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Titan 1 (Ruby & Diamond Editions)
Revision 1.1

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  • Page 1 Build Manual Titan 1 (Ruby & Diamond Editions) Revision 1.1...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2014 by Kudo3D. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License or later. The latest version is presently available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    H. Attaching the Build Platform 21 III. Installing the Resin Container III. Leveling the Printer IV. Installing the Kudo3D Software V. Calibrating the Build Platform VI. Calibrating the Projector Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 3 of 33...
  • Page 4: Standard Package Materials And Tools

    I. Standard Package Materials and Tools: Printer frame and panels Upper Foam 2.1 Z-Axis Linear stage actuator assembly Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 4 of 33...
  • Page 5 2.2 Circuit Assembly (Rachel Uchitel) 2.2.1 Mega 2560 Controller 2.2.2 RAMPS 1.4 Board 2.2.3 A4988 Driver Chip 2.3 Build platform 2.4 L-Bracket – for securing build platform to the linear stage module Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 5 of 33...
  • Page 6 2.5 Hand Screw w/ Black Plastic Head – for securing build platform 2.6 Lens Duster – starter kit 2.7 Dust Blower – starter kit Starter Kit Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 6 of 33...
  • Page 7 Diamond Version – Diamond Neon Orange Acrylic sheets (7 Pieces Total) 3.2 3mm Double-sided tape – this is for bonding the acrylic sheets to make the cover 3.3 12cm Fan 3.4 Silicone Funnel – starter kit Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 7 of 33...
  • Page 8 3.7 Calibration Ruler – starter kit (Please trim the sheet to 11.5cm x 20cm) 3.8 Stainless Steel Plate – for supporting linear stage module 3.9 Leveling feet (4) – used to level the printer Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 8 of 33...
  • Page 9 Triangular Level – starter kit 3.9.7 Blades – for removing printed models in brown paper – starter kit 3.9.8 3.9.9 2mm Slotted Screw Driver 3.9.10 Back-up Panel Snap-on Clips (x2) Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 9 of 33...
  • Page 10 M5x6mm Screws (x10) 3.10.7 M5 T-Nuts (x10) Lens Stop – starter kit 3.10.8 Projector 4.1 DLP 3D Projector (Wrapped in protective plastic) 4.2 Power Cable 4.3 VGA Cable – not used Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 10 of 33...
  • Page 11: Hardware Installation

    3. Roll the nuts to the bottom of each leveling foot. 4. Place the printer frame upside down and screw in the 4 leveling feet to the bottom of the printer case. 5. Place the printer frame right-side up. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 11 of 33...
  • Page 12: Installing The Linear Stage Module

    2040 aluminum extrusion sits on the steel plate. Align the linear stage in the middle of the gap. Ensure the back of the linear stage is vertically aligned with the back of the printer. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1...
  • Page 13: Attaching The Metal Structural Plate

    B. Attaching the Metal Structural Plate 1. Remove the plastic film protecting the steel support plate. Note: Make sure the side with white plastic protective film faces the front of the printer. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 13 of 33...
  • Page 14 T-nuts are perpendicular to the slots. If a T-nut is stuck in the slots, loosen the screw so that the T-nut lowers to the bottom of the slot. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 14 of 33...
  • Page 15: Installing The Circuit Board

    2. Locate the aluminum heat sink in the anti-static circuit board parts pack and carefully place the heat sink over the small black chip of the red A4988 driver board. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 15 of 33...
  • Page 16: Mounting The Fan

    1. Place 2 hex screws (M5x6mm) so that the screw heads are in the back of the fan mounting plate and secure the corresponding T-nuts on the screw with only 1 rotation. Note: The front of the fan has a sticker in the middle of the fan frame. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 16 of 33...
  • Page 17: Installing The Projector

    2. Place the 3 hex screws (M3x14mm) so that the screw heads are facing the panel. On the side opposite of the 2 bottom hex screws (M3x14mm) place the 2 spacers. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 17 of 33...
  • Page 18 2.5mm L-shaped Allen Wrench to screw the projector into position (Do Not over tighten the hex screws). Note: Make sure the hex screws are in the middle of the slot. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 18 of 33...
  • Page 19: Plugging In The Cables

