Buddy Couple & Brother Couple (English)

 Work Principle and Basic Parameter of Couple

Belindon Technology co., Ltd

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0. Guide for User

1. Work Principle and Basic Parameter

2. Couple Assembly  Instruction

3. Brief Introduction of LCD Screen

4. Drive and Cura

5. Slicing profile

6. How to Print by Couple

7. STL for testing

8. warranty card

 

1.1 Work Principle

Filament:PLA.ABS,TPU,PVA,NYLON,WOOD
Diameter of Nozzle:0.5mm
Diameter of Filament:1.75mm

Functions

1.2 Temperature

1.3 Support Software & Support System

Support Software:Cura, Simplify 3D, Repetier-Host
Support System:Windows,IOS,Linux

1.4 Power Supply

Before installation of the power source to the printer, check to make sure that the switch for voltage is set to the proper setting for your country.

 

100V: Japan, Korea
110V~130V: Taiwan, USA, Canada, Mexico
220~230V: Europe, Asia (expect Japan, Korea), New Zealand, Australia

1.5 Warnings & Notice

Warnings:

1. During the operation, the nozzle may reach a high temperature of 250 ℃, the platform is inclined to
reach 100℃. To ensure your safety and to avoid a fire or deformation of models, any touch with models,
nozzle, or platform is prohibited.
2. Please don't run the 3D printer when the machine is unattended.
3. While operation, some material will produce a slight odor. Please use this device in a well-ventilated
environment. In addition, when printing, please try to keep the printer away from the stream, which might
influence the quality of your prints.
4. Keep away from water or some flammable devices.

Notice:

1. ABS will give out a slight odor while printing.
2. Please leave the 3D printer away from water, or water might damage the machine.
3. While printing, please don't cut off the power or pull out the SD card. This will cause loss of model data.
4. When loading filament, nozzle tends to squeeze filament. Please make sure that the nozzle is lifted above the printing platform by at least 50 mm. Otherwise nozzle might be clogged.
5. In process of maintenance, remember to unplug the device.

Couple Assembly Instruction Buddy & Brother

2.1 Part List


Note: The printer is celabrated and printed before shipping. There will be a little filament inside the nozzle. But the nozzle is brand new.

2.Connect X and Y axis

※X and Y axis assembly

※Extruder assembly– Long distance extruder version

1.Place the assembled extruder motors on the left and right side of the top of the 3D printer, and fixed them with 2 M4*6 hex screws hex screws.
2. Insert two teflon tubes into the extruder and nozzle.
Note: Both extruder motors face the left direction.

Note: This is the long distance extruder assembly. There is Short distance extruder assembly as following:

※ Extruder assembly– Short Distance Extruder Version

1. Take off the two motors of Buddy Couple

2. Remove the two motor mounts and keep the motors as well as other parts

3. Prepare for the upgrade parts needed

4. Assemble the motor mount and extruder kit

4.1 Fasten the motor mount at the back of the nozzle with inner hexagon screws(M3*30 4 pcs ,M3 4pcs)
4.2 Install the extruder kit with screws
5. Assembly Teflon Hoses and motor cables

Well done!

Instruction video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsMlDjsPj0

※Wiring

※Filament Holder Assembly

※Leveling

The best distance between nozzle and hot bed is about 1mm(the thickness of an A4 paper)
Video of Assembly Instruction: https://youtu.be/7hdnlU1FjKU

Brief Introduction of LCD Screen

3.1 LCD screen when print Dual Color

3.2 LCD screen when print Mixed color

How to change Mixed percentage?

Press the bottom of the LCD screen, you will see “Mix-percentage” as picture. Select mix percentage during printing. You will get different mixed colors. Percentage 100 and 0 means single color.

Installation of Drive and Cura

4.1 Intall CURA

Name: Cura
Download: http://members.athorbot.com/VIP/

System: XP,WIN 7,WIN10

Completing CURA Installation

4.1.1 Machine Parameter Setting

Click “Machine” ---->” Machine setting”
If printing mixed-color models, please set the value of width(210), depth (270) , height (200) and select “115200” for Baudrate as the following picture:
If printing dual color models, please set the value of width(210), depth (270) , height (200) . Select “115200” for Baudrate and “2” Extruder count as the following picture:

4.1.2 Add Machines

Click “Machine ”--> “Add machine”
 Click “Next” in the pop-up window of Adding New Machine Wizard Select “Other” and click “Next”
PS: Click “Change machine name “ to distinguish different machine setting.
Click “Remove machine” to delete machine setting

4.2 DRIVE INSTALLATION

Find the Driver from the DVD disc.
If the DVD disc is not readable, please download Driver from the link:
https://www.athorbot.com/blogs/downloads
Open Device Manager. Then USB Serial Port displays in the following dialog box.
The corresponding Serial Port comes out in Cura.

Slicing profile

How to Print by Couple

Note: The firmware of printing dual color and mixed color are different.

5.1 Printing Dual Color

5.1.1 Machine set-up

Belt is tight enough---screw is tight enough---the wire connection is correct---x/y/z axis movement is correct---auto home works fine--- temperature works fine---preheat works fine.

5.1.2 Upload Firmwares

Connect your computer and the 3D printer control box with the USB cable.

Open Cura
Load the firmware which in .hex format. (VIP member can download the latest firmware
http://members.athorbot.com/VIP/
e.g.:
Well Done! Enjoy your printing journey!

5.1.3 Slicing

Select the machine to print dual color print
Click “File” and select “Load model file ” to upload models (*STL formats) as pictures below:
Please make sure that the model is inside the “blue cuboid”. If the size of model is too large, please click” ” at the left bottom to scale the model.
Right click and choose “Dual extrusion merge” to synthesize two models as the following picture
Slicing Setting (for example: Print PLA filament)
When finish slicing setting, the printing time will appear in the top left of the window. (PS: The length of printing time depends on the size of model as well as parameter setting.
Saving files (Format: *Gcode)
Right click “ ” and choose “Save Gcode”, or click “File” → “Save Gcode ”.

5.2 Print from SD card

Insert SD Card with .gcode file in the card slot provided in Athorbot control box (The package does not include a SD card).
Follow these settings on your 3D Printer LCD control system

5.3 Printing with computer

Connect Athorbot 3D Printer to computer.

And click “Print in Cura” after slicing. 

5.4 Printing Mixed Color

5.4.1 Machine set-up

Belt is tight enough---screw is tight enough---the wire connection is correct---x/y/z axis movement is correct--- auto home works fine--- temperature works fine---preheat works fine.

5.4.2 Upload Firmwares

Connect your computer and the 3D printer control box with the USB cable.
Open Cura
Load the firmware which in .hex format. (Our VIP member can download the latest firmware
http://members.athorbot.com/VIP/
e.g.: 
Well Done! Enjoy your printing journey!

5.4.3 Slicing

Select the machine to print mixed color

Machine Parameter