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CTC Desktop 3D Printer Manual
FDM Series
Company Name: CTC Co., Ltd.
Websiteпјљ www.ctcprint.com
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Catalogue
1.Instructions ..................................................................................................................................... 3
1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 3
1.2 Precautions .................................................................................................................................. 3
1.2.1 Safety Precautions ..................................................................................................................... 3
1.2.2 Contact ..................................................................................................................................... 3
1.3 Accessories List ........................................................................................................................... 3
2. Product Category ............................................................................................................................ 4
2.1 Product Overview......................................................................................................................... 4
2.2 Appearance ................................................................................................................................. 4
2.3 Product Specifications .................................................................................................................. 5
2.3.1 Parameters ................................................................................................................................ 5
2.3.2 recommended environment ....................................................................................................... 6
3.Operating Instructions ..................................................................................................................... 6
3.1 Unpacking and preparation before printing...................................................................................... 6
3.1 Computer preparations .................................................................................................................. 9
3.1.1 Install the Replicatorg driver software ..................................................................................... 9
3.2.2 Software Description ................................................................................................................ 12
3.2.3 Install the driver software of Makerware ................................................................................... 18
3.3 The instructions of the key of LCD screen ..................................................................................... 28
4. Take out model ............................................................................................................................ 33
5.2tighten the belt ............................................................................................................................ 34
5.3 maintenance of the optical axis and the screw rod ........................................................................ 35
6 .Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................... 36
7. Common Problems and Solutions ................................................................................................... 36
8. Warranty and License Agreement affirms ....................................................................................... 37
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1.Instructions
1.1 Introduction
This Instructions consist of the product overview, operating instructions, printing test
model, maintenance and troubleshooting. Please read it carefully and operate the 3d printer
according to the brochure.
1.2 Precautions
Since different area have different voltage, please make sure how much is your
voltage (110v and 230v generally)
After using this product over a period of time ,it is necessary to maintain it .Proper
maintenance can often extend the life of the printer
1.2.1 Safety Precautions
It is not suggested that using other brands of printing-supplies . To get the best results
of 3D printing, please use the supplies of our company . The maintenance and repair caused
by using other supplies ,are not included in the Company's warranty
Touch is prohibited when the printer is working or the moment after finishing the
printing since the temperature is quite high in the model, the head ,the printing platform or
the other parts of the printer .
1.2.2 Contact
If you need after-sales service, you can directly add our business group, which
number is 102304634. SD Card User's Guide: the information on using and troubleshooting
the 3D printer is available in our enclosed instructions. Online technical support is also
provided by adding our group(102304634).
You can also add Sina microblog of our company so as to have a better understand of
the update of new technology as well as the upgrade of software in our company. Besides ,
random rewards would be got by adding our microblog .The luckiest one would get one
Tablet PC. Enter into the Sina microblog then search 西通 3D 打印未来.The more attention
and forwarding, the more opportunities you will get the prize .
1.3 Accessories List
No
Material name
Quantity
Unit
1
3D printer
1
set
2
Power line
1
stick
3
USB Data Cable
1
stick
3
4
Kit
1
set
5
SD card
1
single
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Printing Supplies
1
reel
7
Hanging material
column
2
strip
2. Product Category
2.1 Product Overview
CTC 3D printer is a rapid prototyping device based on the fuse deposition
manufacturing process (FDM), which prints by connecting to the computer via USB cable
online or SD card offline and just an ordinary computer can finish printing. A STL 3D file
format can complete a variety of print job of complex three-dimensional solid model. The
device is easy to operate, so even if you have never used 3D printer, CTC 3D printer is also
a good choice for your to finish types of printing of 3D models.
