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Posted (edited) · Horizontal expansion for a single axis?

I'm having an issue where the y-axis of my prints are dead on but the x-axis is off by about -2%. Is there a way to adjust just the x-axis? My machine uses screw instead of belts and I found no play in the axis.


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    Posted · Horizontal expansion for a single axis?

    Not as far as I know.  Horizontal Expansion works on the X and Y together.


    What brand of printer are we talking about?  My Creality machine can be calibrated by adjusting the steps/mm of the various axes.  I don't know about the Ultimaker's but I think calibration is handled differently.


    The formula for an adjustment would be Anticipated Measurement / Actual Measurement * Current Steps/mm = New Steps/mm.  The new number gets entered and saved in the printer.


    FYI - Unlike the Esteps/mm adjusting the XYZ steps/mm isn't something that is usually needed.

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