Questions tagged [bed-leveling]

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Bed wobbling on Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 3d printer. It has a bed that wobbles because it came with only 1 bed support beam. Every model i print, i must print vertically, because the closer it gets to the edges of the ...
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How can I make bed leveling improvements in the middle of my Ender 3 V2 bed?

Got my Ender 3 v2 and stack with the bed leveling. Used default settings, Creality slicer 4.2, test PLA from the kit and print model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3013319 (4 squares in each corner ...
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How to address bed scratching on a Creality Ender 3

So bed scratching seems to be a real thing, and not a single post I've come across (I've looked at more than 30 by now) actually answers the question on exactly how to stop this. Now, I have an Ender ...
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What is the next step after measuring the bed levels?

My Creality CR-10 Max is equipped with a BL Touch sensor for bed leveling. The bed size is 450 mm x 450 mm. Here is the 16 measurement points taken from a 4x4 grid: ...
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BLTouch on Ender 3 pro going higher at each levelling point

A print I was doing failed half way through and was stopped. On the next print I set levelling to occur for the BLTouch but instead of doing this it went higher on each of the x,y coordinates. ...
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Auto bed leveling with stepper motor lock

I have a botObject printer that was discontinued that I want to run using a RAMPS 1.4 board. The bed leveling was done by the print nozzle being pushed down on the spring loaded bed and then the ...
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Severe regression in print quality after adding Z probe

I installed a BLTouch on my printer (Wanhao Duplicator i3) with Marlin 2.0.5.3 and enabled AUTO_BED_LEVELING_BILINEAR. However, the results are disastrous when I ...
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Installed bed leveling probe, now Z homing moves to center

I installed a BLTouch bed leveling probe on my printer which uses Marlin 2.0.5.3. Now the printer seems to be of two minds when it comes to finding the origin. Homing XY moves to the lower left as it ...
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Do you need to manually level the bed with a BLTouch? Adhesion issues with Ender 5 and BLTouch 1.3

I've just installed a BLTouch on my Ender 5 Pro and updated the firmware to 2.0.5.3 and enabled BL touch. I can send a G29 which probes all the points correctly, I ...
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Mesh bed levelling does not update any more after MemoryError

I have had issues with printing on my i3 MK3, especially when it came to the first layer. In March 2020, I have installed the Prusa Mesh Leveling plugin for Octoprint. With that plugin and a Nylock ...
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Ender 3, unable to level the heating bed

I have an Ender 3 3D printer. I am having an issue with leveling it, everything I do does not make any change. The right side of the bed is higher than the left side, that will make me loosening the ...
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Different Probe Z offset for G28 and G29

After trying to solve this for the whole weekend I've run out of ideas. I've fitted an BLTouch to my Ender-3 with an SKR mini e3 V2.0 board, firmware is Marlin 2.0. My issue is the following: when ...
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What are pros and cons of piezo Vs strain gauges bed leveling sensors?

I'm designing a dual hotend carriage for a HEVO printer which will run in an enclosed heated chamber and I'm evaluating which bed leveling sensor I should use. I read that bltouch and similar sensors ...
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Monoprice MP10 Mini, can't get a decent print

Update: if i press the button "Home" it will correctly posizionate the nozzle above the printing bed, with a gap wide enough to insert a sheet of paper between the nozzle and the surface. But, and ...
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Bilinear Mesh ABL Over Compensation

I recently added an SKR mini e3 1.2 flashed with Marlin and a BLTouch to my Ender 3. I've run through the setup and have G29 creating the mesh before my prints correctly. If I generate a mesh like: <...
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First layer rippling and no filament in the certain areas

Hello I'm new to 3D printing and I noticed some problem with my print. I've print it 3 times and relevel the bed now, I found that the right lower corner always have holes, some string problem ...
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Creality Ender 3 EZABL bed levelling not working

