Frequently Asked Questions
- Error Code
- Trouble Shooting
- Filament Cartridge
- 3DWOX Desktop S/W
- 3DWOX Mobile
- EC 302 : This error occurs when the temperature doesn't rise above 10℃ within 30 s from the initiation of heater.
- EC 306 : This error occurs when the difference between the targeting temperature and device temperature is over 20℃ and continues more than 5 mins.
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.
Nozzle Sensor status does not change after Booting 3DWOX.
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
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:
[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.
Please check if the Fan #1, 2 of the nozzle in the image below spins several times before Error Code 321, 322 message pops up.
[1. Detach nozzle from the printer]
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).
** user manual: 5. Maintenance - 4.4 Exchanging Nozzle - Detaching Nozzle
(= 3DWOX DP200 Manual / 3DWOX DP201 Manual)
[2. Confirm if there are any materials/obstacles that are disrupting the fan to operate properly]
- If the material/obstacle can be located, please try to remove it with tweezer.
- If the material/obstacle cannot be located, please see the airduct on the bottom side of the nozzle as well.
※ Caution: The White, Black, Red cords inside are electrical cords, not the materials/obstacles that are disrupting the operation.
[3. Turn the fan manually to see if the material/obstacle has been removed]
See if it turns without any problem (There are 2 fans so please compare it with the other fan on the nozzle).
[4. Attach nozzle to the printer]
* user manual: 5. Maintenance - 4.4 Exchanging Nozzle - Assembling the Nozzle
※ Please note that the 4th step to this instruction has been revised as in the below.
* Before → Approx. 50mm of the tube is inserted. Push the tube in until the black indicator is unable to be seen.
* After → Approx. 50mm of the tube is inserted. Push the tube in until the tube under the black indicator is unable to be seen.
[5. Turn the power back on to see if the issue has been resolved]
[STEP 1] 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).
→ Open the Cartridge and make sure that there are no entanglements inside the Filament spool (Separate manuals available for A Type and B Type Cartridges).
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.
- Please check that the end tip of the filament is properly transferred to the top of the Nozzle on the last part of the [STEP 1], Loading Process.
1. If the Filament is transferred properly, move on to [STEP 2].
2. If there is a problem during the process, please Contact Us with the details (including images and videos).
[STEP 2] 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)
- Please make sure that the Filament is properly excreted out of the Nozzle when the transfer length of 100 is selected and the arrow directed towards the Nozzle is pressed.
1. If the Filament is properly excreted, move on to [STEP 3].
2. If the Filament is not excreted, repeat [STEP 1] & [STEP 2] two to three times for recheck. If the problem persists, please Contact Us with the details(including images and videos).
[STEP 3] 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)
4) 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.
5) 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.
※ CHECK POINT
- Please check if the EC 401 reappears when printing.
If EC 401 reappears, please Contact Us with the details, including when the error occurred(images and videos), how often it occurred, material used (PLA or ABS), and the serial number.
(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.
Finish re-assembling by inserting the upper part.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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
 Insert Tube
- Insert the tube all the way in until the tube below the black tape is unseen. (About 50mm inserted = 1.96 inches)
Insert the Snap-Ring in between the Fitting and Holder.
- 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).
The newest Filament that has been excreted on the highest layer has a higher chance of warp, which is the reason why the corners of the 3D models warp.
ABS Material has more tendency to warp than the PLA material.
Warping Improvement Instructions:
1. Operate 3DWOX at a fairly warm temperature (61 ~ 84 ℉)
- Cold weathers can cause warp in the printed models.
2. Close all the doors while printing.
- Opening top and front doors can affect the printed model
3. In cases where the shape of the 3D Model has a Countergradient or Bridge shaped bottom, please turn off the fan.
- In order to change the Fan settings, change the mode to advanced mode.
- Go to Settings - Advanced (2) - Cool - Minimum/Maximum Fan Speed and change the values.
- Default value for PLA is 50% and ABS is 3%
4. Change the Infill rate of the model.
1) Change to Advanced Mode(Mode - Advanced Mode)
2) Change the Infill Rate (Settings - Basic - Fill - Fill Density)
- Default value for PLA is 15% and ABS is 10%
5. Go through the manual Leveling.
- Please refer to the attached file.
6. For large sized models with large bottom surface, please print with PLA.
- ABS has a tendency to contract easily.
7. Please print the model in the middle of the bed.
- Corners of the bed sheet (especially close to the front door) are easily affected by the outside temperature, causing warp.
8. Use as least time as possible for pausing.
- During the pause, the inner temperature of the 3DWOX decreases, which can affect the warping of the 3D model.
(Refer to the following link: http://3dprinter.sindoh.com/ VideoTutorial , "BedLeveling")
1. Get a business card (or a hard surfaced paper)
2. On the printer display, go to Setting - Z offset
- Move The nozzle and the bed will move around and eventually the nozzle will position on the middle of the bed
3. Pull the bed until the Sindoh logo is covered
4. Push the business card in between the nozzle and the bed and move it around. If you feel a little bit of scratching the bed level is complete.
※ Caution. There is a spring system under the bed. If you press the bed down while moving the business card around, the bed will move downward, causing an incorrect leveling of the bed.
- If you cant move or cant fit the business card in between the nozzle and the bed = Increase the Z offset value and press move
- If you cant feel any scratching on the business card = Decrease the Z offset value and press move
- On the appropriate Z offset value, press save
5. Push the bed back and manually move the nozzle to the left end.
Same way as Step 4, push the business card in between the nozzle and the bed and calibrate until the appropriate height.
During calibration, do not use the Z offset menu, but instead, turn the knob.
