In order to get the best possible results when using your ZMorph 2.0 SX machine, it is necessary to properly calibrate your worktable first. It is as important for 3D printing as it is for milling, engraving and chocolate printing. In this tutorial, you will learn how to adjust Z-axis endstop in your ZMorph 2.0 SX.
First of all, you need to know, that you can adjust the Z-axis endstop in two ways: coarse and finishing.
Coarse adjustment is achieved by moving up or down the whole plastic endstop mount. To do this, loosen two screws on the left, move the plastic mount up or down to set the height coarsely, and then tighten these screws back. Maximum movement of the plastic mount is 20mm.
Finishing adjustment is made with a vertical screw. Rotate it left or right to set the exact position of Z-axis endstop. Don’t forget to home the Z-axis each time you change the position of the endstop. Maximum finishing adjustment is equal to 7mm.
Heights for different processes:
- 3D printing - distance between the nozzle of extruder and glass printing surface should be equal to around one thickness of a sheet of paper (0.05-0.07mm).
- Chocolate printing - distance between the nozzle of syringe and printing surface should be around 0.5-1 mm.
- 3D/2D miling - Z-axis endstop should be calibrated, so the tip of milling cutter touches bed surface.
- Laser cutting/engraving - lower edge of laser toolhead, should be slightly over the surface of worktable. Remember to engrave 1mm over the surface of your object (set in Voxelizer - refer to graphics in Laser cutting workflow)