Add Core Material

3DPrint evaluates the geometry of the part to determine if there is enough Core material in the Feeder to complete the build. If there is not enough, 3DPrint displays ADD CORE in the Printer Status dialog.

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Important: Do not add Core to the Feeder unless you are prompted to in the 3DPrint Printer Status dialog.

To add Core, follow the steps below.

  1. Before adding any Core, be sure you have
  • Vacuumed all Core out of the Build Bed, and from the Deck, Fast Axis, etc.
  • Finished cleaning any parts in the Post Processing Unit.
  • Vacuumed up any other Core needing cleanup.
  1. Check the expiration date on the container.
  2. Open the printer top cover and place the container inside.

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  1. Select VACUUM on the LCD menu. The vacuum starts. Direct the nozzle inside the container so it pulls up a continuous stream of Core material.

TIP: To check that Core is getting into the Feeder, look at the Debris Separator. You should see material moving through the window when the vacuum is running.

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The vacuum automatically shuts off when the Feeder becomes full. See below.

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NOTE: When the feeder is full, it has enough material to complete a build that uses the entire vertical capacity of the Build Bed. Adding further material provides no benefit, and risks overfilling the feeder. Do not continue running the vacuum after the Feeder is Full message appears. If you continue to vacuum material into the feeder, the LCD will display FEEDER LIMIT and the vacuum will be disabled.

 

THE FEEDER IS FULL
AUTO SHUTOFF IN 10 SEC
KEEP VACUUM ON
  1. Remove the container and return the vacuum hose to its stand.