Finishing Your Creation

REMOVING YOUR CREATION FROM THE PRINT PAD

CAUTION: Before attempting to remove your creation from the print pad, ensure that the printer has finished printing. Once printing has completed, the print platform and print pad will move to the bottom of the printer.

  1. Grasp the front of the print pad, lift upward and remove it from the print platform.
  2. Submerge the print pad and the base of the part in warm water for ten (10) minutes.
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NOTE: If the part does not release from the print pad easily, allow the part to soak longer.

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NOTE: IF you can not submerge the print pad in warm water, run hot water over the base of the part for ten (10) minutes. If the part still does not release easily from the print pad after ten (10) minutes, continue to run hot water over the part.

  1. Using a rounded scraper, gently release your creation from the print pad.

CAUTION: Always move the scraper away from the body. The scraper can cause injury if not used correctly.

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NOTE: The appearance of your scraper may differ from the illustration.

CAUTION: Exercise caution when using a tool to remove a part so the print pad is not damaged or gouged.

  1. Rinse your creation under hot water to ensure all of the glue has been removed.
  2. Rinse the print pad under water to clean off any remaining glue.
  3. Dry the print pad completely before reinstalling it into the printer.

CAUTION: Failure to completely dry the print pad before reinstalling it into the printer can damage sensitive electrical components and void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Removing Rafts

A raft is the flat support structure that is attached to the base of your creation if you enabled that option when generating the .cube3 file. Although it is recommended that parts are generated and printed without rafts, some larger, more complicated parts may require one.

ABS Raft / PLA Part ABS rafts can be peeled away from PLA parts.
PLA Raft / ABS Part PLA rafts can be pulled from ABS parts
ABS Raft / ABS Part Use pliers to pull away as much of the raft as possible. Then use a rough-grade sandpaper to remove the remaining raft material, followed by a fine-grade wet and dry sandpaper to achieve a smoother finish.
PLA Raft / PLA Part Use pliers to pull away as much of the raft as possible. Then use a rough-grade sandpaper to remove the remaining raft material, followed by a fine-grade wet and dry sandpaper to achieve a smoother finish.

Removing Sidewalks

A sidewalk (A) is a mesh boundary that prints around the outside diameter fo the part. Its main purpose is to reduce the tendency of warping especailly when printing flat parts with ABS material. They are not recommended for parts that have fine details. Sidewalks are designed to easily break away from a part once it has been removed from the print pad.

Removing Supports

Supports are used when printing creations that need a supporting structure to print properly.

When using PLA or ABS as a support material, peel the supports away from the part. Then, using wire cutters, cut away the support structure from your creation. Once the supports have been cut away, use fine-grade sandpaper (not included) to finish smoothing the part.

When using Infinity Rinse-Away™ support material, run warm water over the part until the part can be removed from the print pad. Submerge the part in warm water until the supports begin to soften. Pull the supports away from the part using pliers (supplied). With most of the support material removed, use a blunt-edged pick or toothbrush to remove residual support material from holes and crevices. To remove support material from moving parts or areas that are difficult to reach, it is recommended that the part is allowed to soak in water for several hours. Then, rinse the part under running warm water to ensure all supports have been removed.