Jump to content

Ender 3 pro issue

Recommended Posts

Posted · Ender 3 pro issue

I've had mine for 3 years and that hasn't happened.

You can try shimming the corners up with pieces of aluminum foil.  It may take a bit longer to get an even temperature across the surface but other than that it should be fine.

You didn't mention what build surface you have.  I bought the Creality glass plate and it's been fine.


A "four corner" leveling system can actually cause something like that.  If two opposite corners are pulling the plate down then the other two corners can hold it up and the result is a bow running katty corner.  Occasionally I will pull my glass plate off and level the metal by itself because I level by hand and over time I will get that bow.

If the center is high and the four corners are drooping then that is different.  Shimming is easy and can work so long as you don't need to stack 8 washers to eliminate the rocking.  Two or 5 thicknesses of aluminum foil should work and aluminum has excellent heat transfer.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    • 1 month later...
    Posted · Ender 3 pro issue

    You may have to reverse the bow if it is too much. 

    Start by removing the bed from the printer. take a piece of 3/4" plywood and cut it 2" larger than the build plate.

    With the build plate upside down mark the hole pattern on the plywood, then drill the hole pattern 1/4" dia.

    using fender washers and 1 1/2 x1/4 -20 with nuts and 1/4"washers.

    put a 1/4" washer the screw. put the screw through the plywood.. X4

    put the build plate onto the screws. and then the fender washer onto the screw, then the nut onto the threads

    now slide a large nut approximately 3/4" between the plate and the plywood to the center of the build plate 

    then even up the 1/4-20 nuts so the build plate stands off the plywood evenly

    and using  a straight edge, start tightening the screws one turn at a time around the build plate evenly

    when the build plate has approximately 1/16" bow in all directions loosen it and check it with the straight edge

    repeat these steps, slightly increasing the bow until it is straight again.

    re-install the build plate and re-check it for trueness.

    If possible use a glass plate atop the heated build plate because glass is usually flat

  • 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

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 9 replies
    • Create New...