Questions tagged [bed-leveling]

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Z Offset on autoleveling sensor setup

How does Z offset (M851) work with an auto leveling sensor? Does it add the Z offset to the offset of the G29 mesh? or the ...
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Re-doing manual bed leveling

I have a Ender 5 Pro with a BLTouch auto bed leveler, running Marlin 2.14. During my initial setup several months ago, I naively assumed that the BLTouch didn't need a manually leveled bed so I ...
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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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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 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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Z-Axis zero/home position is higher than the actual print starting position

I'm having an issue with my very first printer, a Monoprice Select Mini V2. After doing about 20 successful prints on it, the Z axis is suddenly acting very odd. When I 'home' the Z axis and move the ...
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Eryone Thinker SE ignoring endstop, gantry only moves down

I just got a Eryone Thinker SE and went through a lot of trouble to get it even working. My first major problem was it would keep trying to ignore the Z endstop switch and go lower than it should be. ...
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How to increase the amount of probing points for a BLTouch sensor in Marlin firmware?

I have a new BLTouch that is setup (using Marlin 1.8.7) but I want to increase the probing grid from a 3x3 to something like a 5x5. I am using bilinear leveling with a 3x3 grid. How would I go about ...
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After installing BLTouch and Marlin, my nozzle is too high when trying to print

So I have an AnyCubic i3 Mega which I added BLTouch v3.1 and Marlin (1.1.9 due to older, Atmega 8-bit CPU) using instructions and such from https://github.com/MNieddu91/Marlin-AI3M-BLTouch. Finally ...
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Levelling issues with BLTouch sensor; unlevel and weak adhesion

I have a Creality CR-10 Max with BLTouch. After I have manually levelled the bed and set the BLTouch to do an auto level it seems to unlevel the bed and only prints one side of the bed. However, it’s ...
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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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Why is the center of my glass print bed lower than the corners?

I have a new Creality Ender 3. I suspect that I have not adjusted the eccentric nuts correctly, on the X-axis head carriage mounts. Even after a glass bed upgrade, using the Level Corners routine ...
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BLTouch Probing Fails Intermittently

I just installed my (v3) BLTouch 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 ...
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Marlin 1.1.9 mesh editing causes the nozzle to hit the bed and UBL is not correcting the leveling issues

ISSUE 1 The printer is having a physical bed size of 315 x 315 mm and there are 2 stepper motors that drive the extruder up and down. The 2 Z-steppers are synced and I already have a process to make ...
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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 set Z-probe boundary limits in firmware when using automatic bed leveling?

In setting up a probe for automatic bed leveling, the limits of the probing area must be entered in the firmware of a 3D printer. When using a sensor, how do you define the bed limits for the sensor ...
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UBL Marlin settings to cover whole bed

This question is related to: How to set Z-probe boundary limits in firmware when using automatic bed leveling? I am trying to figure out how to set UBL In Marlin to cover as much bed as possible. So ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Waves in my prints

Around about 2 weeks ago I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a micro Swiss direct drive and all metal hotend. I had some tuning with the PID and e-steps to do, but once that was done, it's been mostly good....
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Problems with X axis movement

I have been printing with no problems. I have finished the spool of filament and removed the remaining filament from the Bowden tube and hotend. Before loading the new spool of filament, I decided to ...
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Marlin firmware: move without auto bed leveling

I am working on a filament unload script. My current problem is that the script always does an auto bed leveling. I have two scripts to test this issue: ...
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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 probing feed rates

I was watching a friend's Prusa run the bed-probe routine and I realized how pathetically slow mine is and takes forever. I want to speed it up. What parameters in Marlin's ...
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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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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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Understanding of the auto bed leveling process (BLTouch)

I just installed my BLTouch clone (Marlin 1.8) on my Anycubic i3 Mega Ultrabase and finding confusing information about the Z_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER or the M851 ...
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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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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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What are pros and cons of piezo Vs strain gauges bed leveling sensors?

I'm designing a dual hotend carriage for a HEVO printer that 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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How to probe twice while mesh bed leveling with a BLTouch setup

I am using an Ender 3 (v1.1.4) with Marlin 1.1.X bugfix installed. Also BLTouch v3.1 is used. The probe is deployed once only while mesh bed leveling. How can I make the probe deploy twice at every ...
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Manually level CR-10 V2 with BLTouch

I am using a Creality CR-10 V2 with BLTouch installed. I referenced many articles but seems like I am constantly getting inconsistent information regarding to bed leveling. If I am not wrong, I need ...
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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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Artillery Sidewinder X1 3DTouch not working

The printer I am working on is an Artillery Sidewinder X1. I have fitted it with a 3DTouch (BLTouch clone) bed leveling probe purchased from Bangood. I have printed a mount for it and plugged it into ...
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Marlin Z-probe Failure!

I'm using Marlin. Recently my Z-probing randomly doesn't work. Sometimes during Z-Homing it goes up instead of going down to sense the Bed! In Bed Leveling it goes higher and higher every time. It ...
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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 ...
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What are my options if I want to install a bed levelling sensor capable of operating at 100 °C?

I currently use a BLtouch 3.1, which is known to stop operating at about 35-40 °C. In fact, when I preheat the bed at 100 °C close to the probe, I sometimes get issues with the pin not retracting ...
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I can't get G29 to run BLTouch on my Ender 3 V2

I installed a BLTouch probe on my Ender 3 V2 and am able to manually generate the probe matrix and store it in the printer memory, but I can't figure out how to get Cura to run the probe for every ...
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Z-offset: 0.2 mm, 0.1 mm or the thickness of paper?

So, I'm pretty new to 3D Printing, and to quote Spock from Wrath of Khan I would say "He is intelligent, but not experienced". Now everything I have been reading about Z-offset seems to talk ...
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Probe instead of nozzle centres on the bed

Problem is that the probe is in the center of bed instead of the nozzle. How fix it on my Tronxy X5SA? Those are my current settings and the nozzle is shifted from the centre (X: 35 mm, Y: 3 mm): <...