Swapper3D Instructions

Assemble Cutter

Add the ‘Servo to shaft connection horn’ to the CR servo

Instructions:

  1. Remove the M3x10mm socket cap screw from the center of the CR servo horn (orange arrow)
  2. Place the servo to shaft connection horn on top of the CR servo horn
  3. Insert the same M3x10mm socket cap screw through the center of the servo to shaft connection horn
  4. screw clockwise a couple turns
  5. Insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw through the end hole of the servo to shaft connection horn
  6. Tighten the screw by turning clockwise
  7. tighten the center screw

Add the shaft to the horn of the CR servo

Instructions:

  1. Locate the smallest shaft, it has a through hole on both ends(blue arrows) and measures 65mm end to end
  2. Align the hole at the end of the shaft with the hole in the servo to shaft connection horn, it doesn’t matter which end of the shaft is used.
  3. press the shaft into the servo to shaft connection horn all the way. You can press it against a table surface, or place the servo on a table shaft up and tap on the end of the shaft gently with the end of a screwdriver to fully insert the shaft all the way.
  4. Insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw into each of the two(2) holes on the servo to shaft connection horn
  5. tighten both screws by turning clockwise with a 2.5mm hex end screwdriver (yellow arrows)

Pro Tip: if you have trouble getting the screws to thread into the shaft all the way, try either pressing harder, or remove the screws and look into the holes to make sure the shaft is fully inserted and the shaft hole is fully concentric (i.e. centered) in the shaft to servo connection horns hole. These screws may require turning them harder than you’re used to. So really give it a twist.

Power on the printer

Important!!! ->  **** POWER ON THE LCD BEFORE ASSEMBLY ****  If the servos were moved while off they can turn 360 degrees unexpectedly, which could cause damage to the servos and printed parts.

  1. Plug in the power cord to the printer (Green arrow)
  2. plug the power into the wall outlet (Red Arrow)
  3. turn the printers power switch ON (Yellow arrow)

Mount the CR servo to the main body

Instructions:

  1. Slide the shaft(blue arrow) into the the bore of the 608 bearing (yellow arrow)
  2. press the servo down into the pocket (Green arrows)
  3. insert four(4) M3x10mm socket cap screws (Red arrows)
  4. tighten the screws by turning clockwise with a 2.5mm hex end screwdriver (pink arrows)

Attach the cutter-arm spring

Instructions:

  1. Remove the screw (yellow arrow) by turning counter-clockwise
  2. put the screw through the end of the spring with the spring bulge towards the screw head (red arrow)
  3. Replace the screw with the spring into the servo to shaft horn (blue arrow). You will need to hold the spring up a little so that, once tightened, the spring is perpendicular to the shaft.
  4. Put an M3x10mm socket cap screw through the other end of the spring (purple arrow), the bulge should be toward the screw head
  5. Secure the screw to the hole in the main Swapper body (green arrow) by turning it clockwise. You will need to use one hand to pull the spring a little so that the screw will reach the hole. It will be a little awkward but you can do it!

Add the ‘Side cutter to servo - connector clamp - Style 2’ to the cutter

Instructions:

  1. Press the leg of the cutter (yellow arrow) fully into the clamp slot(red arrow). You may use a table to press against the clamp but be careful DO NOT press on the cutter blades with your hand!! They are sharp!!
  2. Insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw into the counter-sunk hole on the clamp (green arrow) and turn clockwise to tighten until snug. DO NOT over-tighten!!

Add the cutter to the cutter arm

Instructions:

  1. Take the right arm of the cutter (orange arrow)
  2. and slide it into the pocket on the cutter-arm (pink arrow),
  3. Press it in until the hole on the cutter arm (red arrow)
  4. Insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw (yellow arrow)
  5. Tighten the screw clockwise until snug

Add the connecting arm to the CA servo

Instructions:

  1. From the back of the connecting arm, insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw through bearing (yellow arrow)
  2. place tiny spacer on the screw (red arrow) found in the small plastic parts baggy.
  3. Screw onto the end-most hole of the CA servo horn and tighten

Add the CA servo to the cutter arm

Instructions:

  1. align the cutter action servo onto the cutter-arm (red box) with the output shaft on the left (in the orange circle)
  2. press the servo into place
  3. insert four(4) m3x10mm socket cap screws (green arrows) and tighten clockwise
  4. Align the connecting arm hole (yellow) with the cutter clamp boss(Blue arrow. sticking up circular spot)
  5. insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw (pink arrow) and tighten until the screw head touches the bearing metal surface. Nothing should wobble.

