Removing the Extreme from the pallet
After unboxing the Builder Extreme, make sure you remove the Extreme from the pallet with a forklift truck and place it on a levelled concrete floor. Do not print while the Extreme is on the pallet. When not having a forklift truck, please check this video. The Builder Extreme 1500 is the only Extreme which comes with wheels. Note that the wheels must be installed after the Extreme is removed from the pallet for safety reasons.
Levelling the Extreme
Use the 2 yellow tools to make sure the machine is levelled. Use the level tools on the front, left and right side of the frame. Note that you do not need to level the bed, you need to level the machine itself. The bed was already levelled in our factory. Put in the power plug and switch on the UPS system. The UPS is placed behind the black control box and has a switch on/off button. Turn the emergency button so it releases and switch on the printer by pushing the switch button for a few seconds.
Pre-heat the extruder head to 210 and the bed to 50 degrees and install filament in both extruders. Note that the Dual-Feed extruder needs to be filled with BOTH filaments all the time, even when you print in 1 color. This prevents the Dual-Feed extruder from clogging. See instruction video.
Starting the surface test print
Start printing the surface test which is already uploaded on the Builder Extreme. The surface test (0.4 mm nozzle) shows you if the build plate is still levelled after shipping and installation. The 0.4 mm nozzle is on the print head when the machine is shipped from the factory.
Levelling the bed (only if needed)
If the surface test does not come out right, it can mean two things, the nozzle is too far or too close to the glass print bed. Gently turn the screws clockwise when the nozzle is too close to the glass and turn the screws anti clockwise when the nozzle is too far from the glass. Perform “auto home” and start the surface test again.
Pre-heating the Builder Extreme
Use the pre-heat option (close Extreme doors) and make sure you pre-heat the Builder Extreme for 15 minutes before starting your first large 3D print. Pre-heating makes sure that the whole print bed is heated.
Printing with BOTH extruders when not printing dual coloured objects
For the best quality prints and to ensure the lifetime of the Dual-Feed extruder, we advise you to print with both extruder motors all the time. How? Start your print and as soon as the print started go to tune and flow, change extruder ratio to 50%/50%. Now both motors will be used. This also allow you to print 9 kg without changing filaments.
Removing the print from the glass plate
After the print has finished, open the doors of the Extreme and let the build plate cool down for about 15 minutes. This makes it easier for you to remove the object from the glass plate. Use a spatula to get some air underneath the print so you can remove it easily without breaking the glass.