Step-by-Step Guide for the Wanhao D7 (User Manual)

Step-by-Step Guide for the Wanhao D7 (User Manual)

Step-by-step instructions for the Wanhao D7 from a user’s perspective

Below we have written a short manual for the Wanhao D7, from a user’s point of view.

The printer is not clean – there are resin residues in the printing area:

  • Unscrew the plate (baseplate) and clean it with isopropanol until no resin residues remain on the plate.
Cleaning the baseplate from resin residues
  • Remove the resin tub (or tank) and clean the display and printer.
  • Fill the resin back into the bottle or other container via a filter sieve to filter hardened residues from the resin.
  • Remove coarse residues from the resin tray with paper and clean thoroughly with isopropanol.
  • Make sure that the FEP foil is clean on both sides.
  • Attach the tank and plate to the printer again.

    Preparation of the resin tank

Printer is clean – no resin residue in the print area

  • Make sure that the .stl file for printing is in the correct dimensions and that necessary support structures are available, if necessary.
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Pour resin into the tank so that approximately a quarter of the tank is full.
  • Start printing software
Start NanoDLP as user software

Print is ready

  • Brush the resin from the base plate into the tank.
  • Carefully unscrew the plate and then hold it at an angle so that the remaining resin flows into the tank.
  • Carefully release the printed model from the plate (e.g. with a spatula) and place the model in isopropanol.
Let the resin flow back through a filter.

Clean print model and allow to harden

  • Place the model in a container with IPA and leave to swivel occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the model from the isopropanol and remove any resin residues.
  • Dab the model dry with a paper towel and allow to dry well in the air.
  • Allow the model to cure for approx. 15 minutes under a UV lamp. If the model is not completely dry after the IPA bath, white spots may appear on the model!