3D PRINTING TUTORIAL
Following our article Advantages of a 3D printer, you know more about the benefits of 3D printing, now you want to understand how EVA is used in 3D printing?
Namma proposes you to follow step by step the following use process:
1. Model preparation/Slicing
First you need to prepare your model for 3D printing. This will allow you to modify and visualize your part, as well as generate the .gcode file that EVA will execute.
To do this, you must use a CAM/slicing software (Computer Aided Manufacturing). You can then import an STL file from the previously designed model.
Then place the part on the board in a way that is optimized for printing so as to limit the overhanging areas. Also pay special attention to the orientation of the mechanical stresses of the part that it will be subjected to in its final use.
Then choose the different parameters: the material, the nozzle diameter, the layer heights, the printing speed, the presence of supports…
Then start slicing the part and visualize the manufacturing of your part layer by layer.
Once your model is ready, you must export it as a .gcode file, which will be the file executed by the machine.
2. Machine preparation
Now you need to prepare the machine.
To start, install the tool head you want to work with, in 3D printing, you can choose between the 3DF02 (for conventional 3D printing) and the 3DF09 (for high speed extrusion 3D printing). To do this, simply install it on the tool board. Then connect the two liquid cooling connectors to the brackets provided for this purpose.
With the help of the N-play control software, automatically carry out the home-machine to initialize the machine.
Now place the filament spool in the machine compartment. Insert the filament from the spool into the feeder and select the material on N-Play.
Then wait for the filament to be extruded from the head.
You can close the machine doors and press the button on the “Reset” console.
3. Launching 3D printing
From N-Play, navigate to the file explorer and choose the .gcode associated with the desired part.
The 3D rendering appears and allows you to check your part.
The manufacturing of the part starts. At the end of the manufacturing process, remove the part with a spatula.
For a more complete overview, we invite you to watch the 3D printing tutorial video available directly below.