Replacing A Material Cartridge

The CubePro can utilize up to three installed cartridges depending on your printer model. The creation you wish to print may require a different color or material, or there may not be enough material left in the cartridge to complete your next print. Refer to the following steps to replace material cartridges.

NOTE: When replacing the right side cartridge in a printer with 3 cartridges installed, the center cartridge is hinged to allow the cartridge to rotate to its left side rather than removing it completely. This provides enough access to replace the right side cartridge.

  1. Select SETUP from the home screen.

  1. Select CHANGE CARTRIDGE from the Materials screen.

NOTE: Selecting Cartridge Status will show the estimated amount of material remaining in the installed cartridges. It also indicates the color and type of material being used.

  1. From the Select Cartridge to Change screen, select the cartridge you wish to replace.

NOTE: Before removing the cartridge, the appropriate print jet must heat up to its target temperature. Melted material may extrude into the jet wiper.

NOTE: Under the current temperature reading, the display will indicate when the printer is priming. Once it has been primed, another message will appear that indicates that the motor that feeds the material into the print jet is reversing to make it easier to remove the material.

  1. Reach around the material cartridge, grasp the exposed material coming from the cartridge and gently pull it out of the print jet. Select the checkmark to continue.


NOTE: For printers that have three cartridge bays, the second cartridge bay is equipped with hinges so the cartridge can rotate counter-clockwise. This provides easier access to the third cartridge.


  1. Grasp the cartridge handle and pull the cartridge up and out from its mount. Pull out the remaining material from the feed tube. Select the checkmark to continue.

  1. Install the thumbscrew into the cartridge. Measure 1 inch of material coming from the cartridge and cut off the remaining material. Select the checkmark to continue.

CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the excess material back into the cartridge. Doing so will cause the cartridge to bind making it unusable.

  1. Remove the thumbscrew securing the material to the new material cartridge. Select the checkmark to continue.

  1. Pull out 12”/30 cm of material from the cartridge. Select the checkmark to continue.

  1. Cut off 2”/5 cm of material from the end. Select the checkmark to continue.

NOTE: Ensure the material is not bent or creased. If the material is not straight, pull out the damaged material from the cartridge. Cut off and dispose the portion that is damaged.

  1. Insert the material under the clamp roller and into the material tube. Select the checkmark to continue.

  1. Gently push the material into the print jet until molten plastic extrudes into the jet wiper. Select the checkmark to continue.

NOTE: When the material reaches far enough into the print jet area, a feed motor will assist with feeding the material into the print jet.

  1. (1) Push the front of the cartridge into place and then (2) push the cartridge handle downward until the cartridge is fully seated in its mount. Select the checkmark to continue.

NOTE: Ensure the front of the cartridge (A) where the material exits is seated under the clamp roller and between the vertical alignment pins in the cartridge bay.

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CAUTION: If replacing the third cartridge, be sure to rotate the second bay cartridge to its vertical position before selecting the checkmark.