Z-Axis Squealing and Layer Height Adjustment

The “Z squeal” is a harmless phenomenon, but some can find it a bit irritating. This is the sound of our powerful stepper motors holding position between steps. To prevent this, you can make the print layers correlate with full steps of the motor by using the following layer heights:

  • 0.0476mm
  • 0.0953mm
  • 0.1349mm
  • 0.1508mm
  • 0.1588mm
  • 0.1984mm
  • .02223mm
  • 0.3175mm
  • 0.3810mm
  • 0.6033mm

Layer height is also nozzle size dependent, so the layer heights in this list do not work all work for any nozzle size. 

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