMMA filament

PMMA  Poly(methyl methacrylate), PMMA is a clear plastic acrylic material that can be used as a replacement for glass. PMMA is commonly used in places … Continue reading

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» What are the different types of infill percentages?

Desktop 3D printers generally save time and material by making the interior region of the printed object not completely solid. The inside region of the … Continue reading

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» What are the properties of PLA filament?

PLA (short for polylactic acid) is a plastic made of renewable starches such as corn and sugarcane. It is biodegradable and does not emit a … Continue reading

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» What are the properties of ABS filament?

ABS (short for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a common thermoplastic (LEGO blocks are made of ABS) that is essentially pretroleum based. ABS is more prone … Continue reading

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» How to avoid warping

Warping happens when the extruded plastic cools and contracts. As the print cools down and shrinks slightly it starts to pull in on itself. Eventually … Continue reading

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» What is infill and how it is important to consider during 3D printing?

Infill is also known as “interior support” is the normally hidden interior of your printed 3D object. This is where the majority of the cost … Continue reading

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» What are the temperature parameters for various commonly used filaments

Below are the temperature settings for 3 commonly used filaments 1. PLA: Nozzle Temperature – 200 to 215 degrees centigrade, Bed Temperature – 45 degrees … Continue reading

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» What is the diameter of a FDM based 3D printer filament

There are two common diameters of 3D Printer plastic filament, 1.75mm and 3mm. Almost all FDM based 3D printers in the market are of one … Continue reading

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» Why do filaments need to be a particular diameter?

When printing using any type of FDM printer, it’s important to understand that the software controlling the printer calculates the extrusion volume based on the … Continue reading

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» Appropriate storage of 3D printing filaments for better quality prints

It is better to keep the filaments away from reach of sunlight to avoid from deterioration of colors. Remember to keep the filaments in a … Continue reading

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» What are the materials used to print 3D designs for a 3D printer?

Materials like ABS plastic, polycarbonate ,PLA (poly lactic acid) , Wooden filaments ,Nylon filaments can be used to print 3D objects. Apart from these materials … Continue reading

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» How to avoid filament deterioration issue

ABS can deteriorate by prolonged exposure to sunlight. If the ABS filament is NOT being used for a longer period of time then it is … Continue reading

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3D Printers (7) [+]

» What is meant by build volume of a 3D printer?

Build volume is one of the most important criteria for consideration while purchasing a 3D printer. Based on the size of the object that you … Continue reading

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» UP! Mini Extruder Troubleshooting Tutorial

Below is a tutorial to explain how to unclog the nozzle. This process works good for UP Plus 2 as well. Nozzle clogging is the … Continue reading

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» Which are the external factors that need to be considered before setting up 3D printer?

External factors like surrounding temperature play very critical role in 3D printing. AC or Coolers should not be used while printing else this may cause warping … Continue reading

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» What is the relationship between layer thickness, print speed and nozzle temperature

The various parameters of the 3D printer are set in such a way that there is enough time for filament heating, filament extrusion and thereafter … Continue reading

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» Can the 3D printed objects be machined or milled?

The 3D printed object is currently ABS or PLA, both of which is capable of being milled and machined much like a blank billet of these … Continue reading

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» What are the materials used to print 3D designs for a 3D printer?

Materials like ABS plastic, polycarbonate ,PLA (poly lactic acid) , Wooden filaments ,Nylon filaments can be used to print 3D objects. Apart from these materials … Continue reading

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3D Printing (23) [+]

» What are the different types of infill percentages?

Desktop 3D printers generally save time and material by making the interior region of the printed object not completely solid. The inside region of the … Continue reading

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» How to fix and repair your 3D files for 3D printing

MeshLab, Netfabb Basic, and Netfabb Cloud Service are free programs that help prepare your 3D files for successful uploads and 3D printing. To best understand … Continue reading

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» What is meant by build volume of a 3D printer?

Build volume is one of the most important criteria for consideration while purchasing a 3D printer. Based on the size of the object that you … Continue reading

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» What is meant by layer resolution in 3D printing?

Resolution typically refers to the Z minimal layer thickness and X-Y resolution that can be achieved by the 3D printer. Since all FDM 3D printers create … Continue reading

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» Which are the external factors that need to be considered before setting up 3D printer?

External factors like surrounding temperature play very critical role in 3D printing. AC or Coolers should not be used while printing else this may cause warping … Continue reading

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» What is 3D printing?

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid, tangible objects from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes wherein an … Continue reading

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» How old is 3D printing technology?

3D printing technology is nearly 30 years old. In 1981, Hideo Kodama published his account of a functional rapid prototyping system using photopolymers. Solid printed … Continue reading

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» Is 3D printing noisy?

