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Uneven layers - Anycubic Kobra 1

I have this case uneven defect on print when using Anycubic Kobra, it occurs from the first layer. I use 0.6 nozzle and all the default features. Here're the actions that I already tried: Built-in ...
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Marlin 2.1.2.2 Ender 3 Pro CR touch does not work properly

I do have an Ender-3-Pro with the Sprite Extruder Pro on it. Also, I swapped out the controller board for a BigTreeTech SKR 1.4 Turbo, which works perfectly for me. I am using the CR Touch to level ...
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What's the accuracy and reliability difference between BLTouch, CRTouch and 3D touch?

What are the differences between the bed leveling probes BLTouch, CRTouch and 3DTouch in terms of reliability and accuracy? Is there some kind of benchmark available? Also, how often should the ...
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How can microswitch-based automatic bed leveling probes be possibly reliable and accurate?

I just discovered automatic bed leveling (ABL) probes that only use a microswitch. For example, the FreeABL as shown below: Source: Thingiverse.com Or, the magnet mounted KlackEnder as shown below: ...
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How can a force sensor automatically determine the Z-offset?

The Creality Ender 3 V3 SE, apart from auto bed leveling (ABL), also has a way to calculate the Z-offset automatically. A feature I didn't hear about before. According to a Maker's Muse video, it's ...
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Anet A8 Auto Bed Levelling - Auto home not centring with new Marlin 1.1.9 config

Recently added a probe to my Anet A8 for auto bed levelling, calculations have been added based on position of probe to hotend as required. I'm using Marlin 1.1.9. When I go into 'Prepare' in the ...
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How does Adaptive Mesh Leveling (AML) actually work?

I recently started using the new mriscoc firmware for my Creality Ender 3 V2 and it is truly performing above expectations. Even considering that Jyers UI was already a step up from the original ...
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Ender 3v2 nozzle plunging into bed after finishing mesh (only changed springs)

Yesterday I was printing just fine. Today I put the new springs that I bought from Amazon. Swapped them out, went to level things and my Z-offset was of course way off. I have the ...
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First layer disaster: auto-leveling the bed. Need guidance

I have been printing on and off for years. Generally, I have had no issues until recently. Upon thinking back I don't think I used the Z-offset at any point and only manually leveled my Ender 3 S1 Pro....
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Why is the Z probe offset easily adjustable in the printer UI, but not the X/Y probe offset?

I should mention that this is my experience with Marlin. I can adjust the Z offset all I want in the UI, but not the X/Y offset. If you reinstall the probe, I've heard you may need to adjust the Z ...
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Ender 3 S1 Pro Probe Failed when auto-levelling even after manual level

When I first bought the Ender 3 S1 Pro, everything worked fine, but at some point, the auto-leveling stopped working. I used to manually level it every dozen or so prints (sheet of paper method) just ...
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Absolute Z values not 0 at print surface after auto homing with CR-Touch

I recently installed the CR-Touch onto my CR10-V3 printer. I updated my firmware to Marlin 2.1.2M and set my probe offsets and selected level bed which checked 81 points on the print bed and it said ...
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Anycubic Vyper autoleveling not starting

Strange problem: I start atoleveling process and see this message: I touch nozzle and red lamp is on But nothing happens. Since one or two minutes I get message How to solve this issue? Anycubic ...
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CR-10S Pro direct drive upgrade

I am looking at getting a direct drive upgrade kit for my Creality CR-10s Pro printer (e.g. on Amazon there is one with brand name Yeebyee). My question is about whether these kits support the ...
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Is Marlin 2.0 actually needed for Automatic Bed Leveling using FreeABL?

I need Automatic Bed Leveling (ABL). I have seen this: FreeABL - the ultra cheap (free) ABL for Ender 3. However, after reading the description, I found out that I need to flash the firmware. I had a ...
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Levelling Data Exception on Ender 3 V2 Neo

I was having problems where the nozzle was shaking on my Ender 3 V2 neo, so I tightened the screws holding to where the nozzle was mounted (which were quite loose), but then when I tried to print ...
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Monoprice MP Mini Delta adding glass bed

The bed adhesion is going from already mediocre to unusable. So I got my glass plate. With my previous printer I really liked printing PLA on a 60 °C alcohol-cleaned bed. The problem that I am having, ...
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CURA prints some primer lines, but they don't seem to respect bed automatic bed leveling

So, the G-code preppended to my slicer output (by Cura itself) looks like this: ...
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Weird bed movement when doing ABL (G29)

My printer recently started lowering the bed an additional step for every measurement on the G29 procedure. The only change I did, at least purposely is, adjusting ...
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Automatic Bed Leveling (ABL) with a sensor (BLTouch, inductive, capacitive), how does it work?

A frequently discussed update to a 3D printer is the so-called leveling sensor; this sensor can be inductive, capacitive, optical or mechanical (i.e pressure or physically touching, like a BLTouch). ...
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