Currently, the vast majority of 3D printer manufacturers offer us the filament detection function (or lack of it, to be more precise) as something common. This means that when our spool of filament runs out, Marlin automatically stops the current job and offers us the ability to insert another spool without losing our current impression. And although most printers already ...

About a month ago we published an interesting article about The 10 most interesting Octoprint plugins (and how to install them). Among all the plugins that we mentioned in this article, there was one quite interesting that allowed us to visualize a 3D mesh of our printing surface. Its name was Bed Level Visualizer and it was certainly illustrative when ...

Recently a colleague sent me a BLTouch / 3DTouch sensor from the Geeetech brand. I usually use optical infrared sensors for my printers, but I wanted to try the BLTouch sensors since none had fallen yet by my hands. So I got down to work for Configure BLTouch with BabyStepping in the last Marlin available today and satiate my curiosity. ...

Introduction to WarpingWhy does Warping appear?Differences between ABS Warping and PLA WarpingAvoiding Warping (8 practical tips)Leveling the build platformSelf-leveling sensorsImproving adhesion (3DLac, Kapton, Tape, etc.)3DLacWolfbitePEI sheetsKapton tapeMasking tapeGlue stickDiluted ABS solutionPreparation of the pieces (Brim, Skirt y Raft)BRIM functionSKIRT functionRAFT functionFirst layer print and infillTemperature of your printing surfaceIncreasing the recommended temperatureEnclosure of your printerCleaning the printing surface Introduction to ...

Hollow 3D objects with ChiTuBox Hollowing 3D objects with ChiTuBox is a very easy and fast process. Today, there are other programs such as Meshmixer or PreForm that can help you with this task. But as we have commented in other articles about ChiTuBox, using a software for slicer and another for “retouching” is not a productive way to work. ...