Post by 3DprintedLife on Oct 25, 2015 16:22:29 GMT
Nope! For a number of reasons I am against using a z probe on Cartesian style printers. Not to mention there's really no room for it! But if someone in the community wants to add a bracket for a z probe they are more than welcome to, that's why this printer is open sourced!
Why are you against using a z probe on Cartesian style printers?
Because a z probe isn't as repeatable or reliable as good old fashioned mechanical leveling. On top of that, if the bed is too far out of whack, the printer will compensate by moving the z axis. If it is too much, what ends up happening is your nozzle isn't perpendicular to the bed, and the edge of the nozzle on one side will actually dig in resulting in lines that are printed at a slant in some situations. The z probes aren't really bad, I just don't think they are worth it. Especially since once you level a bed mechanically, you rarely have to touch it for up to hundreds of hours of printing. I haven't leveled my bed myself in more than 100 print hours, and that was only because I removed it!