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5. Extruder & accessories assembly

5. Extruder & accessories assembly
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5. Extruder & accessories assembly
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Step 2 Preparing the Nextruder

Preparing the Nextruder
Preparing the Nextruder
Preparing the Nextruder
For the following steps, please prepare:
Nextruder cable bundle (1x)
Nextruder (1x)
This is the end of the nextruder cable bundle we are going to attach to the Nextruder in the next step. It consists of a cable connector, a flexible plate and a semi-transparent PTFE tube.

Step 3 Nextruder cable bundle assembly

Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Using the T10 screwdriver, loosen the marked two screws on the inside of the nextruder.
Hook up the keyhole openings in the flexible plate of the cable bundle onto the screw heads.
Make sure the part of the bundle with the cable and the connector is facing the top of the extruder; as seen in the picture.
Using a T10 screwdriver, tighten marked two screws on the inside of the extruder.
The cable bundle must be installed exactly the same way as in the picture; with the cable on top and the semi-transparent PTFE tube on the bottom.

Step 4 Nextruder cable bundle assembly

Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Nextruder cable bundle assembly
Attach the cable connector into the top of the nextruder.
Insert the semi-transparent PTFE tube into the fitting on the extruder. Push it all the way in.
Good! Your nextruder assembly is ready to be installed.

Step 5 Haribo time!

Haribo time!
Haribo time!
Eat one gummy bear.
Did you know that the Guinness World Record for the largest gummy bear weighed a whopping 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) and was made in 2011?

Step 6 Preparing the printer

Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
To handle the printer, always grab the handles on both sides of the printer. Do not lift the printer by the aluminum extrusions or the metal sheet profiles on top.
Manually lower the heatbed.
Because we will handle tools and the extruder above the heatbed, it is necessary to protect it. An empty Prusament box can serve this purpouse.
Place the empty cardboard box approximately to the front center part of the heatbed.Move the XY axis forward.
Move the X-axis assembly all the way to the front side of the printer.
Move the X-carriage approximately to the center of the X-axis.

Step 7 Installing the extruder: parts preparation

Installing the extruder: parts preparation
Installing the extruder: parts preparation
Installing the extruder: parts preparation
Installing the extruder: parts preparation
For the following steps, please prepare:
Single tool extruder assembly (1x)
Due to the careful testing of each printer before it is shipped, there may be a small filament residue on the extruder nozzle.
From the extruder body, remove 4x M3x12bT (countersunk) screws using a T10 screwdriver and set them aside. You will need them in the next step.

Step 8 Installing the extruder

Installing the extruder
Installing the extruder
Installing the extruder
Attach the extruder assembly to the X-carriage. See the correct orientation of the extruder.
Hold the extruder during installation.
Hold the extruder in place and secure it using two M3x12bT screws and a T10 screwdriver in the top two openings. Do not fully tighten the screws yet!

Step 9 Securing the extruder

Securing the extruder
Securing the extruder
Securing the extruder
Securing the extruder
Add the two remaining M3x12bT screws into the lower openings in the X-carriage to fix the extruder assembly in place using a T10 screwdriver. Do not fully tighten the screws yet!
Tighten all four screws in a diagonal pattern to secure the extruder assembly using a T10 screwdriver.
Attach the x-carriage-cover onto the X-carriage. Press it in unti it clicks in.
Remove the Prusament cardboard box off the heatbed.

Step 11 Attaching the extruder cable

Attaching the extruder cable
Attaching the extruder cable
Attaching the extruder cable
Attaching the extruder cable
Turn the printer around so that the PSU side is facing you.
Locate the long metal profile (tch-mounting-insert) in the back of the top extrusion. It has five threaded openings in it.
The metal profile has to be on the left side of the extrusion. If not. Move it to the left.
Place the xl-dock-cable-router (the plastic part) between the rear metal sheet and the aluminum extrusion.
There is a screw protruding from the xl-dock-cable-router. The screw must be attached to the third threaded opening on the long metal profile. Look through the rear metal sheet to check if the cable holder is lined up with the correct opening.
Push the 2.5 mm Allen key all the way through a hole (bottom left in the pattern) in the rear metal sheet as well as through the plastic part until you reach the screw. Tighten it up.
The dock is a press fit, so the screw needs to be tightened very hard.

