Questions tagged [calibration]

Questions about calibration of various 3D printer mechanics

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Incorrect inner dimensions of 3D prints with Ender 3

I have problem with my Ender 3. Whenever I print, I have proper outer dimensions (accuracy usually better than 0.1 mm, sometimes a bit worse), but every hole, pit or any inside dimension is inaccurate ...
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Nozzle rubs on previous layers

I'm having a frustrating problem with my recent built custom 3D printer so every single print I made, from the third layer, the nozzle is "rubbing" on the already placed filament. This ...
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Klipper BED_SCREWS_ADJUST and SKEW_PROFILE interaction

Klipper lets you define a skew profile that is loaded / unloaded on demand during START_PRINT / END_PRINT macros called during printing of a sliced file. This seems to be the recommended way to apply ...
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Ender 3 home location

I have an Ender 3 and I have a problem with auto home. I use auto home and then level the bed with the wheels beneath the bed. I then start a print and the first layer is well above the bed. Perhaps ...
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Increasing hotend temperature to compensate for increased filament throughput

It seems that when filament throughput is increased (by increasing movement speed or extrusion width/height), printing temperature also has to be increased to compensate, because the filament will ...
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How to systematically calibrate all the parameters of variable fan speed?

When a part is thin and the overall layer time decreases below a certain threshold, the plastic has no time to cool down enough to solidify and properly support the next layer, resulting in low print ...
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PID tuning and different filament temperatures

Since I have lots of PETG, I ran tuning to 230 °C (average temp for my filaments). What is it good for, in terms of temperature ranges? For the same printer configuration, and just different filaments,...
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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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How do I calibrate the temperature of my hotend?

I'm using a Monoprice Maker Select v2 (a Monoprice-branded Wanhao i3 duplicator) and would like to calibrate temperature readings for my hotend. I used a thermal probe on my multimeter to determine ...
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Eryone Thinker SE Ignoring Stopswitch & 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 zstop switch and go lower than it should be. I ...
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Ender 3 : problem on Z axis for the first layers ONLY

Got a tricky problem here : I print plate (76x70x3 mm) however there heights (Z-axis) are not correct every time... My extruder has been re-calibrated. My bed has been re-calibrated. So Firstly I re-...
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Is a slower outer perimeter speed still meaningful?

In the past we had printers with poor mechanics and with primitive software algorithms, therefore we used to print inner perimeters faster than the outermost one. See for example (generic, found ...
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Printing problem on right half of printer

I am having an issue with prints set on the right side of my printer bed. I have leveled the bed, have a BLTouch and used a bed visualizer just to try and get it manually as level as possible. You can ...
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What’s the best way of leveling the bed?

Recently I’ve been having trouble leveling my bed on my Creality Ender 3 Pro. It’s not that it’s hard to level or anything, it’s that it won’t stay level for more than a day or two. I’ve been ...
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Help coding the MIN_POS and x/y probe offsets

I've read a lot of posts in regard to these subjects but I think that the advice is just so saturated it's hard to know what to follow. I've had trouble with my bed min pos and x/y probe offsets ever ...
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Calibrating E steps for new filament

Is it a good idea or do I need to calibrate my E steps after I switch to a new filament due to the different types I use (to make my prints accurate)? E.g. calibrate when switching from PLA to ABS/...
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How to center my prints on the build platform? (Re-calibrate homing offset)

When I print large prints close to (but not exceeding) the maximum dimensions of the heated build platform on my Anet A8, the brim or skirt or the print itself is printed outside the heated bed, while ...
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How can I improve dimensional accuracy of a delta printer?

I have a delta printer that I am trying to fine tune. I have printed a 20mm calibration cube and I get the following measurements: X: 20.5 Y: 20.3 Z: 20.0 How can ...
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What specifics do models need to have to estimate the maximum acceleration my printer can withstand?

Previous questions on the topic of setting acceleration are: How to theoretically calculate the maximum acceleration? (theoretical calculation) How do I determine the acceleration value for my printer?...
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Makerbot Replicator 2X - restarts after heating

Really need some help. Let me run you through as much as possible. I have a Replicator 2x. I've owned this for around 2 weeks now (used). after some teething issues I've been printing really well all ...
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What can cause Z height loss in the first few layers?

All my prints come out about 1 mm too short in the Z dimension. So for example a 20 mm cube comes out 19 mm high. A 10 mm cube comes out 9 mm high. The X and Y dimensions are fine. There's a little ...
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What is the purpose of partial (<100%) backlash correction?

Marlin has an option to fade out the amount of backlash correction, given as BACKLASH_CORRECTION. It is also available in GCode as ...
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The BLTouch is hitting the bed on the double-probing

When double-probing, sometimes the BLTouch will hit the bed before the z-axis goes down: The BLTouch deploys The bed goes up The sensor triggers The BLTouch stows The BLTouch deploys and crashes the ...
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Adjusting extruder

Since I have some problems with printing I wanted to try to adjust my extruder esteps. While changing the esteps I noticed that the value has almost no impact. My default setting was 93 and the ...
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Compressed corner in my prints

I'm getting issues with any print in the specific corner throughout different and unrelated prints. The specific corner comes out compressed. I have tried to take pictures to illustrate the issue: ...
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Print wrap up and bends

I have the Bibo 2 3d printer that has two print heads which is nice, but I couldn't never get it to print good. I did level the plate, I did buy new filament (I am using Amazon PLA), but I couldn't ...
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What do I need to do to recalibrate my printer after updating the firmware?

