MoonRay Wireless 1st Time Guide

Unbox Your MoonRay

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.

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Your finishing kit and first liter of resin will arrive in separate boxes.

We recommend you save your MoonRay’s packaging in case you ever need to ship your machine to us for service.
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Set Up Your MoonRay

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.

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Connect Using RayWare

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.

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When you use your MoonRay in the future, the light around the power button will go from flashing while starting up to solid when it is ready to be used.

Printing Your Model

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.

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Always wear gloves when working with liquid resin.

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.

Always turn off your MoonRay with the power button before unplugging the power cable.

Finishing Your Printed Parts

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.

Keep the red top cover on your MoonRay after printing to avoid curing the resin in the resin tank.

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.

We recommend 10-15 minutes in 91% isopropyl alcohol for best results.

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).

Maintain Your MoonRay

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.

Do not use any hard or sharp tools to clean the resin tank, as you risk puncturing it.
Reduce resin waste by removing excess resin from the build platform and resin tank using the resin wiper provided with your finishing kit.

Request Assistance

If you've searched through our knowledge center but are still having a problem with your MoonRay, you can submit a support ticket.

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