Preparing your printer for the first use is important to ensure proper functioning and making the whole printing process easier. The following steps show how to unpack and set up the machine. This article also show how to install the firmware and software as well as how to carry out the platform and nozzle calibration correctly. 

Preparing your Printer to Work

Preparing your Printer to Work

Open the box and remove the cushioning.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Remove the boxes with accessories.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Use the handles to take the printer out of the box. The handles are on both sides of the housing.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Remove the security foil.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Open the top door and remove the plastic foams holding the extruder.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Insert the build tray into the printer and turn the safety locks by 90˚. Close the front door.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Plug in the power cable and turn on the printer.

Preparing your Printer to Work

From the menu choose “Material,” then “Model” and “Load the model material.” Follow the instructions provided on the display.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Open the left door by pressing the release buttons.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Insert the model material cartridge on the left side of the printer and turn the lock to CLOSE. Close the side door.

Preparing your Printer to Work

From the menu choose “Material,” then “Support” and “Load the support material.” Follow the instructions provided on the display.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Open the right door by pressing the release buttons.

Preparing your Printer to Work

Insert the support material cartridge on the right side of the printer and turn the lock to CLOSE. Close the side door.

Preparing your Printer to Work

From the menu choose “Maintenance” and then “Platform Leveling.” Follow the instructions provided on the display.

Preparing your Printer to Work

From the menu choose “Maintenance” and then “Nozzle Alignment Calibration.” Follow the instructions provided on the display.

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 Installation

Z-SUITE 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 the number, go to “Information” tab in the menu and choose “Serial Number.”

Cartridge Installation

From the menu choose “Material,” then “Model/Support” and “Load the model/support material.”

Open the side door by pressing the release buttons.

Insert the model material cartridge on the right side of the printer and the support material cartridge on the left side. Turn the lock to CLOSE and close the side door.

First Print

First Print

Insert the SD card into the slot. Your printer is now ready to print.

First Print

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 button.

The printing procedure will begin automatically.

The display will show information about the extruder heating level. Once the heating is completed, the Inventure will start the printing process. The bar on the display will show the progress of the printing.

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

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