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Extruders - from Filament Load, Flow Rate, to Extrusion

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3D Printers: Troubleshooting and Support

Oily rag solves filament load / flow rate problems - best tip ever!

Is your 3D Printer extruding thinly or blocking mid print. Oiling your filament can solve this.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Changing Ceramic Tape (Any 3D Printer with a heater block - ie almost all of them)

Ceramic tape insulates a 3D Printers heater block and stops heat traveling up to the filament loader and melting the filament too early, and traveling down to melt your print and cause droop. This article explains more and how to change it

Friday, 11 November 2016

USB time out and mid print stopping

Does your 3D Printer keep locking up mid print? are you printing using a USB or WIFI connection? It could be that your computer is timing out the connection. Read this article to fix it

Friday, 5 August 2016

Under Extrusion (Makerbot)

Cleaning The Drive Gear (MakerBot Replicator 2, 2X ; creator Pro, Makerbot Cloines like CTC)

Preventing filament jams in the Smart Extruder (Makerbot 5th Gen)

MakerBot 5th Gen Filament Jam errors on 1st layer (Manually adjusting the z axis offset)

If your filament isn’t sticking to your build plate, the Smart Extruder is probably printing a little too far from the build plate. In Makerbot 5th Gen machines you need to adjust the z offset

MakerBot Replicator 2 : Knocking Noise from Extruder Stepper Motor

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Makerbot Smart Extruder Plus

About the new upgraded version of the original Smart Extruder

Monday, 15 September 2014

Thermocoupler Upgrade & Replacement

About the difference between Bilby 3D and gen Makerbot cable

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Cleaning filament jams (FlashForge printers)

Instructions for identifying and removing filament jams from extruders

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Changing the thermocouple on FlashForge Printers

Instructions for changing the thermocouple for Dreamer, Finder or Guider printers

Thursday, 9 June 2016

FlashForge Dreamer: Extruder Assembly Wobbles

Ensuring FlashForge Dreamer extruder assembly is correctly screwed to mount

Monday, 27 June 2016

Unloading filament for FlashForge printers

Firmware update alters unload function

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Z-Height Nozzle Alignment for Twin Extruder Printers

General instructions to align both nozzles z-height

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Makerbot Replicator: Twin Extruder Calibrating/Aligning Nozzles (X and Y directions)

Aligning the nozzles in X and Y axis, for the Replicator 1 (Ply wood) twin and the 2X

Friday, 13 October 2017

Loading filament for the first time on a Raise3D printer

Instructions on loading your Raise3D printer with Filament

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Printing/extrusion stops after a few layers

The first few layers and possible into the print are fine then printing stops

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