FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Error Code
Follow the UI instructions and start the auto recovery process, after the recovery process if problem persists follow the below steps.

Unlock the Cartridge → Remove the Cartridge from the Printer → Go to Setting - Extruder mode and Press "100" as the transfer length and Press the arrow directed away from the Nozzle to remove the Filament completely from the printer.
→ Remove the Filament that is sticking out of the Cartridge(refer to the image below), Reassemble the Cartridge and begin loading the filament. If Notification 476 Occurs, Press "No" and repeat the loading process.



Cutting Filament Tip
 - When the ends of the Filament is sharp and acicular filament will run through easier.



  - Go to Setting - Extruder mode. Press "100" as the transfer length and Press the arrow directed towards the Nozzle.
Please make sure that the Filament is completely excreted from the Nozzle (If the Filament does not excrete from the Nozzle, Please Contact the Customer Service)



- Readjust the gap between the Bed and the Nozzle
   1) Remove the debris near the end tip of the Nozzle.
   2) Execute Setting - Bed Leveling
   3) Go to Setting - Z offset Menu to check and adjust the gap.(http://3dprinter.sindoh.com/VideoTutorial → refer to the 3DWOX Z Offset Setting video)
Press "Move" to adjust the gap between the Nozzle and the Bed and make sure that a paper with a thickness of 0.25 mm (Thickness of a Business Card or two sheets of paper folded) can pass through the gap. The optimal gap would be the paper slightly scratching the Nozzle tip.
If the paper cannot pass through the gap or does not scratch the Nozzle tip , Press "+/-" to change the gap value(increase in value results in larger gap), Press "Save" and then Press "Move" to recheck the Gap.

- Redo the printing. If the problems persist, please contact the Customer Service.
Please check if the Fan #1 of the nozzle in the image below spins several times before Error Code 321 message pops up.
If it doesn't spin, please follow the instruction under 5-10 section on user guide to disassemble the nozzle (The user manual can be found at http://3dprinter.sindoh.com/ Downloads).
Try to spin the fan#1 with your finger and see if it spins. Please remove anything stuck in the fan such as a filament residue.
After cleaning the fan, please reassemble the nozzle and try rebooting again to see if the problem still persists to occur.
1) This probelm can occur when the print bed is not inserted.
2) It is a bug which can emerge on firmwares updated prior to 20160505_4. Please check the the version of your firmware and initiate an update if needed
You may check the version of your firmware on the "info" menu under "3dwox lcd ui." The most recent version of the firmware can be downloaded through the website below.
Please use the below link to download the update firmware:
http://3dprinter.sindoh.com/ Downloads

[Manuall Firmware update instructions]
1. Please open zip file and save the '_update_rodin' as root folder on a USB flash drive.
2. Insert the USB flash drive to the port located in the front of the machine.
3. Turn the machine on and update will start automatically.
4. Once the message " "!!!COMPLETE !!!" power off and remove usb." shows up
5. The update is complete.
There is a problem with the sensor for Y-axis.
Please turn off the device and follow the steps
1. To check the sensor, adjust the bed as shown in the picture below.

Move the belt marked in the picture to pull the bed plate down.

Pull the belt in the direction shown in the picture.


When the bed moves down to certain level, pull the bed plate .

Check the Sensor behind the Bed Plate.


2. Please check the status of the Sensor
1) Please make sure the Harness is well connected.
2) Please remove anything stuck in the Sensor detector part


1-1) If the connector is disconnected, please connect it and reboot the printer

2-1) If anything is stuck near Sensor detector part as shown in the picture, remove it and reboot the printer.
1. Turn off the device, open the nozzle cover, and detach the connector (connected to the red harness) on the right.
Refer to the Page 130 of the User Manual.
(Go to Chapter 5 Maintenance → 4.4 Exchanging Nozzle → #3, #4)

2. Check the interior of the connector of the nozzle and the main board to see if there are any impurities.

3. If no impurities are found, reattach the connector.
Push the red harness towards the direction of the connector one to two times to check
whether the connector is properly connected (Do not pull it out)

4. Turn the device back on and check if EC-306 or another Error Code still occurs.
1.Check the condition of a X-axis Sensor

(Location of a Sensor)
It is located where a dotted circle is above.

