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The Creality Ender 3

by TekMason

Ender-3 V-slot Prusa I3 New fashion 3D Printer Kit
$200 USD est
On 2018-04-14 Creality Sales says that it will ship at the end of April.

Printing Technology: FDM
Printing Size: 220 x 220 x 250mm
Filament: 1.75mm PLA, TPU, ABS
Layer Thickness: 0.1 - 0.4mm
Precision: +/-0.1mm
Max Nozzle Temp: 255C
Max Build Plate Temp: 110C

Link to Preorder at Bangood
Creality 3D Ender-3 V-slot Prusa I3 DIY 3D Printer Kit 220x220x250mm Printing Size With MK10 Extruder 1.75mm 0.4mm Nozzle

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Random line is being printed on the left side of the bed

by JDog253

I've been using my Ender Pro 3 for a little over a month, and the journey has not been without it's speedbumps. My first Cura profile was a copy of the one posted by Flying Junkies (see youtube link below). A few minor tweaks along the way, and the profile worked beautifully for my needs and my projects were coming out smoothly, to include a wonderful benchy. About a week ago I had computer issues that corrupted my Cura profile and I had to start over, so I went back to that original video and copied the settings back over.
I quickly noticed that something was different, even wrong. Simple prints were showing 12+ hours after slicing and significant tweaking was required to bring down the print time to a reasonable level, but still much longer print times than what I was dealing with before. That's more of an inconvenience than anything. What concerns me, is how every print now starts and I have no idea why.
At the start of every print, the machine lays down a single line (see photos) along the left side of the print bed, then doubles back and tries to lay the line a second time. This second pass on the same layer causes the extruder to skip and I'm worried this will damage the motor or cause feed issues down the line because it sounds like the feed gear thingy is just eating away at the PLA before it even goes into the bowden tube.
A long winded post, I know, but I'd rather give too much info than too little. Any assistance would be appreciated, as I'm feeling a little out of my depth here.

(youtube link to my current Cura settings)

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X-Axis Gantry sagging

by VoltexRB

So I have the common problem that my whole X-Axis Gantry is lower of the right side than it is on the left. I tried tightening the screws on the left side but that didnt help at all. Any other solutions?

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Difference between Ender 3 and Ender 3x

by SuperNova0605

What's the difference between the Ender 3 and Ender 3x... I am trying to decide what to get... is the x worth the money?

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Extruder Motor Won't Run

by CianJoyce

Hello. I've owned this Ender 3 since last year and when recently disassembling the extruder had a problem arise where the extruder motor does not want to turn at all. No matter whether I put on a print or prepare move axis it doesn't budge. Swapped extruder wires with z axis- extruder stepper moved but z did not. That to me rules out the wire. So I thought " must have blown the stepper driver or something I'll just get a new board". New board same old problems. It doesn't make any sense to me at all. I've tried swapping out the motors, the wires, the motherboard and prepared move axis tried to run gcode nothing can get the stepper motor rotating. I'm at my wits end I need this printer for college work.

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