I've been pulling my hair out for the last couple of weeks with trying to get a decent print out of my Ender 3. I recently bought this auto bed levelling kit and these solid bed mounts for my Ender 3....
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Diagnosing why the left side of a print detaches from the board

I have and Ender 3 Pro, which I'm enjoying except for an intractable problem. No matter how carefully I level the nozzle and tighten the X belt, using this great guide, the prints seem to be tilting ...
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Anet A8 with auto bed leveling won't zero in on Z-axis

Just upgraded my Anet A8 with Marlin 2.0.5 to get auto bed leveling. The Marlin upgrade was painless, but I can't get my auto bed leveling to zero the Z axis. I go through the Z offset setup and zero ...
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Consistent blobbing and gaps in print towards right side

Issue: I'm having a problem with some blobbing and gaps consistently in the same areas. The left edge is always good, the right edge is very bad (especially around the corner) and the front and back ...
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G29 Bed Level not doing anything on Marlin 2.0

I've just updated my Anet A8 with the blue bed level sensor to Marlin 2.0 . Both pressing the Level Bed button on the display or using G29 after ...
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Bad print quality on Creality Ender 3

About 1.5 months ago I changed the springs of my printing bed and since then I have had the same problem again and again. Strangely enough, it only happens sometimes. I have already realigned the ...
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Printer places prints off the bed after change in bed Z-probe area settings [duplicate]

I really don't know what I am doing wrong. Since changing my bed level sensor from left of the extruder to back mount, it doesn't work proper anymore and I have some fundamental thing I don´t ...
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BLTouch error Marlin 2.x (on SKR 1.3)

I have some issue with my BLTouch (I'm new to bed levelling) : I compiled Marlin 2.x (for my SKR 1.3) for a Antclabs BLTouch, and everytime I power on the printer, it shows this error message: ...
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Marlin bed autoleveling confusion

I've just added a Z-Probe sensor to my custom printer (Arduino - RAMPS 1.4 - Marlin 2 ...
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Switch nozzle contact probe auto leveling with Marlin 2.0

I have a Robo R1+ which uses the nozzle contacting the glass print bed to level the printer. When the print head strikes the bed the Z-min endstops open signaling that the bed is touched. I recently ...
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Options for getting a really flat build surface

I've been fighting on and off with issues with my build plate seemingly not being perfectly flat. I've ordered a machined straight-edge and some new feeler gauges to diagnose the problem (and test any ...
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Where to define grid for bilinear levelling in Marlin

I'm using firmware Marlin 2.0.3 on an Anet A8 printer. I'm using a Roko SN04-N NPN bed leveller. I've managed to set up 3 points bed levelling but I wanted to try the bilinear levelling. Issue is, ...
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Z level babystepping works inconsistently after BLTouch was installed

After I installed the BLTouch sensor, the manual adjustment of the Z offset is unreliable. I found that for it to work, the software endstops must be disabled. If they are enabled, the nozzle won't ...
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Can you fix a warped, removeable build surface backing?

I have an Ender 3 with a removeable build surface. The build surface backing has become warped - the center is at least 0.3 mm higher than the corners. I'm not sure what the material of this plate is -...
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Thread pitch of Ender 3 bed leveling screws

What is the thread pitch of the Ender 3's bed leveling screws? The diameter measures about 4mm. Are they M4 0.7 (coarse) pitch or 0.5 (fine) pitch? I'd like to develop rigorous formulas for the amount ...
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Anet A6, Marlin 1.1.x, bed leveling with sensor probe

I have an Anet A6, an SN04 sensor for the Z-axis, and Marlin 1.1.x software that has automatic bed leveling enabled. My question is (looking at the image below): "It seems my bed leveling is not ...
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AnyCubic D (aka Predator) - Z-zeroing and first layer issues

Long story short, my wife and I are now the proud owners of an AnyCubic D, also known as the Predator. This is not our first 3D printer, but it is our first "delta" design, with the circular build ...
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How Do I Speed up The BLTouch Auto Bed Leveling In TH3D's Unified Firmware?