(Check the location of a Sensor)
A sensor is located inside the printer as shown in the picture above.

Check that the Sensor stays in position and whether it is properly assembled to the connector
(Left Picture) Normal - The sensor does not move when pushed inward.
(Right Picture) Abnormal - The sensor goes out of position when pushed inward.

2. If the Sensor is Out of Position

(Detach the Sensor)
Detach the Sensor completely

(Re-assemble the Sensor)
1.Re-assemble the Harness to the Connector
2.Tilt the Sensor and insert the lower part to the hole first.

(Sensor Re-assemble)
Finish re-assembling by inserting the upper part.

1. Phenomenon
Nozzle Sensor status does not change after Booting 3DWOX.


2. Causes
  1) Faulty Nozzle Sensor
  2) Incomplete installation of the Bed


3. Check List
① Make sure that the Nozzle Assy is properly attached.
  - If the Nozzle is out of position, please refer to the '5. Maintenance - 5-12 Assembling the Nozzle', reposition the Nozzle and close the Upper Cover.


  - Check and Make sure that the Upper Cover is holding firmly.


② Power off the 3DWOX and move the nozzle to the leftmost position to check if the sensor is working properly.
  - If the Nozzle is pushed all the way to the left wall, there will be a click sound. When the Nozzle is pulled back rightward, the sensor status changes.
  - If the Nozzle is once again pushed to the left, there will be a click sound and the sensor status is switched again.


  - After Checking the Nozzle Multiple times, reboot the 3DWOX to check on the EC pop-up.
※ There may be a delay due to debris, but the Nozzle will get back to its normal status after several Nozzle checks.

③ Check the Nozzle Sensor
  - Check the Nozzle Sensor by fully pushing the tip of the Nozzle Assy on the left. The filler, located on the bottom of the Nozzle, should move up and down.


④ Check the Bed installation
  - Incomplete installation of the Bed can cause the EC 311 Error Code. Please check the complete installation of the Bed



Trouble Shooting
Check if filament is inserted to the ends of the nozzle. Using the extruder option, move the filament towards the nozzle. Please check if filament is discreted. If there is no problem, please run nozzle cleaning. However, If problems persist, please contact us.
After unloading the cartridge, check if there is any leftover filaments within the printer. Afterwards, try re-installing the cartridge.
If Load/Unload process was not completed properly, an error message and instructions will be displayed on the screen. Follow the UI instructions and contact us if the problem persists.
Check z-offset. To do so, find the Support tab, click "Video Tutorial" and refer to the 3DWOX Z Offset Setting video.
If you have hard time getting connected to the wireless router, please follow the instructions in the order below.
- If the SSID of wireless router contains any character that is not English, number or special character, you cannot find it on the 3DWOX's wireless network list.
- 3DWOX can only be found within the range of 2.4GHz. Make sure the wireless router's 2.4 GHz band is turned on in advance.
- If you access the wireless router by password, make sure it is typed in correctly. If you access the router using wireless MAC, check again to see if Mac Address is registered properly.
- Reboot the 3DWOX and try to access it again.
-Turn off the router and wait for 10 seconds to turn it back on. Once you turn it back on, check again on the 3DWOX network list.
- Locate the wireless router near the 3DWOX and then try to access. (If wireless signal is unstable, the error could occur while accessing)
- Reset wireless router with the Network Admin. (If you reset the router, its setting values will be completely erased. Make sure to work with the Network Admin).
- If the router is connected but the wireless IP cannot be found, check the router setting with the network Admin.
If you use the USB drive in NTFS format, please format your drive to FAT32 format.
※ Before you start assembling, access to [settings] menu then to [X,Y,Z] menu and move the bed to proper position for assembly.
Move the print bed 100 scales downward in Z direction and 100 scales frontward in Y direction.
After placing the bed in proper position, turn off the device and remove the power cable.Please work with caution.

