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Monoprice Maker Select Plus IIIP User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS SAFETY WARNINGS AND GUIDELINES ............................4 INTRODUCTION ........................................ 5 FEATURES ..........................................5 CUSTOMER SERVICE ....................................5 PACKAGE CONTENTS ....................................6 PRODUCT OVERVIEW ....................................7 Front View........................................7 Rear View ........................................8 Bed Assembly ......................................9 Front and Rear Panels ..................................10 USING THE MENU SYSTEM ...................................
  • Page 3 Nozzle Cleaning ...................................... 25 Lubricating the Z-Axis ..................................25 Lubricating the X and Y Axes ..............................26 Motor Connections ..................................... 26 Print Mat ........................................26 INSTALLING CURA ...................................... 27 MANUAL CURA SETUP ................................... 30 CREATING A GCODE FILE ..................................31 TECHNICAL SUPPORT ....................................
  • Page 4: Safety Warnings And Guidelines

    SAFETY WARNINGS AND GUIDELINES  The printer is very sensitive to static electricity. Always contact a grounded object before working with this device. It is recommended to wear an anti-static wrist strap when working with this device.  Power off and unplug the printer from the power source prior to making repairs or alterations.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    If you have any problem with your order, please give us an opportunity to make it right. You can contact a Monoprice Customer Service representative through the Live Chat link on our website www.monoprice.com during normal business hours (Mon-Fri: 5am-7pm PT, Sat-Sun: 9am-...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    PACKAGE CONTENTS Please take an inventory of the package contents to ensure you have all the items listed below. If anything is missing or damaged, please contact Monoprice Customer Service for a replacement. 1x Monoprice 3D printer (extruder tower and heated print bed)
  • Page 7: Product Overview

    PRODUCT OVERVIEW Front View 1. X Rail 6. Filament Cooling Fan 2. X Belt Drive 7. Extruder Driving Motor 3. Extruder Spring Lever 8. Filament Spool Holder Assembly 4. Extruder Cooling Fan 9. Tower Frame 5. X Stop Micro Switch...
  • Page 8: Rear View

    Rear View 1. Extruder Cable 5. Z Drive Screw 2. X Axis Stepper Motor 6. Z Rod 3. Extruder Cable Way 7. Z Stop Micro Switch 4. Extruder 8. Z Axis Stepper Motor...
  • Page 9: Bed Assembly

    Bed Assembly 1. Y Stop Micro Switch 5. Print Bed Frame 2. Heated Print Bed 6. Heating Bed Cable 3. Printing Mat 7. Y Belt Drive 4. Leveling Wing Nut 8. Y Rail...
  • Page 10: Front And Rear Panels

    Front and Rear Panels 1. LCD Display 4. USB Port 2. Touchscreen 5. AC Power Connector 3. SD Card Slot 6. Power Switch...
  • Page 11: Using The Menu System

    USING THE MENU SYSTEM This printer uses an LCD touchscreen menu system. Simply press the "button" on screen to activate a function or to change a value. The menu system presents the following options. Main Menu System: Displays the System menu. Tools: Displays the Tools menu.
  • Page 12: Motor Menu (Main > System Motor)

    Motor Menu (Main > System Motor) X axis: 0-300 Y axis: 0-300 Z axis: 0-600 Extruder: 0-600 Tools Menu (Main > Tools) Preheat: Displays the Preheat menu. Move: Displays the Move menu. Cool Down: Disables preheating and allows the bed and extruder to cool down to room temperature.
  • Page 13: Move Menu (Main > Tools > Move)

    Move Menu (Main > Tools > Move) X Axis +/-: Moves the extruder to the left (-) or right (+). Y Axis +/-: Moves the printing bed back (-) or forward (+). Z Axis +/-: Moves the extruder down (-) or up (+). Extruder: Feeds filament material into/through the extruder (+) or out of the extruder (-).
  • Page 14: Settings Menu (Main > Print > Status > Settings)

    Settings Menu (Main > Print > Status > Settings) Printing Speed: Allows adjustment of the print speed settings, from 10% to 300% in 1% increments. Extruder Temp: Allows adjustment of the extruder temperature, from 0°C to 300°C in 1°C increments. Bed Temp: Allows adjustment of the print bed temperature, from 0°C to 125°C in 1°C increments.
  • Page 15 3. Remove the Printer Base assembly. 4. Remove the middle foam layer, then remove the Tower Frame assembly. 5. Stand the Tower Frame up vertically on the flat surface. Carefully cut the zip tie that holds the extruder in place.
  • Page 16 6. Insert the Printer Base into the Tower Frame and align the screw holes on the frame with those on the base. 7. Open the accessories box and remove four Hex Screws and the Hex Wrench that fits. Insert a screw into the hole on the frame on the left side and tighten it using the hex wrench.
  • Page 17 9. Use a carpenter's level to ensure that your flat surface is level. If it is not level, locate a level surface and place the printer on top of it. Next use the carpenter's level to check that the X-axis guide rods are level. If not, raise or lower either side by manually turning the Z-axis couplers on either side of the frame.
  • Page 18 12. The cable assembly on the left side of the base has three cables coiled and secured with a zip tie. Carefully remove the zip tie. On the left side, insert the white connector labeled A into the white connector on the bottom of the X-axis stepper motor, also labeled A.
  • Page 19 15. Mate the two-pin black cable connector labeled D with the corresponding black connector on the cable also labeled D, which is attached to the stop switch. 16. One by one, squeeze each corner of the built platform and tighten the knurled nut to compress the spring and reduce the distance between plates to the minimum.
  • Page 20 18. Wait for the printer to warm up and initialize. When it is ready, the Main menu will display on the LCD screen. 19. Select the Tools button on the Main menu, then press the Home All button. Turn the printer off again.
  • Page 21 22. Press the Back button to return to the Tools menu. Press the Preheat button, then press the PLA button to quickly preheat the nozzle and build platform for use with PLA filament. Press the ABS button instead if using ABS filament. 23.
  • Page 22 Filename Unicorn M3 Thumbscrew Vase Size (LxWxH) 47 x 19 x 51 mm 19 x 19 x 4 mm 50 x 50 x 100 mm 26 x 34 x 15 mm Infill % 100% 100% Resolution 0.2mm 0.2mm 0.2mm 0.2mm Print Time 50 min.
  • Page 23: Fine Tuning Platform Height

