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Howto: Calibrating Y-axis Perpendicular to X-axis

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Scotty Orr, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Scotty Orr

    Scotty Orr Journeyman

    May 21, 2015
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    I am about to do a major upgrade on my MMXL and will use it in its current form to machine parts for the upgrade. I wanted to make sure it was calibrated as well as possible.

    My X-travel and Y-travel had been adequately calibrated, but upon checking for square, I discovered that X and Y axes were not perfectly perpendicular. The following video shows how I calibrated for squareness.

    Note: Before calibrating for perpendicular, you will need to have your travels calibrated already (there are many fine videos on this already). And be warned - you will need to use some basic trigonometry....

    Sniffles likes this.
  2. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    May 5, 2014
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    I think I'll stick with loosening a few things and tapping it with a hammer until it is right. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Giarc likes this.

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