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-===== Bed Leveling =====+====== Bed Leveling ​======
 (by Ethan Anderson) (by Ethan Anderson)
  
 Let’s start with terminology. This is super important. Let’s start with terminology. This is super important.
  
-==== Leveling the bed ====+===== Leveling the bed =====
 When we level the bed, we are adjusting the angle of the bed along the X and Y axes, such that as the print head traverses the bed in these axes, it remains at a constant height above the bed. On the Monoprice Select Mini, this is accomplished by moving the print head around to the four corners of the bed and adjusting the screws for each corner. Loosening each screw raises its corner, while tightening lowers it. Leveling the bed is a separate task from adjusting the overall height of the bed, setting the first layer height, etc. Do not mix these up. When we level the bed, we are adjusting the angle of the bed along the X and Y axes, such that as the print head traverses the bed in these axes, it remains at a constant height above the bed. On the Monoprice Select Mini, this is accomplished by moving the print head around to the four corners of the bed and adjusting the screws for each corner. Loosening each screw raises its corner, while tightening lowers it. Leveling the bed is a separate task from adjusting the overall height of the bed, setting the first layer height, etc. Do not mix these up.
  
-==== Adjusting the bed height ====+===== Adjusting the bed height ​=====
 Bed leveling does not address the overall height of the bed, even though these tasks are accomplished using the same four screws on the Monoprice Select Mini. This is, in my opinion, the worst part of the printer. Let’s take a look at all the major components that contribute to what we call “bed height” and see why. Bed leveling does not address the overall height of the bed, even though these tasks are accomplished using the same four screws on the Monoprice Select Mini. This is, in my opinion, the worst part of the printer. Let’s take a look at all the major components that contribute to what we call “bed height” and see why.
  
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 This process can be painstaking,​ and may be exacerbated if the Z-axis limit switch in your printer is not secured tightly enough (see Inconsistent height of first layer from print to print under Issues List - Hardware). This process can be painstaking,​ and may be exacerbated if the Z-axis limit switch in your printer is not secured tightly enough (see Inconsistent height of first layer from print to print under Issues List - Hardware).
  
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-** How To: Bed Leveling by Chris Brown ** +**[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=s04b7EpF6Zs|How To: Bed Leveling by Chris Brown]]**
-https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=s04b7EpF6Zs+
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 +**[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=9qzPearLJ8c|3D Printing: How To Level the Bed by JoshTheEngineer]]**
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 +**[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=dzrc3e0VZjU|Beginner'​s Guide (Part 4) - Level the Bed by Tyler Gibson]]** \\
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 +**[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=UdgneF0bgmA|Bed Leveling 101 - A guide to reliable first layers by FDM Guru]]** \\
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 ==== Inconsistent height of first layer from print to print ==== ==== Inconsistent height of first layer from print to print ====
bed_leveling.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/06 15:28 by Matthew Upp