    FINE TUNING PLATFORM HEIGHT Getting the platform height correct is critical to a successful print. Examine the extruded material and compare it to the following charts to determine if your build platform is a tad too high, a tad too low, or just right. You may need to make several passes at height adjustment before you are ready for a large, complicated print job.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Regular maintenance is necessary for printer longevity and proper operation. Nozzle Cleaning If the nozzle becomes blocked, you can clean it out by using a 0.4mm drill bit. Perform the following steps to clean the nozzle: 1. Starting from the Main menu, press the Tool button, then press Preheat and press either the ABS or PLA button, depending on which type of filament is installed.
  • Page 26: Lubricating The X And Y Axes

    Lubricating the X and Y Axes To lubricate the X and Y axis guide rods, add a single drop of sewing machine oil to each guide rod, then move the extruder and print bed through the full motion in the X and Y axes.
  • Page 27: Installing Cura

    To download the software, use your browser to go to www.monoprice.com, type 15711 into the search bar, then scroll down to the Support Files section and click the Cura download link.
  • Page 28 5. Print Profiles: Use the radio buttons to select one of the print profiles, which determine the print quality. 6. Print With Support Structure: When printing models with overhanging elements, it might be a good idea to add support structures. 7.
  • Page 29 Left and Right Mouse Buttons: Click and hold both buttons, then move the mouse to zoom the camera in or out. Scroll Wheel: Use the scroll wheel to zoom the camera in or out. Right Mouse Button + Shift Key: Hold down one of the shift keys, then click and hold the right mouse button and move the mouse to pan the 3D view.
  • Page 30: Manual Cura Setup

    MANUAL CURA SETUP If you have a different version of Cura installed or if you want to set the printer information manually for Cura or another software package, use the settings contained in the following images to configure your software to work with the i3 Plus printer. Note that the ideal temperatures to use depend on the type of filament material used.
  • Page 31: Creating A Gcode File

    CREATING A GCODE FILE Before making a print, you need a gcode file, which contains all the model information as well as machine specific information about your printer. You can create the proper file using a basic model file in STL format. YouMagine.com is an online community website dedicated to allowing users to share and download various basic model files, which can be used to create the gcode file.
  • Page 32 5. Once Cura has finished loading the file, it will automatically begin preparing the model for printing on your selected printer model (i3 Plus). A progress bar will appear under the Save Toolpath icon. While Cura is working, you can set the print type (quality) and can instruct it to print support structures.
  • Page 33: Technical Support

    The best way to do so is with the included scraper. TECHNICAL SUPPORT Monoprice is pleased to provide free, live, online technical support to assist you with any questions you may have about installation, setup, troubleshooting, or product recommendations. If you ever need assistance with your new product, please come online to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable Tech Support Associates.
  • Page 34 Q2: The GCODE file on the SD™ card is not printing. A2: Remove the SD card and insert it into your computer. Open the GCODE file using a text editor (e.g., Notepad), and check whether the GCODE is readable or not. If the file consists of multiple ÿÿÿÿ...
  • Page 35 Q6: The model appears very 'stringy'. A6: Check the following issues:  Ensure that the filament diameter is set to match your filament spool (1.75mm), then try creating a new GCODE file before printing again.  Ensure that the nozzle temperature is set to the correct value for the type of material being printed.
  • Page 36: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Print Technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Build Area 7.9" x 7.9" x 7.1" (200 x 200 x 180mm) Layer Resolution 0.1 – 0.4mm X 0.012mm Positioning Accuracy Y 0.012mm Z 0.004mm Extruder Quantity Single Extruder Nozzle Diameter 0.4mm Print Speed 10 - 70 mm/sec Travel Speed 10 - 70 mm/sec...
  • Page 37: Regulatory Compliance

    Modifying the equipment without Monoprice's authorization may result in the equipment no longer complying with FCC requirements for Class B digital devices. In that event, your right to use the equipment may be limited by FCC regulations, and you may be required to correct any interference to radio or television communications at your own expense.
  • Page 38: Notice For Industry Canada

    Notice for Industry Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. EU Conformity with Applicable Directives This equipment complies with the essential requirements listed below: ...

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