    2. Use the 2mm Slotted Screw Driver to loosen the “D9” (Negative) & the “D9 +” (Positive) and plugin the two wires to the bottom of the circuit board and tighten the 2 terminals. Note: The positive wire is labeled with a piece of tape. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 19 of 33...
  • Page 20 4. Connect the larger end of the USB cable to the Mega 2560 circuit board and pass the other end (flat) through the big hole on the back panel. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 20 of 33...
  • Page 21: H. Attaching The Build Platform

    2. Loosen the screw to the right of the Kudo3D logo on the build platform so that connector is perpendicular to the build platform, then attach the build platform to the L-bracket using the black plastic hand screw from the small parts pack.
  • Page 22 Note: Make sure the Kudo3D logo faces the front of the printer. Use the hand screw to coarse-level the build platform with the bubble level on top of the build platform. 3. Clean the bottom of the build platform using dust-free cloth & IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol).
  • Page 23: Installing The Resin Container

    Note: Make sure the resin container is flush with the bar and pushed all the way up to the hex screw head on the front left of the printer box. 2. Slightly tighten the two screws on the bar when the resin container is in place. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 23 of 33...
  • Page 24: Leveling The Printer

    4. Place the bubble level on top of the projector to confirm it is level. Adjust the projector mount with the 3mm T-ball Headed Allen wrench (Orange handle),if necessary. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 24 of 33...
  • Page 25: Installing The Kudo3d Software

    1. Plug in the power cable connected to the AC/DC adapter from the circuit board. Note: Installing the Kudo3D Software 2. Run the “Kudo3D” installer and follow the instructions on the installation wizard. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1...
  • Page 26 Note: The COM# is a unique number for your circuit board. Please keep this same USB plug to the same port on the computer. 6. Select the 115200 baud rate and then press “Connect.” Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 26 of 33...
  • Page 27 7. Confirm the Kudo3D software is connected to the linear stage by pushing the +Z (10, 1, 0.1) and -Z (0.1, 1, 10) buttons, which will cause the build platform to move. Note: The number 0.1, 1, 10 represent the number of rotations the linear stage will move the build platform.
  • Page 28: Calibrating The Build Platform

    Additionally, loosen the knob to the right of the Kudo3D icon on the build platform so that when it makes contact with the resin container, it will be level in relation to the resin container.
  • Page 29 9. Use the 2.5mm L-shaped Allen Wrench to tighten the 4 (M4x20mm) hex screws mounting the L-brack to the Linear Stage. 10. Tighten the knob to the right of the Kudo3D icon on the build platform to keep it in position. 11. Click +Z(10) a couple of time to move the build platform up.
  • Page 30: Calibrating The Projector

    4. Confirm that the projector’s resolution is “1920 x 1080”, set “Multiple Displays” to “Extend these displays” and click the “Apply” button. 5. Under the Control tab under the Projector Control section in the Kudo3D software, click “Power On” and wait for the logo to project onto the resin container.
  • Page 31: Kudo3d Titan 1 - Build Manual

    “Source” button on the projector. Note: It is recommended that users set their desktop background to black. 6. Under the Control tab under the Projector Control section in the Kudo3D software, click “Calibrate” and a red grid will appear under the resin container.
  • Page 32: Kudo3d Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver

    Note: This represents a 100 micron XY resolution. 10. Under the Control tab under the Projector Control section in the Kudo3D software, click “Go Z-Home”. 11. Adjust the build platform so that none of the light escapes. Good Additional projector calibration explanation and tip: The ruler provided is only for calibrating the size of the projected image (resolution) after being cut into a 20 cm by 11 cm grid.
  • Page 33 To be safe, we recommend locking the lens with the stop to prevent defocusing during printing. Kudo3D Titan 1 - Build Manual Ver. 1.1 33 of 33...

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