Platform maintenance is necessary to keep the platform clean and in good condition. The maintenance procedures improve the printing process and make it more trouble-free. Once you carry out the maintenance work, your model will properly adhere to the platform and, at the same time, it will be easier for you to remove it once the printing process is finished. This manual provides the correct maintenance procedure.
|Remember to calibrate the platform after completing platform maintenance. See the manual: Platform Calibration.|
Unplugging the Power Cable
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.
Unplugging the Heatbed Cable
Unplug the heatbed cable from the platform. Both big and small connectors need to be unplugged.
Remove the platform from the printer.
Cleaning the Platform
Clean the platform from material residues using a spatula.
Unscrewing the Perforated Plate
Unscrew the screws that secure the perforated plate to the heatbed. Remove the perforated plate.
Cleaning the Heatbed
Remove material residues from the heatbed using a piece of cloth or, if it is necessary, use a spatula.
Cleaning the Perforated Plate with a Spatula
Turn the perforated plate over and clean it from material remains using a spatula.
Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Sandpaper
Turn the plate over again. Use 320-400 grit sandpaper to smooth down the surface of the plate.
Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Acetone
Wipe the perforated plate with a piece of cloth damped in acetone.
Securing the Perforated Plate
Secure the perforated plate to the heatbed with the screws.
Put the platform back in the printer and plug the heatbed cable in. Both big and small connectors need to be plugged in.
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.
After finishing the maintenance work, the platform needs to be calibrated -> follow the steps included in this manual: platform calibration.