Printing Your Creation

There are many 3D creations available at 3dsystems.com/shop/cubepro/downloads. For more information about converting a .stl file into a .cubepro file which the printer can use, refer to the section titled CubePro Software.

Printing Procedure

The following steps illustrate how to print a creation.

  1. After powering up your printer and turning on your display, 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 port on the printer.

NOTE: You can also print directly from the CubePro software using a wireless connection.

  1. Using the arrows, navigate to your file and select PRINT.

NOTE: The file name will be displayed at the top.


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.


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


NOTE: If the print file requires ABS material but PLA is installed, the printer will prompt you to change the material cartridge. Select CANCEL and follow the instructions in the section titled Replacing A Material Cartridge.


NOTE: If there is not enough material in the cartridge to complete the print, the printer will prompt the user to replace the cartridge. Select CHANGE CARTRIDGE and follow the instructions in the section titled Replacing A Material Cartridge.


NOTE: If the creation file uses color(s) that are not installed, selecting the checkmark will enable the printer to change the color of the print to a color currently installed. You can also change the cartridge by selecting BACK and following the CHANGE CARTRIDGE instructions. To change the cartridge, refer to the section titled Replacing A Material Cartridge.


  1. Apply two (2) thin layers of glue to the center of the plate. Select the checkmark to continue.

NOTE: For more information, refer to the section titled Applying Cube Glue.

NOTE: For small print file sizes, use a light coating of glue. For larger parts, a slightly thicker coating of glue is recommended. When the printer begins to print, the glue surface should be mostly dry. The temperature from the print material will melt the surface of the glue increasing its adhesion.

NOTE: Ensure that the area where glue is applied is larger than the base of your creation.


NOTE: The estimated time to completion is noted at the bottom of the screen.


NOTE: The estimated time to completion is noted at the bottom of the screen.

NOTE: When printing with ABS material, the print chamber will need to build and maintain a predetermined temperature. Ensure the top cover and the back panel have been installed. The front door must be closed.

NOTE: When printing with PLA only or both PLA and ABS material, the print chamber will not need to be preheated.


NOTE: The print jets required for the print job will begin to heat.

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


NOTE: The blue bar at the top is a progress indicator. Select PAUSE to temporarily stop printing. Select CANCEL if you wish to cancel the print job.


NOTE: Once printing has been paused, select RESUME if you wish to continue printing.


NOTE: To cancel the print job, select CANCEL to confirm your decision. Otherwise, select RESUME to continue printing.


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


NOTE: The print jets will cool down after your creation has finished printing.

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


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