I’ve been using manual mesh bed leveling with pretty good results, I’ve managed to print 60% of the lowrider v2 but I ran into issues last night and today, a biggy is that the Bed-Z doesn’t seem to be holding, I auto level the bed, print a part, then the next part I have to reconfigure the Z-Bed offset for it to adhere correctly.
When it works it’s great, But I’m finding slowly the mesh will become inaccurate.
Maybe I’ve been impatient the last 24 hours, but the manual bed leveling seems to leave a bit too much variance for my liking. So I’m thinking if I can run an auto level mesh at the start of each print it should make things a lot easier.
My layer height is .28mm
Hotend is a .4mm Microswiss All Metal deal
Bed is an aluminium heat plate
Running Marlin 1.1.9
Clipped to the bed is a sheet of 1.5mm polycarbonate that’s been washed with acetone (My preferred surface, things seem to stick really well and come off easily - I had no problems with the anet a8 and 80% of the parts that I’ve already printed on this build)
Should I take the plunge and order in a BLTouch? or should I be looking somewhere else?
I’ve upped the mesh to 4x4 incase the bed is super out, but it doesn’t seem to be helping much.
Maybe my method of leveling is off? I’m running a piece of paper under the (heated) nozzle and (heated) bed, then with it catches I back off a bit and try to get it as accurate as possible, as in, the one step that causes it to catch.