As with any mechanical product with moving parts, calibrating a 3D printer plays an important role in ensuring consistent accuracy. 3D printers are part of that product group. They are exceptionally accurate pieces of equipment, but only if they are calibrated after the initial setup and whenever they are moved.

This process of adjustment and fine-tuning is used to correlate the readings of an instrument (or piece of equipment) with a standard, in order to check the instrument's accuracy. In the case of the Asiga Pro2 3D printer and ensuring its Z axis accuracy, it is essential to create parallel surfaces of the build plate and the build envelope sliding glass. Once achieved, the unit will be able to dependably and consistently print highly accurate surgical guides, dental models, custom impression trays, castable patterns, etc.

View this video to see the simple process of calibrating the printer and ensuring Z axis build precision.

 

 

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About The Author

Cory Lambertson is a Technical Services Representative at Whip Mix. As a certified 3Shape and Roland trainer, he develops and conducts CAD/CAM equipment & software training and provides technical support/assistance to our digital customers. Before joining Whip Mix, he worked for 2-years in his father’s dental laboratory, Heartland Dental Laboratory in Hillsdale Michigan as a 3Shape Cad/Cam Technician. Cory received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.