Adjust the XY Offset


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Supplies:

  • Glue stick
  • Scraper

 

Run the Utility Test Print

In cases where continuous fiber is incorrectly aligned with the plastic portion of a part, the Fiber Nozzle XY Offset utility is used to update relative nozzle position. Most users will never need to adjust their XY-offset settings, but in the rare cases where the fiber and plastic nozzles on the print head may have become misaligned, this utility will print a test part that can be used to identify and correct offset issues. 

Note: The print head will become hot during the printing process. Exercise caution when working near the nozzles.

  1. Clean your print bed and apply a 4" by 4" square of glue to its center. Install the print bed into your printer.
  2. Select the menu icon from the dashboard.



  3. Select the Utilities tile from the available options.



  4. Select the Print Head Alignment tile from the available options.

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  5. Select the Fiber Nozzle XY Offsets tile.

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  6. Press the Print XY Bracket button. Do not remove the printed part until after completing the steps in the subsection below. 
    Note: The printer will automatically begin printing the part when the button is pressed. Be sure to have leveled and applied glue to the print bed before pressing the Print XY Bracket button.



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Adjusting the XY Offset

To adjust the XY-offset, you will need to know how far off the current values are from standard. The most accurate way to find this information is to print the test part via the steps above and leave it on the print bed during the adjustment routine.

Note: If you have finished printing the XY bracket and have not exited the utility, skip to step 5 below.

  1. Select the menu icon from the dashboard.



  2. Select the Utilities tile from the available options.



  3. Select the Print Head Alignment tile from the available options.

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  4. Select the Fiber Nozzle XY Offsets tile.

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  5. Press the Adjust button.



  6. Identify the box on each axis that has fiber passing through its center.



  7. In the utility, use the arrow buttons to adjust the black lines until they pass through the boxes that you identified in the previous step.



  8. When you are certain that the offsets are correct, press the Done button.



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