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3D Printing at the Innovation Space: 3. 3D Printing with the Raise3D N2

How-To Guide for 3D Printing

3D Printing with the Raise3D N2

1. Open the ideaMaker slicing software

To print using the N2, first open the ideaMaker slicing software by clicking on its icon on the Desktop.

 

2. Import your model file

Click the "+" button near the top center of the screen to import your model as .STL, .OBJ or .3MF file.

Once the file is imported, if the box at bottom-right corner shows any error warnings, click the "Repair" button towards the top right to execute an auto-repair of your model.

 

3. Slice the model

Click the "Start" button to slice the model.

 

4. Select the printer and filament types

Select the printer type and filament type from the drop down menus.

The printer type should always be: "RAISE3D N2"

 

The filament type will usually be: "PLA 1.75mm". See an Innovation Space staff member to discuss different filament options.

 

5. Choose a slicing template

Select one of the three pre-existing slicing templates.

 

6. Edit the selected slicing template accordingly

Click the "Edit" button, or double click the template name, to open the template options.

 

Select a "Platform Addition" type and a "Support", then click the "Save and Close" button.

 

7. Slice the model

To slice means to prepare the model for printing.

Click the "Slice" button to slice the model.

 

8. Record the estimated print cost information for your print job submission form

When slicing is complete, ideaMaker will provide an estimate for how much time and filament the print will use.

Make a note to yourself about the "Estimated Print Time" and "Estimated Amount" data which you will use later to fill out the HSHSL Innovation Space Print Job Submission Form.

 

9. Export the sliced data files to USB device

Export the sliced data files to a USB device by clicking the "Export" button.

 

Note that it is important to save both files, the .gcode file and the .data file to the USB device.

 

10. Insert the USB device into the N2 printer

Locate the USB port on the N2 near the front display panel.

Then press the "USB Storage" button on the N2 display panel.

 

11. Select the print file

Select the file you want to print by pressing the image of the file as displayed on the N2 display panel.

Then press the "Print" button in the bottom right corner.

 

12. Confirm print job

Confirm your print job by pressing the "Print" button on the N2 display panel.

 

13. Complete Print Job Submission Form

Finally, use the "Estimated Print Time" and "Estimated Amount" data recorded in step 8 to fill out the HSHSL Innovation Space Print Job Submission Form.