M200: Remember to clean the nozzle with acetone every time you finish one spool of material.
M-Series: Maintenance work should be regular in order to keep the printer in good condition and achieve high quality prints every time.
Z-SUITE: Set the lowest layer thickness possible while printing small objects. Also, print two or more models simultaneously so that the layers have time to cool down.
Post-processing: You can smooth down the surface of a Z-ABS print by using acetone vaporizing method.
M-Series: To avoid problems with extrusion, remember to check if the extruder is not blocked with material remains. Do it before each new print.
M-Series: Clean the platform before each print. Be careful not to damage the plate and its connectors as it can result in losing the conductivity between the extruder and the perforated plate.
M-Series: Check the perforated plate for deformation before each print.
Safety: Always use the newest versions of Z-SUITE and Firmware. You will find them in the download section.
Z-SUITE: Use the pause option to print a colorful model. Set the pause in Pause menu in Z-SUITE using an Insert option.
Post-processing: Use a heat gun to remove minor imperfections, for example white scraps of support, from your model.
M200: Remember to clean the perforated plate every 200 working hours.
M-Series: Check if the axes are clean from material remains before each print. Material residues can cause problems with the movement of the extruder along the X, Y and Z axes.
M-Series: Make sure to check if the drive belts on X and Y axes are tensioned every 300 working hours.
M-Series: X and Y axes rails lubrication should take place every 250-500 working hours.
Safety: Be sure to use the latest version of the hotend while printing with new Z-materials.
Z-SUITE: Remember to set the correct material profile in Z-SUITE. If you use a different material than the one you set while preparing the model to print, your model will be of poor quality.
M-Series: Check if the screws securing the hotend are tightened every 300 working hours.
M200: After printing with Z-GLASS/Z-PETG, print a small object using Z-ABS. This will help to clean the nozzle from Z-GLASS/Z-PETG remains.
Safety: Remove the print very carefully. Do not point the blade of the spatula towards the platform connectors.
M-Series: Check if the fans in your printer are working properly every 400 working hours. Run the fan test: Maintenance -> Fan Test.
M-Series: Before each print, check if the Z-axis screw is clean from material remains.
M-Series: Platform calibration is necessary if you run the printer for the first time and every time you start a large print. Platform calibration must take place after platform maintenance.
M300: While printing large models, make sure that the temperature in the printing room is stable, preferably between 21 and 23 ⁰C (70 – 73 ⁰F).
Post-processing: Use pliers while removing the support structures from your model.
M300: Bearing in mind the printer’s weight (around 30 kg/66 lbs), M300 should be carried or moved by two people.
Safety: Always use safety gloves and goggles while removing the print from the platform and while removing the support from the model.
M-Series: If any deformed elements start to appear during the printing process (for example hanging threads of material), it means inadequate SUPPORT settings in Z-Suite - you have set a SUPPORT angle which is not sufficient for a given model.
M-Series: It is important to consider the possibility of shrinking and warping while designing a model. Such defects are mainly caused by different physical properties of each material.
Safety: Before any maintenance or repairs, turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.