Full Material Changeover (MCO)

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For successful build jobs, when a user wants to switch from one part material to another without material mixing, a full Material Changeover (MCO) must be performed. A full MCO is required when switching from a rigid material to a elastomeric material or vise versa. 

NOTE: Please ensure you have replaced the waste bag with a new empty one PRIOR to starting the Material Changeover Procedure. Also, ensure you have the required materials for the material change – two MCO Cleaner 2500 cartridges, two new part material cartridges and two support material cartridges for head maintenance cycles.

NOTE: Full-MCO requires two support cartridges present to complete successfully.

NOTE: If MCO is not performed correctly, the color profile of the new installed material may have residual original material color.

  1. Ensure printer is in Ready state. Select Tools > Material Change Wizard from the UI.

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  1. Select Play.png to start the Material Change Wizard.

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  1. Verify you have the required material on hand to start the material changeover procedure and select CONTINUE.

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  1. The Material Change Wizard will show where in the process it is:

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  1. When prompted, remove the current part material cartridges and close the MDM drawer, and select CONTINUE.

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  1. Once the printer has flushed out the current part material, then when prompted, insert two MCO Cleaner 2500 cartridges and close the MDM drawer. Select CONTINUE.
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NOTE: This step can take 30-45 minutes to complete while it removes the old part material from the printer.

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NOTE: If the cartridges are cold the process will take an additional 30 minutes to allow material to warm before continuing.

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  1. The MCO Cleaner material flushes the rest of the part material out. This can take 30-45 minutes.

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  1. When prompted, remove the MCO Cleaner cartridges from the MDM and close the drawer. Select CONTINUE. The printer will proceed to flush the Cleaner material from the system.

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  1. When the Cleaner material has been flushed from the printer, when prompted, insert the new part material cartridges into the MDM. Select CONTINUE.

NOTE: If the cartridges are cold the process will take an additional 30 minutes to allow material to warm before continuing.

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  1. This step can take 30-60 minutes to complete loading the new material into the system.

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  1. Once the Material Changeover Process is complete a confirmation screen will appear. It is recommended to clean and inspect the planarizer blade and ducts once the material changeover is completed.

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