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User Manual

[ Manual E2CF 3D Printer - User Manual ]


* Please review this entire manual before operating the printer.

WARNING: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.



Safety Precautions

Read the following information to ensure safe usage of the appliance.

1.General information

You can find general information about this instruction manual here.

§ Read this instruction manual carefully. Only this will ensure you use the appliance safely and efficiently.

§ This manual is intended for the installer and the user of the appliance.

§ Follow the safety instructions and warnings.

§ Keep the instruction manual and the product information safe for future reference or for the next owner.

§ Check the appliance after unpacking it. Do not connect the appliance if it has been damaged in transit.

§ If you have any questions, please contact our local service center or distributors.

§ Any failure and losses caused by ignoring the following mentioned items, and cautions mentioned in the operation and installation instruction are not covered by our warranty and any liability.

Intended use

§ Read the information on intended use to ensure that you use the appliance correctly and safely.

§ Only use this appliance:

§ According to this installation and instruction manual.

§ In a well-ventilated and dry environment;

§ The environmental conditions used are:

Ÿ Operating Ambient Temperature: 15-30°C, 10-90% RH non-condensing

Ÿ Storage Temperature: -25°C to +55°C, 10-90% RH non-condensing

Restriction on User Group

§ Keep children, pets and vulnerable persons away from the appliance.

§ This equipment is not suitable for use in locations where children are likely to be present.

§ This equipment is only allowed to be used by skilled person. This appliance may be used by people who have reduced physical, sensory or mental abilities or inadequate experience and/or knowledge, provided that they are supervised or have been instructed on how to use the appliance safely and have understood the resulting dangers.



Safe Installation

Take note of the safety instructions when installing the appliance.

WARNING - Risk of electric shock!

§ Improper installation is dangerous.

Ÿ Connect and operate the appliance only in accordance with the specifications on the rating plate.

Ÿ Connect the appliance to a power supply with alternating current only via a properly installed socket with earthing.

Ÿ The protective conductor system of the domestic electrical installation must be properly installed. The installation must have a sufficiently large cross section.

Ÿ Please ensure that the power supply system (current, voltage and cables) can meet the normal load requirements of the electrical appliances.

Ÿ Never equip the appliance with an external switching device, e.g., a timer or remote control.

Ÿ When installing the appliance, check that the power cable is not trapped or damaged.

Ÿ Select the fuse according to the fuse safety identification requirements.

Ÿ The power plug and the socket must be matched and the grounding blade must work properly, and the body must be properly grounded.

§ If the insulation of the power cord is damaged, this is dangerous.

Ÿ Never let the power cord come into contact with hot appliance parts or heat sources.

Ÿ Never let the power cord come into contact with sharp points or edges.

Ÿ Never kink, crush or modify the power cord.

§ When the machine is energized, touch the machine shell and find that there is electrostatic       inductance. This indicates that the machine in the home is not well grounded. Please stop the machine and repair the power connection immediately to ensure a good grounding.

§ Do not connect the power supply with wet hands.

§ If you have any questions, please consult a professional electrician.

WARNING - Risk of fire!

§ It is dangerous to use an extended power cord and non-approved adapters.

Ÿ Do not use extension cables or multiple socket strips.

Ÿ If the power cord is too short, contact Customer Service.

Ÿ Only use adapters approved by the manufacturer.

§ If the insulation of the power cord is damaged, it is very dangerous.

 WARNING - Risk of injury!

§ The high weight of the appliance may result in injury when lifted.

Ÿ Do not lift the appliance on your own.

WARNING - Risk of suffocation!

§ Children may put packaging material over their heads or wrap themselves up in it and suffocate.

Ÿ Keep packaging material away from children.

Ÿ Do not let children play with packaging material.

 WARNING - Risk of injury!

§ The appliance may vibrate when in use.

Ÿ Place the appliance on a clean, even, solid surface.

§ If tubes and power cords have been laid incorrectly, this causes a tripping hazard.

Ÿ Lay tubes and power cords in such a way that there is no risk of tripping.

§ If the appliance is moved by holding onto protruding components, such as the appliance door, the parts may break off.

Ÿ Do not move the device by holding onto protruding parts.

 WARNING - Risk of cutting!

§ Touching sharp edges on the appliance may lead to cuts.

Ÿ Do not touch the sharp edges on the appliance.

