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wimblejon
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How to make x axis square to y axis?

Hi there,

Does anyone know the method to accurately get the X and Y axes exactly square to each other? I printed an engineering square, assuming the accuracy but it isn't, at all!
I did a search of the forum but couldn't find anything - if anyone could point me to a previous discussion, I'd be very grateful.
Thank you

Posted : 03/07/2021 10:29 am
karl-herbert
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RE: How to make x axis square to y axis?
Posted by: @wimblejon

Hi there,

Does anyone know the method to accurately get the X and Y axes exactly square to each other? I printed an engineering square, assuming the accuracy but it isn't, at all!
I did a search of the forum but couldn't find anything - if anyone could point me to a previous discussion, I'd be very grateful.
Thank you

Hello and welcome to the Prusaforum!

You can only solve this to some extent by underlaying the column of the Z axis with thin metal foils and aligning it accordingly until X/Y are at right angles to each other. To check the squareness, I used a large solid steel square and dial gauge:

For the dial gauge you need an adapter (print it yourself) to attach it to the heating block.

wbr,

Karl

 

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 03/07/2021 11:38 am
wimblejon
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How to make x axis square to y axis?

Thank you Karl, I'll investigate that solution.
Jon

Posted : 03/07/2021 6:57 pm
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