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Is the Bambu Lidar a structured light camera?

How does the Bambu Lidar work? I am convinced that Bambu is not using a Time-of-Flight Lidar method for its bed sensors. It might be a camera (or smart camera depending on your definition) that looks ...
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Print nozzle too far from the plate

My son has a Creality Ender 3 S1. It had been printing fine until this morning. The nozzle is about 3 mm (1/8 inch) from the build plate. Is there a "reset" or "calibration" ...
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Printer keeps going down when BLTouch activates during auto homing (4.2.2 board)

When I auto home my Ender 3 Pro, it does its usual thing where it goes to the corner and then comes to the middle. Although, when it goes down and the BLT activates, the nozzle keeps going down ...
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Poor first layer even after careful calibration

I am using Klipper on a modified Wanhao Duplicator i3 (Monoprice Maker Select V2) featuring a BLTouch probe. I am working through the painstaking process of bed leveling, but even though Klipper seems ...
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Creality Ender 5 S1 Z Axis wanders while printing

While printing you can see the Z Axis screw slightly moving as the printhead travels across the work space. This results in a tapered print - I see about 0.7 mm taper right to left over 100 mm. This ...
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Nozzle Z-level is not aligned with Z-probe

With my Ender 3 S1 the bed leveling z-probe level and the nozzle Z-level are not alligned. The nozzle is 0.77 mm higher than the bed leveling probe. I think this causes some problems I have: When ...
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Problem leveling printer bed after reassembling after move

I'm not new to 3D printing, but am not extremely conversant in doing mechanical adjustments on the printer. I took the printer down (minimal de-construction), loaded it into a padded box and drove it ...
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Nozzle hitting bed corner before it stars printing

I just got this Artillery Hornet printer. I am new to the 3D printing but the printer is not new. The glass bed was leveled from the Marlin firmware menu (Motion > Bed leveling > Level corners) ...
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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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What does extensive Z-offset processing in Creality 4.8 slicer mean? How does it differ from a simple Z-offset setting?

I am facing a problem where the nozzle begins scrapping only on one side of the print as the print thickness builds up on the bed. I am building a skirt comprising 10 rasters as well and over there ...
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Creality Ender 3 v2 1st layer too high off bed

On my Creality Ender 3 v2, I have performed bed levelling and am fairly confident that the nozzle height is correct - a piece of paper under the nozzle can be pulled out with a gentle tug. For some ...
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Creality Ender 3 v2 Neo bed leveling doesn't seem to work

I purchased an Ender 3 v2 Neo a few days ago, but every time I try to do the bed leveling it is either too close and the nozzle touches the bed (even though it was fine while leveling) or just ...
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Not leveling and not printing correctly

I have had the Ender 3 S1 for a couple of months but in the last couple of days, prints kept messing up so I decided to try to level it again. Everything moves like it is supposed to but then the ...
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What problems to expect when operating a 3D printer on a ship?

I want to operate a 3D printer on a ship. This brings up some issues. I want to estimate how likely it is to get usable results under conditions on a moving vessel. First, it is impossible to level ...
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Anycubic Kobra Go bed leveling

I can’t figure out what the issue is. The far side of the bed (Y-axis) print won’t adhere because the extruder is too far off while on the near side is too thin. I have tried all the troubleshooting ...
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3D Print Failing With Extruder Not Extruding After a While

I own a Qidi X-Plus 3D printer and have been trying to get it to print properly but to no avail. I've leveled the bed and have been fiddling with the Z-offset yet my prints still fail. Weirdly enough, ...
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Small parts de-adhere halfway through print

I have a Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro that I'm trying to figure out. I was able to make 3 solid prints using white Creality-branded PLA without issue and with just an initial auto-level pass, but after ...
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How does my printer auto level based off the sensor I installed?