2.2 Appearance
Third generation
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First generation
Second generation
2.3 Product Specifications
2.3.1 Parameters
The total volume of printers пјљ320*467*381mm
Package Sizeпјљ565*430*535mm
Weight (with packaging) пјљ 13.5KG
Build Size пјљ225*145*150mm
Powerпјљ210V
Build platform’s temperature: about 110 (proper winter heating and summer cooling)
Extrusion nozzle flow: about 24cc / h
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Supported operating systems: Windows XP Windows7 / 8 (32 bits / 64)
Software: ReplicatorG or CTC Chinese version (compatible on MakerWare software)
Print materials: ABS, PLA
Material properties: 3D printing special ABS and PLA (exclusive qualities recipe)
Layer accuracy: 0.1mm-0.5mm
Positioning accuracy: XY axis 0.011mm
Filament diameter: Z axis 0.0025mm
Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
Motion axis speed: 30mm/s_100mm/s
Recommended head movement speed : 35-40 mm / s
Input file types: stl, gcode
2.3.2 recommended environment
Operating environment: clean install in a well ventilated area. Temperature: 15 В° C to 35 В° C.
Humidity: 20-80% (non-condensing).
Storage environment: Temperature: 0 В° C to 40 В° C Humidity: 10-80% (non-condensing).
The presence :non-corrosive gases and cleaning place
3.Operating Instructions
3.1 Unpacking and preparation before printing
(1) Check whether there are some scratches and other defects on the appearance of 3D
printers outside the box bumps
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Check whether there are some deformations caused by squeezing or rupture in the corners of
the box.
(2) Open the box and remove the printer then cut the nozzle and fix tie (tied to the front left
side of the Z-axis X-axis Y-axis.
Cut fixed print head straps with water-nose pliers.
(3) Open the foam of the surface of print head (Note: Try not to use the face of knife so as to
prevent the print head was hanged up ) Mount the print head to a bracket on the X-axis,
installation direction as shown ,then tighten the two screws.
(Picture1)
(Picture2)
(4)Take out the hanging tube and then install it in the hole of the hanging tube at the back of
the printer, load the printing supplies into the hanging tube, then pull printing supplies, insert
one of a printing supplies section into the round role of the print head (Note: insert in the
left when use the left print head while insert in the right then use the right one )
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пј€5пј‰Check whether the Limit switch cable of the printer losing or falling off the surface.
(Z-axis limit)
(Y-axis limit)
(X-axis limit)
(6) Check whether the voltage match to the printer’s (110 or 220, judged by the power
at the bottom of the printer)
(7) Take out the SD card , read printer driver inside the SD card, then install the driver.
(8) Turn on the printer and manipulate the control panel so that the Z axis went to the top of
the printer, check whether the distance of printer nozzle and print platform meets the criteria
(optimal distance test method: Put a piece of A4 paper in printing platform surface, control
panel so that it went to the top of the Z-axis, then pull A4 paper. The printing paper can be
pulled out with a little effort so that the paper will not be scratched) Note: the blue paper of
the surface of the platform cannot be torn, otherwise it will affect the printing quality.
пј€9пј‰Prepare for files of STL format ,open the file through the software already installed in
the printer .Then adjust the parameters and you can start printing
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3.1 Computer preparations
3.1.1 Install the Replicatorg driver software
(1) take out SD card and read printer driver inside it . Looking for the 3dsetup folder
(2) Open the 3dsetup folder and then search for the file of software
(3) open the file of software by Right-clicking then enter into the software installation
manager
(4) Click Replicatorg software installation (both English and Chinese is available to
install depending on your preferences )
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(5) Click “ automatic installation” in Replicatorg software .When a icon be shown
then click the “Next ”button.
(6)Another icon will be shown after click the “Next” button ,then click the “install”
button.
(7) A window will jump out after the install button, please wait a minute at this time.
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(8) After clicking the Install button ,there is a dialog box, then click the next button.
(9) After clicking, the computer will appear five Prompts . Please click "Install this
driver software anyway."
пј€10пј‰After Clicking "Install this driver software" button five times, the installation
procedure is completed basically,while a dialog box will pop up . Please check
carefully if all the programs are installed. (check method: examine the bar of Driver
Nane , if all things are matching that means the software is installed successfully, if
there are X number or! number that means installation is unsuccessfully.FinallyпјЊ
click "Finish."
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(11) Click the Finish button, then the "Next" button in the main page begin to lit.
Left-click the "Next" button, then the Replicatorg printing software installation was
completed.
