Questions tagged [calibration]

Questions about calibration of various 3D printer mechanics

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How does one use a heat tower?

I've been asking around on how to choose the right temperature for a given filament. I noticed that with two different brands of pla I have to print at different temperatures, and the manufacturer ...
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What is wrong with my first layers?

I just assembled a Prusa i3 MK3 and went through the calibration process, but when I print the first layer doesn't look good and my prints come unstuck from the bed. I think it might be Z height but ...
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Creality CR-10 slightly jerks when moves from right to left

So when CR-10 prints square (like on the video starting from 6 second) while being in the top right corner extruder jerks i.e. slightly moves to the right and then continues movement to the left. So ...
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20x20x20 calibration cube size change after switching filament

I used to print with PLA and everything in my printer was calibrated. But I got a new type of filament called Poly Hybrid from a friend of mine. When I print a 20 mm cube, the x and y axes are fine ...
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CoreXY Calibration Issue

I have a Tronxy X5S and I am having issues calibrating my X and Y axis. When I print a 20 mm3 cube it comes out 19.9 mm x 20.4 mm x 20 mm. I have already made the belt tensions as even as I can get ...
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How does the auto calibration mechanism for delta printers work

I am currently building my first self designed delta printer (because the Chinese kits lack mechanical stability). After setting up the firmware and some basic sizes (rods, z-height, ...), I tested ...
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How can you calibrate extrusion multiplier value in Slic3r WITHOUT changing printer settings in memory?

Most tutorials ask you to change the printer settings using the ...
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How to avoid stringing?

How can I avoid the irregularities and stringing in the print. Printer Used: Fortus 450mc Model: PC Model tip: T10 Support tip: T12SR Support: SR-100 Slice Height: 0.0050 in I have printed two ...
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Recommend simple software to create calibration print for table leveling [closed]

I've just bought Anycubic i3 Mega printer and trying to level it. So far I've printed test object and 2 others but looks like there are problems with leveling. I want to make image of 5 small one ...
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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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What prints can I do to test/calibrate my printer for precision?

I specifically want to test calibration tolerances precision accuracy I'm having trouble with Print in Place models and I'm trying to find out if there's something I can do to improve my print ...
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Prints to one side

I use Cura for creating the G-code files for my (2 1/2 year old) Prusa i3. I have to put the prints in the corner furthest from the X-Y-Z origin symbol as the machine prints in the middle of the bed....
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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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Line width changes depending on the direction the print head moves

I just re-ran all basic calibration steps from the Original Prusa i3 MK2 Manual. Now, when doing the first layer calibration, lines that are running in positive X direction are ok, while those ...
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How to calibrate Ender-4

I have just assembled the Creality3D Ender-4 kit a couple of days ago. I completed some rewiring and everything seems to be wired correctly, I'm able to auto-home successfully, but this is the problem ...
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First layer height problem after changing nozzle

I have a problem with my first layer height. But lets start at the beginning: I own a Tevo Tarantula Dual extruder printer with a endstop switch for Z axis. No Auto bed level. 0.4mm nozzle. ...
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Anet A8 - X and Y axis not square - how to fix?

I have an Anet A8 printer for about 4 months, set up pretty well (or so I thought) and printing a number of models pretty well. I made a large 3" x 6" box with a sliding lid yesterday and when it was ...
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TEVO Tarantula under extrusion

I've built and done some simple tests on a TEVO Tarantula but I've noticed some pretty dramatic under extrusions. My equipment: TEVO Tarantula; Jim Brown's easy config fork of Marlin; Titan ...
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How to re-program Prusa firmware to accept a taller Z axis?

Machine specs: Prusa MK3, firmware version 3.1.2. Facts: I have designed a new Z-axis frame for my printer, so I can print models up to 360mm high in stead of the standard 210mm. The plan has worked ...
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Changing the home position on a Prusa i3 MK2

As part of a project with my university, I have developed a new extruder to attach to a Prusa i3 MK2. My problem is that both the nozzle and PINDA probe have moved 17mm forward and 0.5mm to the right. ...
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3d printer drip problem

I have a problem with my 3d printer. When I am printing, the printer seems to drip. I am very confused because I never saw this before and I do not know what to do. I attach a picture of it. Why ...
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Extra data appended to the Y values when issuing `M92` & `M500`

I am still trying to dial in my Anet A8. The Marlin firmware takes too long to scroll through the axis settings when I change them, so I use Repetier Host instead issuing ...
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Marlin's bed leveling Mesh Validation Pattern ignoring home offset

I'm using a Prusa clone with Ramps 1.4, Marlin 1.1.5 and an inductive proximity sensor Z-probe. Due to the design of the printer, the X and Y end-stops and the Z-probe are not exactly aligned with the ...
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Z height incorrect on calibration cube

I tried to print 30mm calibration cube with my TEVO Tarantula. I found that a few bottom layers was missing as shown in picture. I noticed that a few bottom layers looks thin during printing. Anyone ...
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3Dtouch triggers way too close

Today I finished building and adjusting a Prusa-Clone printer. The brain is a 32bit board with Smoothieware on in. To run the auto bed leveling routine I installed a 3DTouch (BLTouch clone, sorry low ...
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Auto bed leveling with BL Touch sensor crashing to bed

I'm new to 3d printing and I recently bought a Geeetech Prusa i3 Pro B along with a BL Touch (3D touch) sensor to do auto bed leveling. I printed the sensor holder, mounted it and the sensor to the ...
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XYZ cube's layer is shifted, How can I check my TEVO Tarantula axis?