Ÿ Wear protective gloves when installing and transporting the appliance.


Safe Use

Follow these safety instructions when using the appliance.

WARNING - Risk of electric shock!

§ If the appliance or the power cord is damaged, this is dangerous.

Ÿ Never operate a damaged appliance.

Ÿ Never pull on the power cord to unplug the appliance. Always unplug the appliance at the mains.

Ÿ If the appliance or the power cord is damaged, immediately unplug the power cord.

Ÿ For after-sales support or after-sales service, please refer to page 43 of this manual.

Ÿ Repairs to the appliance should only be carried out by trained specialist staff.

§ An ingress of moisture can cause an electric shock.

Ÿ Never expose the appliance to intense heat or humidity.

Ÿ Do not use steam cleaners or sprays to clean the appliance.

Ÿ For after-sales support or after-sales service, please refer to page 43 of this manual.

Ÿ Repairs to the appliance should only be carried out by trained specialist staff.

WARNING - Risk of harm to health!

§ Children can lock themselves in the appliance, thereby putting their lives at risk.

Ÿ Do not install the appliance behind a door as this may obstruct the appliance door or prevent it from opening.

Ÿ With redundant appliances, unplug the power cord and cut through the cord.

WARNING - Risk of suffocation!

§ Children may breathe in or swallow small parts, causing them to suffocate.

Ÿ Keep small parts away from children.

Ÿ Do not let children play with small parts.

CAUTION - Risk of injury!

§ The covering plate may break if you stand on or climb onto the appliance.

Ÿ Do not stand on or climb onto the appliance.

§ The appliance may tip over if you sit on or lean against the open door.

ŸDo not sit on or lean against the appliance door.

Ÿ Do not place any objects on the appliance door.

§ Reaching into the chamber while the three-axis system is still moving may cause hand injuries.

Ÿ Wait for the three-axis system to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.

§ The spatula provided in the accessory box has sharp parts. If the spatula is used improperly, the user may be injured.

Ÿ Do not touch the edge of the spatula.

Ÿ Keep children away from the spatula.

§ Some parts in the printer are sharp and may cause injury.

§ When removing the printing model, please refer to Section I. Remove the Printed Model.

CAUTION - Risk of burns!

§ When operating or printing at high temperatures, the shell of the appliance becomes hot.

Ÿ Do not touch the build plate when the printer is heating up.

Ÿ Please wear the heat-insulating gloves provided in the accessory box for operation.

Ÿ Please keep children away from the heated build plate.

§ The temperature of the extruder is very high when it is printing.

Ÿ Please do not touch the extruder when it is heating.

Ÿ Please wear the heat-insulating gloves provided in the accessory box for operation.

Ÿ Please keep children away from the heated extruder.


Safe Maintenance

Take note of the safety instructions when performing maintenance work on the appliance.

 WARNING - Risk of electric shock!

§ Improper repairs are dangerous.

Ÿ Repairs to the appliance should only be carried out by trained specialist staff.

Ÿ Only use the manufacturer's original spare parts and original accessories when repairing the appliance.

Ÿ If the power cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, the manufacturer's Customer Service or a similarly qualified person in order to prevent any risk.

§ An ingress of moisture can cause an electric shock.

Ÿ Do not use steam cleaners or sprays to clean the appliance.

 WARNING - Risk of injury!

§ The use of non-original spare parts and non-original accessories is dangerous.

Ÿ Only use the manufacturer's original spare parts and original accessories.


Marks

Hot Surface: The hot surface sign indicates the presence of devices with high temperatures. Always be extremely careful when working around heated components.

Wait half an hour after switching off the printer before handling parts to prevent burns.

 

Caution, Hot Surface

Moving Parts: Do not put fingers, clothing or hair into gears and other hazardous parts to avoid electric shock, injury, fire, or damage to the device.

High Voltage: The high voltage sign indicates the presence of high voltages. Always stay away from exposed circuitry. It is recommended that all conductors be removed. Failure to follow instructions may result in personal injury or damage to the product.



A. Declarations and Safety Statements

FCC Statement

Please take attention that changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.


EUCA Conformity Statement

This product and-if applicable-the supplied accessories too are marked with “CE” and comply therefore with the applicable harmonized European standards listed under the RE Directive 2014/53/EU, the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, LVD Directive 2014/35/EU, the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

2012/19/EU (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or dispose of it at designated collection points. For more information see: http:// www.recyclethis.info.

