Follow this simple tutorial to install your new Lulzbot TAZ Modular Print Bed System and ensure your printer keeps performing for years to come. The Modular Print Bed System is compatible with 24-volt TAZ's 3 through 6.
(1) LulzBot TAZ Modular Print Bed Heater
(1) LulzBot TAZ Modular Glass/PEI
You will also need
TAZ 3 - 5 Users
Power on your LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer.
Home your 3D printer by using the Graphical LCD controller to home the printer.
Raise the Z-axis through the Graphical LCD Controller. Navigate to: Prepare > Move Axis > 1.0 > Z-axis > Change the value to at least 200.
Power off and unplug the power cord from the rear of the printer.
Your LulzBot TAZ may have a small black zip tie securing the heated bed connector. Use the flush cutters or scissors to cut the zip tie securing the heated bed power connector (larger wire pair).
Disconnect the bed heater power connector (larger wire pair) by pulling cables apart.
Disconnect the bed heater thermistor connector (smaller wire pair) by pulling cables apart and pressing on the lacking tab.
Using the 2 mm hex wrench, unscrew the 4 bed washer screws.
Remove the bed washers.
Remove the heated bed assembly.
Place print bed heater between the 4 corners with the cables facing out towards the power switch on the printer.
Plug in the larger two-wire connector to the heated bed power connector.
Plug in the small two-wire connector to the heated bed thermistor connector.
Place the print surface on top of bed heater with the clear side facing down and the cloudy PEI print surface facing up.
TAZ 6 Users: Place the 16 mm M3 screws into the original bed washers and place them into each corner through the cylindrical spacer.
TAZ 3 - 5 Users: Place the 16 mm M3 screws into the original bed corner fingers and place them into each of the new bed corners you previously printed and transferred heatset inserts into.
TAZ 6 Users: Screw in each bed washer using the 2 mm hex key until the bed washers are flat. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. TAZ 3 - 5 Users: Screw in each bed corner finger into new bed corner using the 2 mm hex key. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
You're done with installation! Verify the functionality of the printer prior to your first test print.
Connect the power cable.
Power on your 3D printer.
Check the heated bed temperature in the Graphical LCD Controller on the TAZ.
If a 0 or zero is displayed the heated bed thermistor is not connected properly. When connected properly the heated bed should display an ambient temperature of 10°C - 30°C.
Start a test print and carefully observe the auto bed-leveling sequence.
During the auto bed-leveling sequence, the nozzle should lightly touch down on each metal corner of the bed.
Perform test print.
If you encounter issues please contact Technical Support by emailing Support@LulzBot.com, or by calling +1-970-377-1111.