Abort Print Job

There are several ways a print job might be aborted:

  • Status screen
  • Print Queue screen
  • Printer touch screen
  • Tripping of safety switch
  • Power outage/Emergency shutdown of a Printer
  • Resin Tray Leak

This section will describe each of these scenarios.

Status Screen

To abort a print job from the Status screen:

  1. On the Status tab, navigate to the Printer on which you wish to abort a job. Tap the local-gui-abort-btn.jpg button to abort the print job. Confirm the abort on the popup screen.
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  1. The Controller screen will jump to the Queue tab and show the screen at the right. Tap Dismiss to clear the message.
  2. Please see the section After Aborting for more information.
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Print Queue Screen

To abort a job from the Print Queue screen:

  1. Navigate to the Queue tab. In the Active Print Jobs section, tap the row of the print job you wish to abort.
  2. Tap the local-gui-abort-btn.jpg button in the top-right corner to abort the job. Confirm the abort on the popup screen. You could also use the trash-icon.jpg button instead of the local-gui-abort-btn.jpg button to perform the same task.

TIP: If your print job is still pending, there is no need to abort and the option is grayed out. Simply tap the job from the Pending Print Jobs section and tap the trash-icon.jpg button to delete the job. This will move the job to the "Aborted" section.

 

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  1. You will see the popup message at the right. Tap Dismiss to clear the message.
  2. Please see the section After Aborting for more information.
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Printer Touch Screen

To abort a job from the Printer touch screen:

  1. On the Printer's touch screen, press and hold the local-gui-abort-btn.jpg button to abort the print job.

CAUTION: Be sure you want to abort the job before engaging this button, as it will abort the job without additional warning.

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  1. You will see the screens below on the Printer touch screen. After seeing the second screen, remove the print platform from the machine and tap the finish-mco-btn.jpg button.

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  1. Please see the section After Aborting for more information.
 

Tripping of Door-Closed Safety Switch

This type of abort will happen if upper printer door is opened during printing:

  1. If you open the upper-build-chamber door during printing, the front-door-closed sensor will no longer be satisfied.
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  1. You will see a warning screen on the Printer GUI, giving you 15 seconds to close the door before aborting the print job. This is to prevent curing of the printed part, and resin in the resin tray, during part building. You will also see the status light stack on the printer flashing yellow.
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  1. If you do not close the door within 15 seconds, the print job will abort and the print platform will move the part to the offload position. You will see the screen on Printer GUI change to the one at the right.
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  1. The Controller will show the popup at the right. Tap Dismiss to close the message.
  2. Please see the section After Aborting for more information.
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Power Outage/Emergency Shutdown of a Printer

If you do not have your Printer plugged into an UPS (uninterruptible power supply), a power outage or emergency shutdown of the printer will cause a print job to abort, simply because resuming a print job once power is restored is not possible. Once power is cut to the Printer, assuming the Controller still has power, you will see the screen at the right on the Status tab on that printer's card.

Upon plugging the printer back in and turning it on, the elevator will move the print platform to the offload position.

On the Queue tab, the print job will appear in the Completed Print Jobs section as Aborted.

Please see the section After Aborting for more information.

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Resin Tray Leak

If the resin-tray sensor detects that the resin level is going down faster than normal during printing, this will trigger your print job to abort immediately and without warning.

CAUTION: This issue must be dealt with immediately! If it is not, resin can leak onto vital printer components and damage the machine.

 

  1. You will see the message at the right on the Printer screen. You will also see the status light stack on the printer flashing red.
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  1. You will also see the message at the right on Controller screen.
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  1. Please see the section After Aborting for more information.