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Mounting Staging Plates

In this step, you will mount the Staging Plate and Build Plate to the machine's frame.

  1. Remove the staging plate and build plate from the first tray. The staging plate has the motherboard, camera, pumps, valves, wiring, and tubing mounted on it. The build plate is bare. pre-assembled staging plate bottom pre-assembled staging plate top

  2. Remove the rubber band from around the nozzle rack. The nozzle rack is mounted to the Staging Plate. The nozzle rack is where all the nozzle tips on your machine are stored. nozzle rack

  3. Get 8x M5x8mm button head screws and 8x t-slot nuts from your hardware bag. staging plate assembly screws

  4. Insert the button head screws through the large holes in the four corners of each plate. Make sure you are inserting them from the side of the plate that has the description text as shown, and not from the side with the Opulo logo. Loosely thread a t-slot nut onto the opposite side of each screw. Staging plate corner screw hole Screw in staging plate T-slot nut attached T-slot nuts installed in all corners

  5. Place the staging plate into the machine as shown below. Have it rest on the lower of the two extrusions in each leg assembly. Make sure the staging plate's orientation matches the images below. Positioning staging plate Correct orientation of staging plate Slotting staging plate into legs Slotting staging plate into legs 2

  6. Make sure that the staging plate is sitting flush on the extrusions. The t-slot nut should fit inside the slot in the extrusion. Staging plate flush Staging plate not flush, incorrect

  7. Grab the alignment bracket that you used earlier. Alignment bracket dimensions

  8. Place the bracket along the front rail with the long side pointing away from you. Arrange the staging plate so that it is flat against the bracket. Positioning the long side of the alignment bracket Setting staging plate position with alignment bracket

  9. While ensuring that the flat edge of the staging is flush against the side of the extrusion, tighten the screw closest to the front of the machine. Don't tighten the back one just yet. Staging plate must be flush with legs lightly installing staging plate to legs

  10. Move the alignment bracket to the right side, and while ensuring the staging plate is right up against it, tighten both screws on the right side. Aligning other side of staging plate Tightening staging plate

  11. Tighten the second screw on the left side of the machine. Tightening screw on left side of staging plate

  12. Use the alignment bracket again to confirm that the staging plate is still aligned correctly.

  13. Place the build plate onto the same rail as the staging plate. Ensure the t-slot nuts are fully inserted into the extrusion. Aligning build plate Build plate aligned

  14. Slide the build plate flush against the staging plate, and tighten all four screws. Build plate flush and installed

  15. Grab the build plate foot from the second tray, and unscrew the screw in the print. Build plate foot Unscrew plate foot

  16. Lift the machine up onto its back legs.

  17. Mount the build plate foot in the center of the circle cutout, right beneath the goblin icon. Tighten the screw you removed earlier in from the top side to secure it in place. Installing the foot Foot installed

Next Steps

The plates are fully mounted! Time to move on to wiring.