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Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed


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  • Page 1 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed...
  • Page 2 3d-print with the very first Leapfrog stand-alone printer. To make your first impression the best one possible, we want to provide you with our manual which will take you through the first steps and make you more familiar with your Xeed. For maximum 3D-print pleasure.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Page 22 3.2. Updates Page 24 3.3. Troubleshooting Page 25 3.3.1. Transporting, Unpacking and Positioning the Xeed Page 25 3.3.2. Turning off and (re)starting the Xeed Page 25 3.3.3. Filament slipping Page 26 3.3.4. Removing your print from the bed Page 26 3.3.5.
  • Page 4: Installation

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 1. Installation The following steps are steps you only have to follow when your brand new Xeed arrives at your doorstep for the first time. Please follow each step thoroughly to make sure the installation will be successful and you will find yourself to be a member of the leapfrog eco-system.
  • Page 5: Unpack

    1.1 Unpack In this step we will show you how to unpack your Xeed when it arrives at your doorstep. Before you start, make sure that you have cleared a spot where you want to place the printer. We advise you to not place the Xeed next to a window or at a place where it is draughty.
  • Page 6: Printing

    Xeed. 2.0 Initial setup 2.1 Turning on your printer and loading your filament o How to turn on the Xeed and load the filament for printing 2.2 Heating the extruders o How to manually preheat your extruders 2.3 Manually controlling your Xeed o How to control the movements of your Xeed manually 2.4 Uploading your 3D model...
  • Page 7 2.0.1 Initial setup Before you can use the Xeed, we have to go through the initial setup. This will make sure the Xeed is connected to the network and is up-to-date. This will allow you to access the Xeed through a LAN network later, which allows remote control of the printer, remote upload from Gcode files and more.
  • Page 8 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed In the pop-up that appears note the IP Address under the IPv4 section, you can use this later to access LilyPrint from your own computer in the same network. To connect to a WiFi network, left click on the network icon and select the wifi network. In the pop-...
  • Page 9: Leapfrog 3d Printers - Manual Xeed

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed //Update LilyPrint LilyPrint has an update feature, we will run this to make sure that it is up-to-date before we start. Click on the System menu in the top bar of LilyPrint and select "Update LilyPrint", confirm the notification to start the update.
  • Page 10 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed When the update is complete reboot the system by clicking on the System Menu and selecting Reboot. (Update regularly to get new features!) LilyPrint is now updated to the latest version.
  • Page 11 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed //Setting z-Offset The Xeed uses a variable called z-Offset to calibrate the distance between the z-stop and the nozzle. It basically depicts the distance between the nozzle and the bed at the start of a print and is very important.
  • Page 12 //Level bed Before we start to print we want to make sure that the bed is levelled. Under the "Control" tab in LilyPrint there is a "Xeed" section. Press the “LEVEL BED” button to start the sequence. It will probe...
  • Page 13 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 2.1 Loading your filament We need filament loaded in the printer to start printing. This section will guide you through the process. Load your filament into the filament drawer. The filament drawer is located at the left side of the...
  • Page 14 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 2.2 Extruding filament The software that is used to control the Xeed is called LilyPrint. In the next screenshot we have outlined real brief what all the tabs in the main screen. During this manual we will explain each option and its functions starting with the heating of your extruders.
  • Page 15 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed You can notice that the temperature graph of the front extruder shows the current and target temperature. To load your filament into the extruder you can use the “EXTRUDE” button, located on the control tab.
  • Page 16: Manually Controlling Your Xeed

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed If you want to load filament quickly then push the “QUICK LOAD” button which automatically guides the filament all the way to the extruder head. Before pressing “QUICK LOAD” it is best to open the filament drawer fully. This allows for you to check if the filament is still being loaded and reduces any risk of jamming due to resistance in the cables.
  • Page 17 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed After this you can use the arrows to move the extruder head or the printer bed.
  • Page 18: Uploading Your 3d Model

    There are two ways to upload your models to the Xeed. You can use a portable USB device, which you can insert in the back of the printer or you can use a network connection that allows you to connect your Xeed with your computer through your network.
  • Page 19: Uploading A Model From Your Computer

    2.4.2 Uploading a model from your computer To upload a model from your computer you will have to connect your Xeed to your network. This can be done in two ways, either by Wi-Fi or using an Ethernet cable. For instructions see the Initial Setup chapter of this manual.
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  • Page 21 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 2.4.3 Start a print It is very easy to start a print. Just press on the printer icon on the model and the printer will start the GCODE. In the “State” field it will show the progress, time elapsed and time left(estimated).
  • Page 22: Making Your Print

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 2.5 Making your print. You received Simplify 3D slicing software with download instructions for your PC, which allows you to “fine tune” your print settings for printing even the most complex 3D models. The Simplify 3D Software comes with an integrated Quick Start Printing Guide that walks you through the entire print process, beginning to end.
  • Page 23 Leapfrog is continuously testing and developing Profiles with standard print settings in order to establish the best print results and therefor might send you additional Profiles applicable to your printer which you can add to your software by clicking the “Import”...
  • Page 24 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed With step three you can choose your own settings to optimize print results for your personal 3D models and start exploring the 3D printing boundaries. FFF Settings shown in the picture below allow you to easily select “Medium”...
  • Page 25 Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed The final step after saving your settings is to press the “Prepare” button in the left lower window to generate, save and preview your G-code. The G-code can now be uploaded by your printer through a computer connection as explained in paragraph “2.4.2.
  • Page 26: After The Print

    This section will explain what to do when your Xeed has finished the print job. After the print you have to wait until the Xeed goes into its home position. It will home your x- and y-axis and it will bring down your print bed, so it is easier for you to access your print. You can open the doors and take your model off the print bed, you can also take out your print bed.
  • Page 27: Support

    In case anything in the manual is unclear and you still have some remaining questions or if you are experiencing some kind of problem with your Xeed or your prints we are there to help you. This section explains to you how to contact us with your questions so that we can help you as soon as possible.
  • Page 28: Need Support

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 3.1 Need support? Of course it is possible that you run into something that was not explained in this document. Here we explain you what to do in such a case.  Go to
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  • Page 30: Updates

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 3.2. Updates We will be able to remotely send updates to your Xeed which will be announced through the “Updates / notifications” button. If you receive an update go to “Configuration” and select “System upgrade” or “Firmware upgrade”...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    If an error occurred in the turning off or restarting process you might see an alternative start up screen, with a black background and white instruction letters. Follow up the instructions by plugging in a keyboard in the USB port at the back of the Xeed and press the key applicable to your situation.
  • Page 32: Filament Slipping

    Leapfrog 3D Printers - Manual Xeed 3.3.3. Filament slipping Before loading the filament make sure that filament on the spool is free and not entangled which can occur after removing and replacing the spool. Take the time to make sure that the filament is inserted properly in the driver gear.

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