Step 12 Preparing the Filament sensor

Preparing the Filament sensor
Preparing the Filament sensor
Preparing the Filament sensor
Preparing the Filament sensor
For the following steps, please prepare:
M3x12rT screw (1x)
M3nEs nut (1x)
Filament sensor assembly
Turn the printer around so that its left side is facing you.
Insert the M3nEs nut into the vertical extrusion on the rear of the left side.

Step 13 Attaching the filament sensor

Attaching the filament sensor
Attaching the filament sensor
Attaching the filament sensor
Attaching the filament sensor
Connect the filament sensor cable into the filament sensor assembly.
Move the filament sensor assembly to the top of the extrusion and align the M3nEs nut so that it aligns with the opening on the filament sensor assembly.
Attach the filament sensor to the M3nEs nut using the M3x12rT screw and T10 screwdriver.
Insert the PTFE tube from the extruder into to the first collet on the rear of the filament sensor assembly.

Step 14 Wi-Fi antenna holder versions

Wi-Fi antenna holder versions
Wi-Fi antenna holder versions
Wi-Fi antenna holder versions
The antenna connector is prepared by the manufacturer:
Version A: The Wi-FI antenna holder is on the side. Continue to the next step. 
The antenna connector has to be assembled by you:
Version B: The Wi-Fi antenna holder is in the middle. Please skip to Version B: Connecting the extruder cable.

Step 15 Version A: Connecting the extruder cable

Version A: Connecting the extruder cable
Version A: Connecting the extruder cable
Version A: Connecting the extruder cable
Version A: Connecting the extruder cable
Locate the xl-rear-cable-management-plug (cover) on the rear of the printer.
Loosen two screws on the cover slightly. No need to remove them completely. Push the cover to the right and remove it from the printer.
Connect the extruder cable to the upper slot labeled DWARF 1.
Attach the connectors cover to the screws. Push it all the way to the right and tighten the screws.

Step 19 Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna: antenna preparing

Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna: antenna preparing
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna: antenna preparing
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna: antenna preparing
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna: antenna preparing
Remove the nut with the washers from the antenna connector.
The antenna connector is prepared.
The latest version of the connector has a thicker washer. We don't need it anymore. You can throw it away.
Insert the antenna connector into the same-shaped hole in the Wi-Fi-antenna-holder .

Step 21 Version B: Connecting the extruder cable

Version B: Connecting the extruder cable
Version B: Connecting the extruder cable
Version B: Connecting the extruder cable
Locate the xl-rear-cable-management-plug (cover) on the rear of the printer.
Loosen two screws on the cover slightly. No need to remove them completely. Push the cover to the right and remove it from the printer.
Loosen four screws securing the electronics cover. Remove the cover.
Connect the first dock (from the right side) cable to the upper slot labeled DWARF 1.

Step 22 Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antena holder

Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antena holder
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antena holder
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antena holder
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antena holder
Push the antenna cable through the opening in the cable cover (metal sheet) and guide it behind the cover to the electronics box.
Attach the antenna-holder on the screws and push the cover to the left and remove it from the printer. Tighten the screws.
Connect the antenna to the apporpiate slot on the XL Buddy board.

Step 25 Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna

Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna
Version B: Installing the Wi-Fi antenna
Locate the Wi-Fi antenna connector in the middle of the printer.
Screw the Wi-Fi antenna on the antenna connector. The antenna can be rotated around and bent in two directions.
We recommend pointing the antenna straight upwards.