3.2.2 Software Description
(1) Connect the machine to the electricity supply., then connect USB and open
replicator, (Choose The Replicator Dual machine for the first double nozzles and the
Replicator Single for the first single nozzle)
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(2) Next is to choose the correct serial port (Please note the machine's serial number is
often not com1)
(3) Click online
(4) And then select the file you want to print:
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Then there will be the design of the file:
(5) Open the Control Panel
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Set the nozzle temperature : set enter key in the box of Target Tempriture
Due to different temperature conductivity of different machines, there are a relatively
large differences between the temperature. It would be best to try out the wire from
215 degrees,. The temperature rises rapidly, reaching 190 degrees, indicating the large
heating allowance, otherwise the small heating allowance. If there is some trouble in
the process of wire, the temperature may not be enough. If the wire has
bubbling noises, that means the temperature is high. From low to high, set a suitable
temperature according to the actual situation. If you click the “reverse”, Extrusion
head motor will reverse, the almost completely used materials will be sent back. Shear
new material flatly,stuff it into the hole .After that, click stop, then click forward.
Extrusion head motor is transferred, it is needed to insert a little tight so that the
material is bitten, then send the nozzle until the spinning. Please note, it won't
continue to down to the bottom of the surface until the temperature arrive at a
predetermined value when we print.
How to start printing:
Move the figure to the appropriate location, click on the button below
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Selection:
Please note that the above options, click Generate Gcode then Gcode is generated . After
generating gcode, move the print head to the home position
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You can modify Feedrate (mm / s) to 20, Tralvel Feedrate 20 to have a higher accuracy
printing.
How to calibrate (normally do not need calibration):
Move the nozzle to the place just stick to the platform through the control panel
Tips after running:
Click OK, then the machine will calibrate the procedure automatically.
Click OK, and then disconnect
, reconnect and the correction is completed.
Generate gcode print:
Click
,then the machine will start printing.
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Please note, it won't continue to down to the bottom of the surface at the place of 10mm until
the temperature arrive at a predetermined value when we print.
3.2.3 Install the driver software of Makerware
(1) take out SD card and read the printer driver inside it , looking for the folder of
3dsetup
(2) Open 3dsetup folder and look for the file of software
(3) Right-click the file of the software and then enter into the software installation manager
(4)Click “ Makerware ”.There will be software-driven system that match to different
computer. To find suitable printer drivers that correspond to your own computer system.
Then click automatic installation
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(5) Click automatic installation of the Makerware software.After a icon appearsпјЊthen click
"Next" button.
(6) And then click "Next" button
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(7)Then click the “I Agree” button.
(8)After clicking the “I Agree”button ,there will be a dialogue box ,please click Next
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(9) After clicking, the computer will appear five Prompts . Please click "Install this
driver software anyway."
пј€10пј‰After Clicking "Install this driver software" button five times, the installation
procedure is completed basically,while a dialog box will pop up . Please check
carefully if all the programs are installed. (check method: examine the bar of Driver
Nane , if all things are matching that means the software is installed successfully, if
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there are X number or! number that means installation is unsuccessfully.FinallyпјЊ
click "Finish."
(11) Click the Finish button, then the "Closet" button in the main page begins to
lit. Left-click the "Close" button, then the Makerware printing software installation
was completed.
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3.2.4 Software Description
(1) Makerware software function interface.
(2) Function keys Description:
Viewer Tool
Rotary tool
object tool
File slicing generation tool
Placed Tool of File Location
Adjustment tool of File Ratio
Adding tool
Save tool
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гЂ‚ (Note: Before all tools are usedпјЊ left-click the file until the outline color is changed
Examples are as follows and the picture 2 is the correct one.
Picture I (opened but not click the Select button)
Select button)
Picture2 (opened and clicked the
пј€3пј‰When the slice generates into parametersпјЊuse
use
tool and open a STL fileпјЊthen
tool and place the file onto the level panel.use
tool to adjust it to the
best angle for printing.When the file exceeds the maximum printing size and can not be
placedпјЊyou can use
tool to reduce or enlarge proportionally.After finishing the
above operationпјЊplease use
tool to decide which print head you want to use пјЊthe
left one or the right one .After that пјЊclick the
tool and detailed parameters will
show.Reference Photoпјљ
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In this interface you must select the printer model of "The Replicator (Dual)".in the option of
“Export for ”then,select Left or Right according to your materials.