3D printing is noisy but not extremely noisy. The kind of noise 3D printers make now is similar to the noise computers made in the … Continue reading

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» What is the difference between Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing

Rapid Prototyping is the technical term for this kind of additive manufacturing process and 3D printing is the colloquial term for the same so that … Continue reading

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» What is the relationship between layer thickness, print speed and nozzle temperature

The various parameters of the 3D printer are set in such a way that there is enough time for filament heating, filament extrusion and thereafter … Continue reading

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» There is a crack on the model (or) joint problem among the layers

There are 2 cases where such an issue happens (a) Build plate isn’t properly leveled. Please level the build plate properly (b) Material isn’t adhering … Continue reading

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» Can we really 3D print food?

In short, yes we can really 3D print food. Experiments with extruders for 3D printing food substance has increased dramatically over the last couple of … Continue reading

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» 3D printer nozzle is clogged

3D printer nozzle clogging is a common issue with 3D printers. 3D printer nozzle gets clogged due to various reasons 1. There is impurity in … Continue reading

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» Filament doesn’t stick onto the build plate

There are multiple reasons for filament not sticking onto the build plate (a) The gap between nozzle and build plate is too big (b) The … Continue reading

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» Only small part of the filament sticks on the build plate

It is because of the gap between nozzle and build plate being too small causing the nozzle to be clogged. Calibrate the build plate once … Continue reading

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» There is no filament output from the nozzle

The filament isn’t fed properly into the nozzle or the filament  has not entered the end of the nozzle.

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» Printed object edge is lifted or the print cracked while printing with ABS filament

Please keep the build plate heated continuously, change the new kapton tape, slow down the printing speed of the first layer and use the enclosure … Continue reading

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» Model surface is too loose and has a crack

Model surface will be too loose in one of the following scenarios (a) The layer thickness is too big. So, reduce the layer thickness. (b) … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model has a flow line

3D printed model has a flow line if temperature is too high for the material being used. For PLA, if temperature is too high; the … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model surface is unsmooth

If the 3D printed model surface is unsmooth, reduce the retraction travel or reduce minimal extrusion before retracting.

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» Model is falling off easily

This happens if the Kapton tape loses stickiness or the model bottom is too small. In such cases, you can use hot melting glue gun … Continue reading

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» There is a joint dislocation between parts while dual color printing

Adjust the feature of the relative position coordinate in MankatiUM: “Machine-Machine settings-Extruder 2”

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» 3D printer couldn’t print a small model

In case of printing a very small model, the extruder will always move in a small space, so the heat will be concentrated in the … Continue reading

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3D Designs (5) [+]

» What are the different types of infill percentages?

Desktop 3D printers generally save time and material by making the interior region of the printed object not completely solid. The inside region of the … Continue reading

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» What is meant by layer resolution in 3D printing?

Resolution typically refers to the Z minimal layer thickness and X-Y resolution that can be achieved by the 3D printer. Since all FDM 3D printers create … Continue reading

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» Which are the 3D modelling softwares that are suitable for 3D design?

There are many softwares that are readily available for 3D modelling some are commercial and some are for free, Below is the list of softwares … Continue reading

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» What are the materials used to print 3D designs for a 3D printer?

Materials like ABS plastic, polycarbonate ,PLA (poly lactic acid) , Wooden filaments ,Nylon filaments can be used to print 3D objects. Apart from these materials … Continue reading

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» Which are the sources from where we can get 3d designs directly for 3d printing?

There are some sources where you can download free STL files of 3D designs for 3D printing and some are paid designs, below are the … Continue reading

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3D Softwares (1) [+]

» How to fix and repair your 3D files for 3D printing

MeshLab, Netfabb Basic, and Netfabb Cloud Service are free programs that help prepare your 3D files for successful uploads and 3D printing. To best understand … Continue reading

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How-To's (3) [+]

» How to put Kapton tape to the heat bed

1) Clean the Platform first. 2) Paste the first side on platform. 3) Then another side , also pierce the bubbles with help of small … Continue reading

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» How to fix and repair your 3D files for 3D printing

MeshLab, Netfabb Basic, and Netfabb Cloud Service are free programs that help prepare your 3D files for successful uploads and 3D printing. To best understand … Continue reading

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» How to remove 3d printed object from the build plate?

