Get Your Bed Ready

Setup Your Bed

Setup 1: Print Bed Sheet

Clean the bare surface (no oil or dust)

Remove some of the adhesive cover from the Bed Sheet.

Pick the front left corner.

Stick the corner of the Bed Sheet to the bed.

NOT ALIGNED

Line up the edges.

ALIGNED

Slowly press the Bed Sheet corner into bed.

Check the edges line up (again).

Continue pressing down the rest of the Bed Sheet in a WIPING motion.

Check the edges line up (again).

Remove the rest of the adhesive cover.

Finish sticking the rest of the Bed Sheet in a WIPING motion.

Setup 2: Glass Bed

Pick a position.

Get Glass Bed Clamp

Open Glass Bed Clamp with a flathead screwdriver

Lay & Align glass bed onto the bed.

Clamp bed.

Slide clamp all the way in.

Repeat until all positions are clamped.

Setup Bed Probe

Press Home All Button

Send the extruder toward center

G1 X187 Y154

Minor G-code Lesson

G1 = Linear Movement

X### = X position

Y### = Y position

Z### = Z position

Heat The Bed

M140 S60

Minor G-code Lesson

M140 = Set Bed Temperature

S### = Bed Temperature ( Celsius)

Code Inputs

G31 P999 X-40 y28.5 Z0
G29 S2
M564 S0

Wait for bed to reach its temperature.

Engage Bed Probe

DISENGAGED
ENGAGED

Move Bed To Position

G1 Z15

Probe

G30

Disengage Bed Probe

Move Bed Closer

G1 Z0

Move Bed To Nozzle

Use these two buttons to move the bed up.

Ignore the yellow home blocks (for now).

Switch to the smaller 0.1 mm step when you get close to the nozzle

Record Z offset

More Code Inputs

Replace ### with the Z offset number from the last step.

The number is POSITIVE ONLY.

G31 P999 X-40 Y28.5 Z###
M564 S1

Move Bed To Position

G1 Z15

Engage Bed Probe (Again)

Probe (Again)

G30

Disengage Bed Probe (Again)

Check nozzle height

G1 Z0

The bed should be about a paper sheet away from the nozzle.

Save Into SD card.

Go to the System Editor tab under Settings

Look for "machine_zprobe.g" (and click)

Go to the last line of code.

Replace the Z### (e.g. Z0.95) with your new Z offset number (POSITIVE ONLY).

Save changes.

Done.

Map The Bed

Also known as: Bed Compensation

Note:

Assumption: Your bed probe has been setup.

Home Printer

HOMED
NOT HOMED

Heat The Bed

M140 S60

Move Bed To Position

G1 Z15

Engage Bed Probe

Probe

G30

Read The Bed

G29

Wait for the probing to finish.

Check for any signs of green.

  • There should be some green.

  • If not, your bed probe is NOT setup.

Example: Proper Use of Mesh Compensation

Click close.

Move Bed Away

G1 X187 Y154 Z100

Disengage Bed Probe

You are ready to print.