Preparing your printer for the first use ensures its proper functioning and makes the whole printing process easier. The following steps show how to properly unpack and set up the machine. This article also shows how to install the firmware as well as how to carry out the platform calibration procedure.


In the Box


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Setting Up


To install the firmware in your printer, download the latest firmware version from Transfer the Update.zar file to a USB flash drive and plug it into the port at the front of the device. To start the installation, select Refresh.

To calibrate the platform, select Tools -> Platform and then Calibrate from the menu. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.


Firmware Update


If your printer is connected to the Internet using either Wi-Fi or an Ethernet Cable, if automatically checks for available firmware updates every time you turn it on.

If the firmware needs to be updated, follow the instructions displayed on the screen.


Z-SUITE Installation


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

To download and install Z-SUITE, enter the serial number of your printer. The serial number can be found in the printer’s menu: Settings -> About Printer, and on the nameplate at the back of the printer.


Material Loading

To load the material, select Material and Load material from the Tools menu. Next, select the type of material which you are going to use.

Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Once the printer finished loading the material, it is ready to print. Remove material remains using tweezers.


First Print

To choose the model for printing, open the Models menu.

Select the model in the .zcodex format and select the Print button.

Next, the printer will start to heat up. Once the heating is completed, the printing process starts automatically. The screen will show the progress of the print.

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

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