Shop Talk – Stop Leveling Your Bed and Start Tramming Your Machine!

In this episode, we will be looking at the misconception of bed leveling and the fact we are really tramming our machine (3D Printer). What is tramming you ask, well the “tram” is the squareness of of your machine too to your bed surface in the X & Y and the act of “Tramming” is achieving this squareness between these two planes.

In addition there is also a misconception that the bed is a single plane when in fact it is irregular (it has dips and humps) so is divisible into many sub-planes in order normalize the error (i.e. deviations) across the entire bed and we will talk about these and more so grab a quick coffee and lets get tramming!

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