The tool “Raft” is used to render on the material-bearing printer before you print.
Supports tool is used for adding support materials automatically by the software of the
floating graphic so as to make sure to finish the printing successfully.
There are three options in the resolution tool.You can select different
printing precisions according to your
requirement.
coarse
standard
high
Officially recommended the standard print
Click Advanced options to set the parameter.
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There are also three options пјљlowпјЊ standardпјЊhigh. Make a selection according
to your requirement.Officially recommended the standard print
There are three options in the
they are
quality is the detailed precision parameters
is the thickness
and
is the fill rate
is the accuracy
Every data can be adjusted according to your requirements.Parameters Officially suggested
are as follow
the temperature
Left nozzle
Right nozzle
different temperatures as your materials .
Build plate пјЊselect
Officially recommended :materials of ABS nozzle’s temperature : 220-230 degree
floor’s temperature: 110degree
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materials of PLA
nozzle’s temperature :205-210 degree floor’s
temperatureпјљ40-60degree
recommended that the maximum speed would not exceed 80
Officially recommended speed: ABS up:30-35 down:40-45
PLA up:50-55
After setting all above,please click
up,please choose a address to save the file.
down:55-60
when a dialog box of path selection pop
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After pressing the save bottom, a progress bar will show at the lower right of the software
When the progress bar disappearsпјЊyou can copy the file generated
into the X3hG format with SD card in the place of saving the fileгЂ‚And then you can insert
it into the printer and start printing.
3.3 The instructions of the key of LCD screen
"в–І": For moving the cursor; "в–є": for moving the cursor to the right; "в–ј": for cursor down;
"в—„": for moving the cursor to the left and returning to the previous menu; "M" (middle
button): for the item’s confirmation, selection and setting
Menu Item Description
Menu Options
Function
Explanation
Build from SD
SD Card Print
Preheat
Utilities
Monitor Mode
Preheat
Tool
Monitor Mode
Select the files of s3g or x3g to
print from SD card
Start preheating
Enter the submenu aids
Enter into the control interface and
monitor the temperature of the
nozzle and the bottom
Replace Silk material according to
the screen prompts
Level the print platform according
to the screen prompts
Make the nozzle to the origin of X,
Y, Z axis
Jog control X, Y, Z axis motor
Run your first boot wizard
Enable / disable all motor
LED switch (not used)
Return to main menu
Enter the parameter setting menu
View equipment uptime statistics
General parameter settings
Preheat parameter settings
View the version number
Restore the factory default
Change Filament
Change Filament
Lever Build Plate
Lever Build Plate
Home Axes
Return to origin
Jog mode
Run Startup Script
Enable Steppers
Blink LEDs
Exit menu
Info and Settings
Bot Statistics
General Settings
Preheat Settings
Version Number
Restore Default
Jog mode
Run Startup Script
Enable Steppers
Blink LEDs
Exit menu
Info and Settings
Bot Statistics
General Settings
Preheat Settings
Version Number
Restore Default
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Exit menu
Exit menu
parameter settings
Return to main menu
Main menu
Connected to electricity пјЊthe main menu will show http://translate.google.cn/, just like the
picture 1.By в–І"and"в–ј"key to move to move the cursor, then press the"M"key to enter the
selected item.
Picture 1 Main menu
Print with SD card
Select "Build from SD" and then enter into the SD card file to skim (see picture 2).By "в–І"
and "в–ј" key to move the cursor, press the "M" button to select the file you want to print and
start printing.
Picture 2 SD card file selection
Select "Preheat" and start an operation of pre-heating (Picture 3),
By "в–І" and "в–ј" key to move the cursor to select the nozzle or floor, press "M" button to
turn on / off the warm-up operation, and finally move the cursor to "Start Preheat!", Click
the "M" button,and the machine starts warming .
