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First print i3 Plus LCD/SD

First print i3 Plus LCD/SD

First print i3 Plus LCD/SD
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First print i3 Plus LCD/SD
 Difficulty
Moderate
 Steps
7
 Available languages

Step 2 Spool holder

Spool holder
Spool holder
Spool holder
Snap the filament holder arms on the printer as seen on picture.
Put the filament spool in by spreading the arms a bit.
Filament must go towards you on the top side.
Check if the filament is not coming out of the sides of the spool, if so, snip it.

Step 3 Preheat the printer

Preheat the printer
Preheat the printer
Preheat for ABS first as we test the printer with ABS. For later prints you can use preheat for PLA.
Wait for the printer to heat up.

Step 4 Filament change

Filament change
On heated printer, grab the filament poking out of the extruder and with your other had rotate the big gear counter-clockwise until it completely comes out.
Insert the end of the material into the hole and push while rotating the big gear clockwise until you see a little extrusion at the nozzle tip.
Always check if the filament has nice sharp edge on the end for smooth insertion.
This can be done with software, but by using your hand you can easily feel if the filament extrudes smoothly.

Step 5 Clean the nozzle

Clean the nozzle
Clean the nozzle before printing from any extrusion. I used the test logo print.

Step 7 Check the first layer

Check the first layer
Printer will make a thick line on the side. This equalises the flow of plastic.
Then printer will print so-called 'skirt' around. If it is nicely squished, you've done your calibration right!
First layer is cruical so always watch the printer if the first layer is printed correctly.

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