Clean Build Platform and Build Chamber

Model [] AON-M2 [] AON-M2 2020 [] AON M2+ [] AON M2+ (CE)
Category [] Preventive [ ] Corrective

Summary

The procedure that follows gives instructions on how to clean the build platform and build chamber.

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Tools

Qty Description Specification
1 Broom and Pan N/A
1 Vacuum Cleaner Optional
A/R Rags Lint-free
A/R Isopropyl Alcohol 99%

Parts Information

None required.

Personal Protective Equipment

Qty Description Minimum Specification
1 Safety Eyewear ANSI/ISEA Z87.1
A/R Nitrile Gloves ISO 2859-1 or ASTM D6319

Prepare the Machine

Make sure that there are no prints on the build surface. Remove print(s) before the procedure that follows is started. Failure to do so can cause a collision and cause damage to the machine component(s).

  1. Home XYZ.
  2. Lower the Z-axis by 300 mm.
  3. Push the E-stop button.
  4. Open the build chamber door.
  5. Wait until the build chamber, build platform and hot ends are at room temperature.

Clean Print Surface and Build Chamber

Wait until all machine components are at room temperature before you continue. Some machine components can be hot if the machine was recently used. Failure to do so can cause injuries.

Polymer material is purged from the nozzle(s) after each automatic tool change when dual extrusion prints are in progress. The toolhead(s) cleans the nozzle(s) on the wiper brush(es) and the wiper blade(s) and the polymer material falls onto the build platform and at the bottom of the build chamber.
• To inspect the wiper brush and/or wiper blade, refer to Inspect Wiper Brushes and Wiper Blades.
• To replace the wiper brush and/or wiper blade, refer to Replace Wiper Brushes and Wiper Blades.

  1. Use the broom to remove the unwanted material from the build platform.
  2. Use the isopropyl alcohol and lint-free rag(s) to clean the build platform.
  3. Let the build platform dry for two minutes.
  4. Use the vacuum to remove the unwanted material from the bottom of the build chamber. If a vacuum is not available, use the broom and pan.

Return to Service

  1. Make sure that you remove all the tools from the build chamber.
  2. Close the build chamber door.
  3. Release the E-stop button.
  4. Home XYZ.

Last modified: September 1, 2022