I just joined 3dhubs because it seems to be a good resource. I was wondering if there are any FDM 3D printers out there with automated filament calibration? I heard that Zortrax has it but i haven’t heard of any other printer companies using it.

Are you asking about Automated filament calibraition for sizing of filament ?


Hello ellisbaker96,

Can you specify what you mean?

Our printers use 1,75 mm diameter materials.

As for the layer thickness you just need to choose the prefered thickness in the Z-SUITE software.

In case of any questions, feel free to ask. I will gladly answer them.

Best regards,


Zortrax Team

Usually, when ppl are looking for new upgrade hardware, it is because there is an issue they are trying to solve. My printer is printing remarkably well and I have only measured my filament a few times just out of curiosity. If you have an issue you are trying to solve, it may be better to define that and see what comes up - as I do not think filament calibration is a solution to much of anything.

I agree with Ruggb, define the problem and determine and solution. Measuring the filament diameter and entering the value into the slicer is important and a good habit to get into. I have yet to find a filament that is reliably 1.75mm. Most seem to be around the 1.70mm mark.

Constantly adding air to a leaking tire is not a solution … fixing the leak is.