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Posted · Bended buildplate?

Hello folks,

i have a big issue with buildplate back side (the part near the z-axis)

All my prints warp on the right corner, and the left corner of the first layer is very, very thin...the buildplate of my ultimaker2 seems to be unleveled..lower on the right and higher on the left... i don't know how to fix this because with the back part i can only adjust the leveling with a screw so the whole part moves and nothing changes...

Thanks to all :)

 

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    Posted · Bended buildplate?

    I have heard that some build plates (the glass) can be bent.

    There was also a case where the sunk screws for the buildplate were slightly to big and caused the glass to not the touch the heated plate (and caused it to bend).

    Anyway if it's bent, you can probably ask for a replacement glass from support, maybe it's worth to check the screws before.

    If not you might need to retighten the level springs and do the leveling again

     

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    Posted · Bended buildplate?

    I have the same problem. The first layer on my top left portion comes out very thin and my top right doesn't stick well. Ultimaker sent me a new glass plate but it didn't make a difference. Are the leveling screws supposed to be flush with the heated plate or are they supposed to be slightly higher like mine are? DSCF2153.thumb.JPG.a736afc1db02511c23ff6068af3a66ba.JPG

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    Posted · Bended buildplate?

    Have you tried pushing them down to get them level.

    The screws must be below the level of the heated plate. If not, the glass cannot sit level on the plate and get good heat transfer. Either ask for replacement screws or plate.

    Worrying that these should get past QC during build.

     

    I have the same problem. The first layer on my top left portion comes out very thin and my top right doesn't stick well. Ultimaker sent me a new glass plate but it didn't make a difference. Are the leveling screws supposed to be flush with the heated plate or are they supposed to be slightly higher like mine are? DSCF2153.thumb.JPG.a736afc1db02511c23ff6068af3a66ba.JPG
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    Posted · Bended buildplate?

    I've seen some glass plates that haven't been perfectly flat. Sometimes one side is flatter than the other so try flipping the glass as well.

    As for the screws. Yes, they should be flush. The amount the screw sticks up in that picture is minimal and I don't think I'd worry about it (I have a printer here that is way worse and prints just fine). Personally I would be too impatient to wait for new screws or a build plate and just use a drill or countersink to fix the problem. It's a five minute job.

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