Questions tagged [bed-leveling]

Use this tag for questions regarding the manual or automatic leveling of the build platform.

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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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Tronxy X5SA not working properly after Marlin firmware installation

Yesterday I just installed Marlin firmware, 2.0.x bugfix version on my Tronxy X5SA (v6). I did it in the way explained on GitHub, with Visual Studio Code, Platform IO, Marlin auto build. I applied the ...
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Ender 3 V2 ignories Z-axis limit switch

My shiny new Ender 3 V2 seems to ignore the Z-axis limit switch, when I print a model. It moves the nozzle so far down, that it scratches on the bed and destroys the nozzle. However, when I use the ...
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Z homing problem; starts printing in the air

I have a DIY 3D printer with Marlin firmware. I use an LJ12A3-4-Z/BY sensor for the Z probe. Recently I have had a ridiculous problem with Z homing. In doing Z homing, it senses the bed, goes up, and ...
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Bed crashing into print head when levelling

I have been printing okay for months, but, I had an overnight print failure for the first time; so turned off the printer. Restarted it, thought I would need to level the bed. Normally when I turn on ...
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First layer inconsistency

I have been having issues on my Ender 3 v2 for a while regarding the first layer. As shown in the images, certain sections of the layer are decent while there are almost seemingly periodic points in ...
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What options exist for augmenting the automatic bed-leveling?

When I print this file, one section smears. The print head is dragged through the soft filament. At first I thought my aluminum bed was warped, so I upgraded to a glass bed. Test prints were much ...
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Z-Probe height isn't working

I just upgraded my CR-10 to a 32-bit board with Marlin and a BLTouch for bed-leveling. Here is my process: Run bed-leveling and save setting to EEPROM Make sure that software end-stops are off with <...
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3D printer is not printing as well as it used to

I have recently purchased an Ender 5 Pro and managed to successfully print a large titan model I created with no problem. After this print, I had a bit of a break before getting back to it. I don't ...
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BLTouch clone will not deploy, stow, or deploy when homing or auto leveling

I have 2 printers, an Artillery Sidewinder X1 and an Ender 3 that both have BLTouch sensors installed. This post is about the one (BLTouch clone, the probe is a Smart v3.1 sensor) installed on my ...
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CoreXY mesh probing issue

I am trying to compensate for bed leveling by measuring a mesh with my Z probe, a BLTouch, and I am unable to do so. I am using RepRap firmware version 3 and have a CoreXY printer. The first thing I ...
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Ender 3 bed level issues along Y axis

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a magnetic bed. Recently, I've come across an issue I've never had before. The printer bed is higher on the front and back edges, along the Y-axis. It's okay in the middle ...
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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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Re-doing manual bed leveling

I have a Ender 5 Pro with a BLTouch auto bed leveler, running TH3D's version of Marlin: TH3D UFW 2.14. During my initial setup several months ago, I naively assumed that the BLTouch didn't need a ...
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BLTouch goes behind print bed

I want to install Marlin 2.0 on my CR20 Pro but when I try to level the bed it goes behind the bed (in my direction on the Y axis). Here is my bed config: ...
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Weedo Tina2/Monoprice Cadet auto bed leveling: Sensor not moving down to touch the print bed

So I bought this printer three days ago as a way to dip my toes into the 3D printing world, and it was working great at first. But at some point, the ABL procedure started behaving oddly: Instead of ...
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Does shimming my build surface compete with spending a bunch more money and time on an auto-leveling system?

I've had my Ender 3 for almost three weeks, gone through about a kilogram of PLA filament (printing a mix of upgrade parts for the Ender 3 and stuff I actually want to use) and made one PETG object, ...
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BLTouch not levelling correctly (it does seem to work, just not accurately enough)

My setup Ender 3 Creality glass bed Creality 3D BL Touch auto bed levelling kit v1 Creality 3D silent mainboard v4.2.7 OctoPrint running on a Raspberry Pi 4 connected over USB (with the 5 V pin ...
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How to solve Ender 5+ weird Z-axis behavior issue?

