Unpacking & Setting Up Zortax M300 Dual 3D Printer

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.

Accessories inside M300 Dual 3D printer box
Accessories inside M300 Dual 3D printer box

In the Box

The graphic shows the whole box content.

Remove Foam from M300 Dual 3D Printer Box
Remove Foam from M300 Dual 3D Printer Box

Open the box. Remove the upper cushioning and boxes with accessories.

3 Important areas that need precaution unbox M300 Dual 3D printer
3 Important areas that need precaution unbox M300 Dual 3D printer

Take the 3D printer out of the box. When lifting or moving the printer, do not grab:
a. drive belts b. shipping clips c. extruder

Place Zortrax M300 Dual on Stable Surface
Place Zortrax M300 Dual on Stable Surface

Place the 3D printer on a flat and stable surface.

Remove the foil from Zortrax M300 Dual 3D Printer
Remove the foil from Zortrax M300 Dual 3D Printer

Remove the foil.

Remove the clips and belt
Remove the clips and belt

Remove the shipping clips and the belts securing the foams with accessories.

Remove foams with accessories from M300 Dual 3D Printer
Remove foams with accessories from M300 Dual 3D Printer

Remove the foams with accessories.

Lower heatbed and insert build platform into Zortrax M300 Dual 3D Printer
Lower heatbed and insert build platform into Zortrax M300 Dual 3D Printer

Lower the heatbed mount by pressing the place marked with an arrow. Next, install the build platform onto the bolts marked in the graphic. Remember to install the platform with the perforated plate directed up.

Plug heated cable to build platform and M300 Dual machine
Plug heated cable to build platform and M300 Dual machine

Plug the heatbed cable into the platform and into the adapter placed in the Z-axis cover.

Attach protective clip on backside of M300 Dual Platform
Attach protective clip on backside of M300 Dual Platform

Unpack the material box and secure it to the back of the printer with the two screws. Next, attach the material guide to the material B endstop.

Attach extruder cable clip at the back of M300 Dual 3D Printer
Attach extruder cable clip at the back of M300 Dual 3D Printer

Attach the extruder cable clamps at the back of the printer. Place the extruder cable in the clamps.

Remove M300 Dual extruder cover and install its cable
Remove M300 Dual extruder cover and install its cable

Remove the extruder top cover by pulling it upwards (A) and remove the front cover (B). Plug in the extruder cable (C). Place the front cover in its place and reattach the top cover.

Install M300 Dual SIde Cover and Plug Power cable
Install M300 Dual SIde Cover and Plug Power cable

Remove the protective cap from the camera inside the printer. Next, install all side covers. For more details, see the manual: side covers installation. Next, plug in the power cable.

Attached 2 Spool Holders
Attached 2 Spool Holders

Attach the two spool holders at the back of the printer. Next, attach the two material guides to the extruder and to the material endstops. Secure the two guides to the extruder cable using the material guide clamps.

Place the filament spools and feed material in
Place the filament spools and feed material in

Place the spools on the holders. The spools should rotate anti-clockwise. Feed the materials into the extruder through the material endstops and the material guides.

Select Automatic Calibration from M300 Dual Touch Screen Menu
Select Automatic Calibration from M300 Dual Touch Screen Menu

To calibrate the platform, select TOOLS, PLATFORM, and then AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION or MANUAL CALIBRATION (requires preparing paper in the A4 size) from the menu. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Select Load Material form M300 Dual Touch Screen Menu
Select Load Material form M300 Dual Touch Screen Menu

Load the material using options from the MATERIALS menu. Next, carry out NOZZLE ALIGNMENT calibration. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.