Step 26 Spoolholder assembly versions

Spoolholder assembly versions
Spoolholder assembly versions
Spoolholder assembly versions
To make things worse, we have a new spoolholder for you.
Versions:
Version A: Printed spoolholder
Do you have this? Continue to the next step.
Version B: Injection molded spoolholder
Do you have this? Please skip to Version B: Assembling the spool holder: parts preparation.

Step 28 Version A: Assembling the spool holder - adjusting the nut

Version A: Assembling the spool holder - adjusting the nut
Version A: Assembling the spool holder - adjusting the nut
Version A: Assembling the spool holder - adjusting the nut
Position the printer so that the left side with the Filament sensor is facing you.
Insert the M5nEs nut into the front support extrusion (with the orange plastic cover on its front). Insert the side with the spring (metal plate) first, then push the nut inside.
The M5nEs nut is free to move up and down. You can adjust the spool holder’s position as you wish. The nut must be slightly pushed in to move smoothly. We recommend positioning the holder approximately to the height as seen in the picture.

Step 29 Version A: Assembling the spool holder

Version A: Assembling the spool holder
Version A: Assembling the spool holder
Version A: Assembling the spool holder
Version A: Assembling the spool holder
Insert the spool-holder-base into the spool-holder-slider. The narrower part of the base should go in first. Push it all the way in.
Attach the spool-holder to the spool-holder-mount.
Insert the M5x85 screw into the spool holder assembly.

Step 30 Version A: Mounting the spool holder assembly

Version A: Mounting the spool holder assembly
Version A: Mounting the spool holder assembly
Attach the spool holder assembly to the M5nEs nut on the printer. Note that there is a protrusion on the spool-holder-mount, which fits into the groove in the extrusion.
Tighten the screw to fix the spool holder assembly in place using a 4 mm Allen key.
Do not use the spool holder as a handle to carry the printer!

Step 32 Version B: Assembling the spool holder: adjusting the nut

Version B: Assembling the spool holder: adjusting the nut
Version B: Assembling the spool holder: adjusting the nut
Version B: Assembling the spool holder: adjusting the nut
Carefully turn the printer so that the side with the side filament sensor is facing you.
Insert the M4nEs nut into the front support extrusion (with the orange plastic cover). Insert the side with the spring (metal plate) first, then push the nut inside.
The M4nEs nut is free to move, you can adjust the position as you want. But remember, the nut must be slightly pushed in to smoothly move. Anyway, we recommend approximately the same position as you can see in the picture.

Step 33 Version B: Assembling the spool holder

Version B: Assembling the spool holder
Version B: Assembling the spool holder
Version B: Assembling the spool holder
Locate pins two pins on the spool-holder-base and line them with the rails in the spool-holder-slider.
Insert the spool-holder-base into the spool-holder-slider and push it through a little through the part.

Step 34 Version B: Preparing the spool holder

Version B: Preparing the spool holder
Version B: Preparing the spool holder
Version B: Preparing the spool holder
Version B: Preparing the spool holder
Insert the M4x12 screw on the longer side of the 3mm Allen key.
Insert the 3mm Allen key with the M4x12 screw through the assembled spool holder to the prepared hole in the spool-holder-base.
The M4x12 screw has to protrude through the spool-holder-base.

Step 35 Version B: Mounting the spool holder assembly

Version B: Mounting the spool holder assembly
Version B: Mounting the spool holder assembly
Attach the spool holder assembly to the M4nEs nut in the extrusion. Note that there is a protrusion on the spool-holder-mount, which must fit into the groove in the extrusion.
Tighten the spool holder assembly.
Do not use the spool holder as a handle!

Step 36 Haribo time!

Haribo time!
Haribo time!
Take three gummy bears and share the rest of the gummy bears with the people who helped you build the 3D printer.
Did you know that gummy bears are loved by people of all ages, from children to adults, and are often enjoyed as a nostalgic treat?

Step 37 Well done!

Well done!
Well done!
Good job! You made it!
Now, let's move onto the last chapter: 6. First run.
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