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Duplicator I3 PLUS 3D Printer

Name Duplicator I3 PLUS 3D Printer
Owner Makers' Alliance
Location 3D Printing
Training needed Yes
Hackable No
Model PowerSpec WanHao Duplicator I3 PLUS
Arrival Date UNKNOWN
Working No
Contact Sam Harmon

Current Status: Broken. Needs major refurb:

  • Leveling issues
  • alignment issues
  • Adhesion issues
  • X-axis has a weird “lump” sometimes causing prints any larger then a 20mm calibration cube to be offset per-layer.
  • Y-axis limit switch was somehow damaged?

Current workhorse printer at the space.

Print area: 200x200x200 mm (approx)

The easiest way to use this is to generate your Gcode elsewhere (using Cura or other slicing software), copy the files to an SD card, and print via the printer's front panel.

Filament-wise, we've used PLA approximately 99% of the time on this one. We have done a little PETG, but never ABS or more exotic filaments

See the Monoprice MP Select Mini article for operation information- they're similar.


  • The hotend was upgraded to a Micro-Swiss all-metal hotend. The nozzle is “plated brass”, so extended amounts of glow in the dark filament may not be the best idea until we get an all-stainless or something else.
  • The extruder cooling fan has been replaced several times (note: it's a 24 V fan)

Slicer configuration:

  • For the most part, Cura's defaults are fine- set the size to 200x200x200 (or use their canned Prusa i3 profile)

*Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm (this is actually the default, but noting it for now in case it changes in the future) *Enable Retraction

  • Retraction distance: .6mm (this is important with the all-metal hotend)

* Bed Temperature: 45

duplicator_i3_plus_3d_printer.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/26 15:10 by sdh7

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