Remove Parts from Build Bin

This section will describe how to properly remove parts from the Build Bin.

  1. After your build has finished, the printer will automatically start a drying timer. You will see the screen at the right. For best results, it is strongly recommended that the parts are allowed to complete the drying cycle before removal from the machine.

CAUTION: For exceptionally fragile part geometries, it is best to allow the part to dry overnight.

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  1. Once the parts have finished drying. If you wish to remove the parts now, tap Remove on the next screen. If you wish to build another job on top of the current job, see the User Guide.
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NOTE: The remaining instructions in this section are the recommended steps for clearing off powder and removing parts. You may find other techniques and tools that are more useful for your unique parts.

 

  1. This will bring up the Build Bin Controls screen, as seen in the User Guide. Use the Build build-bin-up-button.jpg button to bring the Build Platform up to expose as much of the part(s) as desired. For smaller parts, it is recommended to raise the platform no more than 0.5 in (12.7 mm) at a time. For bigger parts, particularly those which are printed on a Build Plate, it is recommended to raise the platform in larger increments so as to reveal more of the part at once. Use the Build Bin Preview (1) as a guide to see how far the part(s) are above the Build Bin.

NOTE: If you printed additional jobs on top of each other, this screen will only show the most-recent job that was completed. Be mindful of this and ensure that you remember to remove the previous jobs.

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  1. Every print job will print a verification wall at the back of the build bin. This is a flat, stair-step part that ensures all Printhead jets are being exercised on each layer. Use your finger to trace around the wall and remove it.

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  1. Use a combination of the included Part-Removal Brush, Scoop, Pan Scraper, and/or a clean finger to help reveal your part(s). It may be useful to channel excess powder into the Overflow Chute; however, this reclaimed powder will need to be sifted before reuse in the printer. Do not channel powder back into the Feed Bin. If you are removing a large build, you need only reveal the section of the part currently above the rim of the Build Bin.

CAUTION: There is a risk in this step of spilling powder onto the Build Deck. Powder that spills here cannot be reclaimed. Dispose of this according to all local and government regulations.

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Part removal sped up

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  1. Obtain a clean tray or other container to transfer the parts. You may place the tray over the feed bin during part removal for easy access.
    1. If a large build, repeat Steps 3-4 as many times as necessary to reveal the entire part and Build Plate. Grab the indented sides of the Build Plate with both hands to lift the Build Plate/part out of the printer. Move this into your tray/container.
    2. If small builds, simply remove the parts individually by hand and place them into your tray/container. Repeat Steps 3 and 5-6b until all parts rows are removed. It is best to use a different tray/container for each row of parts.

CAUTION: Do not place your offload tray anywhere on the Gantry or X-Axis covers, as this may damage components.

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  1. If desired, move excess powder from the Build Bin into the Overflow Chute. Otherwise, tamp down the powder remaining in the Build Bin prior to starting another job.

TIP: If removing Production builds, try as much as possible not to disturb the powder in empty spaces, both around parts and where parts were not built. This will greatly reduce the amount of time for prepping powder in the Build Bin for your next print job.

 

You have successfully removed your parts from the printer! Proceed to the section De-powdering Your Parts.

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