TronXY X5S 3D Printer

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Location[edit | edit source]

The TronXY X5S 3D Printer located in the Rec Room.

Specs[edit | edit source]

Dimensions (H x W x D) 381 x 250 x 318mm (15” x 9.85“ x 12.5”)

Machine Settings[edit | edit source]

Note: These should already be set. These tolerances are slightly lower due to paperclips being used on the sides holding the print bed down.
Maximum width(mm): 315
Maximum depth(mm): 315
Maximum height(mm): 365
Build area shape: Square
GCode flavor: Marlin/Sprinter
Diameter(mm): 1.75 (Don't modify this!!!)

Exchanging the Filament[edit | edit source]

  1. Heat up the print head nozzle just high enough so that you're able to feed filament through manually (300C for PLA)
  2. Apply pressure on the spring putting pressure on the feed motor just enough so that you can easily push/pull the filament
  3. Apply a small amount of force pushing the filament through the print head nozzle
  4. Keep applying pressure until roughly 2 inches of filament has come out of the print head nozzle
  5. Abruptly yank the filament with just enough pressure to pull the filament out of the back of the printer nozzle, continue pulling until all of the material is out of the machine (do not break the filament)
    1. See this section if you broke the filament and/or are unable to pull the filament from the back of the printer nozzle
  6. Grab the new filament you wish to use and mount it on the mounting bracket on the back of the 3d printer with the end of the filament pointing upwards
  7. Apply roughly the same amount of pressure on the spring next to the feed motor. Gently feed the head of the filament through the the opening until it has completely made its way to the back of printer nozzle
  8. Apply a small amount of force pushing the filament through the print head nozzle until you no longer see a mixture of the previous filament color (Note: unfortunately there does seem to be some residual material that sticks around in the print head nozzle and comes out unexpectedly, we do have nozzle cleaner but this process is a bit more time consuming)
  9. Clip off the excess filament hanging from the print head nozzle
  10. Start the cool down process on the printer menu until its roughly back to room temperature

Congratulations! You are now ready to print!

Replacement Parts[edit | edit source]

Support bracket holding filament and power supply

Resources[edit | edit source]