Lulzbot Taz 6 Certification

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Lulzbot Taz 6 Certification
Version 0.1.0
Approval Date 2020-11-03
Prerequisites
Document/Printout Lulzbot Taz 6 Certification
For Tools/Shops

Training Check-Off List:

Tool Anatomy

  • Parts of the 3D Printer are properly identified
    • User Interface
    • Power Supply & On/Off
    • SD Card Slot
    • USB Port
    • Belts
    • Stepper Motors
    • Lead Screws
    • Hotend
    • Nozzle
    • Cooling fan
    • Heat sink fan
    • Filament Drive Gear
    • Print Bed
    • Filament

Pre-Operation

  • Load and Unload filament
    • Ensure correct type and amount of filament loaded
  • Confirm that the nozzle and bed are clean
  • Check if there is enough time to complete the print

Models and Slicing

  • Prepare a basic model for printing using Cura for LulzBot, and export the file for printing
    • Have you checked to see if your model is error free?
    • Did you start with default settings? If not why not?
    • Does your model have a flat surface to place on the platform?
    • Did you place your model flat on the platform?
    • Does your model need support material?
    • If you need support, did you select Touching Build Plate or Everywhere?
    • Do you want a raft, brim or skirt?
    • Are you printing "all at once" or "one at a time"?
    • Are you slicing for the right machine?
    • Did you slice for the right nozzle diameter?
    • Did you specify the layer height appropriately?
    • Did you specify the wall thickness and line count?
    • Did you specify an appropriate infill density?
    • Did you name your G-code file to associate your model with you?

Operation

  • Upload a .stl file to a printer
  • Start a print, pause a print, and stop a print
    • From Cura, built-in UI, and Octoprint
  • Recognize irregular/incorrect operation
    • Pressing too hard
    • Model not adhering to bed (spaghetti monster)
  • Quickly and safely halt operation and shut down the printer (in case of emergency)
    • From Cura, built-in UI, and Octoprint

Post-Operation

  • Safely remove a print from the print bed
  • Report errors/needs for repair
  • Proper filament storage
  • Weighing and paying for CMS filament