I just bought new TEVO Tarantula and tried to print xyz cube. I found that my cube's layer was shifted as showed in picture. How can I fix this ?
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Double Image Along X Axis

Recently my printer has been creating double images along the X-axis, I just printed a calibration cube after checking all of my rods to make sure nothing was catching and here was my result: It ...
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Stereo Camera and Projector Calibration for 3D Scanner

I am trying to understand what is the robust and clean way to calibrate structured light 3d scanner system. I have two cameras placed to be working as stereo and a projector between them. I found ...
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Nozzle rubs on previous layers

I'm having a frustrating problem on 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 results in a ...
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Delta printer distortion

I have make a little test with 4 dots aligned with A tower, B and C tower. Distance W and S are the same in the stl but not in the print. I have tried diferent values of diagonal root but S always is ...
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Tevo Tarantula incorrectly auto leveling of bed

I decided to try and setup the bed auto level sensor. I downloaded this firmware: TEVO-Tarantula-I3-Marlin-Firmware and followed this tutorial, YouTube - Setting Up Auto Bed Leveling (Tevo Tarantula)....
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XYZ calibration without PINDA probe

I have been happily printing with my Original Prusa i3 MK2S for a few weeks now. I have been thinking about replacing the PINDA probe with a BLTouch tactile sensor. If I do so, how will I be able to ...
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Z axis OK during calibration, but WAY off on prints

I have Anet A8 where I have changed the controller from the original to RAMPS 1.4 running Marlin 1.1.1 and ran into some strange issues with my Z axis. Doing calibration (10 mm cube, 10x10x20&...
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BQ Ciclop or Horus bury the lower part of a model

After all calibrations the models are missing the lower about 10-15mm depending on their size and shape regardless of the value of Pattern Settings/Origin Distance in Horus which happens to be 21.5mm. ...
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Assisted manual levelling with Marlin

Marlin offers a bunch of different choices for auto-levelling and assisted manual levelling for bent build plates (mesh levelling), but for the moment I want to level things completely manually. That ...
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Folgertech FT-5 : Does not seem to be reading G-Code correctly

I recently purchased an FT-5 from Folgertech and finished assembly about a week ago. I have yet to accomplish a successful print. It seems like either the file is not being sliced correctly, or that ...
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Printer homes to z stop-switch, but presses on heatbed during printing

I have a Prusa i3 that homes properly when you use the menu. After adjusting the bed and homing several times it keeps the head at a reliable distance. However when I try to print from SD card, the ...
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Prusa's P.I.N.D.A. XYZ axes calibration fails with generic message “Consult the manual”

I have just built a Prusa i3 MK2 printer. One of its features is automatic XYZ axes calibration done using inductive probe which is located next to the nozzle. In my case, this calibration procedure ...
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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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Dimensions off on final part

I'm experiencing an issue with my Makerbot Replicator 2X (2000+ hours printing). The dimensions of my final part are smaller than what is initially modeled. My parts have been coming out roughly 0.3mm ...
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Calibrating steps/order

Does anybody have an overview of what things should be calibrated (and in what order) for a certain 3d printer or after changing the printing material? I only know about: calibrating the extruder ...
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Designing/Printing objects with sized holes

When trying to print parts that should contain certain sized holes, e.g. for screws, how to achieve that they are sized correctly? Is it possible to calibrate the printer perfectly, so it prints ...
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Shifted Layers on Replicator 2 [duplicate]

A few weeks ago a shift between layers in the y-direction (from the front to the back of the printer) of my Makerbot Replicator 2 appeared. All prints have some small shifts between layers, but if ...
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Auto bed levelling with Rumba board - Servo not deploying

Has anyone succeeded in installing the auto bed levelling on a Rumba board with Marlin firmware? I have the last stable version 1.1.0 RC6. I would appreciate some direction especially about: How ...
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Printrbot going off axis when initializing

I have a strange problem with my Printrbot Simple Metal. When I start printing it's suddenly trying to go off axis before starting to print. All is fine once it actually starts to print, but it's ...
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Kossel accumulates error along Z axis

I have a Mini Kossel and I am going through calibration. I can home carriages and find the bed with paper-test getting some Z value with M114. Then I run the ...
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Advance extrusion, extruder code help?

I not sure what this code does..... I recently bought a titan extruded that needs to be calibrated with my printer (417 microsteps http://wiki.e3d-online.com/wiki/Titan_Assembly#Firmware_Calibration). ...
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CubePro 3D Printer

How to check leveling of printer bed ? What should be ideal values on x,y and z to ensure printer bed is flat and there is no angle between plane of nozzle and plane of printer bed ?
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Do I need to recalibrate z-probe offset every time I switch to a different layer height?

It occurs to me that I'm never really thinking about layer height when I calibrate my z-probe offset. This is obviously an oversight, because I'll want my nozzle to start higher for 0.3mm layers than ...