① Please insert a spring on a stud.


② As shown in the picture below, there is a hole in bottom left part of the bed where you can insert the stud.


③ Place the head of the stud facing bottom and insert it into the hole.

④ In order to secure the stud, place an E-ring to the stud while being pushed upward. Use proper tool such as Long-nose as shown in the image below

※ After assembly is finished, press the stud from the bottom 2 to 3 times to make sure that vertical movement is smooth.
Function of the Stud is to secure the bed not to move after printing is finished.
Stud’s presence or absence does not affect the quality of outputs or any other features of the device.
1. While the cartridge is not installed, please go to Setting – Extruder Menu

①Select “100”
②Press the upward arrow

→ See if the filament comes out
→ If it does not, please proceed to page 2

2. Remove Tube from the Nozzle
② Press the tube holder and pull the tube to remove.


Use a tool such as a LONG NOSE PLIER and pull to see if it comes out.
If it does not, proceed to the Page 4

※ Reassembling the Nozzle Tube
[1] Insert Tube
- Insert the tube all the way in until the tube below the black tape is unseen. (About 50mm inserted = 1.96 inches)

[2] Slightly lifting the tube insert the Snap-Ring.
   Insert the Snap-Ring in between the Fitting and Holder.
[3] Finally, push tube til the end and verify the insertion
   - Approximately 1.5mm can be additionally inserted.

3. Remove Tube from the Inner Side (Only try this if the previous steps did not work)


Pull the tube while pressing the blue Cap.


Use a toll such as a LONG NOSE PLIER to see if It comes out.

After removing the Filament, insert the Tube back in all the way (about 15mm = 0.6 inches).
Printer
3DWOX is a high quality 3D printer based on user friendly functions. Easy to use TOUCH UI, intergrated with an internal camera, automatic filament installation etc. easy to use even for first time users. Wide variety of PLA and ABS colors. Build your dreams into reality.
Ply. Obj, stl format files are supported. Currently on the basis of Stl files, files under 200mb can be printed.
It differs according to the model. Load the model and convert to Layer view, under the print button the printing duration will be calculated.
Depending on the height of the printing object, using the cartrdige exchange function, user is able to print with a variety of colors.
Filament Cartridge
Material for FFF system 3D printer. The main properties of filament is plastic, however there are filaments where metal and even wood is infused.
Turn on the printer, press the cartridge button on the UI, pressing the Load button will initiate the loading process. In the loaded status, press the cartridge button in UI, the Unload button will initiate the unload process.
Currently only Sindoh products and no other products can be used.
3DWOX Desktop S/W
Loads 3D models and converts them into formats that can be printed. Also initiates the slicing process and allows user to preview the model, can edit and build support where its necessary. For an additional function program is able to analyze the best printing options.
Any operating system above windows 7 and both 32bit and 64bit or Mac OSX 10.10(above) can use the program and Display Adaptor should support OpenGL 2.0 or above.
3DWOX for PCs can be connected via USB cable or ethernet cables. If you are using USB cable, first check if the cables are connected properly. Then check if the printer is turned on. If you are using ethernet cables, firstly please check if PC and network cables are connected properly, If so please check the IP address for the printer and insert it in the web broswer. if the printer is properly connected you will be able to view the internal camera.
Ply. Obj, stl format files are supported. Currently on the basis of Stl files, files under 200mb can be printed.
Download Cura 15.04 or an older version, and apply the standard setting mode and use the start-end and g-code. Then it should work.
Follow the installation directory and if you find 3DWOX Desktop.exe, run the program, if the program runs properly create a shortcut using the EXE, if it doesn’t visit our website and download the program and reinstall .

- Output quality could vary depending on how user positions a model on the bed.

  • Place the model in a position where the usage of support is minimized.

  • If the usage of support is necessary, place the model while considering the fact that parts touching the support would be low in printing quality.
    
