Platform maintenance is necessary to keep the platform clean and in good condition. The maintenance procedures improve the printing process and make it trouble-free. Once you carry out the maintenance work, your model will adhere to the platform properly and at the same time it will be easier to avoid warping. In addition, it will be easier for you to remove the ready model from the platform.
Every platform maintenance should be followed by 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 to separate the perforated plate from the heatbed.
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 until it’s matte.
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 calibration -> follow the steps included in this manual: platform calibration.