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Extruder and Z probe
 
© Beth Ripley 2015
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Extruder and Z probe

The hot end of the extruder (in red) is just as it sounds--it is the heated part of the extruder. To the right of the extruder is the z probe or z sensor (tip in orange). This is what allows for auto-leveling. The z probe senses the position of the print bed by inductive current produced by the aluminum in the table.


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© Beth Ripley 2015

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