Quick Start Guide

[ Manual Pro2 Series - Quick Start Guide ]

* Please review this entire guide before operating the printer.

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1. List of parts


2. Hardware Installation

  • Locate the four shipping zip ties, and remove them. It's recommend to unclip these as opposed to cutting. They can be reused if you need to transport your machine in the future.


  • Peel the yellow sticker and remove the 24 security spacers. These clips are designed to hold the extruder assembly in place during shipping and should be saved for any future transportation. Do not operate printer with clips installed. 


  • Select the largest of the included hex head wrench (3mm), and remove all four hex head security bolts from Z-axis clamps (2 bolts each). These are located on the left and right sides on the printer on the ball screw thread.


  • Plug the machine into a wall outlet using the power adapter for your designated country. (5 included) Flip the switch to power the unit on.


Once the unit has been powered, the printer will go through a start-up sequence. Your Raise3D printer will take approximately 60 seconds to boot up. When the touch screen displays the "Home" screen, the printer is ready.


Open the "Utilities" tab, and press the Z Homing button. OK the request, and the print bed will begin to “home” or move to the origin position. This will also allow you to access your accessory packages.


Open the front door, and remove the starter box and filament box from the base of the printer. Open these packages, and compare with the following contents list.



Lower the Z platform by 50mm. To do this, set the interval at "10mm" by selecting it in the "Move Steps" bar. This will move the bed 10mm per arrow click. Click this downward arrow 5 times to move Z platform downward to 50mm.


Loose the two thumb screws on the Z platform by rotating the two thumbscrews counter-clockwise.


Remove the aluminum build plate from the foam packaging.


Using the included spatula, remove the leveling calibration model from your build plate.


Slide the build plate onto the Z platform with the logos facing upwards, and the handle edge facing the front of the machine.


Re-install the thumb screws, rotating clockwise, to lock the build plate into position.


Open the side door of the printer, and install the spool holders into the mounting points. Open one of the included spools of filament, and place it on the holder.

NOTE: The direction of filament spool should be placed to rotate in clockwise if at points B and D, and should be oriented to rotate counterclockwise at mount points A and C.


Locate the open end of the filament, and feed it through the guide tube.


Press the “Utilities” tab on the screen and set the temperature of the left nozzle for the filament that you're using.

Press the “Load” button and the printer will begin to heat. When the target temperature is reached, press "Load". Complete

the feeding operation according to the instructions on the screen.

NOTE: This document's instructions are based on the properties of Raise3D PLA filament. This is the standard filament included with your product and it is advised to use the Raise3D PLA for testing and initial setup.



Please update firmware from downloads page


3. ideaMaker Installation

The ideaMaker slicing software is available on the USB storage drive included with your printer. Additional downloads and versions are available online at: https://www.raise3d.com/pages/download.



4. Open the installer and choose your preferred language. Select the installation location for ideaMaker, and click "Next".

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


6. Click "Finish" and ideaMaker is installed.



Open the Disk Image for the ideaMaker installer. This is located in the USB storage drive included with your printer, or download the latest version from https://www.raise3d.com/pages/download.

Drag the ideaMaker icon(left) into the Application folder on the right side.


6. ideaMaker Initial Settings

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


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

NOTE: ALL Pro2-Series printers use 1.75mm filaments.




7. Click the "+" button to import “Giveaway Spinner” included in the USB storage.


8. Click the "Start" or “ ” button to begin slicing the model.


9. Confirm your printer 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.


10. Select your type of Platform Addition and Support in the "Edit" window. Click "Save and Close" to return to the previous menu. Click "Slice" to generate your file.


11. Save the sliced files (.gcode and .data) by exporting to the USB storage drive.

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


12. Confirm that the files are saved and eject the USB storage.


13. Start First Print

The Pro2/Pro2 Plus units are preleveled in the factory, but we recommend verifying that the leveling has not changed during shipping. First, home the X/Y Axis by selecting the "home" button, then Z axis "home" button. If the homing procedures complete without issues, reposition the print head. Select "10mm" for "Move Steps" and move X to 50mm, Y to 10mm.


Please use the feeler gauge to check the distance between nozzle and printing platform.You should feel a little friction when you slide the feeler gauge into the gap between the nozzle and the bed.


