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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Issues in 3D Printing

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Leveling the build platform
  • Taking proper care of the build platform surface
  • Troubleshooting issues with the heat bed
  • Troubleshooting issues with the extruder
  • Troubleshooting issues with the hot end
  • Troubleshooting issues with the x, y, and z axes
  • Troubleshooting issues with the motor system

Introduction

If you have experience with 3D printing using a RepRap printer, it will come as no surprise that occasionally, something will go wrong. You may find that it's not the result of a poor slicer profile or a poorly modeled object but a failure of the mechanical function of your printer. You might observe some strange behavior that quite possibly degrades ...

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