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 box with side covers. Next, remove the upper cushioning.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Take the 3D printer out of the box. Bearing in mind the printer’s weight (30kg), M300 should be taken out of the box by two people.

When lifting or moving the printer, do not grab:

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

Remove the foil.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Remove the shipping clips.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Remove the foams with accessories.

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.

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

Connect the platform cable.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Attach the extruder cable clamps on the back of the printer. The upper clamp also holds the material guide. Place the extruder cable in the lower clamps.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Connect the extruder cable.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Install the side covers.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Plug in the power cable.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Attach the spool holder.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Attach the material guide.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Place the material spool onto the spool holder. The spool should rotate anti-clockwise. Feed the material into the extruder through the material guide.

Prepare your Printer to Work

Place the printer on a flat, even and stable surface.

Prepare your Printer to Work

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

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 software version can be found at Zortrax Support in the Downloads section.

To install Z-Suite software, 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 M300 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, M300 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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