Do inductive sensors work on glass beds?
Inductive sensors can be used as an ABL sensor, but only with a metal build surface, like the Prusa MK3S+’s spring steel bed. So, if you want to use a non-metal build plate (such as glass, polypropylene, or another surface), know that it might not work.
Does Ezabl work on glass?
The EZABL Pro is also compatible with most printers that run open-source firmware (Marlin, Klipper, RepRap, etc.). TH3D also claims that its custom sensor is able to work with various types of build surfaces, including aluminum and glass.
What does a capacitive sensor do?
Capacitive sensors are most often used to measure the change in position of a conductive target. But capacitive sensors can be effective in measuring presence, density, thickness, and location of non-conductors as well. Non-conductive materials like plastic have a different dielectric constant than air.
How does auto bed leveling work on a 3D printer?
One of the best upgrades you can add to a 3D printer to improve both performance and ease of use is an auto bed leveling sensor. Although they technically do not level the bed, they create a topological map of your bed and adjust the Z position of the nozzle to follow imperfections of your build surface for a more consistent first layer.
Do you need an auto bed leveling sensor?
The first upgrade we do to all of our printers is solid mount the bed (remove the bed springs) and add an auto bed leveling sensor. This allows us to level the bed once and never have to worry about it again.
Why do you need a bed leveling probe?
When you have several printers, you don’t want to have to think about tweaking z-offsets every time your printer setup changes. This saves both time and frustration which, in our opinion, is the most important function of a bed leveling probe. On paper, the two non-contact sensors should be the most accurate.
How does ABL help with auto bed leveling?
This is where ABL comes to help. Auto Bed Leveling will use the sensor to probe the bed in multiple points and generate a mesh. Then it will compensate for the unevenness of the bed for that perfect first layer. Another benefit is the possibility of using the Artillery Bed Leveling Mod I covered in a previous article.