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Your first print

Your first print with a DeltaWASP

There are six simple steps to go through during your first print on your new DeltaWasp 3D printer. Follow the guide below to get familiar with your printer, and produce your first print!

1. GCODE CREATION

Make sure that your 3d model has the following characteristics:
– closed solid
– correct positioning
– .stl file export

SLICING SOFTWARE

Slicing software is used to slice .stl files into different sections. It allows you as user to change different variables like printing speed and print quality. The result of the slicing is a text file that contains all the commands and the coordinates that the machine needs to print your object.

To start your slicing, open the slicing software (ie. CURA) and upload the .ini profile contained into the SD card found with the printer, inside the “Configuration”
folder.
Load the .STL file into the slicing software
Save the .Gcode into the SD card and insert it into the printer.

A detailed guide on the set-up of cura can be found here. Download your printers profile here.

2. TURNING ON THE PRINTER

Remove the three clips placed on the movement belts and position the printing bed, fixing it with the threaded fasteners.
Turn on the printer by activating the switch placed on the back of the printer.
Select prepare >auto home from the display menu and check if all the sledges are moving to the endstops.

3. PRINTING BED LEVELING

It’s advised to repeat the bed leveling process before every print.
Select prepare > manual leveling > 0-1-2-3 and adjust the distance between the nozzle and the printing bed
(for the DeltaWASP4070 screw up / down the three screws placed on the aluminum plate inside the printer).

4. FILAMENT LOAD / UNLOAD

Depending on the printing material, it’s necessary to preheat the extruder. To preheat the extruder go into the menu and select prepare > preheat PLA /ABS and wait for the extruder to reach the correct temperature.
Place the spool in position (upper part of the machine) and manually insert the filament into the PTFE pipe. Then, push the filament into the filament driver, rotating the black knob until the molten plastic comes out of the nozzle.

5. PRINTING FILE SELECTION

Before printing it’s necessary to apply a small amount of hair-spray / glue on the printing bed (we advise to perform this procedure with the printing bed removed from the printer.)
Select print from SD in the menu, and search for the file you want to print. The print will automatically start as soon as the extruder and the heated bed reach the predetermined temperature.

PRINTING PROCESS FUNCTIONS

During the printing process new functions will be enabled in the printer menu, such as pause, filament change, stop and save, stop
print.

6. PRINTED PART REMOVAL

Use a spatula to lift the printed part and detach it from the printing bed.