CHAPTER12

Leveling the Bed and Adjusting the Z Height

In This Chapter

  • Why your bed needs to be level
  • Manually leveling or auto-leveling your bed
  • How to set your Z height

You’ve already learned how important it is for the first layer of a print to stick well to the bed. The material the build platform is made from is important, as are the surface treatments you apply to it. But the filament will never stick well to the bed if it’s not level or if your Z height isn’t set properly.

The Z height is how far the nozzle is from the print bed. It’s important, because it determines how much the filament is pushed onto the bed as it is extruded. The ...

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