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MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
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Strange Artifacts on print surface

by rebel2234

Anybody have any idea what the problem is with this surface finish. Predator is stock aside from TL smoothers installed.

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All metal hot end heat break (throat)?

by brba

Does anyone have suggestion what I could buy to replace the hot end heat break / throat from a PTFE through to an all-metal? I swapped this $2 piece on my Ender 3 to make it an all-metal hot end, but I can't really find anything fitting for the Predator. I would not bother to replace the whole shebang.

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Bed Levelling Problem

by Milano96

Hello,

yesterday i got my Predator. I have assembled it and level the bed with the automatic levelling module.
Now i have the prblem, that the distance to the bed is not the same on the whole Plate. It is Always on the left higher and on the right the nozzle scratches the plate.
No matter which model i want to print, and no matter how big it is. The Printer is always on the left edge of the model to high and on the right edge it scratches the Surface. (See the Picture). and the difference between left and Right becomes bigger and bigger
No my first thought is to localize if the Problem is an mechanical or a Software Problem what do you think guys?

Thank you for your help

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Invalid coordinates

by AlexAlex7

Hello everyone,

I set up my Predator a few days ago and I have noticed that for some of my prints, the predator can get stuck into an invalid position whereby one of the pulley mounts gets lower than the extruder. The entire carriage gets stuck into a weird position and one of the steppers just grinds loudly until I turn off the print or the 3D printer. Overall, I think there's a problem with the slicer.
My question is: what are the chances of damaging the unit in such circumstances and which parts are more prone to break? I'm not sure if the grinding noise is due to the stepper motor missing steps or because the belt jumps steps. If it's the case of the latter, then I might think of getting some spare belts just in case.
It's also quite strange that the firmware doesn't check if the gcode positions are valid coordinate points.

Thank you very much and I look forward to your thoughts on this.

Kind Regards

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