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So i have had two S5 printers (one was replaced as it was damaged in delivery but i managed to get one print off it) and it appears they both have exhibited the phenomenon of the prints not being square.

 

The print from my first printer (i dont have a photo on me for evidence) can be seen by eye to be very slightly not square.

 

Attached you should find a couple of images of an item i printed last night. this needed to be quite precisely square but as you can see, it is not (i added some right angles to the image for clarity). the second image also shows that the print has bowed vertically. has anyone else seen this or do you know why this might have happened? i had a look on google for answers but didn't find anything quite the same so apologies of this has been answered before.

 

Edit: This was printed using ultimaker grey abs on recommended settings and 0.2 mm layer height

 

Many thanks

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This is a common problem because when UM printers are shipped I think they use elephants to move your printer from one truck to the next.

 

Seriously though - it's a common problem and you just have to realign it - it's pretty easy to do.

 

More serious is if the entire frame is warped so check that the frame is also perpendicular/square.

 

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Dear All,

 

Many thanks for your posts, sorry for my slowness to reply - its is my work printer and work has kept me busy with other non-3D printing related work this week. i will have a go at these suggestions this afternoon/next week and let you all know how it goes.

 

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HI SandervG,

 

thanks for the response. I am actually pretty sure that the device came with misaligned axes, following the posts above, i now know what to look for and the axes are out of alignment to what looks like the exact same degree as the print i showed above. i have really only had a few minutes to play with the printer so i havent had time to fix it (the instructions that i found on the ultimaker website arent brilliantly clear). but i will for sure do some of the testing you suggested when i am back in the office.

 

Many thanks

wraypa1

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Great news and I for one truly appreciate the fact that your thread was full circle.

 

Initially you presented a concern and worked through it and then presented the resolution.

 

I dislike threads that do not have closure.

 

Thank you.

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