The distance between the nozzle and the build plate can be adjusted by turning the thumb screw on the front-left corner of the Z-plate, the higher the pin stands out, the further the distance between the nozzle to the build plate gets.


Insert the USB storage that contains your sliced model (.gcode and .data files). Insert this USB drive into the USB slot on the side of touchscreen.


Select the “Print” tab, and choose “USB Storage”. Select the file and check the printing parameters and settings. Press “Print” to start printing the test file.


During printing, you can check the status of your print including printing time remaining and other parameters from the touchscreen in the “Home” interface.

NOTE: The touch screen will display an image of your model on-screen during printing. This image will only be shown when the file is sliced by ideaMaker and the .data file is saved in USB storage or uploaded to screen.


14. User Interface



15. Open ideaMaker, Click the "+" button to import your two models (.stl/.obj/.3mf file). You can download a file or use the test model included in the USB storage drive.


16. Choose one of the models and set its designated Extruder as Left Extruder from the left side 'Model Info' window.


17. Choose the other model and set Extruder as the Right Extruder using the 'Model Info' window.


18. Click the "Start" or play button to begin the slicing of the model.


19. Confirm your printer type and materials for both extruders, then select the standard slicing template. Click “Edit” to select the type of Platform Addition and the type of Support.


20. Select your type of Platform and Support in the "Edit" window. Click "Save and Close" to return to the previous menu. Click "Slice" to generate your file.


21. Save the sliced files (.gcode and .data) to your USB storage drive.

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


22. Confirm that the files are saved and eject the USB storage.


23. The following steps show how to feed the right nozzle. For the other hardware installations steps please see with Part B. Hardware Installation in this guide.


Install the filament holder in the mount point on the side of the printer and place a spool of filament on the holder.

NOTE: The direction of filament spool should be placed to rotate in clockwise at mount points B and D and counterclockwise at mount points A and C.


Feed the filament through the guide tube.


Open the “Utilities” tab on the screen and set the temperature of the right nozzle for the filament you're using, then press the “Load” button.

Finish the feeding operation step by step according to the instructions on the screen.

NOTE: This document is set based on the Raise3D PLA filament, delivered with the printer. We advise that using the Raise3D PLA for this initial setup and testing.


24.

Dual-Extruder Print - Start First Print


The Pro2/Pro2 Plus units are preleveled in the factory, but we recommend verifying that the leveling has not changed during shipping.


First, home the X/Y Axis by selecting the "home" button, then Z axis "home" button. If the homing procedures complete without issues, reposition the print head.

Select "10mm" for "Move Steps" and move X to 50mm, Y to 10mm.




Press the nozzles button in Ultilities page and set the temperature to be 180 degrees. (filament should not be loaded if jogging test is done at 180) Wait until nozzles heat up to the set temperature. this step should really be before loading.


Press the left nozzle button and the downward arrow.


Once the left nozzle moves down, the right nozzle will go up.



Please use the feeler gauge to check the distance between nozzle and printing platform. You should feel a little friction when you slide the feeler gauge into the gap between the nozzle and the bed.




The distance between the nozzle and the build plate can be adjusted by turning the thumb screw on the left-front corner of the Z-plate, the higher the pin stands, the further the distance between the nozzle will be from the build plate.

Home the Z axis after each adjustment.


Press the right nozzle button and the downward arrow.


Once the right nozzle moves down, the left nozzle will go up.



Please use the feeler gauge to check the distance between nozzle and printing platform.You should feel a little friction when you slide the feeler gauge into the gap between the nozzle and the bed.



Please reference the nozzle height calibration guide.



Insert the USB storage that contains your sliced model (.gcode and .data files).

Insert this USB drive into the USB slot on the side of touchscreen.


Open the “Print” tab, and choose “USB Storage” to open the file storage path. Select your dual extrusion file to check the printing parameters and settings. Press “Print” to start printing test file.


During printing, you can check the status of your model including the remaining printing time and other parameters from the “Home” interface on the touchscreen.

NOTE: The touch screen will display an image of your model on-screen during printing. This image will only be shown when the file is sliced by ideaMaker and the .data file is saved in USB storage or uploaded to screen.


24. Technical Specifications


If you run into any issues during the guided setup, please contact our expert technicians

by opening a ticket online at: http://help.raise3d.com.


[ Manual Pro2 Series - Quick Start Guide ]


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