Picture 3 Preheat
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Submenu of the accessibility tools
Select the "Utilities" and then enter into the submenu of the accessibility tools(picture 4,
picture 5),use "в–І" and "в–ј" keys to move cursor and to select the tool item,.Press "M" key
to confirm the selection.
Picture4 the first submenu of the accessibility tools
Picture5 the second submenu of the accessibility tools
Monitor Mode
Select the "Monitor Mode" and then enter the monitoring interface (Figure 6), monitor the
current temperature of the nozzle and the platform
Picture 6 the monitoring interface
Silk material replacement
Select"Change Filament" to replace silk material, exit the material of nozzle according to
the prompts on the screen, and then insert the new silk material.
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Printing platform adjustment
Select"Lever Build Plate"to level the print platform and then follow the prompts on the
screen.
Return to origin
Select"Home Axes"to control the nozzle so as to return the position of mechanical origin
Jog mode
Select"Jog mode"to enter the jog control interface(Figure 7),use the"в—„"and"в–є"button to
select X, Y, Z axis as well as "в–І"and"в–ј"keys to control the front and rear direction of
movement of the selected axis
The interface of the Jog mode
Run Startup Strip
Select the “Run Startup Stript” the printer will operate the wizard the first time you turn on it.
Enable Steppers
Select “Enable Steppers”,it will enable three axis motor
Parameters and settings submenu
Select "Info and Settings" and then enter into the sub-menu (Figure 8), use the "в–І" and
"в–ј" keys to move the cursor so as to select tool item, press "M" button to confirm the
selection.
Figure 8 parameters and settings submenu
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Device Information
Select "Bot Statistics" to enter into the device information screen (Figure 9), check the total
length of the printing as well as the last printing.
Figure 9 Device information screen
General parameter settings
Select "General Settings" to enter the general parameters setting interface (Figure 10).Use
the "в–І" and "в–ј" keys to move the cursor to select the parameters, press the "M" key to
modify the parameters.
Figure 10 Conventional parameter setting interface
Preheat parameter settings
Select "Preheat Settings"and then enter into the interface of parameter settings (Figure 11),
use the "в–І" and "в–ј" keys to move the cursor to select the parameters, press the "M" key to
modify the parameters.
11 The interface of preheat parameter setting
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The version number
Select "Version Number", then you can view the version number.of the operation of the
software
Restore Default Settings
Select "Restore Default", you can restore the factory parameter settings
4. Take out model
Use the rasp to gently tilt the bottom of the object, so that the printed article can slowly
leave the heating platform.Try not to move it with your hand
5.Maintain
5.1 clean the print head
The print head has to be cleaned after the printer is used for a period of time, the
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appearance of the print head as shown in Figure 1, in the bottom of the print head you can
see two white screws , at both ends of the print head, as shown in Figure 2, the two screws
can be taken down after taking out from the print head, as shown in figure 3.After removing
the two black within six angle 2.5 screws which are in the front of the print head and below
the fan, please move away the fan and heat sink, as shown in Figure 4. Removing the fan
and the radiating surface and the motor you can see a piece of aluminum strip, as shown in
Figure 5.The stepping motor is also removed after the fan is lifted down, and on the above of
it is the glue extruding gear of the print head, as shown in Figure 6 .disassembling and
cleaning extruding gear, after cleaning the plastic in the tooth of glue extruding gear and it
can be installed to use.
(Figure1)
(Figure2)
(Figure 4)
(Figure 5)
(Figure3)
(Figure 6)
5.2tighten the belt
Attention : 1. tight belt need to make the belt silk contact with the pulley dovetail.
2. the left and right force of Y axis pulley needs to be consistent.
3. X axis and Y axis must form into a right angle.
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(Y-axis on the right belt)
(X-axis belt)
(Y-axis on the left belt)
5.3 maintenance of the optical axis and the screw rod
Using much better lubricant, spread the lubricant on the above of XYZ bearing steel,
coated measurement should not be too much, just a little on the surface to make lubricant
oiling. Figure (2345)
(Figure 1)
(Figure 2)
(Figure 3)
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(Figure 4)
(Figure 5)
6 .Troubleshooting
6.1 Printing offset, or offset after the screw fastening, please check the printer pulleys,
pulley to see whether they are staying in a parallel line.
