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Questions tagged [y-axis]

Use this tag for questions related to specific movement of the Y direction of the printer

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Ender 3 nozzle homes off the bed in the Y axis

I just received my new Creality Ender 3. I was going through and checking/adjusting everything for alignment, and I noticed that when you "auto home" the print head, the nozzle stops off the front of ...
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How to calculate linear Y rod length for a larger replacement bed?

I have an Anet A8 which I want to convert to a aluminium frame printer like the AM8 (rebuild of Anet A8 parts):        This should give a much more stiff frame with ...
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3D Printer makes steps at Y axis (in some cases)

I have bought the Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit. When I'm printing something that I created (using Cinema 4D), the printer prints it without any problems, but, when I download something from the ...
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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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Y-axis slipping causing failed prints

My Y-axis on my Monoprice maker select running ramps 1.4 and Marlin makes a thud noise when moving every now and then. I have noticed a 1 to 2 mm shift in the print when this occurs. I tighten the ...
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3d print lean in Y-axis

I have made a custom 3d printer with ramps electronics. I have printed benchy(ship) well, but when i try to print any thing with tooth(spiral vase), gears(bearing), or circle(rocket), Y-axis skip ...
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Prusa i3 jerking during printing

I have a Prusa i3 and during the print, it will start jerking which makes a noise that sounds like something is going wrong. At first, I thought it was the infill since there is a gap in between the ...
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Steel versus MDF/Aluminium Y axis plate?

I have purchased a P3Steel v.4 kit that, rather unfortunately, comes with a steel Y plate. I understand that there may be interia, as well as stepper motor wear, issues related to the weight of the ...
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Brass rails, bunting bearings ok for x,y axes?

new to 3D printers and to this community :) Would a 1/4" brass rod with bronze bunting bearings for sliders and SAE 30 oil suffice for X and Y axes with moving extruder instead of print surface? I'm ...
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What could be causing my y axis to slip?

Occasionally, while printing, my y axis will slip and the layer will, from that point forward, be shifted, ruining the print. What might be the causes of an axis slipping? I have tried cooling the ...