Solution : You can use kapton tape and lay it on the build plate surface which further would help to remove object effectively with the … Continue reading

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UP Printers (10) [+]

» UP! Mini Extruder Troubleshooting Tutorial

Below is a tutorial to explain how to unclog the nozzle. This process works good for UP Plus 2 as well. Nozzle clogging is the … Continue reading

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» Filament is stuck in UP mini

Solution: If the filament is stuck in the UP mini or if it is broken inside the extruder First of all, remove the nozzle and … Continue reading

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» Only small part of the filament sticks on the build plate

It is because of the gap between nozzle and build plate being too small causing the nozzle to be clogged. Calibrate the build plate once … Continue reading

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» Printed object edge is lifted or the print cracked while printing with ABS filament

Please keep the build plate heated continuously, change the new kapton tape, slow down the printing speed of the first layer and use the enclosure … Continue reading

Read More.

» Model surface is too loose and has a crack

Model surface will be too loose in one of the following scenarios (a) The layer thickness is too big. So, reduce the layer thickness. (b) … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model has a flow line

3D printed model has a flow line if temperature is too high for the material being used. For PLA, if temperature is too high; the … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model surface is unsmooth

If the 3D printed model surface is unsmooth, reduce the retraction travel or reduce minimal extrusion before retracting.

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» Model is falling off easily

This happens if the Kapton tape loses stickiness or the model bottom is too small. In such cases, you can use hot melting glue gun … Continue reading

Read More.

» There is a joint dislocation between parts while dual color printing

Adjust the feature of the relative position coordinate in MankatiUM: “Machine-Machine settings-Extruder 2”

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» 3D printer couldn’t print a small model

In case of printing a very small model, the extruder will always move in a small space, so the heat will be concentrated in the … Continue reading

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Ultimaker (15) [+]

» Plastic part above the hot end had a small crack in Ultimaker 2

These cracks can occur when thumb screws of the print head are too tightly screwed in. If the crack has already happened, order a new … Continue reading

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» Ultimaker 2 display only shows: ERROR – STOPPED, Temp Sensor Cause

This happens when some problem with temperature measurement has been detected. The printer has been switched off for safety reasons. When you see such error, … Continue reading

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» Material flow stops and material is ground down by the feeder

This occurs due to multiple causes. (a) Nozzle could be blocked or partially blocked Solution: Not enough material is released from nozzle (b) Too much … Continue reading

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» Not enough material is released from the nozzle

This occurs due to multiple reasons. Material feeder on the back of the Ultimaker 2 is ticking while printing. Nozzle is blocked or partially blocked … Continue reading

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» Material feeder ticks when loading new material

Material has reached the nozzle and exiting the nozzle, the feeder cannot keep up with the flow Solution: While loading the new material, it is … Continue reading

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» Print is stuck on the build plate

Object is stuck on the build plate, even after soaking in water. PLA or ABS has bonded with the glass. Solution: Use a spatula or … Continue reading

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» Print detaches during printing or print doesn’t stick at all

Cause: Build plate is not properly leveled Solution: Level the build plate properly. There are instructions to level the build plate. Cause: Material is not … Continue reading

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» Only small part of the filament sticks on the build plate

It is because of the gap between nozzle and build plate being too small causing the nozzle to be clogged. Calibrate the build plate once … Continue reading

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» Printed object edge is lifted or the print cracked while printing with ABS filament

Please keep the build plate heated continuously, change the new kapton tape, slow down the printing speed of the first layer and use the enclosure … Continue reading

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» Model surface is too loose and has a crack

Model surface will be too loose in one of the following scenarios (a) The layer thickness is too big. So, reduce the layer thickness. (b) … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model has a flow line

3D printed model has a flow line if temperature is too high for the material being used. For PLA, if temperature is too high; the … Continue reading

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» 3D printed model surface is unsmooth

If the 3D printed model surface is unsmooth, reduce the retraction travel or reduce minimal extrusion before retracting.

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» Model is falling off easily

This happens if the Kapton tape loses stickiness or the model bottom is too small. In such cases, you can use hot melting glue gun … Continue reading

Read More.

» There is a joint dislocation between parts while dual color printing

Adjust the feature of the relative position coordinate in MankatiUM: “Machine-Machine settings-Extruder 2”

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» 3D printer couldn’t print a small model

In case of printing a very small model, the extruder will always move in a small space, so the heat will be concentrated in the … Continue reading

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RepRap (2) [+]

» What is RepRap?

RepRap project is about making self-replicating machines, and making them easily available for the benefit of everyone.A 3D printer put together from whatever parts you … Continue reading

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» Which are the different RepRap 3D printers?

Prusa Mendel – This Prusa mendel is the design that most people are building now this one is the most current and up to date … Continue reading

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3D Scanning (1) [+]

» What all objects can I scan?

Generally all opaque and visible matte surfaces that remain static for few seconds can be scanned easily without any problem. Most scanners do 360° scans by combining … Continue reading

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