Questions tagged [bed-leveling]

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How to apply manually obtained mesh leveling values to a G-code file on a printer without ABL?

I have a Raise3D Pro2, which if you are not aware, is one of the most overbuilt, overpriced printers that lacks some of the most basic features of an Ender costing 1/10th the price. One of which is ...
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Mesh Repeatability

Newbie with an Ender-3 V2 Neo. From Octoprint Bed Visualizer, I run Update Mesh Now and get this: ...
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Ender 3 Pro bed is lower in the middle

I just purchased this Ender 3 Pro about 1 week ago and since then I've been having nightmares with leveling/tramming the printer bed. From having to tram it again after every print to not being able ...
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Ender 3 CR-touch upgraded but not able to manually level the bed

I've added a CR_touch and corresponding firmware, and used some help to get started. When I brought the printer home, I dialed auto leveling , printed a calicat and it went just fine except that I ...
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BLTouch on Bed Leveling check don't move left after point 6

My Setup Ender 3 BTT SKR Mini E3 v1.2 with BLTouch Marlin v2.1.x Problem Captured it here (short video): When Bed Leveling, the print head doesn't return left on the X-...
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Anycubic Chiron homing issue

The Anycubic Chiron is the third 3D printer I’ve owned, so I’m fairly familiar with the inner workings of them. The problem occurs when I home the Z-axis. Once the Z-axis sensor gets triggered, the Z-...
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Inconsistent Z-height on Ender 3 V2 print bed

I have an Ender 3V2 running a custom version of Jyers Marlin, and using a CR Touch as a Z-stop, and with a heated glass print bed. This is my first printer, and it mostly prints fine except when ...
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Can I cancel a G26 that’s already underway?

I’m spending hours trying to get a bed mesh that gives me a reliable first layer. I’ve got CHEP’s concentric square pattern printing reliably, but real objects still fail, and the G26 test pattern in ...
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Creality CR Touch not precise enough

I have the problem that the bed auto level functionality is working but not precise enough so that the first layer doesn't stick everywhere and the "paper sheet check" for each corner gives ...
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Uneven mesh after perfect auto tramming?

BLTouch enabled Ender 3 w/4.2.2 board running mriscoc's Professional firmware. How is it that the auto tramming can report the corners of the bed to be level, and then immediately afterwards it ...
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Installed BLTouch - what do I need to tell Cura? Just G29, or more to it?

I added a BLTouch to my Ender3v2. Yay! But my first layer is still as sketchy as it's ever been. I've got the firmware updated, and I can see the auto-level process take place at the beginning of my ...
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How to fix a tilted gantry on a Weedo Tina 2?

I recently ended up detaching the Bowden tube of my Weedo Tina 2 to get a stuck piece of filament out. I think I may have ended up pushing the gantry out of true because this issue started right after....
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Glass bed is higher in center when corners are leveled

After leveling the corners of my bed (Ender 3 Pro, with Creality glass bed) the center of my bed is higher. When I start a print the nozzle is so close to the glass bed no filament is laid down. Is ...
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Moving bed Y-axis belt keeps skipping after replacement

I replaced my belt that had snapped and tightened it with the tension adjuster. Now, either the tension is too tight to allow the Y-axis belt motors to move the bed, or otherwise, the bed skips at ...
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What do I do when my magnetic bed looks like this after a failed print

I'm having a lot of issues leveling my printer and one failed print came out like this. Is there something wrong with the surface that I need a new bed? This happens to me quite often and I literally ...
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Filament based printing what operator behaviors contribute to an increased need to relevel a bed?

When using a filament based printer, what operator behaviors increase the frequency at which a bed must be relevelled between prints?
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Bed leveling suggestions given this mesh generated by BLTouch

The printer is a Creality CR-10 S5. Marlin 2.0.7.2 Here is the highest point. Deepest valley Further the leveling screws on the right X0,0 and X=0, Y=467 are barely at the very bottom of the screw. ...
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How to tune Longer LK5 Pro for smoother prints?

