Remove 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. Please make sure you keep the box + pallet, as you might need it to move the printer to another location.
Level the Extreme
Use the 2 yellow tools to make sure the machine is levelled before use. Use the level tools on the front, left and right. This is just to level the machine, not the bed.
Pre-heat the extruder head to 210 and the bed to 60 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.
Start 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. The build plate was already levelled in the factory before shipping. As soon as you press print, the printer will ask for the activation code. This code is provided by Builder or Builder reseller. NOTE: the printer will ask for an activation code when using the printer for the first time. Fill in the code and continue. The code was provide by Builder 3D Printers or your local reseller.
Level point 1, 2 and 3 (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 on point 1, 2 and 3. Gently turn the screws clockwise on all 3 points and start the surfase test again. See instruction video.
Pre-heat 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 objects sticks to the print bed.
Print 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.
Remove print from 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.