2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. See the product documentation for specific battery information. The battery is marked with this symbol, which may include lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling, return the battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point. For more information see: www.recyclethis.info.


UKCA Conformity Statement


This product is marked with "UKCA" and in conformity with the relevant UK statutory requirement: Radio Equipment Regulations 2017. Full text of the UK declaration of conformity is available at https://www.raise3d.com.


UK sales partner company name:3DGBIRE Ltd

UK sales partner company address: 3DGBIRE, Unit 44/45 Chorley North Industrial Estate, Drumhead Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR67BX


Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC

Simplified EU Declaration of Conformity

Raise3D declares that this device follows the essential requirements and

other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU. Full text of the EU declaration of

conformity is available at https://www.raise3d.com.

 

RF Exposure Information

This device has been tested and meets applicable limits for Radio Frequency (RF) exposure.

This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.


CE&UCKA Mark Warning

The device is restricted to indoor use only when operating in the 5150 to 5250 MHz frequency range.


 

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CE&UKCA Output power table:

Function

Frequency

Frequency

Wi-Fi

2412-2472 MHz

18 dBm(b)/ 18 dBm(g)/ 13 dBm(HT)

5150-5250 MHz

19 dBm(a)/ 18.5 dBm(HT20)/ 17.5 dBm(HT40)

5725-5850 MHz

14 dBm(a)/ 14 dBm(HT20)/ 14 dBm(HT40)

FCC Output power table:

Function

Frequency

Frequency

Wi-Fi

2412-2462 MHz

18.31 dBm(b)/ 15.62 dBm(g)/ 14.9 dBm(HT)

5150-5250 MHz

15.36 dBm(a)/ 14.79 dBm(HT20)/ 14.41 dBm(HT40)

5725-5850 MHz

15.48 dBm(a)/ 14.49 dBm(HT20)/ 14.06 dBm(HT40)


A. Declarations and Safety Statements

Please read this section carefully before starting installation.

1. Installation

§  Connect the printer to a grounded facility power source. Do not forget to connect it, or bypass the ground lead.

§ In case of an emergency, know the location of equipment branch circuit interrupters or circuit breakers and how to turn them on and off. Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to use them. Only use ABC type of extinguishers on electrical fires. Learn about local procedures for first aid and emergency assistance.

§ Use adequate lighting for the Printer.

§ Maintain the recommended range of temperature and humidity.

§ Do not use this product in an environment containing volatile or flammable compounds.

§ For the convenience of operation and maintenance, maintain 50cm from the side of the printer, 80cm from the front, 20cm from the back, and 60cm from the top of the printer during the installation. Flammable materials are not allowed around the installation location.


2. Filament and Electrical Precautions

It is strongly recommended to use Raise3D official filaments and/or default settings for better performance. The Raise3D printer is designed with strong compatibility with Raise3D official filaments. Be extremely careful when printing with unverified filaments and settings to prevent abnormal printing results or damaging the printer.

Warning: The printer belongs to EN55032 Class A. In a residential environment, the printer may cause radio interference.


3. Odor

§ The printer emits a thermoplastic smell when in operation.

§ Note: Place the printer in a well-ventilated and dry environment.

§Oil in the air accumulating inside the printer may damage plastic parts. Air in a cavity with excessive solid particles (conductive or non-conductive) may cause damage to the printer.

§ E2CF is for indoor use only.

§ The operating temperature should be in the range of 15°C to 30°C, with a relative humidity range of 10% to 90% without condensation.

§ The storage temperature shall be in the range of -25°C to 55°C, and the relative humidity range shall be 10% to 90% non-condensation.

§ The altitude shall not exceed 2,000 meters.

§ Noise (Acoustics): <50d B(A) during printing.

NOTE: E2CF Printers may generate vibrations which depend mainly on the geometry of parts being printed and material characteristics. This shall be considered if placing the printer near vibration sensitive equipment. During transportation in low temperatures, the printer may frost or freeze. The printer can resume use after being kept 4 - 6 hours in the room temperature.


4. Input supply connection and grounding

§ During installation, the main outlet socket shall be protected according to appropriate rules.