Before you select if you want automatic or manual leveling, the printer runs a routine to determine the Home Z-axis at the center of the bed. This starts OK, then the level goes to maximum (of the ...
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BLTouch problem - bed leveling

I have a problem with my Ender 3 printer with BLTouch v3.1. Firmware from this site. After assembly, firmware upload, Z-Offset setting, initial leveling of the table, the sensor works, but I can never ...
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Nozzle too high on first layer after leveling

I've had my Ender 5 Pro for 6 months now, printing happily and quite a lot. Some days ago, a print failed mid-way, and since then I've not been able to make it print properly. I've now spent days ...
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Ender 3 V2 Z-axis base value changes for each print

I'm new to 3D printing, I just bought an Ender 3 V2 and I am having a lot of trouble with bed adhesion. After a lot of playing around it seems that the base value for Z is changing for every print. I ...
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Marlin is restarting when pins 5 Vcc are enabled and has a servo motor connected (RAMPS 1.4)

My printer uses an ATMega 2560 with a RAMPS 1.4 shield, A4988 stepper drivers and a 2004 controller LCD interface. The PSU is 360 W (12 V, 30 A). I bought a BLTouch for my printer, but when installing,...
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What can cause the center of the bed to be higher than the sides?

I find it impossible to level the printer recently. I read a couple of articles on bed warping but that refers to having the center of bed lower than the sides (collapsing on its own weight warm up ...
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How do I know if my BLTouch is faulty or firmware is faulty?

I just got the Ender 5 Plus with BLTouch set up today. I was having some massive issues and determined that my leveling was off because the BLTouch was flashing red and not connecting. When I turn on ...
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BLTouch not covering the whole bed area

My problem is that the BLtouch doesn't probe the whole bed, in which the probe starts from the left edge and stops at the middle of the bed. I'm using Marlin 2 software and this the code in the ...
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Nozzle height adjusting for every print

I'm new to the 3D printing world and got my first Ender 3 (with the 32-bit controller board). I have a problem with every single print. I've upgraded to the newest Marlin firmware, did the mesh ...
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Using auto-bed leveling, do I need to initiate G29 before every print?

Various methods to scan the top surface exist to improve the bed adhesion to prevent prints to come loose from the bed during printing: e.g. BLTouch and clones or inductive and capacitive sensors/...
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Cannot configure Marlin 2/0.X bugfix on Ender 5 pro, 4.2.7 board with BLTouch 3.1

I am new to 3D printing and recently purchased a Ender 5 Pro. I came and the 8 bit 1.15 board was broken (couldn't run extruder). I upgraded to a 32 bit Creality 4.2.7 and also purchased a BLtouch 3.1 ...
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Automatic leveling of the bed does not work

I am trying to run the G29 G-code for my 3D printer to automatically level the bed of the printer. Every time I try run the G-code my printer just beeps and nothing ...
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Bed is leveled and not warped but still uneven printing?

I have the Creality CR-10S. I replaced the glass it originally came with as it was warped and I wasn't getting any material out on 2 of the sides. I switched to a PEI sheet and got the same results ...
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Should center point of G29 matrix always be zero?

Questions: Should repeated applications of G29 (auto-level) result in the same matrix as long as nothing is loose or has otherwise mechanically changed? Should ...
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Levelling issue with Anycubic Chiron [closed]

I can't get anything from my printer since I change filament (I always use PLA from SUNLU). I changed the nozzle, redo the leveling... Every time now, the nozzle seems way to close to the bed and the ...
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Different steps per unit while Z-Homing

Recently I've had some problems with my printer. My board and drivers got fried. Long story short, Now I have MKS-Gen-L v1.0 with LV8729 for X,Y,Z axes and extruder with these steps/mm: ...
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Can I use photoelectric sensors to make auto bed leveling on a glass bed?

I'm pretty much a noob to the 3D printing community. I got a Creality CR10 V2 as my first 3D printer and I know it's compatible with BLTouch but not included in the package. So I'm dying to add an ABL ...