The action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
Although there are several things to keep in mind while 3D printing, the steps it takes to create a 3D print are pretty easy. Basically, this is the process for 3D printing on an Ultimaker:
- Download or design a 3D model
- Convert the 3D model to a 3D print file with our software Cura
- Start the 3D print on the Ultimaker
Flashprint, the mainstream slice software used by Flashforge, has gained outstanding reviews by the media and professionals. The software further offers an expert mode, which allows dozens of parameters to be set by the user, for greater printing flexibility.
The Guider II is FlashForge's new flagship 3D Printer designed to provide excellent printing quality, material versatility with large build volume. The Guider II is equipped with FlashForge's new innovative extruder design which provides a completely encircled air supply to elevate printing smoothness.
The FlashForge Finder prints PLA only, while the Creator Pro and Dreamer 3D printers have an open filament system, so in addition to supporting ABS and PLA, they can 3D print several third party filaments.
The seven different types of 3D printers
- Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
- Digital Light Processing(DLP)
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Selective laser melting (SLM)
- Laminated object manufacturing (LOM)
- Digital Beam Melting (EBM)
PLA, ABS, PLA Color Change, Pearl, ABS Pro, Elastic, PVA, HIPS, PETG, TPE, TPU, Conductive Filament, Flexible Filament, Metal Filled Filament, Wood Filled Filament, and PP.
0.0005"/0.0010"/0.0020" (12.5/25/50 micro meters).
Clean the nozzles. Level the bed. Keep your filament in a low humidity environment when you aren't using it.
The three dimensional amount of space that an object will use once it is completed. The largest build volume of Inventor is 230*150*160mm.
If the first layer cannot stick to the build plate, the model will definitely fail later on. As the foundation of the model, the first layer is quite important for the success of the print job.
Reason 1: The first layer of your model is too thin.
Solution: Change the value of “First Layer Height”, and it should not be less than 0.2mm.
Reason 2: The build plate has not been leveled.
Each Flashforge printer has an adjustable build plate with three knobs underneath that control the distance between the build plate and nozzle. If the build plate has not been leveled, the first layer will probably cannot stick to the build plate. If the build plate is not leveled, one side may be too close to the nozzle, while the other side is too far away from the nozzle.
Solution: You need to re-level the build plate according to the correct hints. Make sure the build plate has been leveled before starting a print job.
Reason 3: The distance between the nozzle and the build plate is too huge.
Solution: Adjust the knobs under the build plate to make your extruder have a perfect distance away from the build plate — not too far and not too close. For good adhesion to the build plate, you can adjust the distance when the printer is printing the first layer.
Work Environment Safety:
- Keep your work place tidy.
- Do not operate Flashforge 3D Printers in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust.
- Store the Flashforge printers out of reach of children and untrained people.
Temperature: RT 15-30℃
1. Insert your SD card with target x3g file to your Creator Pro. . 2. Turn on the Creator Pro. 3. Select [Print from SD] on the LCD panel. 4. Select the file you want to print and press [OK]. 5. And the printer will heat up the nozzle and the build plate automatically and start to print after the
nozzle and the build plate reaches the aimed temperature.,