Last Updated Jan. 6, 2022
1 x VAAPR print bed
2 x 3030 Aluminum extrusion bases
4 x Rubber feet
2 x Angled tilt brackets (M1, M2)
3 x Part guidance ramps (M3, M4, M5)
4 x 3030 Endcaps (Q7)
9x M5x8 Button head screws (1 spare)
9x M5 3030 T nuts (1 spare)
All resources can be found on the Resources page. To access click here.
Note : If you have the Quinly Wireless Hub, no downloads are required. Please continue to section 5.
All downloads have been made available through the 3DQue Resources Page.
Go to your LCD Menu → Settings → RPi Port → “off”.
Remove the USB drive from the printer. When plugged in, it can interfere with the connection stability between Quinly and the printer.
(For the video tutorial, see the resource page.)
We recommend installing the VAAPR print bed on the flexible magnetic plate that comes with the Prusa MINI, or an equivalent alternative. The smooth, satin, or the textured flex plate surface can all be used to mount the VAAPR bed. Only apply the VAAPR bed to a flexible magnetic plate, not the underlying surface.
DO NOT USE ON THE ALCOHOL WIPES ON THE VAAPR PRINT BED.
Alcohol irreversibly damages the print surface!
(ONLY clean the VAAPR print bed with mild soap and water.)
a. Peel adhesive film back about 5cm
b. Align two bed corners with the back corners of the flex plate (not the underlying black plate) and gently set in place.
c. Peel off most of the adhesive film and hang it in front of the build plate, leaving just enough to cover the area where you grip the bed (1-2 cm).
d. Using one hand - press a small portion of the top edge of the bed into place on the flex plate and flex it into a slight curve like a spatula pushed down onto a table.
e. While still flexing the bed, use a clean microfiber cloth to press out the air bubbles in a ‘V’ pattern, starting from the middle to the top edges.
i. As you get to the bottom, instead of flexing the bed, use the cloth to press out air bubbles while pulling out the rest of the backing.
f. Once film is completely removed, push down on the bed vertically from top to bottom, working across to ensure an even application.
CAUTION! ALCOHOL, ACETONE + SOLVENTS will DAMAGE VAAPR print bed.
1. Attach angled tilt brackets. Using the T-nuts and M5 bolts, attach the sides of the angled tilt brackets (P2) to the provided extrusion to make the Quinly base:
Tilt-in the edge to the extrusion and fasten with an M5 8mm bolt and T-nut: the T-nut should rotate perpendicular to the slot as the bolt is fastened.
Note, the tilt brackets in the Prusa MINI kit are slightly different than pictured, but the process is very similar.
Ensure the tilt bracket is pushed to the front of the extrusion:
2. Repeat with the other bracket, mirrored for the left side.
3. Attach tilting frame to printer:
i. Using a free hand, align the t-nut with the allen key, then fasten with an M5 bolt
ii. Fasten a nut in the rear hole as well
4. Flip the printer to the right side
5. Flip printer upright
6. Attach front guidance panel
This comes preloaded with Quinly software on a micro SD card and includes a protective case, fan, power supply, and cables.
Step 1: connect to Wifi.
Step 2: attach to printer.
A nozzle scraping the bed will cause permanent damage.
Check that the print bed is level and z-offset is calibrated before attempting to print any parts.
You can now upload your files and submit jobs! To ensure the system works correctly, we have provided a mock print that tests connection, heating, cooldown, and the clearing procedure. To check that the system has been properly installed, we advise you run a mock print (no need to install hardware or filament).
MONITOR THIS PRINT: If at any stage it looks as if the print head will collide with the bed, stop the printer immediately and repeat Section 9.0.
For PLA we recommend a 60°C bed and 225°C temperature for optimum adhesion. If PLA adhesion or release is insufficient at 60°/225°C, try increasing the bed and nozzle temperature in 5° increments, up to 75°C/250°C. For other materials, refer to our website for printing temperatures.
Follow the filament manufacturers recommendation, but initial layer nozzle temperature may need to be increased for some materials.
Skirts and Brims:
We recommend turning on the skirt for priming and setting skirt distance equal to nozzle diameter. For example, use a 0.4mm skirt distance with a 0.4 mm nozzle. Increasing the skirt height to 1.0mm will ensure that the skirt is auto-cleared along with the part.
Find the best slicing settles for your slicer here.
Note: When a job is aborted, a new job must be submitted to the queue, and the printer will be suspended.
We have extensively tested the VAAPR print bed. If you are not getting optimal finish, bed adhesion or part release, it’s likely to be an issue associated with your printing parameters. This guide will help with basic troubleshooting. For more advanced support, please join our community Discord server.
You may also reference our Troubleshooting page.
Note: If you would like more advanced troubleshooting help, contact us at support@3DQue.com or post questions in our community Discord channel
Now that you are starting to get familiar with Quinly, it's a matter of time before you will want to start experimenting with new materials. Here is our simple guide on optimizing bed temperature for first layer adhesion and worry-free part release. You may also reference the Materials Page for recommended settings.
*It should be noted that lower bed temperatures can result in poor part release, and should only be used when absolutely necessary.
You will be able to upload files and submit jobs from any supported desktop browser (we recommend Chrome or Firefox). A more detailed software manual can be found on our resources page.
We simply orient our printer near the edge of a table, desk, workbench, etc. or place it on a stand. You can then use any bin or container to catch parts underneath! If you have cool catchment ideas, please share them with us! @3dque on Instagram.
With Quinly you are still able to able to make any modifications to your printer as you please. Check out our bed cooling fan here to reduce your cooldown time: