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Rostock Max v3 RTP User Guide

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Congrats on your new Factory Assembled Rostock Max v3 This guide will help you in getting started with your new machine.

Your machine was fully assembled, calibrated and printed successfully before it left our factory.

Please make sure there are no damages to your new Rostock Max v2. Inspect it carefully for any broken parts. If you find any damages please STOP and contact the company that you purchased it from immediately. Please include your order number when contacting them as it helps to speed up the process.

Your machine was fully assembled, calibrated and printed successfully before it left our factory. We have done some things to make sure the machine does not get damaged while shipping the printer. Please complete the following steps:

Edit Step 1 Remove the Shrink Wrap  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Don't worry about removing the shrink wrap from the bed. We will get to that in future steps.

Edit Step 1 Remove the Shrink Wrap  ¶ 

  • Carefully remove all shrink wrap from the frame of the printer. Be careful not to cut the machine (or yourself) if you are using a knife.

    • Don't worry about removing the shrink wrap from the bed. We will get to that in future steps.

Edit Step 2 Inverting the Arms  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Place your hand on ONE of the carriages and slowly move this carriage upward toward the top of the printer. Image 2/3: Next select one of the two remaining carriages and repeat. Image 3/3: Do the same operation with the final carriage.

Edit Step 2 Inverting the Arms  ¶ 

  • The arms have been inverted to prevent the hot end nozzle from striking the glass print surface during shipping. To invert the arms from shipping position to printing position

    • Place your hand on ONE of the carriages and slowly move this carriage upward toward the top of the printer.

    • Next select one of the two remaining carriages and repeat.

    • Do the same operation with the final carriage.

Edit Step 3 Remove the Glass Build Plate  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the glass plate from the printer.

Edit Step 3 Remove the Glass Build Plate  ¶ 

  • Rotate the [BLUE] bed clamps to remove the glass build plate and accessories from the printer.

  • Remove the glass plate from the printer.

Edit Step 4 Remove Accessories from Glass Plate  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Replace the glass build plate back on the printer. Image 2/2: Rotate the [BLUE] bed clamps to clamp the glass build plate down.

Edit Step 4 Remove Accessories from Glass Plate  ¶ 

  • Carefully remove all shrink wrap from the glass build plate. Be careful not to cut the accessories (or yourself) if you are using a knife.

  • Replace the glass build plate back on the printer.

  • Rotate the [BLUE] bed clamps to clamp the glass build plate down.

Edit Step 5 Identify the Accessories  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5 Identify the Accessories  ¶ 

  • Attached to the glass plate was a bag of accessroies. They are shown here. Each printer comes with a power cable, USB cable, glue stick (for prepping glass plate) and SD card.

Edit Step 6 Assemble the Spool Holder  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6 Assemble the Spool Holder  ¶ 

  • Assemble the spool holder as shown in the attached images.

Edit Step 7 Installing the Spool Holder  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Slide the spool holder assembly towards the outer edge of the printer, locking it in place. Image 2/3: Slide the spool holder assembly towards the outer edge of the printer, locking it in place. Image 3/3: Slide the spool holder assembly towards the outer edge of the printer, locking it in place.

Edit Step 7 Installing the Spool Holder  ¶ 

  • Position the spool holder on the top plate of the machine in the four rectangular cutouts.

  • Slide the spool holder assembly towards the outer edge of the printer, locking it in place.

Edit Step 8 Install the Power Cable  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Install the power cable on the right side of the machine.

Edit Step 8 Install the Power Cable  ¶ 

  • The power supply in the printer is shipped in the 110 (115) position.

  • Install the power cable on the right side of the machine.

Edit Step 9 USB Connection (Advanced)  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Printing via the provided SD card is considered to be a significantly more stable than printing via the USB connection. We highly encourage the use of printing via the SD card. Image 2/2: Printing via the provided SD card is considered to be a significantly more stable than printing via the USB connection. We highly encourage the use of printing via the SD card.

Edit Step 9 USB Connection (Advanced)  ¶ 

  • The Rostock Max v3 is equipped with a USB connection and cable. This is intended to be used as a connection for updating firmware and manually control the machine when diagnosing issues is required.

  • Printing via the provided SD card is considered to be a significantly more stable than printing via the USB connection. We highly encourage the use of printing via the SD card.

Edit Step 10 Loading Filament  ¶ 

Image 1/3: The extruder on a 3D printer, is the device that feeds the filament to the hot end. On the RMAX v3, the extruder is called the EZR Struder. It is the component on the side of the top assembly that has a clear cover, black base and red release lever. Image 2/3: Press the red release trigger and push filament down through the filament path on the side of the EZR Struder until you see it in the clear PTFE tube (connected to the EZR Struder) Image 3/3: This clear tube is often referred to as a BOWDEN TUBE. The material of the tube is PTFE

Edit Step 10 Loading Filament  ¶ 

  • The spool of filament should be installed on the printer so the filament is coming off of the top side and down to the extruder as shown.

    • The extruder on a 3D printer, is the device that feeds the filament to the hot end. On the RMAX v3, the extruder is called the EZR Struder. It is the component on the side of the top assembly that has a clear cover, black base and red release lever.

  • Press the red release trigger and push filament down through the filament path on the side of the EZR Struder until you see it in the clear PTFE tube (connected to the EZR Struder)

    • This clear tube is often referred to as a BOWDEN TUBE. The material of the tube is PTFE

  • Either rotate the blue knob on the EZR Struder or press the red release lever and feed filament to the hot end until you see the filament just above the top (as shown in picture 3)

Edit Step 11 Software and Setup  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Download and install MatterControl per your operating system

Edit Step 11 Software and Setup  ¶ 

  • To operate your Rostock Max v3 software is required to prepare printing files. We recommend and support using MatterControl.

  • Download and install MatterControl per your operating system

Edit Step 12 Configure and Setup MatterControl  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13 Using MatterControl / First Print  ¶ 

Image 1/1: The following document will help you understand MatterControl's features and work flow and ultimately it will walk you through printing your first parts.

Edit Step 13 Using MatterControl / First Print  ¶ 

  • Your printer and software are now setup and ready to print, but before you do you need to get up to speed using MatterControl.

  • The following document will help you understand MatterControl's features and work flow and ultimately it will walk you through printing your first parts.

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