6.2 Temperature is displayed 0-1024 improperly, please check the thermocouple
connection. If the connection is normal, you need to replace the thermocouple.
6.3 If the Temperature is displayed NA, you need to check the thermocouple connection.
If the connection is normal, you need to replace the thermocouple.
6.4 X-axis move is not normal and there is chattering. It is to illustrate X-axis motor line
has problems and it needs to replace the X-axis motor cable.
6.5 LCD blue screen does not display; the boot suddenly restart, the motor does not stop
after touching limit switch. Please check the sensor cable. If sensor cable is connected
properly, the sensor cable may has a problem.
6.6 Fan does not run, to make sure the temperature is above 50 degrees and place your
hands to dial to see whether it can run. If it still do not run, please reconnect the interface
with a screwdriver under examination, or use battery test. If the problem do exists,
please replace the fan.
6.7 Motor does not run. Replacing the motor driver board.
7. Common Problems and Solutions
7.1 Kasi - wire is too thick - split nozzle
7.2 skid - Silk meticulous - minus some silk material
7.3 blocking the nozzle - heating pipe plug wire - heating element apart, heated to 220,
silk material removed with tweezers
7.4 temperature anomalies - thermocouple is damaged - replace the thermocouple
7.5 Print dislocation - screw loose - Check the screws and tighten the screws
7.6 Print sample Alice - floor height is too high - floor height adjustment
7.7It cannot be turned into G code – not choose the number of sprinklers and models the
storage path is wrong - select and change it.
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7.8 sticky silk material is above the nozzle - support material is pulled by nozzle - re-set
parameters
7.9 no wire - the model in question - after repairing the model code and reset the
parameters the code numbers
7.10 driver or software could not install - system configuration problem - reinstall the
system
7.11 print sample does not stick platform - too much distance between the nozzle and the
platform – readjust the platform
7.12 blue tape is difficult to take down - Platform heating and when it is heated into are
20-degrees or 30 degrees , you can take down completely.
8. Warranty and License Agreement affirms
Quality Assurance:
CTC has committed to you behind each product. CTC has strict processing standards
and assembly parts inspection process to ensure that every product is qualified highquality products.
After-sales warranty
1 After receiving the product within 7 days due to product quality problem , we will
bear the return shipping for you free replacement or repair.
2 Receiving the goods within 7-30 days, we will help you free replacement or repair,
repair freight should be born half because of quality problems
3 From 30 to 90 days of receipt of the goods, we will help you free replacement or
repair, but please bear the return shipping cost because of the quality problems.
4.90 days after the issue of all products, you can be provided for free advice. If you
need replace the accessories, you need to pay it and the return shipping cost
Returns Policy
1. Returns basic conditions: (1) to ensure that the product packaging, product
accessories, manuals and keep the original products and it does not affect the
secondary sales. Just missing one, you cannot accept returns of service, such as a
replacement, the pro-retention gifts, such as return, please return the gifts together.
2. Replace the products with quality problems. After receiving the product, please
carefully review the integrity of the product. If you find any quality problems, please
take a photo within 5 days and get in touch with us.
3. We will not provide you the return service for the following conditions: (1) You
have met the requirements of the returned goods when you receive the goods
packaging, accessories, manuals, etc. Missing one cannot be provided for return. (2)
After purchasing goods and it has obvious stains, or vandalism could not provide
return. (3) The scope of the gift does not engaged in after-sales service. (4) If a nonWest-brand consumables, or supplies using PLA nozzle sum game lead product, not
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covered by warranty. (5) The products will be issued an invoice cannot be returned,
only quality replacement.
4 .Care the product: the end (1) After the printing job has been done, you should try
emptying nozzle and residual printing supplies extruder to avoid the next print nozzles
will sum game, which is a basic 3D printer maintenance. Note: If you use other
manufacturers and distribution of supplies caused by the nozzle sum game, will no
longer be within the scope of the warranty. (2) Rail can be added the preservative
lubricant each month. (3) Do not print directly in the printing process or ending the
printer’s conductor assembly by using metal objects.
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