Use this tag for questions related to a certain movement direction of the printer

An axis is a direction in the Cartesian coordinate system. Three axes describe the complete movement of the 3D printer:

  • X-axis(usually the movement of the hotend from left to right facing the a Cartesian style printer)
  • Y-axis(usually the movement of the platform from front to back facing the a Cartesian style printer, or the hotend movement to front and back for non moving platforms in Y direction)
  • Z-axis (usually the movement of thehot end from build plate to the maximum height of the printer, or the lowering of the bed for non moving platform printers in Y direction)