Removing the Extreme from the pallet
After unboxing your Builder Extreme, make sure you remove the machine from the pallet with a forklift truck and place it on a flat, concrete floor. Do not print while the Extreme is still on the pallet. If you do not have access to a forklift truck, please check this video.
The Builder Extreme 1500 PRO is the only model which has the four transportation wheels built in. Note that the wheels must be installed after the Extreme is removed from the pallet for the safety reasons. Please make sure you keep the box and the pallet, as you might need it to move the printer to another location.
Levelling the Extreme
Use the two yellow levels to make sure the machine is standing horizontally before use. Apply the levels on the front, left and right. This is just to check the position of the machine, not to level the print bed.
Pre-heat the extruder head to 210 °C and the heated bed to 60 °C and insert the filament into both extruders. Note that the Dual-Feed extruder needs to be filled with BOTH filaments at all times, even when you print in one color/material. This prevents it from clogging. See instruction video.
Starting the surface test print
Start the print of the surface test, which is already uploaded on the Builder Extreme. The surface test (intended for a 0.4 mm nozzle) shows you if the build plate is still levelled properly. The build plate has already been levelled in our factory before shipping.
Note: As soon as you press Print, the machine will ask for the activation code, when using the printer for the first time. This code is provided by Builder 3D Printers or the authorized Reseller.
Levelling the bed (only if needed)
If the surface test does not come out right (filament does not stick to the bed), you might need to level the frame in Points 1, 2 and 3. Gently turn the screws clockwise on all 3 points and start the surface test again. See instruction video.
Pre-heating the Builder Extreme
Use the Pre-heat option (remember to close the door of the machine) and make sure you pre-heat the Builder Extreme for 10-15 minutes before starting your first large 3D print. Pre-heating assures that the object sticks to the print bed properly.
Printing with BOTH extruders when not printing dual coloured objects
For the best quality of the prints and to ensure the lifetime of the extruder, we advise you to print with both extruder motors at all times. How? Launch your print and as soon as the print starts, go to Tune, then Flow, and change the extruder ratio to 50%/50%. Now both motors will be used and filament will be flowing through both channels. This also allows you to print 9 kg without changing the spool.
Removing the print from the glass plate
After the print has finished, open the door of the Extreme and let the build plate and your print job cool down for about 15 minutes. This makes it easier for you to remove the object from the glass plate.