    Place the important part of the model facing up so its surface would be more precisely printed.

    → After slicing
    Parts of the model attached to the support are low in printing quality.

  • ​If the part has a hole or boss that needs to be precisely printed, it is better to place the part standing up so it wouldn’t need a support.
    A hole that needs to be precisely printed
    A hole that needs to be precisely printed
    ①Since this boss needs the support, it would be less precisely printed.
    ②If this part needs to be precisely printed more than the other part, make sure to place this part facing up so it wouldn't need a support.

- The less the usage of support, the better the printing quality.

  • If the model’s angle is within 60 degrees from the perpendicular, it can be printed stably with out the usage of support.
    

    These parts (within 60 degrees) are stable without the usage of support.

    Default settings are set to only create the support for parts of the output with larger than 60 degrees.

    Change the value in the box If you want to set a support for parts with angle less than 60 degrees.

  • Even if the angle is large, it is still possible to print the model without the support if the model is short in length and has pillars on each side.

    You can stably print the model of length up to 40 mm if there are supports on the each side of model.

1) "Grid" infill is created in the shape of a grid.
(layer 120)
(layer 121)

2) "Line" infill is created in the shape of a line. The directions vary depending on the layer.
Therefore, it may look like a grid from the 3DWOX desktop.
(layer 120)
(layer 121)

"Skirt" is a paramater that operates only when "Bed Adhesion Type" is set as "None".

Therefore, you can print the skirt (The Green line shown below) if you set the "Bed Adhesion Type" as "None".

<Print Only Follow Mesh Surface>


This option is used when a user only prints the surface of model. Since this option only prints the surface, it prints the model’s outer wall without infill and upper/bottom surfaces. When printing the outer wall, this option prints in minimum thickness about nozzle size.

This option is used when a model is only composed of surfaces and has empty internal space as shown in the pictures below. In case of models with no upper/bottom surfaces and has thin walls, it would be hard for normal slicer settings to discern the inside and outside. Therefore, it will create the g code as it in fills the inside of the model. In such a case, this option can be used to only print the outer wall of the model without any infill.


[3D model] Its internal space is empty and has opened entrance.

[When the option is selected] Printing the outer wall without infill, upper/bottom surfaces.

[When the option is unselected] If this option is unselected, it would be sliced as an infilled model as it is an opened type.


Also when the thickness of the outer wall is about 0.4 mm thin, it would be not possible to print it under regular settings. But when this option is activated, it would be possible to print the outer wall.


[3D model] When the thickness is 0.4mm, which is a size of the nozzle diameter

[When the option is selected] Can print the model although the outer wall is thin if this function is enabled

[When the option is unselected] Does not create the outer wall due to the thickness (too thin) because the creation of outer wall, inner wall, and infill are simultaneously executed.



However, we do not recommend this function when slicing a model that requires the solidity, because there is no infill and it prints with the least thickness, which results in printing the model with little solidity.


<Combination Mode A>


When this option is selected, it slices a combination of two or more different models with overlapped part or only one model with overlapped surfaces. As shown in pictures below, two overlapped models share the inside and create the g-code when they are sliced. 


When surfaces of the model meet, they create a shared internal space and infill. As shown in pictures above, 2 or more models could be overlapped. Also this option could be used for a single model. For v.1.0.8.0, this option has been activated as default.


<Combination Mode B>


If you select this option and slice the model above, it starts slicing by integrating as the picture below and filling the internal empty space at the same time. When you need to print just the exterior of the model, this option enables you to slice in case the slicing cannot be initiated due to the entanglement or the overlap of the model.


On the same model as above, it creates the G-Code by extracting the exterior and filling the internal space.



<Close Open Faces>


This option is used to resolve an issue when slicing cannot be initiated due to a crack or a hole which are created when surfaces are not properly connected to each other. When you upload a model and slice, you may find that a part of the model disappears from time to time. Such phenomenon occurs due to invisible small cracks or holes, although there seems to be no problem externally. When designing the model, the model with defects may be created under a number of circumstances. For example, they can be created when they have been inconsistently scanned or when they have been improperly attached together.



