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;Raft peels up from perfboard:
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;Watch your print.:When the print begins, double check that the raft is adhering to the perfboard. If it is not, you will need to calibrate the platform and restart your print.  
The platform height needs recalibrated.  
 
 
 
;Object is peeling up from raft:
 
Known as Curling, this could be a heat issue. Ensure that the door and lid are both kept closed throughout the printing process. To further reduce curling small discs, or curbs  can be added to the models outside of the  corners. This stiffens the model in these areas. These thin discs can later be cut or peeled off the main model.
 
 
 
;Air printing:
 
The extrusion nozzle is clogged. Contact IT 507 457 5240 option 2. Eric Wright
 
 
 
;Model falls off raft or perfboard.
 
The space where the model makes contact with the surface below is too small. Build a small coin shaped disk below your model to make the raft larger and secure the raft and model to the perfboard.  
 
 
 
;There is not support at x 024 y 054  :
 
Some part of the model either floats above the printing surface, or passes through it. Use “Auto Placement “ to have the software align the model appropriately.
 
  
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;Light:There is a platform light. Double clicking the status button on the printer should illuminate the print platform. Timing is everything. Think of a very deliberate double click on a mouse. That’s the speed.
  
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;Faster printing:Smaller models print faster.Lower quality models print faster. Select coarse detail or fast print.
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;Very small model:Very small models are easily pulled off the perfboard because they lack enough contact area with the board to maintain adhesion. Giving your model a wide, but short platform to stand on will help it stay connected to the perfboard during printing.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:07, 15 April 2016

Watch your print.
When the print begins, double check that the raft is adhering to the perfboard. If it is not, you will need to calibrate the platform and restart your print.
Light
There is a platform light. Double clicking the status button on the printer should illuminate the print platform. Timing is everything. Think of a very deliberate double click on a mouse. That’s the speed.
Faster printing
Smaller models print faster.Lower quality models print faster. Select coarse detail or fast print.
Very small model
Very small models are easily pulled off the perfboard because they lack enough contact area with the board to maintain adhesion. Giving your model a wide, but short platform to stand on will help it stay connected to the perfboard during printing.