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HP Designjet Color 3D Printer - Adding the second HP Designjet 3D Material Bay

You have the option of adding a second material bay to extend printing times without having to reload material while the model is printing.
Installing the HP Designjet 3D Material Bay:
  1. Remove the HP Designjet 3D Material Bay, material bay cable, material spools and material carriers from the box.
  2. Unload the model and support material from the printer.
  3. Remove the model and support material carriers from the material bay.
  4. Place the carriers on a flat stable surface.
      caution:
    Do not push the material through the material guide back into the carrier, doing so can cause material to break or become tangled.
  5. Open the carriers.
  6. Rotate the spools to rewind the material, leaving 2 inches (50mm) remaining at the material guide.
    Figure : Rewinding the material spool
  7. Using a cutters, cut the excess 2 inches (50mm) of material from the material guide. leaving a blunt end.
  8. Power the printer Off at the power switch.
  9. When the display is blank and the printer has shut down, turn the circuit breaker to the OFF position.
  10. Disconnect the power cable, network cable, material bay cable and UPS cable if used.
  11. Disconnect the model and support material tubes from the printer and the material bay by pressing in on the coupler ring and pulling the tubes outward.
  12. With 2 people, use the handgrips to lift the printer off of the material bay and place on a flat stable surface.
    Figure : Separating the printer and material bay
  13. Position the second material bay on top of the existing material bay. Be sure the feet and pins are properly aligned.
    Figure : Positioning material bays
  14. With 2 people, position the printer on to the top of the material bays. Be sure the feet and pins are properly aligned.
    Figure : Positioning printer
  15. Remove the black plugs from the model and support Y blocks by pushing in on the coupler rings and pulling outward.
    Figure : Removing the Y block plugs
  16. Connect the short red striped material tube (M1) from model (M) coupler of upper material bay to left side of model Y block by inserting firmly into red couplers. Gently pull the tube to ensure it is properly inserted.
  17. Repeat with the short black striped (S1) material tube for support side.
    Figure : Connecting the short material tubes
  18. Connect the long red striped material tube (M2) from model (M) coupler of lower material bay to right side of model Y block by inserting firmly into red couplers. Gently pull the tube to ensure it is properly inserted.
  19. Repeat with long black striped (S2) material tube for support side.
    Figure : Connecting the long material tubes
  20. Connect a material bay cable between the printer and the top connector on the upper material bay.
  21. Connect the other material bay cable between the bottom connector of the upper material bay to the top connector of the lower material bay.
    Figure : Connecting the material bay cables
  22. Connect the power cable, network cable and UPS cable if used.
  23. Switch the circuit breaker to the ON position.
  24. Power the printer ON at the power switch.
  25. After the printer has booted up, you may need to reload the printer firmware.
  26. Insert model and support material spools into the new material carriers.
  27. From display panel press Material. Display will show Add/Remove.
  28. Open material bay doors and push both red handled model carriers into right side of the material bays until they latch.
  29. Push both black handled support carriers into left side of the material bays until they latch.
  30. Press Load Selected. The printer will load the first material bay and prepare the second material bay for automatic loading. When the printer has finished loading material, S1 and M1 will be marked with asterisks. All material bay LED’s will be solid.
      note:
    Material may take up to ten minutes to load.
  31. When finished loading material press Done. Display will show Idle and amount of material remaining for model and support in both material bays.

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