Bed level correction

Updated 3 months ago ​by Tomáš Chvalina

Bed level correction is a feature that is designed to allow advanced users to compensate for the slightest imperfections in the first layer. This feature can be found in the LCD Menu - Calibration - Bed level correction.

Basically, you are able to have slightly different Live Z values on the Front, Rear, Left, and Right side of the heated bed. 

When and how to use Bed level correction 

This feature is great once you notice that the printed objects do not stick all around the heated bed the same way. Then you should use the Bed level correction.  

Before you apply any changes, make sure that your heated bed is perfectly clean - PEI print surface preparation.

The limit is +/-50 microns and even +/-20 microns can make a huge difference. So when you are using this function, make small incremental changes. Just like in the Live Z adjust, negative values lower the nozzle closer to the Heated bed.

For this example, we will be using Live Z value -1.000. We will want to tweak our Left side which seems to be too squished and our Right side is not sticking well.

  1. So we will be increasing our Left side by +15 microns. In total Live Z in the Left side is 0,015 - 1,000 = -0,985.
  2. Now we will be lowering our Right side by -10 microns. In total Live Z in the Right side is -0,010 - 1,000 = -1,010. 

Do not hesitate to contact us at info@prusa3d.com if you would have any additional questions.


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