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Ultimaker Extended 3

This instruction manual describes the basic operations of the Ultimaker ex- tended 3 print.

System consists of  :  
  • Ultimaker extended 3 : Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Build Volume : 215 x 215 x 300mm
• Nozzle diameter : two types of print cores
  • Print core AA 0.4mm
    • Print core BB 0,4mm (for support material PVA)
  • Filament diameter: 2,85mm
  • Layer Resolution: 200 to 20um
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PVA, Flexible, TPU 95A, Glass Bend

Chapter 1

Start-up

  • Turn on the printer with the power switch at the back.
  • Make sure that the glass plate is completely clean and free of any materiels and fingerprints.

If not, clean the glass plate. Open the two build plate clamps at the front to secure the glass plate 2.  And then slide the glass plate onto the build   plate

Back the glass plate onto the build plate 1 . Close  the  two  build plate clamps at the front to the glass plate 2 .

Make sure you have enough materials on the spool holder. If not, You  need to load materials into the printer, see below.

Chapter 2

Material

2.1          Unload the material

  • Go to the menu ”MATERIAL/PRINTCORE” by rotating and then push-

ing the button at the front side of the 3D print.

  • Select ”Material 1” if you change spool 1 and select ”Material 2” to change spool 2.
  • Go to the menu ”Change” or ”unload” (when you don’t wish to replace the spool).
  • Wait for the print 1 or print 2 core to head up remove from print 2.
  • Remove the material from the feeder holder 2.

If you cannot remove the material from feeder 1. Push the feeder knob through up and at the same time, pull the material 3.

Remove the material from the spool holder 1.

*   For Spool 2 :

Pull the spool  holder and then slide the spool material  2.

Select the ”confirm” option on the display panel when you have removed the material spool from the spool holder.

2.1          Load/Change the material

  • First, choose your material spool (PLA, ABS, PLA…) on the shelf above the 3D print.

See below, the combinations if you wish use the two   materials

Open the print head fan bracket and make sure the type of the print cores is compatible with the material that you want to use.   

  1. Begin to put material 2 on the spool holder. If you need to change the print core,  see the Ultimaker print core manual.

2.2.1         Material 2Go to the menu ”MATERIAL/PRINT CORE” by rotating and then pushing the button at the front side of the 3D print.

Select the ”Material 2” and then ”Change”. Select ”Load” when the spool material is not installed before.

Place the spool material 2 on the spool holder.

Make sure that the spool material is in clockwise direction.

Check the shape of the tip of the material. If it doesn’t look good, cut the tip of the material.

  • Insert and push the end of material 2 into feeder 2. Push the feeder knob through up and at the same time, pull the material   1.
  • Confirm by pushing the button at the front side of the 3D print when you have inserted the material.
  • When using Ultimaker material, Wait until the Ultimaker print detects the material and then select ”confirm”.
  • Wait for the print to load the material into the print core.
  • Wait for the print to head up the print core.
  • Confirm by pushing the button when you can see the new material extrudes front of the print core.
  • Wait a moment for the print core 2 to cool down.

2.2.1         Material 1

  • Go to the menu ”MATERIAL/PRINT CORE” by rotating and then pushing the button at the front side of the 3D print.
  • Select” Material 1” and then ”Change”. Select ”Load” when the spool materials are not installed before.
  • Remove the spool guide holder from the spool holder towards you.
  • Place the material spool on the guide holder. Make sure that the spool material in a counter-clockwise direction.
  • Place the material through the hole in the spool guide holder.
  • Place the material guide on the spool behind the materiel 2.
  • Check the shape of the tip of the material. If it doesn’t look good, cut the tip of the material.
  • Insert and push the end of material 1 into feeder 1. Push the feeder knob through up and at the same time, pull the material.
  • Confirm by pushing the button at the front side of the print when you have inserted the material.
  • When using Ultimaker material, Wait until the Ultimaker print detects the material and then select ”confirm”.
  • When using non-Ultimaker material, the material is not automatically detected. Rotate the button to select the material ”select Material” on the droplist. Confirm by pushing the button.
  • Wait for the print to load the material into the print core.
  • Wait for the print to head up the print core.
  • Confirm by pushing the button when you can see the new material extrudes from the print core.
  • Wait a moment for the print core 1 to cool down.

Chapter 3

Build plate

Make sure that the glass plate is completely clean and free of any materials and fingerprints. If not, clean the glass plate. Open the two build plate clamps at the front to secure the glass plate 2. And then slide the glass plate onto
the build plate 4.

• Back the glass plate onto the build plate 1 . Close the two build plate clamps at the front to the glass plate 2 .

Chapter 4

Start printing

  • Download the Cura software: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ ultimaker-cura-software
  • Open the Cura software
  • Select the Ultimaker Extended 3 print.
  • Load a 3D model.
  • Select the desired print profile and adjust print settings.
  • Select the right print core for each material.

1 : Print core 1 – 2 : Print core 2 – 3 : Print core selection – 4 : Material selection – 5 : Profile settings – 6 : Infill density – 7 : Generate support – 8 : Platform adhesion – 9 : Custom setting – 10 : Save model.

• Connect the print to network by selecting the ”connect” button print monitor bar.
• Select the ”refresh” button 2 : .
• Select the ”astou print” in the printer list and then close the window.

Chapter 5

Shutdown

• Wait a moment for the build plate is cold down and then remove your model with a spatule to the build plate.

• The last user have to remove all spools from the 3D print and package the spools. See above how unload spools.

• Shutdown the print 3D.