Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

How many of you fine tune the build-plate levelling screws while print is in progress?

Recommended Posts

Still learning! I had just started an hour-long print of a flat lotus blossom in high-quality mode. Once the brim was completed I noticed the lotus extrusion was a little thin on one side so I gently tweaked one of the levelling screws to raise the build-plate by a hair which fixed it.

I wondered how many of you use this method?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I do this every single time I make a print... can't remember the last time I ran an actual bed leveling...

I ´have an UMO which I modified myself for 3 point leveling via thumbscrews under the build plate... I just start a print and tune these screws while the printer is laying down brim or skirt, works like a charm (I use something like 10 lines to have plenty of time for this, and still some brim left even if the first 3-4 lines are laid down with poor leveling).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I do it also on the first print after i relevel (if i worked on the head for example), i rarely relevel the buildplate as it's pretty stable.

Anyway it's always a good practise to watch the first layer (at least the brim or skirt) in order to spot some level issues, and turning the knobs during the print is the easiest and most accurate way to fine tune the level.

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

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 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!