Instructions

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Here are some step by step instructions for learning how to use your Hyrel 3D Printer.

Before You Get Started

Unboxing Your Printer:

  1. PDF: Quick Start Instructions
  2. Yt.png Unboxing Video


Please complete the steps above before printing.


BASIC Printing: One STL, One Head

First Training Session

Overview, Tramming, Printing with Emulsifiables

  1. PDF: First Training Session
  2. Yt.png Session 1A: Hardware and Software Overview Video
  3. Yt.png Session 1B: Communications and Tramming Video
  4. Yt.png Session 1C: Setting Z-Zero and Emulsifiable Print Video

Additional Emulsifiable Videos

  1. Yt.png EMO Series Printing Tips
  2. Overview of Cold and Warm Flow Print Heads:
    1. Yt.png Overview of the EMO and COD Heads
    2. Yt.png Overview of the SDS and CSD Heads
    3. Yt.png Overview of the VOL and VCD Heads
    4. Yt.png Overview of the KRA and KCD Heads
    5. Yt.png Overview of the SMH-2 Head
  3. Loading Cold and Warm Flow Print Heads:
    1. Yt.png Loading the EMO-25
    2. Yt.png More Loading the EMO-25
    3. Yt.png Loading the VCD Head
    4. Yt.png Loading the SDS Head
    5. Yt.png Loading the SDS Head with RTV
    6. Yt.png Loading and Printing with the EMO-25

Second Training Session

CAD Modeling, Positioning, and Printing with Filaments

  1. PDF: Second Training Session
  2. Yt.png Session 2A: Simple CAD Modeling in FreeCAD Video
  3. Yt.png Session 2B: Healing an STL in MeshLab Video
    1. PDF: Simple Healing with MeshLab
  4. Yt.png Session 2C: Positioning, Scaling, and Rotating your STL Video
  5. Yt.png Session 2D: Editing Slic3r Recipes Video
  6. Yt.png Session 2E: Slicing your STL and Viewing your GCODE Video
  7. Yt.png Session 2F: Loading and Printing with Filaments Video

Additional Filament Videos

  1. General MK Series:
    1. Yt.png MK Series Printing Tips
    2. Yt.png Post Processing with a Heat Gun
    3. Yt.png Loading and Unloading Filament in the MK Series head
  2. MK1-250 Extruder for Standard Filaments:
    1. Yt.png Overview
    2. Yt.png Loading and Printing
  3. MK2-250 Extruder for Flexible Filaments:
    1. Yt.png Overview
    2. Yt.png Loading and Printing
  4. MK1-450 Extruder for High-Temperature Filaments:
    1. Yt.png Overview
    2. Yt.png Loading and Printing

Additional Basic Printing Instructions

  1. PDF: BASIC Printing Instructions
  2. Yt.png HotHead/HotBed 103 Controller Board LEDs Explained
  3. Yt.png Tramming your Bed: Systems and Engines, 2015 and later
  4. Yt.png Tramming your Bed: Earlier Systems and Engines


Please become skilled at BASIC Printing before moving to INTERMEDIATE Printing.

INTERMEDIATE Printing: One STL, Multiple Heads

  1. PDF: Intermediate Printing Instructions
  2. Yt.png Session 3A - Setting Two Heads to Z-Zero
    1. Yt.png Session 3A - Alternate Version
  3. Yt.png Session 3B - Calibrating the Offset Between Two Heads
    1. GCODE: Calibration Target
  4. Yt.png Session 3C - Slicing and Printing with Second Head Support
  5. Yt.png Session 3D - Clone or Parallel Printing


Please become skilled at INTERMEDIATE Printing before moving to ADVANCED Printing.


ADVANCED Printing: Multiple STLs, Multiple Heads

  1. Yt.png Session 4 - Advanced Slicing and Printing: Multiple STLs with Multiple Heads


Please refer to the videos below for instructions on Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Tuning your Printer.


Other Accessory Overviews


Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Tuning

  1. Yt.png Establishing Connectivity between PC and Printer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlJqdhtpB6Q
  2. Yt.png Table Arm Block Adjustment for bed twist about the X or Y axes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMo3V1D70w
  3. Yt.png Replacing the Heated Build Platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkJT3ILlAHw
  4. Yt.png NEW Tramming the heated build platform and setting Z-Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_x0M8p9Ew
  5. Yt.png Updating Slic3r Settings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0I6Xu9Tlvc
  6. Yt.png To replace your Tablet Interface Board; also to run from an external PC (start at 6:24): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b583I7AlGJI
  7. Yt.png Adjusting the X-Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gFX6Mh-ths
  8. Yt.png Tightening the X Belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GYWfMrs0F8
  9. Yt.png Adjusting the Y-Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZd0ecogGlQ
  10. Yt.png Tightening the Y Belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkgviAGep-c
  11. Yt.png Replacing your Power Supply https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1sqy6PWx8
  12. Yt.png Replacing the heated build platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkJT3ILlAHw
  13. Yt.png Replacing the 4A fuses (1206 package) on the yoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EosKDe-SyUI
  14. Yt.png Updating the 103 HotHead / HotBed Controllers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM8QMZBTb4o
  15. Yt.png Replacing the 103 HotHead Controller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKCEkKSolZc
  16. Yt.png Updating the 407 Motion Controller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFAFRkpLmww
  17. Yt.png Changing the Print Head PCB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKCEkKSolZc
  18. Yt.png Changing the Main I/O Board: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66S9XJ-KeU8
  19. Yt.png Configuring the USB-B to run from another coputer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqr4S0WC3Q
  20. Yt.png Assembling the new PEEK Fan Nozzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysO8oAzFwC4