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3D Printer Calibration Process

Every time I switch out to a different roll of plastic, I have to spend a lot of time adjusting things to get proper extrusion again. The list of things that can be adjusted is fairly extensive, I am going

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3D Printing : Unclogging The Hot End

In my last post on 3D printing, I mentioned that the hot end of my 3D printer was clogged up with some red PLA. I got some ideas from asking around on handling this, and I ended up trying the

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Solutions From Seattle Maker Faire

There is PLA plastic clogging my extruder. Luckily, Maker Faire was this weekend in Seattle, so I brought my hot end and asked for help. This is what the piece looks like, complete with red plastic stuck in the top

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PLA? No Way!

Today’s blog topic is back to 3D printing. I am still mulling over what my next Unity post topic will be. So my 3D printer has been acting up for the last few weeks. The problem I was experiencing before

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Failing Print Video

I managed to get a video of a print failing on my 3D printer. I marked the plastic so you could see that it was not extruding. The first layer printed no problem, the second layer maybe it 5-10 times

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Targeting Stable Print Output

So far, most of the posts on this blog since I got my 3D printer have had a theme: Getting stable, consistent output, with the issue mainly caused by the plastic getting caught and not extruding smoothly. After I finished

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Swing Arm Sorrow and Tight Fits

First up for today’s post are yesterday’s prints: http://i.imgur.com/9pljC5I.jpg I haven’t done any prints today, as I needed to take care of some other things. A core feature of any plastic based 3D printer is the feed mechanism, the part

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