How To Print on the Zortrax M200 3D Printer
2015-03-25 21:06:39 UTC
Turn on the 3D Printer using the switch on the left side towards the bottom
While the machine heats up, open Z-Suite on the computer.
Load your file into Z-suite and make any rotation, size, and position adjustments. See the bookmarked manual in the web browser if you need help.
Click the Print Button
Choose your Layer thickness (smaller = more detail and more time)
Choose Normal or High Speed (High speed will be more prone to minute errors)
Choose your Infill (more infill = more structure and more time) Most projects will be fine with light infill.
Choose support angle setting (45 degrees is the safest, 20 degrees is fine for small overhangs) in most cases also click the box for “Support Lite”
Click on “Prepare to Print”
Wait while the software slices your models and generates the paths. At the end it will ask if you want to see the zcode and you will hit yes (for large or complex objects viewing the zcode could cause the program to crash. You do not have to view it to save and print it.)
Save the file to the desktop or a thumb drive (keep a copy for yourself)
Remove the SD card from the Printer and put it into the USB card reader.
Copy the .zcode file to the SD card
Eject the SD card from OS X and then remove it from the reader and insert it back into the Printer
Use the Printer interface to select “Models” then click on your file from the list.
The printer will Heat the Bed and the Extruder and then calibrate itself
When the print is complete it will lower the platform
Take a photo of the print on the platform and email it to
Turn off the printer and wait 10min.
Using gloves and with one hand stabilizing the printer bed, carefully and gently slide the Zortrax scraper along the bed to separate the print from the heated bed. DO NOT APPLY ANY DOWNWARD FORCE!
Use the Zortrax scraper to lightly scrape across the surface of the print bed and remove any remaining plastic
Use the non-zortrax scraper to separate the print from the raft
Use the x-acto knife to trim off any supports