I just updated my Maker Select Plus from the stock (I believe RepRap-based) firmware to Advi3pp, which is Marlin based. The printer starts up and everything seems okay, but I haven't actually tried a ...
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Evidence of a warped build plate?

The first layer is very patchy indeed. I've calibrated the build plate pretty accurately but even if it was a badly calibrated build plate I don't think it would have this effect. It doesn't seem to ...
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Messy top layer with PETG filament?

I'm having issues getting PETG to print nicely. I have encountered pretty much every issue because when I fix one thing another issue pops up. I see people saying that you should "just copy your ...
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Expansion in bottom skin after first layer

I'm having an issue where prints with narrow tolerance come out fused. This makes it pretty much impossible to print anything with narrow parts. It seems to be mostly (maybe only) an issue in the ...
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Calculating gear ratio for leadscrew

My calibration at my printer is okay. When I try to move 10 mm, it's exactly 10 mm. But I want to know what is my precision for Z-axis. (not posting the link of the product maybe it's not ...
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How to make Cura generate G-code with desired feed rate?

I am trying to calibrate maximum print speeds I can achieve on my printer. To do this I have created a large test-cube where I am only going to print the outer wall. I will use this to determine what ...
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How do I calibrate the extruder of my printer?

For my DIY coreXY printer I use 2.85 mm filament that is fed into an E3D clone hotend using a Bowden tube and a custom designed extruder with belt reduction centered around an Aluminium Bulldog ...
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Still got poor printing quality after calibrating my Anycubic Predator

I've got an Anycubic Predator (aka Anycubic D). I followed the official instructions and leveled my printer. The first annoying problem I ran into is that after the auto-leveling, the level test ...
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Replicator Mini Homing Loop

I am having 2 issues with my Replicator mini. the first issue is that at random times, I will do something on the computer, like tell the printer to unload the filiment or start a print. I will then ...
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Low Accuracy while perfect travel movement

I own an older Anet A6. Flashed the Marlin Firmware on it (and think I configured it properly). Also updated to the latest 2.0.5.3 some days ago). The nozzle is a 0.4 mm one, direct drive ...
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Very unusual diagonal banding

Edit #2 Title changed again to better reflect the nature of the issue. I installed the Z axis motor at the top of the frame to help alleviate any misalignment that may be occurring. The Z axis runs ...
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Temp Tower Setup Troubles — Slic3r (How do you format G-Code {if} statements?)

I watched with great interest this video: Temp Tower - Slic3r Gcode Placeholders - How To - Chris's Basement -- Jan 23, 2019 Chris Riley I found a model I'm happy with: Smart compact temperature ...
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Creality Ender 3 - printing in front of the build plate

I am trying to print my first test but my Creality Ender 3 starts printing near the front edge and within 10 seconds is printing in front of the tray (off onto my table). I really think it should be ...
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Ender 5 plus center of bed is incorrect [duplicate]

Currently have an issue setting the center of the bed. Have tried using offset in Cura, without any effect. Ender 5 Titan aero Creality v.2 Cura 4.4.1 This is causing issues as the print job goes ...
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PID Autotune not working properly

I'm running the autotune PID because I had to replace the hotend. The command that I launch is M303 E0 S200 C9. But from the temperature chart I see that he has ...
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2x scaling of Monoprice Mini Select v2 Firmware v30.50b after factory reset?

About a year ago, a bad print encased my hotend in PLA and I broke the wires due to my impatience trying to get the glob of PLA off. I don't remember the details of the disaster print, but generally ...
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Ender 3Pro Calibration problem

I have a new Ender 3 Pro. I set it up and everything seems to work. I configured as such that the nozzle is only a sheet of paper apart from the bed. When I go to print, the extruder raises 2-3 ...
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Anycubic i3 Mega layer shifting

My Anycubic I3 Mega shifts every layer by a little distance making straight model lean to it's side by an angle. For example, this white round blob should've been a straight up cylindrical shape, but ...
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Linear advance calibration technique

Marlin has a Linear Advance calibration pattern generator, but I find it's hard to use because: It only prints the initial layer on the bed, where bed irregularities interfere with accurate reading ...
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Prusa i3 MK3S Z axis moving down in calibration wizard

During recalibration of my printer (due to the nozzle catching on the prints), the Z-axis went down where it used to go up, damaging the heatbed steel sheet in the process. It then failed calibration. ...
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Why am I getting Z banding/shifted layer on a single layer?

While I was calibrating my flow rate/extrusion multiplier, I noticed that one layer is shifted slightly. I wanted to re-print the cube in-case it was a fluke, but after two more prints, I saw that the ...
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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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How far off-plane of a 4th-corner probe should be cause for concern during bed leveling?

On my TAZ Pro, after modifying and reinstalling my build surface, I have the following verbose output from running self-calibration: ...
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Why and how am I supposed to change the extrusion multiplier? [duplicate]

The slicing software knows exactly (given accurate E-step, filament diameter, nozzle diameter values) how much cold plastic is pushed in the extruder and how much mass is extruded. Why should the ...