Install Print Platform

Always wear 100% nitrile gloves when handling the print Platform.

CAUTION: The printer will operate without a print platform installed. Ensure you install it before every print.

CAUTION: Do not leave the printer lid open for an extended time. Leaving the lid open will allow light to cure the material inside and will also allow dust/contaminates in.


  1. Open the printer lid by pulling the handle on the front. It will stay open by itself once you lift it.
  1. Verify the platform has been properly cleaned and is not visibly warped. A properly cleaned print platform will not have any residual print material or contaminants of any kind present. Special attention should be paid to the print surface (1), and elevator guides (2).
  2. Also make sure the elevator is at its upper limit, or offload, position before installing the platform.
  1. Install the print platform onto the elevator arms, convex side down, as seen at the right. The triangular groove on each print-platform elevator guide lines up with the cone-shaped pin on each elevator arm. Ensure the print platform is fully seated and level. Magnets will secure the platform in position. If you feel there is an issue with how the print platform is sitting on the elevator arms, do not build on the printer. Contact 3D Systems customer service.


Triangular grooves