Finishing Build

Gross Core Removal

When the build is finished, you will need to remove the Core around the part.

Automatic Core Removal (460Plus Only)

When the build is finished, the printer starts an automatic heated drying cycle. A counter on the printer LCD counts down the time remaining before the part is dry.

If 'Empty Build Piston after Printing' is selected prior to printing in the 'Printer Station' window, the printer automatically removes excess Core by vibrating the Build Bed and vacuuming through the bottom of the Build Bed.

  • Remove the part and carefully transfer it to the Cleaning Station to clean the Core from the part.
  • After all parts are removed, vacuum any Core that may remain in the Build Bed.

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Manual Core Removal (160, 260C, 260Plus and 360)

When the build is finished, the printer starts an automatic drying cycle (heated on the 460Plus, unheated on the 160, 260C, 260Plus and 360). A counter on the printer LCD counts down the time remaining before the part is dry.

  • Select VACUUM & CLEANING on the LCD menu. Open the cover. The vacuum starts.

  • Vacuum Core from around the part. Be careful around delicate sections. Use the Control Knob to move the Build Platform up as needed.

  • Carefully move the part to the Cleaning Station to clean the Core from the part.

  • After all parts are removed, vacuum any Core that may remain in the Build Bed.

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Fine Core Removal

Any loose Core on the part must be removed before proceeding with post-processing.

  • 160, 260C & 260Plus: Open the printer's top cover and move the part to the external Cleaning Station. Open the Cleaning Station's top cover and place the part onto the bed; close the top cover. Select EXTERNAL CLEANING on the LCD menu; the vacuum and compressor start.
  • 360 & 460Plus Only: Open the printer's top cover and place the part into the post-processing unit and close the top cover. Select VACUUM & CLEANING on the LCD menu; the vacuum and compressor start.
  • Test the air flow from the air wand against your hand and adjust as needed. Turn the Control Knob left to decrease pressure, or right to increase pressure.
  • Using the Air Wand, remove all remaining Core on the part. Use caution on delicate areas. A small brush may also be gently used.
  • Push the Control Knob once to turn the air compressor off. Return the Air Wand to its clip. If possible, allow the part to dry for several hours in the post-processing unit.
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