Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Third party 3D printer not centered in the hotbed


Recommended Posts

Posted · Third party 3D printer not centered in the hotbed

Hello all,  

 

First-timer in the realm of 3d printing.  I am using a polaroid PlaySmart printer.  Every time I initiate a print, the extruder moves to the upper right corner of the hotbed to initiate printing.  Cannot seem to figure out how to get the software and printer to work together to avoid this constant issue.  Any help with this is greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks from a novice 3D printer!

 

Mark

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Third party 3D printer not centered in the hotbed

    Go to left side of screen in PREPARE mode.  Click on your printer, then do "manage printers" then "machine settings", Uncheck "origin at center" (it's almost certainly already unchecked).  Then check the dimensions of your bed - for example, if it says your bed is 200mm wide but it is actually 100mm wide then it will be printing on the right half of your print bed.

     

    I'm guessing you have the wrong dimensions.  If this isn't the issue then please show a 5 second video of the problem and also show a screen shot of your part after you slice it in PREVIEW mode showing where the part is on the bed there.

  • 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
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...