§ Check the input voltage, phase, and frequency supplied to this printer before using. Verify the connection of grounding wires from the printer to the input source. The allowable input voltages are 100-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz.


For more information about input supply, refer to the technical specification and the rating plate. Ensure that the input supply for connection is sufficient to meet the normal operation of the machine.


B. Technical Specifications

Printer

E2CF

Build Volume

(W×D×H)


Single Extruder Print

Dual Extruder Print

330×240×240mm

295×240×240mm

Machine Size

(W×D×H)

607×596×465 mm

Electrical

Power Supply Input

100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz 230V @ 2A

Power Supply Output

24V DC, 350W

General

Print Technology

FFF

Print Head System

IDEX Independent Dual Extruders

Filament Diameter

1.75mm

XYZ Step Size

0.78125, 0.78125, 0.078125 micron

Print Head TraveI Speed

30-150mm/s

Build Plate

Flexible Steel Plate with BuildTak

Max Build Plate Temperature

110ºC

Heated bed Material

Silicone

Build Plate Leveling

Mesh-leveling with Flatness Detection

Filament Run-out Sensor

Available

Supported Materials

Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+, PA12 CF Support, PPA CF, PPA GF,

PPA Support (PET CF and PPS CF Coming soon)

Layer Height

0.1–0.25mm

Nozzle Diameter

0.4mm (Default), 0.6/ 0.8mm (Available)

Hot End

V4P

Max Nozzle Temperature

300°C

Connectivity

Wi-Fi,LAN,USB port, Live camera

Noise Emission (Acoustic)

<55 dB (A) when building

Operating Ambient Temperature

15-30°C, 10 - 90% RH non-condensing

Storage Temperature

-25°C to +55°C, 10-90% RH non-condensing

Filter

HEPA filter with activated charcoal

EVE Smart Assistant

Available

Software

Slicing Software

ideaMaker

Supported File Types

STL/ OBJ/ 3MF/ OLTP

Supported OS

Windows/ macOS/ Linux

Machine Code Type

GCODE

Printer Controller

User Interface

7-inch Touch Screen

Network

Wi-Fi, Ethernet

Power Loss Recovery

Available

Screen Resolution

1024×600

Motion Controller

Atmel ARM Cortex-M4 120MHz FPU

Logic Controller

NXP ARM Cortex-A9 Quad 1GHz

Memory

1GB

Onboard Flash

16GB

OS

Embedded Linux

Ports

USB 2.0×2, Ethernet×1



C. List of Parts

A. Air Filter Box

Contains the air filter, which can filter out part of the harmful gas produced in the printing process.

B. Extruder

Feeds the filament into the hotend.

C. Hotend

The hotend consists of a nozzle, heater block, thermocoupler, heater rod, throat tube, 

and heat sink.

D. Platform Tray

The Platform Tray is highly magnetized to ensure that the build plate stays in place.

E. Touch Screen

On-board computing system to display printer status, error messages, and receive commands.

F. Power Saving Button

Quick press to put the screen and LED in sleep/wake mode; Long press for 10 seconds to restart.

G. Dry Box

Avoid absorbing the moisture from the air and keep the filament dry.

H. Flexible Plate

You can easily remove your models after they've finished printing by bending the plate.



A. Electric Control System

Includes screen components and the motion control panel. Do not open without permission.

B. Camera

Used to observe the operation of the printer.

C. LED Light Bar

Provides interior lighting of the chassis.

D. Filament Holder

Holds the filament spool, maximum weight 3 kg.

E. Input Power

AC input and switching.

F. Filament Exit

The filament leads from here to the extruder.

G. Filament Run-out Sensor

Detects when the material has run out.

H. Switching Power Supply

Switches from alternating current to direct current. Please be careful, it's dangerous! Do not remove the power box without permission.

I. Air Filter Fan

Pulls air out of the machine through the air filter.

J. Ethernet Port

RJ45 port to connect the printer to a network.


A. Z-axis Endstop Limit Switch

Limits the maximum position in the Z direction and provides a Z-axis zero reference.

B. Extruder (Left/Right)

Feeds the filament into the hotend.

C. X-axis Guide Rail

Guides the extruder's movement along the X-axis.

D. X-axis Motor (Left/Right)

Respectively controls the corresponding extruder for horizontal movement.

