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How to Lubricate the Z Axis Lead Screw on 3D Printers

It’s easy to forget sometimes that 3D Printers are mechanical, and like any machine, they need routine maintenance for best results. Left unchecked, wear and tear can affect the print quality, long before we start to hear grinding bearings or a squeaking lead screw. That doesn’t mean just tightening the belts or cleaning the v-wheels… Continue reading How to Lubricate the Z Axis Lead Screw on 3D Printers

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How To Calibrate the Extruder Steps (Ender-3 / Ender-5 / CR-10)

After I setup the new Creality Ender-5, it was under extruding by a rather significant amount… 12% to be exact. This came as no surprise, my Ender-3 and CR-10 had both arrived with similar problems in the past, badly in need of a proper calibration to the Extruder Steps. When our 3D prints are less… Continue reading How To Calibrate the Extruder Steps (Ender-3 / Ender-5 / CR-10)

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How to Install the LED Light Bar Kit (Ender-3)

Traditional LED strips have often been the go to method for lighting 3D Printers. They are cheap and efficient, but also require some minor electrical and soldering skills. Hobbyists and DIYers will have no trouble with it, but the average person may skip such a project given the work involved. The LED Light Bar Kit… Continue reading How to Install the LED Light Bar Kit (Ender-3)

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Guide: How to Install a Silicone Heater Build Plate

Printed circuit boards (PCB) have long since been the gold standard for heated beds. The main advantage of a PCB heating source is the thermal distribution, keeping the temperature spread evenly across the entire surface. While these work great for small volume 3D Printers, larger sizes can take an excessive amount of time to reach… Continue reading Guide: How to Install a Silicone Heater Build Plate