Glossary

3D Printer Anatomy: 50 parts in 5 minutes (Basics)

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These are the terms and parts you’ll need to know!

Extruder

Extruder
Extruder

Bowden Tube

Bowden Tube
Bowden Tube

Linear Bearings

Linear Bearing
Linear Bearing

Linear Rails

Linear Rails
Linear Rails

Main Board/Controller Board

Controller Board
Controller Board

MCU

Stepper Drivers

Trinamic TMC2130 on the Watterott SilentStepStick
Trinamic TMC2130 on the Watterott SilentStepStick

Mosfets

mosfets
mosfets

Inputs

 

LCD Controller

LCD Controller
LCD Controller

GCode

GCode
GCode

STL

Slicer

Host Software

Host Software
Host Software

Bridges

Bridges
Bridges

Support

 

Solvable Support

Solvable Support
Solvable Support

Common Problems

Warping

Warping
Warping

Curling

Curling
Curling

Ringing

 

Over- or Under-Extrusion

Over Extrusion
Over Extrusion
Under Extrusion
Under Extrusion

Products shown in this video:

Original Prusa i3 MK3 by Josef Prusa
Ultimaker 3
Mini Fabrikator v2 (v1 is discontinued)
BCN3D Sigma R17