E. Z-axis Motor (Left/Right)

Controls both ends of the X-axis beam for synchronous lifting movements.


D. Hardware Installation

1.Use hands to remove the Z-axis and X-axis locks. Please carefully store the removed locks, so that they can be installed again and used in subsequent transportation.

2.The top foam contains five power cords of different standards. Please use the power cord that conforms to your current country (or region) and connect it to the power socket. Turn on the switch and start the device.

3.Turn on the power and the printer will enter the boot process. Your Raise3D printer will take about 60 seconds to boot.

4.When the touch screen displays the “Welcome" window, the printer is ready. Then you can finish the installation and first print according to the Setup guide.

5.After confirming that all the safety spacers and screws are removed according to the screen prompts, click “Next”. Open the front door, and take out the accessory box and filament box from the printer. Open these boxes and compare all accessories with the following list.

6. After taking out the accessory box, keep following the Start-up Wizard to complete the printer's basic settings such as the printer’s name, network, and RaiseCloud. After completing these basic settings, the printer will carry out a 5-Step Offset Calibration. The whole process takes about 1 hour.

Note: Users can connect to the network by selecting SSID and entering a password. After the Wi-Fi module is generated, set the HT20 to 2.4G and HT40 to 5G. The Wi-Fi frequency is preset before delivery. Do not change the preset frequency. If necessary, contact technical support.


7. Calibrating the offset value of the printer can improve the success rate of printing. The five-step Offset Calibration involves the Left Z-Probe Offset, Right Z-Probe Offset, Bed Leveling, R-Nozzle XY-Offset, and Dual-Color-Cube. The calibration process also includes loading filament to the printer. Follow the prompts on the screen to load the filament and enter the five-step Offset Calibration.

Note:  Load the left and right nozzles with Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ filament.


8. After completing all calibrations according to the instructions on the touch screen, proceed with the subsequent printing.


9.Adjust the distance between the left nozzle and the build plate. If one corner of the build plate is higher or lower than the other, then make the calibration to compensate for it.


10.Adjust the distance between the right nozzle and the build plate.


11.Calibrate the flatness of the build plate. Accurate flatness helps to obtain a better model underside to avoid the model warping or detaching from the build plate.


12.Adjust the offset values of the XY axis direction of the left and right nozzles to ensure that the model will not be misaligned during dual-color printing.


13.The purpose of this step is to verify that the fourth step in the offset calibration is appropriate.



E. ideaMaker Installation

The slicing software, ideaMaker, is available on the USB storage device included with your printer. Additional downloads and versions are available online at: 

https://www.raise3d.com/download/.


1 Open the installer and select installation language. Select the installation position for the ideaMaker and click “Next”.


2.Follow the instructions provided by the guide, and click "Install". After the installation is finished, click "Next" to go to the next step.


3.Click "Finish" and ideaMaker is installed.


Open the Disk Image for the ideaMaker installer. This is located in the USB storage device included with your printer. Alternatively, you can download the latest version from www.raise3d.com/pages/download#down-im.

Next, drag the ideaMaker icon(left) into the Application folder on the right side.


F. ideaMaker Initial Settings

1.When launching ideaMaker for the first time, you will need to select your printer model from the drop-down list, then press "Next".


2.Change the number of nozzles to "2" and check the "Use heating Plate" function.


3.Select the diameter of your filament. Press "Finish" to finalize the initial settings.

NOTE: ALL E2CF printers use 1.75 mm filaments.


G. Using ideaMaker

1.Click the "+" button to import "Giveaway Spinner" included in the USB storage device.


2.Click the "Start" button to begin slicing the model.


3.Confirm that the selected type and material are correct, then select the standard slicing template. Click “Edit” to select the type of Platform Addition and the type of Support. Select your type of Platform Addition and Support in the “Edit Template” window.


4.Click "Save and Close" to return to the previous menu. Click "Slice" to generate your file.


5. Make sure you insert the USB flash drive to your computer. Save the sliced files (.gcode and .data) by exporting them to your USB flash drive.

Note: File names that do not conform to the Western Latin character set may not display properly.


6.Confirm that the files are saved and eject the USB storage device.


H. Dual Extruder Printing-Loading

1.Prepare the 2 Filament Dry Box with your printer, Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ filaments, and Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support filaments. This tutorial takes loading Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ filaments as an example.

