Platform calibration is necessary if the printer is run for the first time or if there are any printing issues, for example warping syndrome or incomplete first layer. Platform calibration must take place after platform maintenance.
M Series Printers Maintenance
Zortrax M Series includes two printer models right now: M200 and M300. These printers remain similar in terms of design and technology. The most important difference is their size: M200 with a 200x200x180mm workspace, whereas M300 with an increased 300x300x300mm workspace.
Therefore, maintenance and repair work can be carried out in the same manner with both models. The following manual shows M200 maintenance work. In the case of M300, these procedures look the same.
Initiating the Calibration
From the menu select “Maintenance” -> “Autocalibration.”
Tightening the Knobs
When the extruder is heated up, press the dial to start the autocalibration.
Follow the instructions on the display. Tighten all calibration knobs and press the dial.
The printer will now start to check the distance between the nozzle and the center point of the platform.
Checking the Points at the Back
The printer will now start to check the distance between the nozzle and the points at the back of the platform.
Checking the Points at the Front
The printer will now start to check the distance between the nozzle and the points at the front of the platform.
If the printer detects an incorrect distance, it will display instructions on what adjustments should be made.
Once you’ve tightened/loosened the knobs, push the dial and the printer will recheck the distances.
When the proper distance for all the points on the plate is set, the printer will finish the calibration and display the calibration results.
Tightening Platform Screws (M300)
If during the M300 platform calibration the result are too high (>0.4), you should tighten the two platform screws placed next to the center calibration square.