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doctorg
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Next level first layer dial-in method

Everyone loves printing the 75x75 square as it does a great job at dialing in the Z-height to an almost perfect setting. This is a great step in the process, but I have also found that printing narrower objects can help to dial in that setting even more. I noticed I get a great first layer using the 75x75 square method, but when printing something narrower, things tended to roughen up a bit. So, I use the attached STL (part of a bookmark design) to fine tune the numbers a bit further.

For example, a Z height of 1.25 on my setup yields a great square, but leaves the edges of the narrow test a bit rough. Further adjusting down to 1.11 yields great results on both.

This works well for me, I hope it works well for some of you. This is my first Prusa build, but I found with my previous printer, printing smaller narrower objects helped to tighten things up.

Enjoy!

Posted : 23/04/2022 11:34 pm
doctorg
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RE: Next level first layer dial-in method

Sorry, I meant to say -1.125 to -1.110.

Posted : 24/04/2022 12:24 am
RandyM9
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RE: Next level first layer dial-in method

Thanks for your input. I didn’t see a file attachment?

Esteemed forum user @fuchsr has created a modification to the well known ‘life adjust z - my way’ process that I assume you’re referencing.

His redesign is here:

https://www.printables.com/model/105404-live-zfirst-layer-calibration-strip

His version provides a longer rectangular reference area with tick marks to indicate when the make your live z adjustments. It’s a very nice tool and a great alternate to the original. 

Thanks fuchsr!

Posted : 24/04/2022 5:47 am
doctorg
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Next level first layer dial-in method

Thanks, @randym9, it seems I needed to attach it as as a zip file.

Posted : 24/04/2022 5:51 pm
doctorg
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Next level first layer dial-in method

 

Posted by: @randym9

Thanks for your input. I didn’t see a file attachment?

Esteemed forum user @fuchsr has created a modification to the well known ‘life adjust z - my way’ process that I assume you’re referencing.

His redesign is here:

https://www.printables.com/model/105404-live-zfirst-layer-calibration-strip

His version provides a longer rectangular reference area with tick marks to indicate when the make your live z adjustments. It’s a very nice tool and a great alternate to the original. 

Thanks fuchsr!

Lots of great options available. I think even narrower can be a better test.

Posted : 24/04/2022 6:48 pm
RandyM9
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Posted by: @doctorg

 

Posted by: @randym9

Thanks for your input. I didn’t see a file attachment?

Esteemed forum user @fuchsr has created a modification to the well known ‘life adjust z - my way’ process that I assume you’re referencing.

His redesign is here:

https://www.printables.com/model/105404-live-zfirst-layer-calibration-strip

His version provides a longer rectangular reference area with tick marks to indicate when the make your live z adjustments. It’s a very nice tool and a great alternate to the original. 

Thanks fuchsr!

Lots of great options available. I think even narrower can be a better test.

@doctorg - Agreed! I will download your file and give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

This post was modified 4 months ago by RandyM9
Posted : 26/04/2022 5:13 am
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