The picture on the left above is a STL model of a rabbit and the picture on the right above is when the STL model is sliced. There seems to be no problem when uploading a model. However, if you initiate the slicing process, you can find that the part between the legs and the body disappears. A defect of the associated part’s data can be suspected.


It is difficult to find the models with defect on the current slicing program. You must check on the program that professionally deals with the model. The picture on the left is what appears when the same model is loaded on the program called “Meshmixer” which has been developed by Autodesk. This program simply analyzes the surface of the model and displays it on the screen. On the left picture, you can find the blue lines on the body and the legs of the rabbit. Namely, the model does not consist of a single model. It is a model that is created by attaching the legs and the body. The blue line is created where the legs and the body are attached. In case the size of a crack surpasses a certain size, the slicer cannot create a path of a nozzle and delete it on the screen. This feature attaches these cracks so that the model can be sliced.


When you enable this option and re-slice, you can find that the path, which has been fixed to a certain extent, has been created.


However, this feature can fix the defects such as small cracks only to a certain extent. The user may not be satisfied with the result. In the cases when the size of cracks and holes are too big, you need a program of which the user can manually modify the model.


<Extensive Stitching>


The concept of this option is similar to ‘Close Open Faces’ option above but it is used in a case in which the gaps between surfaces of the model are bigger. When ‘Close Open Faces’ option is selected, slicer makes decision to fill in the gaps or little holes of the model, but when extensive stitching option is selected, slicer makes decision to connect a surface to another closest surface when there is two or more open surfaces in between the surfaces to be connected. The user may not be satisfied with the result so the usage is limited to the certain extent.



A gap can form in case the upper surface area of the printed object is wide and multiple movements take place inside the model, leading to filament loss.
You may prevent the "gap" on the surface of the upper part of the printed object from forming by modifying the settings on "3DWOX desktop." However, be mindful of additional problems.
You may modify the settings by clicking "settings" after switching the mode to "Advanced Mode." The settings below may change depending on the printing or device conditions.
Basic > Filament > Flow Compensation : 130%
Advanced(1) > Speed > Travel Speed : 180mm/sec
Advanced(1) > Speed > Top/Bottom Speed : 20mm/sec
Advanced(2) > Retraction > Retraction Combing : No Skin

Printing quality may decrease when printing under the modified settings. Therefore, please reset the settings and print.(Setting > Reset Profile)
Operation/Maintenance
For the cleaning case, the printer will notify you on when to clean the case, follow instructions. For the nozzle in times of changing material or changing color of filament, under settings initiate nozzle cleaning.
The purpose of the bed lock is to easily reinstall the bed sheet on to the bed. When you are reinstalling the bed sheet, if the bed lock button is enabled, it will hold the bed so that the bed won't be pushed back when you slide the bed sheet on to the bed.

Aside from this bed lock function, when the print is completed, the bed is automatically lowered to the bottom and the long screw that is on the bottom of the bed holds the bed which works the same as the bed lock function so you don't have to worry about pressing the bed lock button when the print is completed.

You will be using the bed lock button when you have to reinstall the bed sheet after you cancel the print or in situations where the bed is not at the bottom of the printer.

You may remove the USB stick when the X-sign (Refer to the picture below) disappears on the screen. The bigger the size, the longer it will take for the X-sign to disappear.


[Recognizing the USB]

[USB may be removed]

There is no need to re-level the bed in between prints unless the device is substantially impacted.We recommend that you level the bed every other week if you print once or twice a day. However, there is no need to level the bed as long as the object is properly attached to the bed when printed.

The maximum speed is 200mm/s. We recommend that you print at a speed of 100mm/s or under. However, printing at a speed of 40mm/s or lower is recommended due to a noise.

3DWOX Mobile
Search 3DWOX Mobile in each respective appilcation stores, for iphone app store and for android, android market.
You can find the printer within your network and cancel the printing process.
Android and iPhone are supported.