Preparing your printer before the first use is important to ensure proper functioning of the printer and making the whole printing process easier. The following steps help to set up the machine, the firmware, the software and the calibration correctly. 

Prepare your Printer to Work

Prepare your Printer to Work

Open the box and remove the upper cushioning.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Take the 3D printer out of the box. When lifting or moving the printer, do not grab:

  • belts
  • shipping clips
  • extruder
Prepare your Printer to Work

Remove the foil.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Remove the fillers.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Remove the shipping clips.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Remove the foam with accessories and the Starter Kit box.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Lower the heatbed mount by pressing the places marked in the picture.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Install the build platform onto the bolts marked in the picture.

If you have any doubts during installation, take a look at the manual Platform Installation.

Remember that the platform should be installed in your device with the perforated plate and its five silver calibration squares directed up.
Prepare your Printer to Work

Plug the platform cable in. Both big and small connectors need to be plugged in.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Stick the extruder cable clamps on the back of the printer. The upper clamp should be attached at 80 mm from the top of the printer and the bottom clamp at 90 mm from the bottom of the printer. Place the extruder cable in the clamps.

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Plug the extruder cable in.

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Plug the power cable in.

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Attach the material guide.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Attach the spool holder.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Place the material spool onto the spool holder. The spool should rotate anticlockwise. Feed the material into the extruder through the material guide.

Prepare your Printer to Work

To calibrate the platform, select “Maintenance” and then “Autocalibration” from the menu.
Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

For more details on calibration, see this video manual.

Z-Firmware Installation

Z-Firmware Installation

Download the latest update of Z-Firmware at Zortrax Support in the Downloads section.

To install the firmware, copy the Update.bin file to an SD card, insert the card into the printer and turn on the machine.

Z-Firmware updates automatically.

Z-SUITE Software Installation

Z-SUITE Software Installation

The latest Z-SUITE version can be found at Zortrax Support in the Downloads section.

To install Z-SUITE, you need the serial number of your printer. To find this number, go to “Information” option in the firmware and choose “Serial Number.”

Loading the Material

Loading the Material

Select “Material” option from the menu. To load the material, select “Load the material” option.

When the display shows the message “Insert new material,” insert the end of the material into the extruder and push the dial.

When Zortrax M200 finishes loading the material, the printer is ready to print. Remove the material remains using tweezers.

First Print

First Print

Insert the SD card with the models stored on it into the printer. The models should be saved in the main folder.

To choose the model for printing, select “Models” option from the main menu.
Select the model in the .zcode format file and confirm by pushing the dial.
The printing procedure will begin automatically.
The display will show information about the extruder heating level. Once the heating has been completed, M200 will start printing. The bar on the display shows the progress of the print.

Do not leave the printer unattended during the pre-print calibration.

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