Connecting to Cetus through Wi-Fi requires a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). The computer and the printer must be connected to the same WLAN (same SSID) before they can be connected.
In order to achieve a stable Wi-Fi connection, It is highly recommended to use the printer on a Wi-Fi network that has minimal devices connected. A crowded network or an area with multiple connections can cause interruption during data transfer.
2. Press button 5 to move print head to the middle of the build platform.
3. Use the + button to lower the print head to close proximity of platform.
4. Put a piece of paper in between the nozzle and the platform.
5. Use the + and - buttons to adjust the print head to just touching the paper.
6. Move the paper back and forth to feel the drag between the nozzle and the platform. There should be a slight resistance but the paper could be moved freely. Refer to the figure at the bottom of this page.
7. When the correct distance is obtained, note the value of current print head position, deduct 0.5mm from the value, and click the “Set” button to set it as the Nozzle Height. For example: If the print head position determined by the paper is 179. Then set the nozzle height to 178.5
If the model contains defective surfaces, the software will highlight the defective surfaces in red. Click the "More" button to reach the second level menu.
Click the "Fix" button to repair the model. The red defective surfaces will be changed to the normal color if the defects can be repaired.
By default, the scaling is in all axes. You could also choose a specific axis for scaling. You may input a specific scaling factor or choose a preset value.
Click MM or INCH to convert the models to the size of corresponding units.
Alternatively, user may use the scaling guide on the model. You could scale in a specific axis or scale in all directions by click and drag using mouse.
For Windows user, please download the latest version software Cetus3D.
For Mac users, please go to App Store to download the latest version.
We recommend you register a Cetus3D account and Active your printer to get fully access of the Cetus3D.
Starting Up the Printer
Connect the power adapter and USB cable supplied with the Cetus 3D printer as shown in the photo above. Plug in the USB cable to your computer and turn on the machine using the power switch. Initialize the machine by clicking the “Initialize” button in the software menu.
1. Initialize Printer
Initialization is required every time the machine is switched on. During initialization, the extruder and the build plate will move slowly and will stop automatically once they trigger the endstop switches on the X,Y and Z axes. This is and essential operation as the printer needs to find the endpoints to each axis in order to determine the correct position.
2. Add model
Make sure the printer is connected to a computer through USB or Wi-Fi ( go to page 19 for details about Wi-Fi setting), and loaded a model.
3. Adjust the Model
If you would like to merge models together, mirror, repair the model with defective surface and save the edited model file.
If models place too close together, their raft could overlap which could hinder extrusion. Merging convert all selected models into one single model, thus it raft would be calculated as a single models without overlapping. Merging could be a convenient option if user want to preserve the relative positions of a set of models.
4. Select print setting
Pint setting where you can define Layer Thickness, Infill density, Printing Quality and offset the nozzle height.
As for support setting, please Go to Printer Setting -> Preference setting for Part, Support, and Others like Unsolid Model, Thin Wall.
Go to Printer Setting -> Print -> Advanced Print to set Pause Position, Print Slot, and newly added Contour Line Width.
Go back to Print -> Preview to know how much time and material the print job need.
6. Maintaince (Printer Settings )
Make sure the software setting on Nozzle Diameter and Material Type match your printer setup.