I need to print parts that fit together very well on the Longer LK5 Pro. However, after printing a Benchy, I noticed that whatever I print has a lot of imperfections. Is there any way I can fix this? ...
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G29 Error results in SLOW Probe fail! - Triggered early

I am having an issue with my BLTouch when autoleveling. It fails and I received: SLOW Probe fail! - Triggered early. However, it seems to work correctly with G28 (...
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Does an uneven resin printer matter if the build plate is level with LCD?

I am using an Elegoo Saturn S and have leveled the build plate per manufacturer's instructions a handful of times. However, I have yet to get a successful print except for the rook model that came ...
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Marlin + BLTouch layer compression

I have an Ender 3 Pro which I recently added an SKR Mini E3 v2.0 with Marlin and BLTouch. I have run into an odd issue where roughly the first 10 mm of the print are compressed into ~7 mm of Z height....
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Influence of manual bed leveling on Z-offset

I understand that z-offset is set for the entire print's duration. My question is that does manually leveling the bed as skrims are printing adversely impact the z-offset setting making it redundant ...
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No distance between the nozzle and the print bed level at the center (1) position after bed leveling

After I have leveled the print bed on all four corners manually, on moving to the center (1) position I still observe that there is no distance between the print bed and the nozzle. The nozzle ...
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Speed bump like structural distortions in 3D printed samples

I am printing 5-152 mm(L)x35 mm(W)x3 mm(T) samples using a commercial PLA filament with 0.1 mm layer height (30 total layers). The raster width is 0.4 mm while the raster angle in all layers is 0/0°. ...
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"Blobs" at beginning and end of layer and no adhesion

I am trying to configure my Ender 3 v2, but I am having (again) trouble with layer adhesion: With the CHEP leveling test I am having these problematic "blobs" at each lower left of the ...
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How do you fix an "invalid mesh" on a CR-10 Smart 3D printer?

My Creality CR-10 Smart 3D printer has built-in auto bed levelling (ABL). It appears that it is cannot do anything if ABL is not set up properly. Setting up ABL entails creating a valid mesh. I am ...
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How do you level (or tram) your build surface correctly?

There are numerous topics found on first layers that do not adhere properly causing prints to fail or cause print quality defects. The advice is often to properly level or tram the build surface. How ...
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Why should the bed be leveled and isn't just fixed optimally?

In every 3D print that I have seen, the bed should be leveled (manually or with some sensor-based system) on multiple points, pretty annoying because often when you reach the perfect distance on a ...
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My Tronxy 3D printer bed won't level

So I just got a Tronxy X5SA-400 Pro. Every time I go to level it, one of the rows (all 4 numbers in row) is always 1.200 off in one direction while I have the other row (all 12 numbers) within 0.015 ...
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CR Touch firmware NO Z-axis home Ender 5 Pro 4.2.7

I purchased a new 4.2.7 (256k) board for my Ender 5 Pro and added the CR Touch. I got everything connected and flashed the board with the "Ender-5 Pro- Marlin2.0.1 - V1.1.1 - ALT - TMC2235.bin&...
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Nozzle not level and first print failed

So I just got my first 3D printer the Ender 3 Pro. My nozzle is a bit too high (first image) and this is what happened after my first test print (second image). I saved for a while to buy this and I’m ...
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Swapping magnitized bed plates?

I print a lot of stuff, and I was thinking I could get several magnetic bed-plates and when 1 print is done simply have my wife pull the plate off and stick on clean plate and start the print again. ...
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How do you make a new CR-10 Smart do auto bed-levelling?

I have just bought a Creality CR-10 Smart 3D printer, and - as part of the rite of passage of newbies - I am struggling with getting a usable initial layer. Whilst trying to make sense of what I was ...
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G29 UBL G-code - every request levels bed? [duplicate]

Every time I issue a G29 command the printer runs through all its multi-point/probing bed leveling routine. Is this normal? or can I issue one ...
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Z-axis lead screw not turning to adjust height when using auto leveling?

