Printing Your Creation

Create your own creations with Cubify Invent and Cubify Sculpt software available at www.3dsystems.com/shop. The printer can only print .cube3 files. Other file formats like .stl must be processed through Cube Print software before they can be printed.

For more information about converting other 3D files to .cube3 print files, refer to the section titled Cube Print Software.

PRINTING PROCEDURE

The following procedure illustrates how to print a creation.

Caution: Ensure the print pad is clean before printing.

NOTE: For best results, perform the Auto Level and Auto Gap procedures before your first print. After every 10 prints, the printer will prompt you to perform the Auto Level and Auto Gap procedures.

  1. After powering on your printer, press the touchscreen to begin.

  1. Select PRINT.

NOTE: If the file is saved on a USB mass storage device, insert the device into the USB inlet port on the printer. You may also send the file from Cube Print software to the printer using a wireless connection. Wireless transfer of print files usually takes more time than USB mass storage device transfer.

  1. Using the arrows, navigate to the file name of your creation. Select PRINT.

NOTE: The file name will appear at the top of the display.


NOTE: If the print file requires PLA material and ABS material is installed, the printer will prompt you to change the cartridge(s). Select CHANGE CARTRIDGE and refer to the section titled Replacing A Material Cartridge for instructions about replacing a cartridge.

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NOTE: If the print file requires ABS material and PLA material is installed, the printer will prompt you to change the cartridge(s). Select CHANGE CARTRIDGE and refer to the section titled Replacing A Material Cartridge for instructions about replacing a cartridge.


NOTE: If there is not enough material to complete the print but you want to use up the remaining material, select the checkmark to continue printing.


NOTE: If the file was built with color(s) that are not installed, the printer will assign a color from one of the installed cartridges that match the material type. Select the checkmark to continue.


  1. Apply two thin layers of Cube Glue to the center of the print pad. Select the checkmark to continue.

NOTE: Ensure that the area where glue is applied is larger than the dimensions of the base of your creation. For best results, allow the glue to dry before printing.


NOTE: The printer will load the print file.

NOTE: The estimated time to completion is noted at the bottom of the screen. The blue bar at the top is also a progress indicator that shows the status of the loading process.


CAUTION: The print jets will begin to heat. Do not touch the print jets until they have cooled to room temperature.

NOTE: The estimated time to completion is noted at the bottom of the screen. The blue bar is a progress indicator that shows the status of the print jet heating process.


NOTE: Select PAUSE to temporarily stop printing. Select CANCEL if you wish to cancel the print job. Press the time at the bottom of the screen to view the percentage of completion. Press it again to view how many layers have been printed. After a few seconds, the default time will appear again.


NOTE: If you selected CANCEL to cancel the print, select CANCEL again to confirm your decision. Otherwise, select RESUME to continue printing.


  1. Once the printer has finished printing, select the checkmark to continue.


NOTE: Once the print has completed, the print jets will begin to cool.

CAUTION: Do not touch the print jets until they have cooled to room temperature.


  1. Refer to the section titled Finishing Your Creation for information about removing your creation from the print pad, cleaning the print pad and cleaning the part.