3D Printing Tips and TricksFor Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation
If the printer stops your job before printing because of a homing error, reprint the job. If it continues to say homing error, or if it says homing error and stops your job midprint email firstname.lastname@example.org
Filament Not Extruding:
If the filament does not extrude, try unloading filament and reloading. Allow the printer to rewind the filament entirely before pulling filament out. If filament does not pull out ask for help or contact email@example.com
During a scan, the MakerBot Digitizer shines laser beams on your object. The camera captures images of the laser lines and MakerWare for Digitizer translates those images into a point cloud. Objects that are either too reflective or not reflective enough will result in images that are difficult for the software to interpret. That is why it can be difficult to produce a high-quality scan of an object that is shiny, fuzzy, or very dark.
To scan objects that fit this description, try one or more of the following: