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Posted · S5 - Prints skewed on X axis?

Hey folks, Been learning our printer some more and notice that there is a skew in the prints. I believe along the X axis (looking at the printer left to right). After playing and looking I finally noticed that the metal rod the print head travels upon left to right is visibly offset. The right side is about 3cm closer to the back of the printer then the left side. 

 

Wondering how you adjust this?

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

 

 

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Posted (edited) · S5 - Prints skewed on X axis?

He Mike, you probably have a loose pulley, it's fairly easy to fix with the screwdriver that's included with the printer.

It's easiest if you have a pair of printed alignment tools, I just published a pair for the S5.

 

Here's the instruction;

https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/19953-aligning-the-axles

 

and here's the tools you can print for the S5;

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/axis-alignment-tool-for-the-ultimaker-s5

 

 

If yours is really of a lot fix it first roughly without the tools (put the axis as straight as possible and tighten the polley) before you print the tools. Oh, and tighten the pulleys really hard....

 

 

 

Edited by ultiarjan
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Posted · S5 - Prints skewed on X axis?

Thanks for the post! Looks pretty easy. I am out of the office for a bit but will see if I can get someone else to attack it.

 

Cheers!

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