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Solved File Bad?

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  1. aznhlfan

    aznhlfan Active Member

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    I printed an STL file of mine lastnight, and it printed perfectly. Then I downloaded a file from thingverse right after and it printed about a quarter of it then started printing in the air. Is this a bad file, all I need to do is run it through netfabb, or is the file to corrupt?

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    Certainly verify it with Netfabb or Simplify, whatever validation tools you have.
     
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    Could it be that just the file is bad, or is it my printer? On another note, when I was printing out my own file (which printed fine), the stepper motor was making a grinding type noise, then stopped halfway through the print. Is the stepper going out?

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    Not sure what you mean by that grinding noise. If the printer makes grinding noises it is usually the belt skipping because something is preventing a axis from moving... If the stepper was making that noise then it is probably going out.
     
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    I am pretty sure it was the stepper, but I will check the belts. It still printed just fine. The deal with the other problem, I will run the file through netfabb when I get home from work tonight.

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    try running a test print, if its printing in the air then you have a clogged nozzle, and my stepper motor squeaks when it retracts it could be your stepper just retracting.
     

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