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ins3DUlti.txt - Oct. 1, 2019 version Note: The UltiMaker can only print from SD memory cards! U.1 Sometimes glue (glue stick (PVA)) should be put on the bed; it is currently unclear when glue should be used U.2 Make sure there is sufficient correct filament on the spool U.3 Turn on UltiMaker (power switch is in back on left) U.4 Insert SD card (SD card must be left in until print is finished) U.5 Select PRINT by turning dial U.6 Press dial U.7 Select desired file by turning dial U.8 Press dial U.9 Wait for printer to start and make sure it is printing properly ins3DUltimaint.txt - Oct. 1, 2019 Leveling: L.1 Turn on power switch in back if it is off L.2 Select MAINTENANCE by turning dial L.3 Press dial L.4 Select BUILD-PLATE by turning dial L.5 Press dial L.6 Select CONTINUE by turning dial L.7 Press dial L.8 Turn knob under front right corner of bed below printhead until there is about a 1 mm gap between the tip of the printhead and the bed L.9 Press dial L.10 Turn knob under back center of bed below printhead until there is about a 1 mm gap between printhead tip & bed L.11 Press dial L.12 Turn knob under front left of bed below printhead until there is about a 1 mm gap between printhead tip & bed L.13 Press dial L.14 Slide a sheet of paper between printhead and bed (front right) then adjust knob until paper binds very slightly L.15 Press dial L.16 Slide the paper between printhead & bed (center back) and adjust knob until paper binds very slightly L.17 Press dial L.18 Slide the paper between printhead & bed (front left) and adjust knob until paper binds very slightly L.19 Press dial L.20 Slide the paper between printhead & bed (front right) again and adjust knob if needed so paper binds very slightly. L.21 Press dial (Instructions for changing the filament have been deleted since they are outdated because the extruder has been replaced) Calibrating the filament feed rate R.1 Connect the USB port on a tabletop computer to the port on the Ultimaker with the appropriate cable R.2 Login: hacdc R.3 At Password: enter standard password R.4 If the MATE Terminal icon is on the screen double click on it and skip R.5-R.7 R.5 Click on Applications (top left) R.6 Select System Tools R.7 Click on MATE Terminal R.8 pronterface R.9 Click on downward arrowhead under & just to right of help (at top) R.10 Click on 250000 (connection speed) R.11 Click on Connect R.12 Heat: 185 R.13 If the nozzle is close to the bed or a print: move z 20 R.14 Wait for the nozzle to heat to around 185 C R.15 Mark the filament at a known distance from where it enters the feed mechanism (i.e., 120 mm) R.16 Extrude - At Length: enter a distance somewhat smaller than the mark (i.e., 100 mm) R.17 Click on Extrude R.18 Wait until the Ultimaker finishes extruding R.19 If the mark has entered the feed mechanism repeat steps R.15-R.19 with a longer distance to the mark R.20 Measure the distance from the mark to where the filament enters the feed mechanism (i.e., 22.4 mm) R.21 Repeat R.15-R.20 using the same distance to the mark & Length:; if the result is the same skip R.22-R.24 R.22 Follow the instructions at If the filament is not feeding properly: in ins3DUltiprob.txt R.23 Repeat R.15-R.20 R.24 Repeat R.15-R.20 again with the same distance to the mark & Length:; if the result is not the same STOP and get expert help R.25 Subtract the distance to the mark from the oringinal distance to determine how much filament was actually extruded (i.e., 120-22,4 = 97.6 mm) R.26 At bottom right left of Send: M503 R.27 Click Send R.29 Find the line that starts echo: M92 & note the number after E at the end of this line (i.e., 2158.32) R.29 Multiply this number by the value of Length: (i.e., 2158.32 x 100 = 215832) R.30 Divide the result by the actual length of filament used (i.e., 215832 / 97.6 = 2211.39); this is the new value for E R.31 M92 E# where # is the new value (i.e., M92 E2211.39) R.32 Click Send R.33 M503 R.34 Click Send R.35 Verify that E has the new value (i.e., E2211.39) R.36 Repeat R.15-R.20 with a longer length (i.e., mark at 205 & extrude 200) R.37 Subtract the distance to the mark from the original distance to the mark to determine how much filament was extruded R.38 If the actual length is correct skip R.39; if it is way off STOP & get expert help (if help is not available set Heat: to off or turn off Ultimaker) R.39 Repeat R.26-R.35 R.40 M500 R.41 Click Send; the screen should state that the new value was stored in EEPROM R.42 Heat: Click on Off ins3DUltimaint.txt - May 8, 2018