I have just upgraded my board to TH3D's EZBoard Lite with their Unified Firmware (U2.R1.15) and whilst dialling in all the setting I have found that using the BlTouch each time to be frustrating ...
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Ender 3 with BLTouch prints slanted lines

I'm having a problem getting a clean first layer on an Ender 3 with BLTouch auto bed leveling. Thickness seems to fluctuate all over the bed, but in a consistent (repeatable) way. Here's my attempt to ...
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What is the difference between M420 S and M420 S1?

I have been reading through the Marlin website about ABL (Auto Bed Leveling) and I see what appears to be conflicting information. At https://marlinfw.org/docs/features/auto_bed_leveling.html it ...
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Anet A8 Z-Probe Bed Positioning going outside of bounds

I have an Anet A8 with the Anet 1.7 board, Skynet3d v2.3.2, and the stock sensor. I originally had this configuration with the stock extruder, but recently purchased an E3D v6 clone with a Bowden ...
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Setting up UBL for the first time on Marlin 2.x on a Prusa i3, how often should I level the bed using G29?

I used to use the Marlin 1.x software that would level the bed by probing the 4 corners of my print bed (a long time ago, it's been at least 2 years since I used my printer, wasn't able to set it up ...
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Klipper doesn't seem to adjust Z after BED_MESH_CALIBRATE

My rig: Ender 3 BLTouch Octopi Klipper Solid bed mounts I've updated my start G-code from Cura to include a G29 right after G28...
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Marlin 2.0 Firmware temperature jumping on LCD when trying to configure UBL

Flashed Marlin 2.0 on my Folgertech 2020 Prusa i3 variant. Calibrating seems to have gone smoothly until I tried to set up UBL. Saved the mesh into EEPROM with the ...
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Adding bed levelling info

I just added a BLTouch to my Creality 10S5. I would like to know if there is an option to add Leveling info to the BLTouch sub menu that will display the resulting z-offset at each probed point. I'm ...
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G28 ignoring Z-Probe X/Y Offsets

I recently installed a SKR 1.3 Board with a 3DTouch-Probe on my Creality Ender 3 Pro. The probe works, G29 does its magic, but: If i issue a plain ...
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BLTouch calibrated, nozzle still dives into the bed

I am having a few problems with my BLTouch. I have calibrated it several times using different methods and get the nozzle being 1.3 mm lower than the BLTouch pin so a Z offset of -1.3 mm. ...
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Setting the startpoint of the EZABL 3x3 mesh

How do I set the startpoint of the EZABL 3x3 mesh. The startpoint is hitting my bed clip.
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Printer doesn't lift Z between each probe

I don't remember making a change to marlin but today when I tried to probe my bed my Z probe homed and slowly went downwards until the probe detected the first point. then without lifting it it just ...
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Ender 3 BLTouch first layer problems

I recently installed an original BLTouch V3 on my Ender 3 pro and ever since I can’t seem to get a decent print. My first layers are horrible. The install wasn’t so bad, I really thought it would be ...
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Inconsistent Auto Bed Leveling - Having To Calculate Z Offset For EVERY Print

I am having a problem with my Flying Bear P902 3D printer where I have to calculate the Z offset for every single print. I calculate it using this method (and store it in EEPROM) : Link to ...
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Is having 4 bed leveling adjustment points rather than 3 problematic?

My Ender 3, and I think lots of printers, have 4 bed leveling adjusstments, one at each corner. It seems to me that having 4 points produces an over-determined system, making it confusing to get the ...
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Auto physical bed leveling?

I've never used a printer with auto bed leveling, but my understanding is that most or all of them don't actually level anything, but rather compensate for the unlevel bed in firmware by transforming ...
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BL Touch Probing Fails Intermittently

I just installed my (v3) BL Touch with a vanilla version of Marlin (1.1.9) on my Ender 3 and everything seems to work fine (including auto home) except the probing. It repeatedly does the first three ...