3D printing (also called additive manufacturing) builds three-dimensional objects from digital 3D models. With the development of this technology, users can even create complex accessories at home. It helps to bring your ideas into reality in a fast way.
With Rotrics Robot Arm, you only need to click a button to transfer into a desktop 3D printing machine. The 3D printing build volume is 220x220x250mm, and it supports PLA, TPU, Carbon Fiber and other filaments.
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Read the Guide for 3D Printing to check the items, assemble the module and set up extruder, load filament for the first use. You can also watch the Video Tutorials on our website to learn how to use DexArm.
It's required to do leveling before printing for the first time or restarting printing after moving the Robot Arm, this is to ensure that the printed module can be firmly attached to the printing pad.
You can use Rotrics Studio software or the touchscreen to do leveling.
Note: If the robot arm is not leveled before printing, it may cause layer misalignment.
Note: If you have leveled your Arm before and want to re-level your Arm, make sure you press
Reset XY Slope Ratebutton at first. Rotrics Studio or the touchscreen will clear the previous leveling records and reboot the Arm. After that, be sure to send HOME command (M1112) before re-leveling.
Tips: Lower the module height with accuracy 10mm first, and when the module is near the paper, use accuracy 1mm or 0.1mm.
Note: After leveling is completed, you may need to re-level DexArm if you've moved DexArm or Build Plate.
If you can NOT level your DexArm with Rotrics Studio or Touchscreen, you may try to check the page below to manually level it.
Here are some sample 3D printing models and g-codes for you to test Rotrics 3D printing functions
Tips: For users who use Rotrics Studio under version V0.1.7, it's recommended to use Cura to generate 3D printing G-code.
If your G-code file is generated on Rotrics Studio
After G-code generated, click
Start Sendto start printing.
If your G-code file is generated on Cura
1) Go to
Basic > G-codeand click
importto import the prepared G-code file.
2) Select the right module.
3) Click Start Send to start printing.
A. Put a piece of A4 paper between the build plate and the nozzle.
B. Go to
3D Printing > Set Work Originto enter the procedure.
Go Hometo initialize DexArm to the HOME position. Lower the module height with
D. Keep adjusting until there is slight resistance on the A4 paper from the nozzle.
Set Originto set the Working Origin position.
Note: You can only return to the previous step or home page only when the working is completed or stopped.
After printing finished, remove the model from the print sheet.