SAAM HT Setup

Printer Setup

  1. Remove printer from crate and place on stable surface.

  2. Unlatch the front doors to expose the inside of the printer.

  1. Place the Z-Carriage Cover on the top-back of the Z-Carriage as indicated.

  2. Insert the purge collector into the slot at the front of the printer as indicated.

  3. Remove the plastic blade guard from the removal blade. Keep the blade guard with your tools, as you may re-apply it when working with your hands near the blade.

  1. Remove rear metal electronics cover.

  2. Locate SD card and plug into receptacle on top of black electronics box at rear of machine. The SD card is shipped separately to prevent card corruption in the shipping process.

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  1. Replace the rear cover.

  2. Plug in Ethernet and power cables on the back left of the printer. Plug power supply into 110/120VAC dedicated circuit. A 15A breaker is recommended.

  3. Reinstall any exterior panels or close doors

Filament Box Setup

Use included lengths of white PTFE tubing to connect filament box ports to inlets on right hand side of printer enclosure. Fittings use a simple push-to-connect mechanism. (Old enclosures without ports may be drilled and tapped to accept a 1/8” NPTF threaded fitting, or a simple clearance hole).

  • Unwrap plastic film from filament spool and place upon rollers in such a way as to feed well through the chosen port in filament box.
  • Push filament through tube until it enters printer enclosure.
  • If tubes need to be removed, push in on spring-loaded black plastic collar of pipe fitting until the tube is released.

  • Locate the rollers.

  1. Open the filament box.

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  1. Place the rollers in their mounts in the filament box.

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  1. Insert PTFE tube into the barbed PTFE coupling on the back of the filament box.

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  1. Insert the PTFE tube into the barbed PTFE tube coupling on the side of the printer.

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Cooling System

HT products are equipped with a liquid cooling system which actively cools the gantry stepper motors, extruder stepper motor, and hotend. The system runs from a 12V DC coolant pump and radiator fan mounted to the back left of the enclosure. This system will ship without coolant; filling with distilled or bottled water is recommended. Fill the tank up and power up the machine and heat nozzle above 40C; coolant pump should run and the water level should come down. Allow to run for a few minutes and top off tank with additional water. Keep an eye out for low water levels in the future.

Chamber Heating System

SAAM HT products are equipped with forced air heater system consisting of a blower fan and a 120VAC resistance heater. ALWAYS REMOVE POWER FROM SYSTEM BEFORE WORKING ON HEATER SYSTEM – AC voltage is dangerous. Note that HT system red emergency stop button does not directly kill power to bed heater or to chamber heater, but instead cuts power to control hardware. In the event of a relay short, power may still be allowed to flow to these components when red E-stop is engaged. To cut all power, use orange power switch on rear left of machine or remove input power cord entirely.

​ Chamber heater system runs on separate PID controller with USB communications to onboard Raspberry Pi computer. Factory PID and configuration settings should be retained during shipment and should not need adjustment. Setpoint may be adjusted via the CI Print software interface.

​ Chamber heater is equipped with an emergency manual-reset thermostat that will not allow surface temperature of heater to exceed 350° F (175° C). In this event the thermostat will be tripped and cut all power to the chamber heater. It will need to be manually reset by depressing the center button. Please contact support to report any unexpected thermostat trip events as it is likely indicative of a relay or fan failure which will require more extensive troubleshooting.