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Questions tagged [y-axis]

Use this tag for questions related to specific movement of the Y direction of the printer - Questions about a machine or 3D model's Y-axis

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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 ...
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How to fix Y layer shift on Creality Ender 3?

While printing a simple model, my printer starts to layer-shift the build in a direction suddenly. I used the default setting for ultimaker Cura 3.4.1. It has done this same thing for multiple ...
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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 an aluminium frame printer like the AM8 (rebuild of Anet A8 parts):        This should give a much more stiff frame with ...
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3 vs 4 bearings for y axis travel

I have a Monoprice Maker Select Plus, where I'm doing the Gulf Coast Robotics carriage plate upgrade. I was watching through an installation video just to find any "gotchas" I might want to ...
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Layer shifting on product printing after raft support structure

First post here, so please forgive me for any silly mistakes. Recently the y-axis (I think, forward-backward) has started skipping forward when printing the first layer of my print. It prints the ...
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Print layer shifting on Alunar M508 Prusa i3 clone

[Edit: My specific question is firmware error or standard layer shifting. using 2 different versions of Cura were getting quite different results from the same stl file.] Per the image below with ...
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