Level the Print Bed


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Supplies:

  • Scraper
  • Glue stick
  • Leveling shim labeled PLASTIC
  • Leveling shim labeled FIBER
  • 2.5mm hex key

Before performing any bed leveling procedure, thoroughly clean the print bed with water to remove any glue residue. Dry the print bed with a paper towel before proceeding.

Note: If switching between print beds, you will likely need to run the Adjust Z Offset utility to be able to level the bed; for more information, see Adjust Z Offset.


Run Shim Bed Level Utility

The Bed Level Test Print routine should be run every time you use the Shim Bed Level utility. You may need to perform multiple shim level/test print cycles before the bed is completely level.

When you are not running a utility, if you need to manually raise or lower the print bed, you can simply push up or down on the print bed or stage.

Note: The print head will move autonomously during this utility.

  1. Select the menu icon from the dashboard.



  2. Select the Bed Level tile from the available options.



  3. Select the Shim Bed Level tile from the available options.



  4. Read the warning about putting pressure on the print bed during leveling and press Next.



  5. Ensure that you have both the two brass leveling shims from your accessory kit, then press Next.



  6. Loosen each of the three thumbscrews below the print stage to its lowest point and press Next. Take care not to over-loosen the thumbscrews, as they may fall out of the print stage.



  7. Slide the plastic shim between the print bed and the nozzle and press Next.



  8. Adjust the thumbscrew until you feel slight resistance on the shim and press Next.
    Note: If this is your first time running the Shim Bed Level utility, you may need to repeat this process several times to develop a sense for the right amount of resistance.



  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each thumbscrew, as prompted by the utility.
  10. When prompted by the utility, slide the plastic shim between the plastic nozzle and the print bed to verify the tension over the rightmost thumbscrew. If you no longer feel slight resistance on the shim, the print bed is not level. In that case, adjust the thumbscrew until you feel slight resistance on the shim, then press Retry to follow suit with the other two thumbscrews. Otherwise, press Next.
  11. Slide the fiber shim between the nozzle and the print bed and press Next.



  12. Use a 2.5mm hex key to adjust the fiber nozzle height until you feed slight resistance on the fiber shim.



  13. Double-check the resistance on both shims and press Run Utility to calibrate the fiber nozzle (if applicable), Retry to re-level the print bed, or Skip to exit the utility.

 

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