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by 3D-ME

RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. It is an open-source project that focuses on the creation and development of 3D printers that can print (some of) their own parts.

More information can be found at the wiki: http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

This group is a place to discuss and share files related to, but not limited to; printer designs, modifications/upgrades, calibration, etc.

Join to share your own RepRap related designs with this group!

A Call to ALL community members....We Need Forum Features!

by aalexa5588

Dear RepRap Community Members,

I am issuing a call to help make this site and its tools more efficient and easier for all. After a recent post in another group complaining about repetitive questioning (that wasn't taken well by that community of users), it seems this site's forum needs features to help search, sort, and pin topics for ease of use (though i see there's a pinned topic in this group, which means it is doable). I am sure there are many users who have become frustrated with repetitive posts asking the same or similar questions. I've put in a ticket to Thingiverse suggesting implementation of these tools into the site. I am unsure my voice alone can bring about change. This is where I look to others to help strengthen that voice so that it will be heard easier. If you could take 5 minutes, to write a ticket asking for these functions, our voice will grow stronger. And lets not limit this just to this Group, but all groups! So if you're part of any other group here on Thingiverse, stir up some conversation and let's band together to help ALL.

Let's let Thingiverse know our thoughts!

-Go here: https://www.thingiverse.com/support
-In the drop down, select "other"
-Fill out your info
-In the subject line put " Request for Forum Features "
-Let Thingiverse know you'd find a search function, pinned topics, etc useful!

Problem with layers

by Hesus

Hi. I have a big issue with layer gaps/separation like on picture.What should i do or change? I'm using repetier host with prusa slic3r on my own reprap printer.

Grinding sound on Z axis

by ejalal

Hi guys

I'm building a new printer and I'm trying to configure Marlin, but I'm having a grinding sound on the Z axis.

I'm pretty sure the Z axis motor and stepper driver are fine, I plugged the motor and stepper motor of the Z axis on the X axis slot on the board and everything works fine, no more grinding sound.

Here are my Marlin settings

define DEFAULT_AXIS_STEPS_PER_UNIT { 80, 80, 400, 97.95 }
define DEFAULT_MAX_FEEDRATE { 500, 500, 12, 120 }
define DEFAULT_MAX_ACCELERATION { 9000,9000,500,10000 }
define DEFAULT_ACCELERATION 1500 // X, Y, Z and E acceleration for printing moves
define DEFAULT_RETRACT_ACCELERATION 1500 // E acceleration for retracts
define DEFAULT_TRAVEL_ACCELERATION 1500 // X, Y, Z acceleration for travel (non printing) moves

I tried to copy the X axis values in the Z axis field, but it dosn't help at all.

Did I miss something ?

Endstops Issues

by brazik


I've got problem with my homemade printer. There is an issue with endstops which are triggered when they don't suppose to be. I tried to take only one cable and connect each endstop separetely after doing this i recognized that X endstop works great but Y and Z endstops are always triggered. Sometimes when cable was connected to Z axis endstop and pressed, M119 return Y as open... Than I used only one endstop and connect it to all X Y Z slots on ramp and there was the same problem when X endstop worked perfectly so I think there is problem with ramps or mega bard... Also when printer is homing Y axis only bump but doesnt stay on pressed endstop and its few centometers away... Once when printer was printing the voltage stabilizer on mega burned I dont if there is any connection with this endstops issue... Also I changed on ramps mosfet for hotbed, but i dont think that there is any connection...

Thank u for any help I am quite new in this porblematics :)