Unbox your MoonRay carefully and ensure all of the required parts are included. Before your MoonRay arrives, we recommend purchasing extra gloves, paper towels, a mesh strainer for moving resin from the tank back into the bottle after printing, and 91% or 99% isopropyl alcohol for cleaning your printed parts.
Find a stable and level surface to place your MoonRay and plug in the power cable. Remove all protective foam. Place the build platform on the print arm and lock it with the handle, then install the resin tank.
Turn your MoonRay on with the power button, which will flash repeatedly as the machine is starting up. When your MoonRay is ready to go, the light around the power button will change from flashing repeatedly to fading in and out slowly. This means your MoonRay is ready to connect using RayWare. RayWare will walk you through the connection process, but we recommend Print via Wireless Network for most users. If you're attempting to connect via Wireless Network but RayWare cannot find your local wireless network, try turning your MoonRay off and on, then restart the connection process to refresh the wireless network list.
The first step to a successful 3D print is having a model that is ready for 3D printing. Read our tips for preparing your model for 3D printing to make sure you're aware of the features that might make your model difficult to print.
Next, get ready to begin printing by adding resin to your MoonRay's resin tank. When adding resin to the tank, shake the resin bottle first so resin is properly mixed and be mindful of the minimum (100ml) and maximum (250ml) fill lines when pouring.
Add your 3D model in RayWare using the + button in the top left. Arrange your model(s) and add supports if necessary. We recommend that your first print is the MoonRay test keychain, which prints quickly and does not require supports. To start a print, use the MoonRay icon in the right side of RayWare. For best results, we generally recommend using the 50 microns layer thickness (resolution) setting. Learn more about getting started with RayWare here.
To pause a print in progress, press MoonRay’s power button once quickly (do not hold it down). Your machine’s print arm will rise. To resume, press the power button again. Do not resume your print until MoonRay’s print arm has stopped moving.
To turn off MoonRay when your print is finished, press and hold the power button until it starts flashing. This means the machine is shutting down.
After your print is finished, remove the build platform and place it in the finishing kit for easy model removal. Always wear gloves during the finishing process. Use the provided scraper tool to remove your model from the build platform.
Clean the excess resin from your part by submerging it in fresh isopropyl alcohol for 10-15 minutes, agitating your part for the final minute.
Dry off your model using compressed air, or allow them to air dry. For best results, we highly recommend using compressed air or a blow dryer with a "cool" setting.
Break off supports or use the provided flush cutting tool for more precise removal. If you would like your part to reach optimal hardness, use a UV chamber for additional post curing (not required).
Clean your MoonRay’s build platform and resin tank carefully after each print using 91% isopropyl alcohol and a paper towel. Always clean the build platform first to prevent any excess resin from dripping down into the base of the machine.
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