I'll start off with some info in case it's needed, but my questions are a bit lower. I have an Ender 3 Pro with the 4.2.2 motherboard. Grabbed a Marlin firmware bin from Shiny Upgrades and seems to ...
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Disabling bed level before each print

I am running SKR Mini E3V3 on my Ender 3 Pro with CR Touch. I'd like to stop the bed leveling before every print and to use the stored Mesh (UBL). Where and how do I do this? Do I need to do it in the ...
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Leveling a printer bed using the FEP in the tank?

The gold standard for levelling the bed on a resin printer seems to be using a sheet of paper. Is there any reason why is can't be done by lowering the bed to home while the FEP tank is in place and ...
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What is the Fade Height option in Marlin?

Going through the printer options, I came across the Fade Height option under Bed Leveling section. What is it and what is its ...
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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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Why is the corner of my layer doing this?

Trying to get my printer leveled correctly so I can make some stuff. Started printing this square and the back left corner is not getting enough adhesion. The front left and back right corners are ...
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Ender 3 BLTouch not working with BigTreeTech SKR mini e3 or stock motherboard

When my Ender 3 was on the stock motherboard, I went through two BLTouch sensors. In both cases, we had the same result: sometimes, when homing with the sensor, the printer would jam the gantry down ...
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Ender 3 CR Touch Bed Levelling X axis offset

I upgraded my Ender 3 with the CR Touch, and updated the firmware (contacted Creality directly to get the correct version). I got Marlin 2.0.6. However when I try the bed levelling feature the first ...
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Help to find out all the failures in first IDEX test

I've just got a brand new Sovol SV04 IDEX printer. After struggling for days on bed levelling, I came out with an almost decent alignment. So I printed the well-known boat to test a dual print. Here ...
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Ender 7 CR touch work problem

I have a Creality Ender 7 printer. I bought a CR Touch auto leveling sensor for it. After installing and uploading the firmware ...
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Inconsistency of manual tramming and auto tramming/auto bed levelling

I have a new Ender 3 S1 printer with CR Touch sensor (never had experience with auto levelling before) and I'm confused about how it works. Also, I updated the firmware to Professional Firmware. I ran ...
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Can't get anything to print Ender 3 S1 Pro

I'm new to 3D printing but got myself an Ender 3 S1 Pro but have been trying to get anything to print for the last week now. I'm pulling out my hair! When I start a print, a strip of plastic will be ...
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How to see BLTouch probing results?

How do I view the results from the BLTouch probing on my Ender 3? I have set up all the firmware and installed the BLTouch fine and it works as expected. But how am I able to see the results of the <...
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15x15 mesh returns ridiculous values

So I've followed the wonderful tutorial here and managed to modify the Anycubic firmware to include more mesh points to probe for (I've set it to have a 15x15 grid because I'm printing a large scale ...
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Auto Bed Leveling does not compensate for bed tilt correctly (Anycubic Kobra Neo)

Setup: Anycubic Kobra Neo (Firmware v1.3.3), Cura 5.2.1 I recently bought an Anycubic Kobra Neo. It works but has issues with auto bed leveling. Specifically, auto bed leveling does not compensate for ...
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Ender 3 Pro not auto homing

I have had my Ender 3 Pro for roughly a year now and have decided to make some upgrades. I recently upgraded to a BLTouch and silent board. I am having a problem auto homing where the printer does its ...
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Printer ignores G29 command

I have a 3D printer Ender 3 V2. I bought a BLTouch sensor for it and compiled my own Marlin firmware. Now, my print run of the part is like this: I heat up the table Starting table calibration After ...
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Ender 3 S1 general (beginners) problems

I'm a beginner, so my terminology may be off. I bought my first 3D printer a while back It's the first Creality Ender 3 S1 series that came out. Question I'll summarize my observations: Manual and ...
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Ender 3 Pro has too much space between extruder and bed

I just finished assembling my Ender 3 Pro and am having trouble with bed leveling. The extruder doesn't even come close to the bed, the z-limit stops the nozzle about 3-4 mm away. The 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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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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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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