Note: each dry box can only contain 1 roll of filaments. The left nozzle loads Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ filaments, and the right nozzle loads Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support filaments.

2.Open the accessory package. Take out the metal quick connector, nuts, and guide tube.

3.Determine the position of the discharge hole according to the opening direction of the Filament Dry Box. Pull out the rubber plug from the discharge hole, install the quick connector and nut on both sides of the discharge hole and tighten them.

4.Put two bags of 100g silica gel desiccant separately into the two desiccant boxes and close the lids.

5.Insert the guide tube into the quick connector.


6.Place the dried Raise3D filament spool on the tray, and feed the filament through the discharge hole. Then close the Filament Dry Box.


7.Place the Filament Dry Box on one side of the Raise3D E2CF printer. It is recommended that the discharge port face the front of the printer when placing the Filament Dry Box.

Note: The Dry Box containing Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support filament is placed on the right side of the printer.


8.Insert the filaments into the metal quick connector on the side wall of the Raise3D E2CF. Gently push the filament until it is inserted into the extruder. The guide tube of the Filament Dry Box needs to be inserted into the metal quick connector.

9.On the RaiseTouch, set the temperature of the left nozzle to match the filaments you use.

Note: The recommended temperature of Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ is  270°C-300°C. Select “Utilities> Filament Loader> Load" to load the filament.

The printer will begin to heat up. When the printer reaches the set temperature, click "Start Loading" button to load the filament.


10.The gear on the extruder will start to turn and the filament will be gently pushed into the extruder. When the filament extrudes from the nozzle, click "OK" to complete the loading and insert the guide tube back into the quick connector.


H. Dual Extruder Printing-Notes for filaments preservation

Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ and Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support filaments are hydrophilic, meaning they easily absorb moisture in the air after long-term exposure, resulting in a printing jam or serious wire drawing problems. To avoid encountering printing issues, follow the following principles to store or use Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ and Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support filaments:

1.     Before printing, the filaments should be placed in the Dry Box at 80°C for 8 hours to dry out the moisture in the filaments.

2.     In the printing process, the filaments should be placed in the Dry Box.

Note:Raise3D filaments dry box contains silica gel desiccants (100g/pack) to absorb moisture from the air. If you do not often open the dry box, the desiccant can keep the humidity in the dry box below 25% for a month. If the weight of a single packet of desiccant is greater than 110g/ packet, it is necessary to put the desiccant into the microwave oven for 3-5 minutes to recover its drying function. It is recommended to replace the desiccant once a month. Alternatively, you can put the desiccant into the microwave oven for 3-5 minutes to recover its drying function.

3.     Filament that is not used for a long time can be temporarily stored in the dry box. Before the next use, the filament should be placed in the dry box at 80°C for 8 hours to dry out the moisture in the filament.


H. Dual Extruder Printing- Slicing (Beginner)

1.Open ideaMaker and click “+” to import the model (.stl/.obj/3mf file format).


2.     Click “Move>On Platform” to place the model on the build plate respectively. Laying the model flat on the build plate allows you to add less support for the model, thus improving the printing efficiency.


3.     Select one of the two models, click “View>Model Info>Extruder” on the left, and select “Left Extruder” in the drop-down list. Each nozzle has a different printing range. You can tick the “Show Extruder’s Printing Range” to display the printable area of the nozzle. You can also assign different colors to each nozzle to distinguish them.


4.If the model has overhang parts, click "Support " and click "Create Auto Supports" button to add support to the model.

Note: The default column support size is 4mm. If the support is not enough to support the model, you can adjust to narrow the support size, or use the "Manual Support" function below to add or delete.


5.     Click “Start Slicing”, then select the appropriate printer model, the filament you used, and the template. Click “Edit” or double-click the template to enter the “Edit Template” to view or adjust more parameters.

Note: Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF+ Support filaments have a high hardness, which may make the removal difficult. Choose Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support filaments as support.


6.On the “Edit Template” dialog, you can adjust or view basic print parameters.

Infill Density: refers to the density of the internal filling of the model. The more material fills the inside, the stronger the model will be.

Note: Considering the final strength of the model, it is not recommended that the fill density be less than 20%.

Shells: refers to the thickness of model walls.

Note: Considering the final strength of the model, it is not recommended that the number of the shells be less than 4.


