K1 Bed Level Mesh Benchmark

I have removed the 4x stock plastic spacer under the bed and replaced with 12mm silicone. I also added turning knobs underneath the bed. this is my bed mesh result suing orcaslicer.

Is this considered as a good bed mesh? I don’t have many issues printing on my K1. But would like to know what’s a good bed level mesh that i can benchmark to.

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Yes, it’s very good.

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Thanks mate. I still can’t get that perfect bed level since i accidentally crashed my print bed. Buts its as good as it gets… cant complaint. no warping even with ABS.

Interesting approach with manual controls on an auto-leveling system. I am curious as to when and how you use the knobs since the leveling process is automatic; or at least it is on the K1 Max. Am I missing something obvious?

Hello @MEMCB …! :wave:

Welcome to the Creality Forum…! Creality

It’s automatcic meaning that during calibration the nozzle measures the distance from the bed at different points on the bed and creates a digital mesh of the bed shown in the picture by @that_redjacket_guy and then during a print it compensates for that distance. It compensates by moving the bed up and down according to how much the mesh data tells it to. If the bed is almost level it won’t have to compensate much…
Hope that makes sense.

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I also noticed that every time I remove the PEI plate, the bed mesh changes. It is important to get a good quality PEI/PEO bed that has high flatness.

The automatic bed levelling is okay when it’s new. But after a while or if you use a cheap PEI/PEO plate, the automatic levelling is not that accurate anymore.

What I’ve done is to further fine tune and hone it. To get that flatness as much as possible to the micron measurements.

This also needs your machine to be rooted and use Fluidd which I have issues rooting my machine because of error 2522. Therefore I have to do manual print bed checks by printing 1 layer 220x220mm with PLA.