(Palette only) add the ‘Cutter filament guide’ to the ‘Cutter guard - Top’

Instructions:

  1. Using two(2) m3x10mm socket cap screws
  2. and two(2) small plastic spacers
  3. put the spacers on the screws
  4. push the screws through the guard
  5. screw the screws into the filament guide (pink arrows)
  6. Do not over-tighten

Add Velcro pads to cutter guard top

Instructions:

  1. Peel the velcro circles off the plastic backing paper, one at a time,
  2. Stick them beside each other on the upper pocket of the cutter guard
  3. do not overlap the lower pocket of the cutter guard
  4. press them down firmly and hold for 30 seconds to set the glue with the heat from your thumb

Add nozzle wiper pad to cutter guard top

Instructions:

  1. Take the ooze pad (blue arrow) and insert one end all the way into the lower pocket (green box) or the cutter guard top(pink arrow). You may need to wiggle the ooze pads to seat it all the way into the lower pocket.
  2. The ooze pad will stick out at a 45 degree angle (orange arrow)
  3. press the part of the ooze pad that is sticking up down onto the velcro circles
  4. The ooze pad should fit inside the pocket of the cutter guard (cyan  arrow and box)
  5. press the ooze pads down all around, try to compress it and get it flatter, squish it down so that it’s flatter and sticks better to the velcro

Add the ‘Cutter guard - Top’ to the cutter arm

Instructions:

  1. Take the cutter guard top
  2. and slide it over the cutters until the cutter opening (blue arrow and “V”) aligns with the cutters actual cutting jaws (red arrow and “V”)
  3. align the cutter guard securement screw holes (green arrows) with the matching holes on the cutter-arm (yellow arrows)
  4. Secure the cutter guard top in place using two(2) M3x10mm socket cap screw, turn them clockwise until snug, remember these screws are going into plastic holes so don’t over-tighten

Add the ‘Cutter guard - bottom’ to the ‘Cutter guard - Top’

Instructions:

  1. Turn the cutter arm upside-down
  2. place the cutter guard BOTTOM in place and align the three(3) securement holes on the bottom (orange arrows) with the same holes on the top, ensure that the outline of the guards match each other, the cutter guard bottom counter-sunk holes should be visible
  3. Secure the guard in place using three(3) M3x10mm socket cap screws (pink arrows)

(Palette only) add the WA servo to the ‘Waste cup - bracket - Side throw’

Instructions:

  1. Cut the side off  off the horn of the WA micro servo (red line)
  2. Take the WA servo and insert it into the bracket
  3. Secure the micro servo in place, similarly to the TL micro servo, in that the m3x10mm socket cap screws are screwed in beside the servo (green arrows) and hold it down.

(Palette only) add the ‘Waste Cup - Side throw’ to the ‘Waste cup - bracket - Side throw’

Instructions:

  1. Use two(2) M3x10mm socket cap screws ,
  2. Secure the waste bin to the side bracket
  3. Using an M2x8mm round head N0.1 phillips head drive screws
  4. secure the pivot arm to the waste bin
  5. Using an M2x8mm round head N0.1 phillips head drive screws
  6. Secure the pivot arm to the servo horn
  7. Keep the screws a little loose so the parts can pivot easily

(Palette only) add the ‘Waste cup - bracket - Side throw’ to the cutter arm

Instructions:

  1. Please note: in some pictures you can see a wire connecting the WA micro servo horn to the waste bin, this wire is no longer used. Instead use the printed strap as in the last step. Just don’t let it confuse you.
  2. Using the two(2) holes on the cutter-arm (blue arrows)
  3. And using two(2) m3x10mm socket cap screws (yellow arrows) secure the side bracket to the cutter-arm
  4. route the WA servo wire as per the pictures, and secure with zip ties (red arrows)

Press the CR shaft into the cutter arm

Instructions:

  1. Align the hole in the end of the cutter-arm (blue arrow) with the threaded hole in the end of the cutter rotate shaft (red arrow)
  2. press the bore of the cutter-arm(pink arrow) onto the cutter rotate shaft
  3. insert an M3x10mm socket cap screw in the aligned hole (orange arrow)
  4. Turn the screw clockwise until tight. It should be pretty tight but not so tight that it splits the plastic of the cutter-arm
  5. route all the servo wires along the cutter-arm as per the images. NOTE: Only palette users will have two(2) servo wires. All others will have only one(1) wire.
  6. There is a hole in the cutter-arm for a zip tie (yellow arrow)
  7. Secure the servo wires with a zip tie (cyan arrow)

Attach the anti-jitter bar

Instructions:

  1. Turn off the printer
  2. located the anti-jitter bar
  3. Using two(2) m3x10mm socket cap screws,
  4. push the screws through the anti-jitter securement holes (pink arrows)
  5. and screw them clockwise into the main swapper body holes (yellow arrows)
  6. You may need to rotate the tool-arm slightly out of the way.

Stick the safety sticker in place

Instructions:

  1. Locate the Yellow exclamation mark safety sticker
  2. peal it from the backing paper
  3. stick it to the top side of the cutter-guard top to warn people that the cutter is sharp!

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