Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
AJDouglas

UM3 Z-Axis Creaking

Recommended Posts

Hello all,

I have recently purchased an Ultimaker 3 and have been playing around with it for some time. All of my prints have been nearly perfect so far, so no concerns on that end. However, the z-axis does make a constant "creaking" noise while layering close to the center of the bed. I am fairly confident that this comes from the auto-bed leveling microadjusting when the nozzle is printing back and forth close to the center.

It doesn't affect print quality at all and it isn't louder than the other axes. However, I can't help but wonder if it is putting unneeded strain on the z-axis stepper motor. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!