- If you cant move or cant fit the business card in between the nozzle and the bed = Turn the knob clockwise
- If you cant feel any scratching on the business card = Turn the knob counterclockwise
※ Rotating the knob by one revolution changes the height by 0.8mm.
Rotating the knob by one edge changes the height by 0.1mm
※ Please rotate ONLY the Left knob!
6. After the left side calibration is complete, move the nozzle to the right side.
Repeat step 5.
7. Usual calibration ends after step 6.
Users can print a small object to see whether the bed leveling calibration is appropriate enough for printing.
Bottom surface is wiggly → Decreases Z Offset.
* Example of printed work with Z offset of 1mm higher than the appropriate value
Bottom surface is pushed → Increase Z Offset.
* Example of printed work with Z offset 0.5mm less than the appropriate value
Appropriate Z Offset
Go through Setting - Next - Test Print - Line Test (Approximately 25 min)
※ The bed leveling becomes very sensitive when outputs are printed without a raft.
Unless under certain circumstance, please use the Raft On option when printing.
* If Advanced Mode, Check the Settings.
* Advanced Mode : Settings - Basic - Support - Bed Adhesion Type - Raft
※ Please be cautious not to harm the harness of the Heater or the Thermistor when removing the Debris.
※ Please be advised that the Heater Harness may be damaged through contact with a metal.
※ The Nozzle is heated to a high temperature during the Extruder mode. Touching the Nozzle will cause Burn.
※ Please ventilate the area when cleaning the Nozzle. (Especially ABS)
① Execute Extruder mode from the 3DWOX (Setting - Extruder)
② After the Nozzle is heated to a high temperature (usually above 200℃), Open the upper cover of the Nozzle by pushing the green lever.
③ Hold the Nozzle tightly and remove the Filament Debris using a Long Nose Plier.
※ Please be cautious not to harm the harness of the Heater or the Thermistor when removing the Debris.
※ Please be advised that the Heater Harness may be damaged through contact with a metal.
※ The Nozzle is heated to a high temperature during the Extruder mode. Touching the Nozzle will result in Burn.
④ After removing the large parts of the Debris, please follow the instructions below to remove the rest of the Filament Debris.
① Execute Extruder mode (Setting - Extruder)
② When the Nozzle reaches to 130℃, Cancel and Exit out of the Extruder mode.
③ Check the UI Nozzle temperature until it cools down to 120℃. Use Long Nose Plier to remove the Filament Debris.
※ If the Nozzle cools down to 90 ℃, please repeat from step ①.
※ On a certain temperature (90~120℃), the Filament does not melt, but is in a ductile state, in which the removal is at its easiest.
④ Execute Extruder mode after removing all the Filament Debris.
⑤ Insert the Filament repetitively until the Filament extrudes out of the Nozzle.
※ Please do not touch the Harnesses while removing the Filament Debris.
※ Please be careful not to touch the Nozzle while removing the Filament.
The printer communicates with the Apps for Kids server to perform Cloud print.
If this is the first time using the Cloud function, the user’s printer needs to be registered on the server before using this function.
1. Select [CLOUD] on the first page of the user interface.
※※ The user can use Apps for Kids to add or remove the Cloud Print function on the first page of the user interface.
The machine will automatically reboot once the Cloud function setting is changed.
▷ 1-1. From the home screen, press [SETTING].
▷ 1-2. Press [Next] 3 times and select [CLOUD].
Select whether to add or remove the function by using the arrow key and then press [OK] to save.
2. If this is the first time using the [CLOUD] function, the printer needs to be registered first.
(If the printer is already registered, please see the details on step “ 3 ”)
3. Once the printer name is registered on the server, the new page will appear and you will have access to different menus.
4. Press [SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids] and press [Generate Code] to connect to the printer with the account created on “Apps for kids”. If there are other users registered to the printer, [Registered Users] will appear and this menu will show the list of registered users to this printer. If you would like to remove any users, you can press ( - ) to delete them.
▷ 4-1. Visit http://www.swappsforkids.com, sign up and register your 3D Printer!
Log in to your account and on the Shape It menu, press [Print It].
▷ 4-2. Press [Add New Printer] and enter the unique code created through “Generate Code” in the DP201.
▷ 4-3. After the printer registration, users can send the sliced output to the registered printer.
Press [3D Print] from the Apps for Kids shown below, and press [Print Queue] from the the DP201. Users can check the gcode file sent from Apps for Kids and directly print it through the the DP201.
5. Once the print file is sent from “Apps for kids”, the [Print Queue] menu will appear and this will show the name of the print file and the name of the user who sent the print file. The print files on the list can be deleted by pressing ( - ).
6. Once the print file is selected, the preview image will appear. Pressing [ ▶ ] will start the download of the selected file from the cloud server and then it will start the print automatically.
7. The detail of the printer can be seen from the [Print Detail] under the [CLOUD] menu.
8. The [Display Name] can be changed on the [Edit Printer] under the [CLOUD] menu
9. The registered printer on the server can be deregistered by selecting the [Deregister Printer] under the [CLOUD] menu. Once the printer is deregistered, the “Apps for Kids” user list and the [Print Queue] list will be reset. In order to reuse the [CLOUD] function after deregistering the printer, the printer will have to be reregistered on the server.
(Please refer to step “ 2 ”)
3DWOX Desktop S/W
- 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 slicingParts 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 printed①Since 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.
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.
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.188.8.131.52, 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.
<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.
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.
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.
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)
For example of Venus shape, the outline is reinforced between the infill and top of it. For FDM, there can be a gap between the boundary of leg line and top plane of Venus shape. With the skin outline, the gap of boundary line can be improved.
The following image will help understanding.
[Before applying skin outline]
The outline is not reinforced between the infill and top.
[After applying skin outline]
The outline is reinforced between the infill and top.
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.