Platform maintenance is necessary to keep the platform in good condition and make the printing process easier.
Once you carry out the maintenance work, your model will adhere to the platform properly and at the same time the print is will be easily removeable. In addition, warpage becomes easier to avoid.
Every platform maintenance should be followed by platform calibration.

 

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Unplugging the Power Cable

Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.

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Unplugging the Heatbed Cable

Unplug the heatbed cable from the platform. Both big and small connectors need to be unplugged.

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Platform Removal

Remove the platform from the printer.

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Cleaning the Platform

Clean the platform from the material residues using a spatula.

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Unscrewing the Perforated Plate

Unscrew the screws to separate the perforated plate from the heatbed.

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Cleaning the Heatbed

Remove the material residues from the heatbed using a piece of cloth or, if it is necessary, use a spatula.

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Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Spatula

Turn the perforated plate over and clean it from the material remains using a spatula.

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Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Sandpaper

Turn the plate over again. Use 320-400 grit sandpaper to smooth down the surface of the plate until it’s matte.

Be careful not to damage the platform connectors.
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Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Acetone

Wipe the perforated plate with a piece of cloth damped in acetone.

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Screwing the Perforated Plate

Secure the perforated plate to the heatbed with the screws.

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Platform Installation

Put the platform back in the printer and plug the heatbed cable in. Both big and small connectors need to be plugged in.

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Plugging the Power Cable

Plug the power cable in.

Turn on the printer and wait until the plate heats up. Then, using a piece of cloth, apply few layers of Z-ABS juice onto the perforated plate.

Preparing Z-ABS Juice

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Platform Calibration

After finishing maintenance work, the platform needs calibration -> follow the steps included in this manual: platform calibration.

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