7.     You can select the type of the Platform Addition in the “Edit Template” drop-list.

There are three types of Platform Addition: Raft/Brim/Skirt.

Raft is to print several layers like the base structure before printing the model. Raft can enhance the adhesion between the model and the build plate and reduce the risk of model warping.

Note:

1. It is not recommended to print Raft when printing flexible filaments.

2. It is not recommended to print Raft with PVA filaments.

3. If the model size is larger than 150mm, it is recommended to use the Raft first.


Brim is an outward extension of the first layer of the model (like the brim of a hat) that allows for better adhesion to the printing surface.

Skirt is a loop or several loops of filament extruded around the first layer of the model to confirm a steady flow of filament when printing.


8.     You can select the type of Support in the “Support” drop-list.

There are three types of Support: None/Touch Platform Only/All.

None refers to no support structure will be added for the model.

Touch Platform Only refers to only adding support structures which can touch the build plate. Those supports added from one surface of the model to another surface of the model will not be created.

All refers to adding support structures to all the overhanging parts of the model.

Note: If model A is stacked on model B, ideaMaker will not be able to detect whether support structure will be created for model A. ideaMaker will open a window with the message, “The model is not on the build platform and has no support, do you want to assess support structures?” If the model does not need support, you can click “No” to not add support structure to the model.


9.In the “Edit Template” interface, click “Save and Close”, ideaMaker will automatically return to the “Select Template” interface. Click “Slice” to slice the model.


10.   If the user has added support on the main interface, ideaMaker will prompt the dialog of "Manual support has been added but the support option has been disabled in the template, do you want to add support structures”? If the model does not need a support structure, you can click the "No" button and not add a support structure to the model.


11.   After the model is sliced, click “Export” in the pop-up window “Estimated Print Result” to save and import the .gcode and .data files into your USB flash drive.

Note: File names that do not conform to the Western Latin character set may not display properly.



H. Dual Extruder Printing (Advanced)

1.Click the "Start Slicing" button and set the printer model to Raise3D E2CF. Select appropriate printing filaments and printing templates for the left and right nozzles, then click the "Edit" button on the right. Or double-click the selected printing template to enter the "Edit Template" interface, and you can view or adjust more parameters.


2.In the “Edit Template” interface, click “Advanced” to view and modify more parameters.


3.Under “advanced settings”, users can adjust the retraction amount of the filament in the “Extruder” tab. Retract Material Amount refers to the amount of filament drawn out to avoid stringing when the nozzle quickly moves from point A to point B. Retraction Amount of Extruder-switch refers to the amount of filament retraction for an extruder change. 0 refers to no retraction at all.

Note: It is recommended to use the default parameters for Raise3D official filaments. For third-party filaments, appropriate adjustments are required.


4.  User can adjust the “Inactive Cooling Temperature” in the “Temperature” tab.

Inactive Cooling Temperature means that when this function is enabled, the inactive nozzle will drop to the set temperature during printing.

For example: Suppose that the right nozzle is idle while the left nozzle is printing, the temperature of the right nozzle is still very high. The filament will melt to a liquid state and will drip onto the model due to gravity, resulting in dyeing of the model. To avoid this issue, the temperature of the idle nozzle can be reduced to a state where the filament will not melt and drip. But relatively speaking, it will increase the printing time.


5. Users can adjust parameters such as “Wipe Wall” in the “Oozing” tab.

Enable Wipe Wall will add extra shell(s) around the model during dual-extruder printing. This wall(s) can help clean the oozing filament from the unused nozzle to reduce the oozing of the model on the model.

Wipe Wall Offset refers to the distance between Wipe Wall and the outer shell of the model. If the wall is positioned too closely, the Wipe Wall may stick onto the model. If the wall is set too far, the wiping results may be affected.

Wipe Wall Angle refers to the maximum angle for generating the Wipe Wall. If the maximum angle is set too low, the wall may have a difficult time following the shape of the model, especially around curved surfaces.

Wipe Wall Loop Lines refers to the quantity of the shells of wipe wall.

Wipe Wall Type refers to the shape of Wipe Wall. There are the following 3 types of Wipe Wall. The difference between them is the distance between the Wipe Wall and the model.

Contoured is the Wipe Wall structure closest to the shape of the original model. In some cases, it will be too close to the model which may be difficult to remove especially the inner structures.

