Assembly instructions


Assembling Cakewalk 3d before pouring the preparation

Assembling Cakewalk 3d before pouring the preparation

1. Screw on the nozzle

Take the nozzle (5) and the cone (2) and screw them together.

 Screw on the nozzle

2. Assemble the lower nut

Put this assembly in the lower nut D (7), then screw the lower nut to the tube (13).

Assemble the lower nut

3. Assemble the upper parts

Insert the flanged bearing (4) into the drilled disc (3), then place everything in the upper nut U (8) with the smaller diameter of the flanged bearing facing out.

Assemble the upper parts

4. Insert the worm and close the tube

Insert the worm (12) into the tube (13), then screw in the top nut assembly.

Insert the worm and close the tube

Assembling the supporting parts of Cakewalk 3d

1. 3D print the parts

 Download the parts files available in 3D files, then 3D print them using your 3D printer

3D print the parts

2. Screw the rings to the main support part

Screws (10) and nuts (9) are provided in Standard kit and above.

Screw the rings to the main support part

3. Assemble the Nema motor

 Screw the motor (1) to the main part using the four screws (10) provided.

Assemble the Nema motor

4. Connect the coupler

Push the coupler (6) 10 mm onto the motor shaft and then secure the assembly.

Connect the coupler

5. Install the support on your 3d printer

We have prepared detailed instructions for various models of FDM 3D printers. Cakewalk 3d works with Cartesian-type personal 3D printers. If you need another model, please do not hesitate to contact us!

3D printers of the brand:

Installing Cakewalk 3d on the 3d printer

Installing Cakewalk 3d on the 3d printer

1. Connect the tube with the coupler

Connect the exiting part of the tube (upper part of the worm) with the coupler then tighten the screws to secure everything together.

Connect the tube with the coupler

2. Check the connection

Drop the tube onto the top ring.

Check the connection

3. Secure the tube

Close the rings, place the nuts in the shoulders provided for this purpose, then screw them in order to hold the tube.
Cakewalk 3d is now ready to 3d print.

Secure the tube

4. Check the noozle level on the 3d printer bed

Cakewalk 3d has a certain height and it is often necessary to shift the origin in Z in order to avoid contact between the plate and the nozzle. The silicone mat also adds thickness to your standard settings.

Perform progressive Z-movements and evaluate the minimum Z-height at different locations on the bed (as in an initialization procedure).

Also check that the nozzle does not hit the tray during the initialization phase.

There are two possible solutions after these steps:

  • If the nozzle rubs the plate during the homing phase, you need to move your limit switch on the Z axis in order to define a new origin.
  • If the initialization phase goes smoothly, you can simply add the value in the Z / Z offset field of your 3d slicer.
Check the noozle level on the 3d printer bed

5. Send the G-code and unleash your creativity! 

All you have to do is create some nice sliceable designs, then send the gcode to your printer.

 You can find the specific parameters in the Recipes section

You can also check these videos done by two of our first users

  • Video in English done by RuiRaptor
  • Video in French done by Hipslab

 Cleaning Cakewalk 3d

1. Remove Cakewalk 3D from its support  

Detach the coupler from the worm gear, unscrew the rings, then remove Cakewalk 3D from its holder.

2. Disassemble Cakewalk 3D   

Unscrew the two nuts and dismantle the part.

3. Separate the pieces 

 You can put all the parts in the dishwasher!

4. Check the cleaning of the nozzle   

 You may check that the nozzle is perfectly unblocked with conventional needles for 3D printers.

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