I have a 3DTouch with my Ender 3 3D printer with the Creality 4.2.2 Board. It is running a custom build of Marlin 2.0.9.2. As I have been watching my prints, I noticed that the Z-axis lead screw does ...
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The nozzle hits the bed and does not lift when I do G29 P4 to edit UBL mesh

I have an issue with my 3D printer which is operating on SKR 1.4 Turbo board and Marlin 2.0.8. I have a conductive probe and UBL is enabled. The mesh building goes fine and I have no issues with the ...
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Using the BLTouch to assist with manual bed levelling?

I struggle with paper levelling and find it to be excessively coarse and unspecific. I bought a 3DTouch, but I still need to make the bed generally level using the knobs. Otherwise, the print will be ...
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Can't make Ender 3 V1 Level

I have an Ender 3 V1 with a glass Creality plate. I was having difficulty using manual levelling and my prints were struggling, so I ordered a 3DTouch. I have installed the 3DTouch and used Creality's ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega layers don't stick together/are too thin

My Anycubic i3 Mega suddenly stopped printing properly. As you can see on the images attached, the printed filament seems to be too thin which causes the layers to not stick together. I already: ...
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MESH_INSET vs PROBING_MARGIN

I've been tinkering with my 3DTouch (basically a BLTouch clone) on my CoreXY and have been trying to set up UBL in Marlin. There are a few configurations I haven't been able to find any useful ...
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Ender 5 plus auto leveling missed bed and tried to self destruct

I tried my first 3D print. I leveled the bed for hours, finally when I thought it was perfect, I started printing something off of Cura. My Ender 5 Plus starts leveling, it seems to start out okay, ...
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What is ABL or UBL? Is this the same?

When looking at Marlin firmware or reading on leveling of the printer bed the term ABL and UBL are frequently used. What are ABL and UBL? Are they the same?
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Machined Aluminium Print Bed

I'm currently printing on a glass bed and it is warped in the centre of the bed. Not by much, but enough that my prints aren't the quality I want them out. My work around at the moment is to print on ...
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I3 Mega, PROBE_MANUALLY with ABL

I created some Marlin versions for Creality and Anycubic printers. Now I have a problem and want to ask if someone can help me, give some tips or something else. Printer: i3 Mega Anycubic I use the 2....
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Can’t get a proper first layer on my Ender 3 pro

I’ve been trying to level my bed for close to a week now and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I thought buying new springs and a glass bed would fix the problem, but it didn’t really help. I either ...
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Do print issues (extrusion, blockage, etc...) become less of a problem with more expensive printers?

I own an Ender 3, it's about 3 years old and the issues I have with extrusion, leaking and filament blockage are monstrous. Examples of problems like this are filament flow issues, filament blockage, ...
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Creality Ender 3 v2 and BLTouch v3.1 - issues with x, y axis - crashing to the printer's frame

after installing BLTouch v3.1 on my Creality Ender 3 v2, I am facing the issue with x and z axis. During auto bed leveling seems like printer is trying to go outside x, y position of bed and make ...
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Ender 3 pro Z axis homing

Whenever the printer homes, the nozzle ends up digging into the bed and causing damage. This also happens when I start prints, the first layer is shoving the nozzle into the bed, this happens every ...
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Ender 5 plus - leveling

My Ender 5 plus developed a strange issue. The printer is always moving the bed a couple of mm from the nozzle. I have releveled the bed a couple of times, that does not solve it. I did also a manual ...
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Are heated beds or auto-levelling systems worth paying extra for on an entry level filament printer?

I've been using a resin printer for some time now, and am looking for a filament printer to compliment it. It will mostly be used to print scenery or bases to match 3-6" models printer on the ...

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