Water Fall will be generated along the origin shape, but if the lower structure is narrower than the upper structure, a vertically dropping wall will be created.

Vertical a vertical type wipe wall will be created at the widest part of the model. It is ideal for simple structures like tubes or cubes.


6.6. When a nozzle is assigned to print with Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support 1.75mm filament, ideaMaker will automatically edit some additional settings to get better printing performance with Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF Support 1.75mm filament. This will disable some settings under the “Advanced” menu and these settings will not be directly editable. If you want to edit these settings, you can move to “Printer > Filament Settings > [Raise3D]PA12 CF Support 1.75mm”; Or you can directly click the pencil “ ” icon on any tabs of “Advanced Settings”, ideaMaker will directly jump to the filament template, making it convenient for you to edit the parameters.


7. After the parameter is edited, you can click “OK” on the “Advanced Settings” interface to save the parameters, and click “Slice” on the “Select Template” interface to slice the model.


8. After the model is sliced, click “Export” in the pop-up window “Estimated Print Result” to save and import the .gcode and .data files into your USB flash drive.

Note: File names that do not conform to the Western Latin character set may not display properly.


9. Confirm that the files are saved and remove the USB flash drive from your computer.

H. Dual Extruder Printing-First Print

1.Insert the USB device that contains your sliced model files (.gcode or .data) into the USB port on the side of the touchscreen.

2.Select “Print” on the touchscreen, and choose “USB Storage” to open the file storage path. Select your sliced model file to check the printing parameters and settings. Select “Print” to start printing the model.


3.During the printing process, you can check the printing status from the “Home” interface on the touch screen, including the remaining printing time and other parameters.

Note: The touch screen will display an image of your model during printing. This image will only be shown when the file is sliced by ideaMaker and the .data file is exported to the USB flash drive.


I. Remove Prints

1.Make sure the printer is idle, and there is at least a 10 cm gap between the printed model’s top and the nozzle. This is to prevent the nozzle from scratching the model or damaging the model when it is taken out.

2.Wait for the build plate and nozzles to cool to room temperature before removing any models. If you want to remove the model before they have sufficiently cooled down, please wear the heat-resistant gloves from the attached accessory box.

3.Lift the build plate handle a little bit to detach the build plate from the Z platform.

4.Bend the build plate repeatedly until prints are detached from the build plate.

NOTE: Do not directly touch the edge of the build plate to avoid injury. Do not over-bend the plate to avoid damaging the plate or causing the plate to bounce off from hands. It is better to bend the plate along the prints’ longer span.

5.If the prints are not entirely loose or are hard to remove after bending the plate, use the spatula from the attached accessories to remove the prints.

6.Use one hand to hold the plate, making sure to keep it away from the spatula blade. Use your other hand to scrape off the prints with the spatula.

Note: We recommend gliding the spatula blade over the plate and aim the gap between the prints and the plate. If the prints are printed with the Raft, it is better to scrape the prints along the infill direction of the Raft.

7.After the model is removed, the printing surface needs to be reinstalled to the build plate, and the whole printing surface should be attached to it.


J. Annealing

The molecular chain forced frozen together loosens through annealing, so that the internal stress of this part can be eliminated. Annealing can also improve the crystallinity and stabilize the crystal structure so that it can improve the elastic modulus and hardness of crystalline plastic products. But it will reduce the elongation at break. The annealed model will shrink in size, and in some cases, there is a risk of deformation.

Not all models are to be annealed, when the model where the parts are thick (filling rate is 100% and three sides are more than 50mm), or very thin (one side is 2-5mm), there are certain mechanical properties requirements, the use of a wide temperature range, dimensional accuracy requirements are high before annealing. For unannealed models, the material also releases stress slowly for up to several months.

Cautions:

1. In order to prevent warping or deformation of the model, put the model together with support filament into the dry box.

2. The model shall not contact the metal support of the dry box, as the high temperature of the metal support surface will soften the model.

3. The annealing parameters depend on the size of the model. For a small size model (any side length does not exceed 50m), 80°C for 8 hours is recommended. For a medium size model (any side length does not exceed 150mm), 80°C for 12 hours is recommended. For a large size model, 80°C-100°C for 8-12 hours is recommended.


K.  User Interface


*Contents of this brochure could be changed without written notice.


Experiencing Difficulties/Contact Information


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