Physical Modeling 6.6 [Type A – 3D Printing]

Printing on the Type A Machines 3D Printer

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  1. Navigate to http://series1-10596.local:5000 or http://series1-10594.local:5000 (depending on the 3D printer you plan to use).  [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  2. Click on the Temperature tab and change the Print Head temperature to 220 and click the set button.  Now change the Bed temperature to 60 and click the set button.  Note:  You may have to do this several times as the interface doesn't always accept your value. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  3. Wait for the temperature to reach the target temperature.  Your graph should look like the image below. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  4. Switch to the Control tab.  If there is no space between the bed and the printer head, click the Platform lower button to create a space.  Change the extrude value to 20mm and press "Extrude."  This will push some filament through the print head and "hopefully" avoid clogs/clear clogs. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options][Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  5. Clean the excess material from the print head using a flat tool (available near the machine)
  6. Switch to the Files tab and upload your file by clicking the upload button and navigating to your file.
    • Note:  You will likely want to save your gcode file to the desktop so that you can eject your flash drive prior to starting the print job.
  7. After your file has uploaded, click the print button to start the print job. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  8. Once your job begins, listen for a clicking noise.  If you hear clicking, turn the black knob at the back of the machine to create more space between the bed and the print head (turn the black knob clockwise).  The clicking noise should stop. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  9. If you hear a loud humming or grinding noise, pause your print job and press the home button on the Control page under the "Printhead" section.  This will re-home the print head and build platform and should solve the problem.  You can resume your job after the homing process is done (it takes 5-10 minutes). [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]