Printing Process

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Ready to go? Here is what you need to do in order to initiate and operate a print job for the Solidator 3D Printer:

 

All steps during printing

Start print from USB

If you downloaded a printable T3D file or exported your own for printing a prepared model, copy the T3D file onto a USB flash drive. Ensure the file is placed in the root directory of the flash drive. Plug the flash drive into the Solidator Printer's USB port. Use the touch display and navigate from the main menu to "Select Job File" and then "Copy from USB to internal storage." Select the T3D file you would like to print from the list of T3D files available on your flash drive.
The Solidator Printer then will copy the file into its local file system and select the file for printing. After copying, the main menu will be displayed again and the name of the copied and now selected file is printed next to the labeling "Selected file."
Now tap "Print" on the touch display and confirm the print request. The Solidator 3D Printer will start printing your 3D object.

Start print from network

The Solidator 3D Printer can also receive T3D files using a LAN or WiFi connection. If your Solidator 3D Printer is connected to a local area network or a WiFi network, you can send print jobs directly from the Solidator Studio software. When finished preparing, click "Send To Printer" from the "Print" menu. The created T3D file will be transferred directly to the printer.
Use the touch display and navigate from the main menu to "Select Job File" and then "Select from internal storage." You will find the previously transferred T3D files there. Select the one you want to print. The main menu will be displayed again and the name of the selected job file is printed next to the labeling "Selected file."
Now tap "Print" on the touch display and confirm the print request. The Solidator 3D Printer will start printing your 3D object.

The printing loop

Note: Ensure the red cover is closed during the complete printing process.

At the beginning of a print, the metal stamp will lower to the bottom of the container filled with resin. It will then lift up to ensure enough resin resides beneath the stamp and lower again. Then a slice of resin will be cured using light from the projector. After a short time, the stamp will raise and lower again in order to print the next slice of the object. This loop continues until the whole object has been printed.
After finishing the print, the stamp will lift up to its parking position so that you can easily remove the printed object from the stamp.

Pause print

Maybe you want to have a close look at the result of your printing so far or need the print to be paused for a while (to fill up resin), tap the "Pause Print" button in the touch display. After the finishing of the current slice, the stamp will lift up to its parking position. You can now lift up the cover and examine the result or fill up resin.
You can continue the print by tapping the "Continue" button. Otherwise, you can abort, which takes you back to the main menu.

Abort print

You can also abort the print during the printing loop by tapping the "Abort Print" button and confirming with "Yes." After the finishing of the current slice, the stamp will lift up to its parking position and abort the print. You will be taken back to the main menu.

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